Brief Perceptions of Tax Fairness: An Experiment
Vanessa Williamson
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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.
Research Areas Taxes and budgets
Tags Individual taxes
Policy Centers Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center