Emily Ekins on Americans' Preference for a Flat Tax



The latest Reason-Rupe poll asked Americans if they would support or oppose changing the federal tax system to a flat tax, where everyone pays the same percentage of his or her income. The poll finds that 62 percent favor the flat tax and 33 percent are opposed, reports Emily Ekins, the director of polling for Reason Foundation. When asked where they would set the flat tax, the average response was 15 percent.