Texas Economic Conditions (February 2020)

Texas Economic Conditions (February 2020)

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categoryTotal
A lot better off20%
Somewhat better off23%
About the same36%
Somewhat worse off11%
A lot worse off4%
Don't know6%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
A lot better off6%8%36%
Somewhat better off11%25%35%
About the same50%38%22%
Somewhat worse off20%15%1%
A lot worse off6%3%1%
Don't know7%12%4%

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CategoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
A lot better off5%2%7%
Somewhat better off13%16%8%
About the same49%53%50%
Somewhat worse off19%14%23%
A lot worse off8%8%4%
Don't know6%6%8%

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CategoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
A lot better off38%23%40%
Somewhat better off32%46%33%
About the same26%28%19%
Somewhat worse off2%1%1%
A lot worse off0%0%2%
Don't know2%3%5%

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CategoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
A lot better off5%10%35%
Somewhat better off9%17%37%
About the same49%51%19%
Somewhat worse off22%11%3%
A lot worse off7%4%2%
Don't know8%7%4%

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CategoryLean liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
A lot better off5%6%3%
Somewhat better off14%8%6%
About the same46%51%49%
Somewhat worse off23%22%22%
A lot worse off7%4%10%
Don't know5%9%10%

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CategoryLean conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
A lot better off18%35%44%
Somewhat better off38%42%32%
About the same34%15%14%
Somewhat worse off5%3%1%
A lot worse off0%1%3%
Don't know4%3%5%

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CategoryWhiteBlackHispanic
A lot better off23%15%11%
Somewhat better off28%14%18%
About the same32%44%44%
Somewhat worse off10%16%10%
A lot worse off3%4%5%
Don't know4%8%11%

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CategoryMaleFemale
A lot better off25%15%
Somewhat better off26%21%
About the same33%39%
Somewhat worse off8%13%
A lot worse off5%3%
Don't know3%9%

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CategoryUrbanSuburbanRural
A lot better off17%20%23%
Somewhat better off20%25%25%
About the same40%36%30%
Somewhat worse off12%11%10%
A lot worse off4%3%5%
Don't know6%5%8%

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Category18-2930-4445-6465+
A lot better off10%13%23%31%
Somewhat better off14%24%24%29%
About the same46%43%31%29%
Somewhat worse off10%9%14%8%
A lot worse off6%5%3%1%
Don't know14%6%4%2%

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CategoryNo HSHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
A lot better off16%19%17%21%19%27%
Somewhat better off16%21%26%25%24%22%
About the same47%38%36%32%37%32%
Somewhat worse off18%10%8%11%12%14%
A lot worse off3%4%6%4%3%3%
Don't know0%8%8%6%5%3%

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CategoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
A lot better off29%18%7%11%
Somewhat better off24%27%24%16%
About the same31%35%46%42%
Somewhat worse off7%11%15%17%
A lot worse off3%3%3%6%
Don't know6%6%4%8%

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CategoryThe Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word.The Bible is the word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word.The Bible is a book written by men and is not the word of God.Don't know.
A lot better off32%20%8%14%
Somewhat better off28%27%15%21%
About the same29%35%43%36%
Somewhat worse off6%10%19%4%
A lot worse off2%2%8%4%
Don't know3%4%7%21%

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