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Paul Weinstein, Director of the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies‘ Master of Arts in Public Management program, was asked to interpret WalletHub’s 2019 Tax Survey findings.

As part of an expert panel assembled by Washington D.C.-based personal finance website WalletHub, Paul Weinstein provided interpretation and insight to the following queries to accompany the 2019 Tax Survey data.

Questions posed to the panel:

Once the results of our survey were in, we asked a panel of experts in the fields of public taxes and tax reform to interpret our findings. Read their bios and thoughts on the following key questions:

  1. WalletHub’s survey found that 9 in 10 voting-age Americans do not believe the government is currently spending their tax dollars wisely. Why do you think that is?
  2. What is the significance of 75% of survey respondents saying they would rather see their tax dollars go to healthcare than a border wall?
  3. Nearly 50% of people say that healthcare will be the biggest issue for them in the 2020 election – does that bode well for either political party?
  4. What do you think it says about Americans that nearly 50% of people would rather do jury duty than their taxes?

Read Paul Weinstein’s segment here:

2019 WalletHub Tax Survey

The Full 2019 WalletHub Tax Survey

WalletHub conducted a nationally representative survey of over 600 taxpayers. After all responses were collected, data was normalized by age, gender and income so the sample would reflect U.S. demographics.

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