skip to main content

Taxes

Explore Gallup's research.

by Frank Newport

While a majority of Americans favor increasing taxes on the rich, there is some evidence for caution.

by Frank Newport

Americans' underlying ideology appears to be a more significant factor in determining their views of taxes than the taxes they actually pay.

As Americans finish preparing their annual tax filings, how they view their taxes is largely consistent with attitudes over the past two decades. Still, Republicans show signs of concern with a Democrat in the White House.

A majority of Americans (59%) say the amount they pay in income taxes is fair, unchanged from a year ago.

by Frank Newport

Healthcare, the economy and immigration are A-list issues in the 2020 election, while other issues are broadly important but not top of mind.

by Frank Newport

Americans remain more negative than positive about the 2017 tax-cut law. Here are five reasons why.

In 1886, the U.S. government imposed a tax on butter's competitor, margarine, to support the dairy industry. By 1948, 69% favored repealing this tax.

by Frank Newport

The American public would benefit from more discussion and explanation of four of the major themes in President Trump's recent State of the Union address.

by Frank Newport

Americans view the new tax reform bill more negatively than positively, but 2018 will help determine if its tax cuts will turn those attitudes around.

Leading up to passage of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, few Americans thought it would improve the economy, cut their taxes or simplify their filing.