Questions - Capital Gains - December 27-28, 2012
National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted December 27-28, 2012
By Rasmussen Reports
1* If someone buys stock in a company and sells
it for a profit a few years later, that profit is called a capital gain. Under
current law, are capital gains taxed at a higher rate than other income, a
lower rate, or at the same rate as other income?
2* Regardless of the current law, should
capital gains be taxed at a higher rate than other income, a lower rate, or at the
same rate as other income?
3* If someone buys stock in a company and owns
it for a very long time, part of their reported profit is just keeping up with
inflation. Should people pay capital gains taxes on gains that are just
keeping up with inflation?
If someone sets aside stock in their
retirement account, should their profits from the sale of stock be tax-free?
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