This report uses cognitive interviews to investigate Americans’ thinking about budgets and taxes- both as separate issues and as they relate to each other. FrameWorks researchers found that the concepts of budgets and taxes remain largely unconnected in the minds of Americans. This gap in public understanding is explored and possible opportunities for reframing this issue are suggested.
IssuesEconomic Justice Government
Culture Change Project: understanding culture and how to shift it
Since May 2020, FrameWorks has been tracking a set of deep and dominant American cultural mindsets. We are finding that mindsets have in fact changed since the beginning of the pandemic and, in...
Culture Change Project
Is culture changing in deep and durable ways? For whom and with what effects on support for progressive policy. These are all questions that FrameWorks is answering through an innovative new...
Planning for Our Future: The Contribution of Simplifying Models to Conceptualizing Budgets and Taxes
This report presents "Forward Exchange" as an explanatory metaphor that prompts people to think about public budgets and taxes in new ways.