Most Americans continue to think the majority of taxpayers are honest when they file their taxes, even though more than ever believe they personally pay too much.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of American Adults think that they pay more than their fair share in taxes, compared to most people who make more or less than they do. That’s up from a previous high of 57% a year ago and the highest level of unhappiness in regular surveying since 2008.
Just 24% disagree and don’t believe they pay more than their fair share. Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted March 9-10, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.