Americans' perceptions whether their income taxes were too high 2000-2019

Do you consider the amount of federal income tax you have to pay as too high, about right, or too low?

by Erin Duffin, last edited May 20, 2019
Americans' perceptions whether their income taxes were too high 2000-2019 This statistic shows the U.S. public opinion on the height of federal income taxes from 2000 to 2019. In 2019, around 45 percent of Americans perceive their taxes as being too high.
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Do you consider the amount of federal income tax you have to pay as too high, about right, or too low?

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Too highAbout rightToo lowNo opinion
201945%48%4%4%
201845%48%3%3%
201751%42%4%4%
201657%37%3%3%
201551%42%3%4%
201452%42%3%4%
201350%45%2%3%
201246%47%3%4%
201150%43%4%3%
201048%45%3%4%
200946%48%3%2%
200852%42%2%4%
200753%41%2%3%
200648%44%2%5%
200551%44%2%3%
200450%43%3%4%
200350%46%2%2%
200165%31%1%3%
200063%33%1%3%
Too highAbout rightToo lowNo opinion
201945%48%4%4%
201845%48%3%3%
201751%42%4%4%
201657%37%3%3%
201551%42%3%4%
201452%42%3%4%
201350%45%2%3%
201246%47%3%4%
201150%43%4%3%
201048%45%3%4%
200946%48%3%2%
200852%42%2%4%
200753%41%2%3%
200648%44%2%5%
200551%44%2%3%
200450%43%3%4%
200350%46%2%2%
200165%31%1%3%
200063%33%1%3%
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by Erin Duffin, last edited May 20, 2019
This statistic shows the U.S. public opinion on the height of federal income taxes from 2000 to 2019. In 2019, around 45 percent of Americans perceive their taxes as being too high.
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