Taxes

  • 73% of Americans believe that corporations pay too little in taxes and that America should eliminate corporate loopholes to stimulate the economy.  David Binder Research, May 23-24, 2013
  • 66% of people believe corporations pay too little in taxes and 61% of people believe upper-income people pay too little in taxes. Only 21% would say upper-income people or corporations pay their fair share of taxes. Gallup Poll. April 4-7, 2013.
  • 66% of Americans say the richest 2% should pay more in taxes.
    64% of Americans think corporations should pay more in taxes.
    66% of voters say revenue from closing loopholes should go toward public investments and deficit reduction rather than lower tax rates.Americans for Tax Fairness/Hart Research. February 7, 2013.
  • 83% of Americans believe that corporations should pay as much on foreign profits as they do on US profits. Americans for Tax Fairness, January 29, 2013
  • 69% approve of raising taxes on those earning more that $250,000 to reduce federal deficits.
  • 52% approve of increasing taxes on investment incomes to reduce the federal deficit. Pew Research. December 13, 2012.
  • 51% agreed with the statement, “The wealthiest have used tax breaks and loopholes to pay lower tax rates than middle class families. Any new plan to address the deficit should start by closing corporate loopholes and raising taxes for those at the top. A deficit plan should not include cuts in Social Security and Medicare” Democracy Corps. November 9, 2012.
  • 62% were saying with their vote in 2012, “We should make sure the wealthy start paying their fair share of taxes.” AFL-CIO. November 7, 2012.
  • 47% of surveyed voters say income tax should be raised on people earning more than $250,000; 13% of respondents would increase everyone’s income taxes.CNN Exit Poll. November 6, 2012.
  • 49% support increasing the tax on investment income; 44% oppose.
  • 58% approve of limiting corporate tax deductions. Pew Research. October 4-7, 2012.
  • 56% agreed with the statement, “Taxes on wealthy people should be kept high so the government can use their money for programs to help lower-income people.” CNN Poll. September 16-18, 2012.