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Taxpayer Opinion Survey, 1987: [United States]

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of the Treasury. Internal Revenue Service
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Internal Revenue Service; public opinion; tax evasion; tax fraud; tax law violations; tax policy; tax reform
  • 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.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986 / 1987
    Time period: 1986--1987
  • 1987-07 / 1987-08
    Collection date: 1987-07--1987-08
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adult taxpayers in the United States.
Stratified random sample.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain blanks, alphabetic characters, dashes, and ampersands.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8927 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Krause, Kate. Tax complexity: Problem or opportunity?. Public Finance Review.28, (5), 395 -2000.
    • ID: 10.1177/109114210002800501 (DOI)
  • Alvarez, R. Michael, Brehm, John. Speaking in two voices: American equivocation about the Internal Revenue Service. American Journal of Political Science.42, (2), 418-452.1998.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Smith, Kent W.. Integrating three perspectives on noncompliance: A sequential decision model. Criminal Justice and Behavior.17, (3), 350-369.1990.
    • ID: 10.1177/0093854890017003008 (DOI)
  • (author unknown). 1987 Taxpayer Opinion Survey: Fieldwork: July-August, 1987. Washington, DC: United States Internal Revenue Service. 1988.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of the Treasury. Internal Revenue Service (1988): Taxpayer Opinion Survey, 1987: [United States]. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.