In honor of “tax day,” the April 15th filing deadline for federal income taxes, TheBlaze TV’s Wonderful World of Stu recently decided to see how aware the average American is of how different income groups are contributing to the national coffers.

While being filmed, passers-by were asked to fill in the blank of this sentence: “The richest 1% in America pay __% of income taxes.”

Americans are asked how much the richest one percent pay of all income tax collected for an episode of 'The Wonderful World of Stu' airing April 19 on TheBlaze TV. (Photo: TheBlaze TV)

Americans are asked how much the richest one percent pay of all income tax collected for an episode of ‘The Wonderful World of Stu’ airing April 19 on TheBlaze TV. (Photo: TheBlaze TV)

The various answers included everything from 0.5 percent to five percent to, “isn’t it something ridiculous, like 10 percent?”

The respondents were visibly shocked when they were told the answer is actually closer to 35 percent.

“Oh! That’s actually quite a bit…” one remarked.

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