A poll by Louis Harris & Associates and Japan's Asahi Shimbun shows 24 percent of Americans view their taxes as "extremely burdensome," compared with 17 percent of Japanese taxpayers.

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In the United States, 53 percent view taxes as "somewhat burdensome," compared with 59 percent in Japan. In the United States, 22 percent say taxes are "not very burdensome" or "not burdensome at all," compared with 18 percent in Japan.

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