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Tax Cuts — April 2017 Poll

May 18, 2017


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Our April 2017 poll asked likely NC voters about proposed tax cuts, plus a related question. The questions and answers are as follows:

Currently there is a bill in the legislature that would lower the state’s individual income tax rate from 5.499 percent to 5.35 percent. It would also cut taxes in other ways, such as increasing the standard deduction from $17,500 to $20,000 for married couples filing jointly, and $8,750 to $10,000 for single filers. Would you support or oppose this bill to cut state income taxes?

65%     Total Support

23%     Total Oppose

45%     Strongly Support

20%     Somewhat Support

14%     Somewhat Oppose

9%       Strongly Oppose

12%     Don’t Know/ Need More Information

And thinking about government for a moment, which of the following types of government do you prefer…

67%     A smaller government with fewer services, but lower waste and taxes

19%     A larger government with more services, but with higher taxes and likelihood for waste

12%     Don’t Know

2%       Refused

All questions and responses in the April poll, which covers a wide range of issues, can be found here.

This poll surveyed 600 registered, likely voters (30% on cell phones) with a margin of error of +/- 4.00%. This survey was taken April 22-23, 2017.

For questions, or to arrange an interview, please contact Brooke Medina, communications director, at

Civitas has conducted live-caller voting in North Carolina since May 2005, and we are the only public policy organization offering statewide independent, nonpartisan data on a regular basis. Our polls have provided vital insights on what North Carolina voters think of the leaders and issues facing the state and nation.

Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to advancing conservative ideas and shrinking the size of government. Civitas fights to eliminate government barriers to freedom so that North Carolinians can live a better life.

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