Big majority of Americans, including most Republicans, say their income taxes are fair
THIS is kind of counterintuitive, isn’t it?
Sixty-two percent of all respondents in the poll said the income tax they have to pay is fair, while 30 percent called it unfair. That includes six in 10 Republicans and independents and just over two-thirds of Democrats – a display of cross-party agreement rarely seen on any topic. It also includes most liberals, moderates and conservatives.
Majorities across all income groups, moreover, called their income tax fair. Sixty-two percent of Americans in households earning $50,000 or less said so, as did the same percentage of people in households earning more.
Perhaps even more surprising, though, is that even among the 18 percent of Americans who say they support the Tea Party Movement, more than half call their own income tax fair.