Reuters/Ipsos Data: Tax Poll (03/18/2019)

Few Americans see savings from Trump's tax reform

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  • Annaleise Azevedo Lohr Director, US, Public Affairs
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Washington, D.C. -  A recent poll conducted by Ipsos, on behalf of Thomson Reuters, found that only one in five Americans (20%) expect to pay less in taxes this year due to a tax law passed in 2017 when Republicans were in control of both the House and Senate. Twenty-nine percent say that they expect to pay more in taxes this year and 26% think there will be no change in how much they pay in taxes.

Most Americans do not feel the impact that the 2017 tax law had on their paycheck. Thirty-four percent of Americans have not seen a change in their paychecks, and 18% don’t know if the tax law influenced their income. About one in five (18%) have seen an increase in their paycheck and 12% have seen a decrease in their paycheck.

Among those who expect to pay less in taxes, the vast majority (77%) think they will only pay a little bit less than last year. However, among those who expect to pay more in taxes, 41% think they will pay a lot more than before.

The responses to the 2017 tax law differ along party lines, with Republicans more likely than Democrats to expect a bump in their income. On the other hand, Democrats (46%) are more likely than Republicans (18%) to say that they will pay more in taxes this year. Democrats (12%) are also less likely than Republicans (31%) to say that they have seen an increase in their paychecks.  

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About this Study

These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted March 5-March 11, 2019 on behalf of Thomson Reuters. For the survey, a sample of roughly 2,205 adults age 18+ from the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii was interviewed online in English. The sample includes 1,860 registered voters, 741 Democrats, and 830 Republicans. For more information about credibility intervals, please see the appendix.

The data were weighted to the U.S. current population data by gender, age, education, and ethnicity. Statistical margins of error are not applicable to online polls. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error and measurement error. Figures marked by an asterisk (*) indicate a percentage value of greater than zero but less than one half of one per cent. Where figures do not sum to 100, this is due to the effects of rounding. To see more information on this and other Reuters/Ipsos polls, please visit

For more information on this news release please contact:

Chris Jackson
Vice President, U.S.
Ipsos Public Affairs
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Annaleise Azevedo Lohr
Senior Account Manager, U.S.
Ipsos Public Affairs
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  • Annaleise Azevedo Lohr Director, US, Public Affairs

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