Thursday, April 12, 2007
Using available polling data, Bowman examines how attitudes toward paying taxes have changed over the past half century and what those attitudes are today. Among the highlights:
- The personal property tax is a bigger headache for most people than the federal income tax.
- Today, Democrats lead Republicans as the party better able to handle taxes, a significant change from the past.
- Pluralities of Americans think their taxes will go up under a Democratic or Republican president.
- When asked how much of total income should go to taxes, people put the number at 10-25%.
- Americans don't like the estate tax.
- Ratings of the IRS are up.