The French subject to tax on the income are 80% do not have surprise on their paychecks for January.
More fear than harm? A very large majority of French are subject to tax on the income (77%) believe that the tax at source, in place since the beginning of the year by the government, is a "good thing", according to a BVA survey for The Tribune published Thursday.
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According to the study carried out Wednesday on the internet, 80% of respondents stated that the amount deducted from their income for January was "in line" with their expectations.
psychological Impact ?
However, nearly one in two (47%) acknowledge that they have the impression that their revenues decline because of the levy. This may cause fears of a psychological impact of the measure "potentially problematic in a period of social protest," said the polling institute BVA.
"The implementation of the levy at the source therefore does not seem to have caused dissatisfaction, major", has also stressed the polling institute BVA. "The French are very supportive of this measure. They realize, however a more significant impact that this tax amounts to each month, which can contribute to feelings of loss of income .
The economic policy judged negatively
in addition, the French have a judgment mostly negative of the government's economic policy, but less negative than in December, according to the survey. In fact, 61% believe that the economic policy pursued is "very poor", compared with 29% who consider it "good". In December, the same study provided 75% against 24%.
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The survey was conducted with a sample of 1.002 people representative of the French population aged 18 years and older (method of quota). Among them, 762 were declared to be subject to tax on income, the sample used on issues related to the withholding at the source.