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Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted April 12-13, 2006

April 12 - 13, 2006  Generally speaking, do tax increases help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?            Generally speaking, do tax increases help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?
Gender 3 Party < 40 > Investors Marital Status Race Age Income
▼ Response ▼ TOTAL Men Women GOP Dem Other < Men Men 40+ < Wom  Wom 40+ Inv Non Married Not married White Black Other 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < 20k 20k-40k 40-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k>
Help 19% 21% 17% 18% 22% 17% 35% 17% 21% 16% 21% 17% 20% 17% 19% 18% 19% 28% 15% 22% 12% 18% 18% 17% 19% 11% 21% 32%
Hurt 61% 60% 61% 65% 56% 61% 47% 64% 71% 59% 60% 62% 62% 59% 61% 62% 59% 59% 68% 63% 62% 49% 59% 65% 59% 74% 58% 51%
No impact 11% 12% 10% 9% 13% 10% 11% 12% 2% 12% 10% 12% 10% 12% 11% 15% 7% 7% 9% 10% 14% 15% 12% 9% 10% 9% 12% 11%
                                                       
April 12 - 13, 2006  Do tax cuts help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?                Do tax cuts help the economy, hurt the economy, or have no impact on the economy?    
Gender 3 Party < 40 > Investors Marital Status Race Age Income
▼ Response ▼ TOTAL Men Women GOP Dem Other < Men Men 40+ < Wom  Wom 40+ Inv Non Married Not married White Black Other 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < 20k 20k-40k 40-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k>
Help 46% 49% 43% 56% 38% 44% 26% 56% 49% 42% 51% 41% 48% 43% 47% 41% 46% 37% 41% 58% 52% 43% 35% 46% 51% 49% 60% 46%
Hurt 33% 34% 33% 25% 42% 32% 61% 26% 34% 33% 31% 36% 34% 33% 33% 37% 33% 47% 39% 24% 27% 26% 40% 34% 28% 37% 26% 36%
No impact 12% 12% 13% 10% 13% 15% 8% 13% 7% 15% 12% 13% 11% 14% 12% 15% 12% 7% 11% 13% 15% 17% 16% 13% 9% 9% 8% 14%
                                                       
April 12 - 13, 2006  How are your income taxes prepared?  Do you do it yourself, hire a professional, or have someone else in your family take care of your income tax filing?                        
Gender 3 Party < 40 > Investors Marital Status Race Age Income
▼ Response ▼ TOTAL Men Women GOP Dem Other < Men Men 40+ < Wom  Wom 40+ Inv Non Married Not married White Black Other 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < 20k 20k-40k 40-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k>
Do it yourself 34% 39% 30% 38% 26% 40% 47% 36% 29% 30% 37% 32% 33% 36% 38% 12% 35% 38% 34% 42% 31% 25% 36% 27% 30% 29% 53% 40%
Hire a professional 53% 51% 55% 54% 57% 48% 33% 56% 54% 56% 56% 50% 59% 45% 50% 67% 58% 43% 59% 49% 59% 57% 38% 66% 59% 63% 43% 57%
Have someone else in family 8% 7% 9% 5% 11% 8% 16% 5% 10% 8% 6% 10% 6% 11% 8% 10% 3% 13% 6% 5% 6% 10% 13% 7% 11% 2% 4% 2%
                                                       
April 12 - 13, 2006  This year, are your taxes being filed electronically or by mail?                    This year, are your taxes being filed electronically or by mail?        
Gender 3 Party < 40 > Investors Marital Status Race Age Income
▼ Response ▼ TOTAL Men Women GOP Dem Other < Men Men 40+ < Wom  Wom 40+ Inv Non Married Not married White Black Other 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < 20k 20k-40k 40-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k>
Electronicaly 48% 48% 47% 48% 44% 52% 53% 47% 55% 45% 48% 47% 50% 44% 50% 38% 44% 54% 60% 51% 40% 29% 38% 47% 50% 59% 61% 48%
By mail 43% 45% 41% 46% 44% 38% 44% 46% 33% 43% 49% 37% 44% 41% 44% 40% 43% 39% 34% 41% 48% 56% 40% 50% 44% 41% 35% 48%
                                                       
April 12 - 13, 2006  Which is worse…filling out your income tax paperwork or going to the dentist?                  Which is worse…filling out your income tax paperwork or going to the dentist?      
Gender 3 Party < 40 > Investors Marital Status Race Age Income
▼ Response ▼ TOTAL Men Women GOP Dem Other < Men Men 40+ < Wom  Wom 40+ Inv Non Married Not married White Black Other 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ < 20k 20k-40k 40-60k 60k-75k 75k-100k 100k>
Tax paperwork 46% 46% 46% 43% 48% 48% 45% 46% 54% 44% 51% 41% 45% 47% 47% 43% 47% 50% 48% 36% 46% 52% 49% 45% 44% 45% 47% 52%
Going to the dentist 42% 43% 42% 47% 41% 38% 48% 42% 31% 44% 39% 46% 44% 39% 43% 45% 38% 40% 43% 53% 41% 35% 40% 43% 45% 52% 41% 36%