Not that they’re jumping at the chance to pay more taxes, but Philadelphians will fork over more money if it means better services.
That’s according to a poll released today by Pew Charitable Trusts’ Philadelphia Research Initiative, which finds that though a majority of residents think high taxes are a problem, 49 percent would prefer high taxes and more city services. Only 42 percent would trade lower taxes for fewer services.
A two-week telephone survey of 1,600 residents of voting age. The trend seen in the report shows more people favoring the higher taxes/more services combo than the alternative — lower taxes and fewer services.
That wasn’t the case in 2010, when 41 percent wanted the former and 43 percent the latter.