Majority of Russians (63%) support progressive taxation in the country, with higher taxes to be applied to wealthier individuals.
Supporters of a progressive taxation claim wealthy people must pay more, and their viewpoint is supported by a quarter of all respondents. Some 20% believe the step is justified due to a dramatic social inequality and a huge income gap.
Yet a quarter of all respondents oppose any tax reform whereas 11% failed to give any definite answer. The opponents of the idea state a progressive taxation is unfair towards those who work hard. Besides, Russian nationals in general do not enjoy any high incomes worth to be taxed.