Should Governments Tax the Rich and Subsidize the Poor? An Empirical Study of Opinion in 60 Countries
8 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2016
Date Written: November 24, 2016
The present study reports the findings of a survey conducted by the World Values Survey scientists in 60 countries on the question of whether governments should tax the rich and subsidize the poor. A 10-point Likert Scale was used to determine the extent of agreement or disagreement with the question. Results varied widely.
Keywords: tax, subsidy, government, ethics, redistribution, North America, Asia, Africa, Latin America, South America, Oceana
JEL Classification: H1, H2, H23, H24, H25, H5, I3, K34, O51, O52, O53, O54, O55, O56, O57
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