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Few Fear an IRS Audit

Americans don't trust the IRS, but they're less worried this year about being audited by the feds.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 14% of American Adults are concerned that the Internal Revenue Service will audit their taxes, with three percent (3%) who are Very Concerned. That overall figure is down slightly from 17% a year ago.  Eighty-three percent (83%) are not worried about an IRS audit. That's up from 77% last year and includes 41% who are Not At All Concerned. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 21-22, 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 February 21-22, 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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