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Most Americans think tax system is unfair – but for different reasons


According to a new survey from Pew Research Center, 56 percent of Americans think the tax system is not fair. That view is shared almost equally among Democrats and Republicans.

Seventy percent of Democrats say corporations and wealthy Americans don’t pay their fair share, but only 40 percent of Republicans do.

About 54 percent of those polled said they feel they are paying their fair share of taxes, and 40 percent say they’re paying more than they should.

Thirty-five percent of Republicans said they’re bothered by the amount of taxes they pay. Only 21 percent of Democrats did. Almost half of Republicans said they are unhappy with the complexity of the tax system, while only 39 percent of Democrats did.

Almost twice as many Republicans as Democrats said some poor people don’t pay their fair share.

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