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Tax Cuts — May 2017 Poll

June 1, 2017


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Our May 2017 poll asked likely NC voters about their opinions of tax cuts. The key questions and responses are as follows:

Which of the following options would be MOST beneficial to your current financial situation?

47%     Cutting state taxes to boost the economy

24%     Increasing state spending to boost the economy.

18%     Leaving the state’s economy as it is right now.

11%     Don’t Know/ Need more info


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 to $20,000 for married couples filing jointly, and to $10,000 for single filers. Would you support or oppose this bill to cut state income taxes?

73%     Total Support

17%     Total Oppose


51%     Strongly Support

22%     Somewhat Support

6%       Somewhat Oppose

11%     Strongly Oppose

10%     Don’t Know/Unsure

For more on these and the other questions in the poll, click here.

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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