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

Americans' perceptions whether their income taxes were too high 2000-2018 This statistic shows the U.S. public opinion on the height of federal income taxes from 2000 to 2018. In 2018, around 45 percent of Americans perceive their taxes as being too high.
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Too highAbout rightToo lowNo opinion
200063%33%1%3%
200165%31%1%3%
200350%46%2%2%
200450%43%3%4%
200551%44%2%3%
200648%44%2%5%
200753%41%2%3%
200852%42%2%4%
200946%48%3%2%
201048%45%3%4%
201150%43%4%3%
201246%47%3%4%
201350%45%2%3%
201452%42%3%4%
201551%42%3%4%
201657%37%3%3%
201751%42%4%4%
201845%48%3%3%
Too highAbout rightToo lowNo opinion
200063%33%1%3%
200165%31%1%3%
200350%46%2%2%
200450%43%3%4%
200551%44%2%3%
200648%44%2%5%
200753%41%2%3%
200852%42%2%4%
200946%48%3%2%
201048%45%3%4%
201150%43%4%3%
201246%47%3%4%
201350%45%2%3%
201452%42%3%4%
201551%42%3%4%
201657%37%3%3%
201751%42%4%4%
201845%48%3%3%
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This statistic shows the U.S. public opinion on the height of federal income taxes from 2000 to 2018. In 2018, around 45 percent of Americans perceive their taxes as being too high.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
April 2000 to April 2018
Number of respondents
About 1,016 each poll
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
The source does not provide figures for 2002.

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