On the other hand, supporters of the prime minister’s other parties Sanna MarinThe government is more satisfied with the level of taxation. Green voters are the most satisfied with the tax level, three quarters of them (74%) reject the claim that taxation in Finland is too harsh. The majority of the voters of the Left Alliance (70%), the Swedish People’s Party (56%) and the SDP (53%) also do not consider taxation too harsh in Finland.
In contrast to the voters of other parties, the voters of Perusfinomini are increasingly critical of the level of taxation compared to the tax survey conducted in 2015.
“The view of the harshness of Finnish taxation has softened since 2002, when 70% of Finns thought that Finnish taxation was too harsh. The change may be partly due to the fact that Finland’s total tax rate was slightly lower than in the late 1990s. Acceptance of the tax level among citizens may be related to debt awareness, as citizens’ concern about public debt has increased. This interpretation is supported by the fact that a clear majority of Finns would like to clarify the functioning of public finances instead of increasing taxes,” says Emmilina KujanpääEVA’s lead tax expert who wrote the performance analysis.
The results are based on the answers of 2,043 people, with a margin of error of 2-3 percentage points in either direction at the population level. The data has been collected from 31 January to 13 February 2023. The respondents represent the Finnish population aged 18-79 (excluding Åland). The data was collected in Taloustutkimus Oy’s internet panel, from which the research sample was formed by partial random sampling. The data is weighted to represent the population according to age, gender, place of residence, education, profession or position, sector and parties. Statistical analysis and result graphics were performed by Pentti Kiljunen (Yhdyskuntatutkimus Oy). The results and their more detailed population distributions can be found on EVA’s website. EVA’s value and attitude surveys have been conducted since 1984.
Source: The Nordic Page