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Survey on the tax rates for upper-income people in the United States 2012

This statistic shows the results of a survey among American Republicans and Democrats on whether they believe that upper-income people are paying their fair share in taxes or that they are paying too much or too little. In 2012, 44 percent of the Republican respondents stated that the upper-income people were paying a fair share in federal taxes in their opinion, while only 13 percent of surveyed Democrats stated the same.

Are the U.S. upper-income people paying their fair share in taxes?

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Release date

August 2012


United States

Survey time period

July 16-26, 2012

Number of respondents


Age group

8-19 years

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

*Based on adults who are Republican (n=535) and Democrat (n=946).
Percentages may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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