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Most Say They’re Taxed More Than Their Fair Share

More Americans than ever think they are overtaxed despite last year’s tax cuts and tax reform.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of American Adults believe they are paying more than their fair share of taxes. In regular surveying for the past 10 years, this finding has ranged from a low of 45% in 2017 to a previous high of 55% the year before.

Just 26% say they are not overtaxed compared to people who make more or less than they do. Seventeen percent (17%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on March 11-12, 2019 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 March 11-12, 2019 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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