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More Than Ever Feel Overtaxed

Most Americans continue to think the majority of taxpayers are honest when they file their taxes, even though more than ever believe they personally pay too much.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 59% of American Adults think that they pay more than their fair share in taxes, compared to most people who make more or less than they do. That’s up from a previous high of 57% a year ago and the highest level of unhappiness in regular surveying since 2008.

Just 24% disagree and don’t believe they pay more than their fair share. Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted March 9-10, 2020 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 March 9-10, 2020 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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