Texas Government Serves as a Good Model (April 2020)

Texas Government Serves as a Good Model (April 2020)

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Strongly agree31%
Somewhat agree27%
Somewhat disagree12%
Strongly disagree18%
Don't know/No opinion12%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Strongly agree7%19%55%
Somewhat agree21%21%34%
Somewhat disagree20%15%4%
Strongly disagree36%24%2%
Don't know/No opinion16%21%6%

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CategoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Strongly agree2%11%7%
Somewhat agree18%35%17%
Somewhat disagree20%19%20%
Strongly disagree47%16%39%
Don't know/No opinion13%18%17%

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CategoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Strongly agree44%40%67%
Somewhat agree43%47%24%
Somewhat disagree4%6%3%
Strongly disagree2%3%1%
Don't know/No opinion7%4%5%

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CategoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Strongly agree7%15%54%
Somewhat agree14%32%33%
Somewhat disagree21%16%4%
Strongly disagree45%16%2%
Don't know/No opinion13%21%7%

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CategoryLean liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Strongly agree2%7%11%
Somewhat agree21%16%7%
Somewhat disagree29%22%15%
Strongly disagree28%45%59%
Don't know/No opinion20%10%9%

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CategoryLean conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Strongly agree32%52%66%
Somewhat agree47%39%22%
Somewhat disagree7%2%3%
Strongly disagree4%2%1%
Don't know/No opinion9%4%8%

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CategoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Strongly agree37%19%24%
Somewhat agree28%22%26%
Somewhat disagree11%12%16%
Strongly disagree18%24%15%
Don't know/No opinion7%23%19%

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CategoryMaleFemale
Strongly agree33%29%
Somewhat agree29%26%
Somewhat disagree13%11%
Strongly disagree19%18%
Don't know/No opinion7%16%

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CategoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Strongly agree24%30%42%
Somewhat agree27%26%32%
Somewhat disagree15%13%6%
Strongly disagree19%21%10%
Don't know/No opinion15%10%11%

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Category18-2930-4445-6465+
Strongly agree14%27%37%38%
Somewhat agree29%27%26%29%
Somewhat disagree22%10%10%9%
Strongly disagree16%23%18%16%
Don't know/No opinion19%13%10%8%

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CategoryNo HSHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Strongly agree40%31%34%32%29%24%
Somewhat agree14%35%22%29%25%24%
Somewhat disagree5%10%15%13%11%14%
Strongly disagree12%9%16%16%24%32%
Don't know/No opinion30%15%12%10%11%6%

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CategoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
Strongly agree42%28%12%17%
Somewhat agree29%30%32%18%
Somewhat disagree8%14%19%14%
Strongly disagree8%13%28%43%
Don't know/No opinion12%15%9%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.
Strongly agree42%37%9%14%
Somewhat agree30%30%21%24%
Somewhat disagree9%9%19%14%
Strongly disagree6%12%43%17%
Don't know/No opinion13%11%7%31%

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