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Study Report

Study Number: CA-040-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Taxpayer opinion survey, 1987.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of the Treasury. Internal Revenue Service  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8927

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This survey provides taxpayers' opinions and evaluations of the United States tax system. Respondents were questioned about their knowledge of and feelings toward several recent tax reforms. They were also asked about their impressions of the Internal Revenue Service and its programs, their experiences dealing with Internal Revenue Service agents, their opinions of the Internal Revenue Service's sharing of information with other government agencies, and the sources of their information on taxes. In addition, attitudes towards tax evasion and towards those who cheat on their taxes were probed. Demographic information on each respondent was also collected.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: Adult taxpayers in the United States.

SAMPLE: Stratified random sample.

NOTE: The data contain blanks, alphabetic characters, dashes, and ampersands.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image

TIME PERIOD: 1986-1987

DATE OF COLLECTION: July-August, 1987

SUBJECT TERMS: corruption. crime. demographic characteristics. economic attitudes and behavior. financial affairs. personal finances. revenues. taxation. United States.

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

United States Department of the Treasury. 1987 TAXPAYER OPINION SURVEY. IRS Doc. 7292 (1-88).

Media/File Reports:

ICPSR Direct