Poll: Many Americans Question Fairness of Tax System


Americans tend to believe they pay a higher share of their income in taxes than people in other income brackets.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 42% say people who earn twice as much as they do pay less than twice as much in taxes. At the same time, 37% say those who earn half as much pay less thanhalf as much in taxes.

Only 14% believe those with higher incomes pay a higher share of it in taxes, and only nine percent (9%) believe those with lower incomes do the same.

Democrats are more suspicious of high earners, Republicans of those who earn less.

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