Citizens on Taxes

We found out that 13% of citizens consider the taxes that are imposed on those with high income to be too high, 24% as adequate and 42% to be low, out of which 15% consider them to be “too low”. Taxation on people with average income is almost unanimously characterised as high by two fifths (44%) or adequate (40%), 4% characterise them as low. Two thirds (67%) of people view taxes of people with low income as high, 17% as adequate and only 2% as low.

Out of those results we can conclude that the majority of the general public do not consider the distribution of the burden of taxation amongst individual income groups to be very fair. It is the prevailing opinion that excessive burden is carried by people with low incomes, whilst the level of taxation for high income people is most often considered to be low.