Large Majority of American Voters Believe Taxes Are Too High

Seventy-five percent of Americans, including majorities of Republicans and Democrats, believe that taxes in America are too high. 

WHY IT MATTERS –Taxes are a significant aspect of government policy and can have a significant impact on individuals and businesses. 

THE NUMBERS –A recent Scott Rasmussen national survey asked Americans, “Generally speaking, are taxes in America too high or too low?”

  • 29 percent Much too high
  • 46 percent Somewhat too high
  • 7 percent Somewhat too low
  • 3 percent Much too low
  • 8 percent About right
  • 7 percent Not sure

The survey also asked Americans, “Are you currently paying your fair share of taxes, more than your fair share, or less than your fair share?”

  • 34 percent More than my fair share
  • 56 percent My fair share
  • 3 percent Less than my fair share
  • 7 percent Not sure

BOTTOM LINE – A majority of Americans, across political affiliations, believe that taxes in America are generally too high, indicating widespread concern and dissatisfaction with the current tax system, while a significant portion feel they are paying more than their fair share of taxes.


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