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Many Still Question IRS’ Honesty

Voters’ views of the Internal Revenue Service may be improving, but a plurality are still dubious of the tax-collecting agency’s ability to fairly enforce tax laws. 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of Likely U.S. Voters have at least a somewhat favorable impression of the IRS, but that includes only 10% with a Very Favorable one. Forty-nine percent (49%) view the federal agency unfavorable, with 20% who share a Very Unfavorable view of it. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on April 11-12, 2017 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 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on April 11-12, 2017 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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