Mini Poll Results

Uncle Sam Time

Have you filed your tax returns this year?
  • 67%
    Yes
  • 32%
    Not yet
  • 1%
    I don't do that
Did you/will you cheat a little?
  • 3%
    Of course
  • 97%
    Of course not
What percentage of your gross income do you currently pay in taxes each year?
  • 7%
    Less than 10 percent
  • 34%
    11 to 20 percent
  • 40%
    21 to 30 percent
  • 17%
    More than 30 percent
  • 2%
    I don’t pay taxes
Describe your overall tax burden:
  • 56%
    Too heavy
  • 1%
    Too light
  • 42%
    Just about right
Can you imagine a circumstance in which you would vote to raise your own taxes?
  • 19%
    Yes
  • 37%
    Yes, and I recently did
  • 44%
    No
In general, do you think you get a fair share of services for the taxes you pay?
  • 45%
    Fair share of services
  • 5%
    More than my fair share of services
  • 50%
    Short-changed on services
Should your pets be a legal tax deduction?
  • 18%
    Yes
  • 82%
    No
Should your children be a legal tax deduction?
  • 90%
    Yes
  • 10%
    No
Did you vote to keep the City’s earning’s tax on April 5th?
  • 34%
    Voted to keep it
  • 5%
    Voted to keep it—but let’s think of alternatives in the next 5 years
  • 18%
    Voted to phase it out
  • 43%
    Didn’t vote/don’t vote in the City
Should the flat one-percent earnings tax rate be adjusted to reflect different incomes?
  • 14%
    Yes. Poor people should pay a lower rate
  • 11%
    Yes. Rich people should pay a higher rate
  • 75%
    No. Leave it alone