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  • Republicans Favor Major Cut in Corporate Tax Rate, Democrats Don’t

    The United States has the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world, but most voters don’t know that. Voters tend to see cutting the tax rate as an economic plus but are evenly divided over President Trump’s plan to cut it by over half.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters are aware that the tax rate on corporations in the United States is higher than in most other nations. Twenty-three percent (23%) incorrectly think the U.S. corporate tax rate is lower than in most nations, while nine percent (9%) say it’s about the same. One-in-five (21%), however, are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls).  Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 12-13, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Americans Are More Worried About An IRS Audit

    Few Americans admit to cheating on their taxes, but more are worried about getting audited by the IRS than have been in the past.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 23% of American Adults are at least somewhat concerned that the Internal Revenue Service will audit their taxes this year, with seven percent (7%) who are Very Concerned. That’s up significantly from 14% and three percent (3%) respectively last year and the highest level of concern in 10 years of regular surveying.

    Still, most (72%) are not concerned about getting audited. But that’s down from 83% last year and includes only 27% who are Not At All Concerned. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 26-27, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Americans Are Upping The Pace on Tax Filing

    Tax Day is still weeks away, but Americans are filing their income taxes at a much faster rate than they have in previous years.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 41% of American Adults have already filed their income taxes. That’s up from 27% this time last year  and is the highest percentage of Americans who have filed before March in surveys since 2009.  Slightly more (47%) say they will file by the April 15 deadline, while only five percent (5%) plan to get an extension. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 22-23, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Most Say No to Higher Taxes For Infrastructure Projects

    If President Trump moves ahead with a major federal plan to rebuild infrastructure in the United States, most Americans don't think they should have to pay any extra taxes to fund it.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of American Adults are willing to pay more in taxes each year to upgrade and improve America's infrastructure, although that includes 14% who are only willing to pay $50 more per year and 15% who would agree to pay $100 more in taxes annually. Ten percent (10%) say they would be willing to pay an additional $250 in taxes each year for upgraded and improved infrastructure, and six percent (6%) are willing to pay an extra $500 or more annually.

    But 52% draw the line at paying more, with 19% who are willing to pay nothing more in taxes each year and 33% who say new costs for upgrading and improving infrastructure should be offset by other spending cuts. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on February 14-15, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Voters Want More Regulation of Financial System

    Voters are more confident in the government's oversight of the banking industry but also look more favorably on increasing that supervision. (To see survey question wording, click here).

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters was conducted on February 12-13, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Consumer Spending Update: More Confidence, More Spending?

    For the fourth straight month, the Rasmussen Reports Consumer Spending Update shows confidence in the economy trending upward - with an amazing 25-point overall increase in economic confidence and a 26-point increase in confidence in the direction of the economy since the 2016 presidential elections.

  • Americans Feel Much Better About the Economy

    Americans are far more optimistic about their economic future since Donald Trump's election as president.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 50% of American Adults now believe the economy will be stronger a year from now. That’s a 16-point jump from 34% in October and the highest finding since regular surveying began on the question in 2009 just after the Wall Street meltdown. This number hasn’t even passed the 40% mark since before the 2012 election. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 29-30, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 83% Say It’s Important to Buy American

    Americans strongly believe in buying things made in the U.S.A., and most don't think the government protects domestic businesses enough. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 23-24, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • 50% Say There Are Too Many Government Regulations on Business

    President Trump this week told business leaders that he hopes to cut regulations on corporations by 75% or more because current regulations “make it impossible to get anything built.” Few voters defend the current level of government regulation. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on January 23-24, 2017. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

  • Americans Work Longer Hours, Want 'Right to Disconnect'

    Most Americans say they work 40 hours or more a week and want their off-duty hours to be free of anything work-related. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.

    The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 3-4, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.