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    To look at how progressive tax codes are, one should compare the share of tax burden paid by the different household income groups, in particular the lowest 20% to the top 20% and the mid 20% to the top 20% for simplicity (more complex measures can also be used).  
    The data can be found on a number of websites, such as here.  A very readable version that shows exactly what you are saying is here.

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