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Most Still Say Middle Class Hit Hardest At Tax Time

With this year's Tax Day coming on Monday, Americans remain more convinced than ever that the middle class is shouldering more of the tax burden than the wealthy.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 71% of American Adults still believe middle-class Americans currently pay a larger share of their income in taxes than wealthy people do. Just 21% think wealthy Americans pay a larger share of their income in taxes. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 13-14, 2016  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.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 13-14, 2016  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.

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