Poll of over 2,000 Britons on politicians and tax for ITV News
As rows over the tax status of party donors rumbles on, a new ComRes poll for ITV News reveals that while three quarters (74%) of Britons think that it is morally wrong for people to try and pay less tax than they should be paying, around two thirds (68%) agree that everyone they know would like to find ways of lowering the amount of tax that they pay.
Three in five Britons (61%) agree that Ed Miliband is right to question how much tax donors to the Conservative Party pay, while just three in ten (29%) do not care how much tax political party donors pay. However, around four in five (82%) say it is no surprise high earners try to pay less tax.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?
|It is no surprise that high earners try to pay less tax than they should be paying||82%||9%||9%|
|It is morally wrong for people to try and pay less tax than they should be paying||74%||14%||12%|
|Everyone I know would like to find ways of lowering the amount of tax they pay||68%||17%||15%|
|Ed Miliband is right to question how much tax donors to the Conservative party pay||61%||20%||19%|
|I don’t care how much tax donors to political parties pay||29%||51%||20%|
Base: GB adults (n=2,011).
Date Published: 19th February 2015
Categories: Business | Consumer | Economy | Economy | Finance | Financial Services | Media | Politics | Public and communities | UK
Client: ITV News
Methodology Note: ComRes interviewed 2,011 British adults online between 13th and 15th February 2015. Data were weighted to be representative of all GB adults aged 18+. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.