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Idaho Taxes Analysis

Understand taxes? Like local option? When support tax increases? Our respondents weigh in.

You can read below, or have me walk you through it with this video.

Cam’s Main Takeaways

  1. Local option tax was popular across the board, whether you lean Democrat, Republican, or Neither. Our respondents generally think it’s a good idea.
  2. There’s a huge partisan divide on whether “important government services are under-funded or unprovided” where respondents live. I think this comes down to a fundamental difference in people’s idea of the government’s role in solving societal problems.
  3. We don’t understand Idaho taxes very well. 70% of our respondents said that, to be precise. And this number is probably higher for the general populace. I think the state should do much better here.

Table of Contents

  • How Analysis Posts Work
  • Idaho Taxes Survey
  • Sample demographics
  • What’s the political lean?
  • Owners or Renters?
  • Understanding of Idaho taxes?
  • Important services under-funded?
  • Local option a good idea?
  • Support more taxes if…?
  • What gets too much attention?
  • What doesn’t get enough attention?
  • Don’t buy it? Make it better.

How Analysis Posts Work

Idaho Taxes Survey

Sample demographics

(Here’s my video commentary on these charts)

What’s the political lean?

(Here’s my video commentary on this chart)
On the left, more red = more Republican. More blue = more Democrat. Keep the sample size in mind for context (right). (Here’s my video commentary on these charts)

Owners or Renters?

(Here’s my video commentary on this chart)
On the left, darker green = higher average home-ownership rate. Keep the sample size in mind, for context (right). (Here’s my video commentary on these charts)

Understanding of Idaho taxes?

(Here’s my video commentary on this chart)
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Important services under-funded?

(Here’s my video commentary on this chart)
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On the left, more red = more under-funding. More green = less under-funding. Keep the sample sizes in mind (on the right). (Here’s my video commentary on these charts)

Local option a good idea?

(Here’s my video commentary on this chart)
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On the left, more green = more supportive of LOT. Red (or less green) = less supportive of LOT. Keep the sample sizes in mind, for context (on the right). (Here’s my video commentary on these charts)

Support more taxes if…?

(Here’s my video commentary on this chart)
(Here’s my video commentary on this chart)

Insightful Comments

What gets too much attention?

What doesn’t get enough attention?

Don’t buy it? Make it better.

Source: Giphy
This still image is for the cover photo. Gifs don’t work for that.

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