As the deadline for filing personal income taxes approaches, 17% of American adults are at least Somewhat Concerned their taxes will be audited by the Internal Revenue Service. A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 5% a Very Concerned that they will be the target of an audit. The survey also found that 45% are Not Very Concerned about an audit while just 32% are Not at All Concerned. Fear of an audit generally cuts across partisan and demographic lines.Article continues below
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The national telephone survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted by Rasmussen Reports April 14-15, 2007. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. (see Methodology)
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