Perceptions of Tax Fairness: An Experiment

Brief

Perceptions of Tax Fairness: An Experiment

June 29, 2017

Abstract

This brief explores what makes people perceive their taxes as “fair.” We worked with the news website Vox to produce a short quiz about tax knowledge, which we used to test whether drawing readers’ attention to certain aspects of the tax code changed their opinions about the fairness of their own taxes.

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