Level of tax continued (historical data)

May 13, 2014

Q.  Do you think the following pay too much tax, not enough tax or about the right amount?

 

Total

May 2013

Pay too much

Don’t pay enough

Pay about right amount

Don’t know

Pay too much

Don’t pay enough

Pay about right amount

Don’t know

Large businesses

5%

61%

19%

15%

7%

63%

17%

13%

Small businesses

40%

6%

39%

15%

43%

7%

37%

14%

People on low incomes

43%

6%

41%

10%

41%

8%

41%

10%

People on average incomes

38%

6%

47%

9%

37%

7%

49%

8%

People on high incomes

12%

59%

19%

10%

12%

60%

19%

8%

Mining companies

5%

61%

19%

15%

7%

62%

16%

15%

Please note: ‘retirees on large incomes’, ‘large carbon emitters’, ‘large international companies’ and ‘religious organisations’ were not included in May 2013.

The results have not changed significantly since the last time this question was asked in May 2013.

Paying tax

May 6, 2013

Q. Do you think the following pay too much tax, not enough tax or about the right amount?

 

Total

Labor voters

Lib/Nat voters

 

Pay too much

Don’t pay eno
-ugh

Pay about right
amnt.

Don’t know

Pay too much

Don’t pay eno
-ugh

Pay about right

Don’t know

Pay too much

Don’t pay eno
-ugh

Pay about right
amnt.

Don’t know

Large
bus.

7%

63%

17%

13%

4%

75%

12%

9%

9%

52%

25%

14%

Small
bus.

43%

7%

37%

14%

37%

8%

43%

11%

49%

5%

34%

11%

People on
low incomes

41%

8%

41%

10%

49%

3%

41%

7%

33%

11%

46%

10%

People on average
incomes

37%

7%

49%

8%

32%

8%

54%

6%

38%

6%

50%

6%

People on
high incomes

12%

60%

19%

8%

5%

77%

13%

6%

18%

47%

27%

7%

Mining
co.

7%

62%

16%

15%

4%

78%

8%

11%

11%

49%

24%

16%

A majority think that large businesses (63%), mining companies (62%) and people on high incomes do not pay enough tax.

They are more likely to think that small businesses pay too much tax (43%) and that people on average incomes pay about the right amount (49%).

They were split over whether people on low incomes pay too much or about the right amount.

At least three quarters of Labor voters think mining companies, people on upper incomes and big businesses do not pay enough tax.

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