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March 2021 Texas Politics Project/UT Energy Institute Poll

The Texas Politics Project/UT Energy Institute survey of 1200 registered voters was conducted from March 19 to 26, 2021 and has an overall margin of error of +/- 2.83 percentage points for results presented among registered voters. For more information, please reference the methodological appendix in the data archive.

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Approval of Response to Winter Storm by Industrial Actors (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
Approval of Response to Winter Storm by Political Actors and Institutions (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
Attention to Texas Legislative Session (March 2021) 87th Legislature, Texas Legislature
Dade Phelan Approval (March 2021) Dade Phelan
Dan Patrick Approval (March 2021) Dan Patrick
Direction of Texas (March 2021) Direction of Texas
Direction of the Country (March 2021) Direction of the Country
Do you approve or disapprove of how Governor Greg Abbott has handled the response to the winter storm and its effects? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm, Greg Abbott
Do you approve or disapprove of how Local businesses has handled the response to the winter storm and its effects? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
Do you approve or disapprove of how Railroad Commission of Texas has handled the response to the winter storm and its effects? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm, Railroad Commission
Do you approve or disapprove of how Senator John Cornyn has handled the response to the winter storm and its effects? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm, John Cornyn
Do you approve or disapprove of how Senator Ted Cruz has handled the response to the winter storm and its effects? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm, Ted Cruz
Do you approve or disapprove of how The electric power industry has handled the response to the winter storm and its effects? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm, Energy
Do you approve or disapprove of how The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has handled the response to the winter storm and its effects? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm, ERCOT
Do you approve or disapprove of how The natural gas industry has handled the response to the winter storm and its effects? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm, Energy
Do you approve or disapprove of how The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) has handled the response to the winter storm and its effects? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm, PUC
Do you approve or disapprove of how The renewable energy industry has handled the response to the winter storm and its effects? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm, Energy
Do you approve or disapprove of how The Texas Legislature has handled the response to the winter storm and its effects? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm, Texas Legislature
Do you approve or disapprove of how Your gas utility has handled the response to the winter storm and its effects? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm, Energy
Do you approve or disapprove of how Your local government has handled the response to the winter storm and its effects? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm, Local Government
Do you approve or disapprove of how Your neighbors has handled the response to the winter storm and its effects? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
Do you approve or disapprove of how Your water utility has handled the response to the winter storm and its effects? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
Do you approve or disapprove of the recent decision by Governor Greg Abbott to end all capacity limits on businesses in Texas? (March 2021) Coronavirus
Do you approve or disapprove of the recent decision by Governor Greg Abbott to end Texas’s statewide mask mandate? (March 2021) Coronavirus
Do you think your experience during the winter storm was better than most Texans, about the same, or worse? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
Familiarity with The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm, ERCOT
Familiarity with The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm, PUC
Financial Hardships Due to the Winter Storm (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
Greg Abbott Approval (March 2021) Greg Abbott
Greg Abbott Job Approval: Handling of the Response to the Coronavirus (March 2021) Greg Abbott
Higher than Normal Utility Bills Due to the Winter Storm (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
How confident are you that the Texas Legislature will pass effective laws to prevent future disruptions in utility services like those that resulted from the winter storm? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm, Texas Legislature
How Much did Climate change contribute to the negative impacts of the winter storm in Texas? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm, Climate Change
How Much did Deregulation of the electricity sector contribute to the negative impacts of the winter storm in Texas? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
How Much did Human error in operating the electric grid contribute to the negative impacts of the winter storm in Texas? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
How Much did Lack of individual preparation contribute to the negative impacts of the winter storm in Texas? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
How Much did Lack of winterization of electricity facilities contribute to the negative impacts of the winter storm in Texas? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
How Much did Lack of winterization of gas production facilities contribute to the negative impacts of the winter storm in Texas? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
How Much did Not enough regulation of the gas industry contribute to the negative impacts of the winter storm in Texas? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
How Much did Over-reliance on fossil fuels (e.g. coal, natural gas) contribute to the negative impacts of the winter storm in Texas? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
How Much did Over-reliance on renewable energy sources contribute to the negative impacts of the winter storm in Texas? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
How Much did Policy making failures by Texas lawmakers contribute to the negative impacts of the winter storm in Texas? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
How Much did Texas’s use of a largely independent electricity grid contribute to the negative impacts of the winter storm in Texas? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
How Much did The unprecedented nature of the winter storm contribute to the negative impacts of the winter storm in Texas? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
In Response to the Coronavirus: Avoiding other people as much as possible (March 2021) Coronavirus
In Response to the Coronavirus: Staying away from large groups (March 2021) Coronavirus
In Response to the Coronavirus: Wearing a mask when in close contact with people outside your household (March 2021) Coronavirus
In response to the winter storm and its effects, would you support or oppose: Adding more fossil fuel generation to Texas’s energy supply (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
In response to the winter storm and its effects, would you support or oppose: Adding more renewable energy to Texas’s energy supply (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
In response to the winter storm and its effects, would you support or oppose: Banning products that allow residential customers to pay wholesale electricity prices (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
In response to the winter storm and its effects, would you support or oppose: Creating a council of government energy regulators and emergency managers to coordinate during disasters (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
In response to the winter storm and its effects, would you support or oppose: Creating a statewide disaster alert system to alert Texans about impending weather-related disasters and power outages (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
In response to the winter storm and its effects, would you support or oppose: Providing government funds to energy providers to weatherize their facilities (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
In response to the winter storm and its effects, would you support or oppose: Requiring all Energy Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) board members to reside in Texas (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm, ERCOT
In response to the winter storm and its effects, would you support or oppose: Requiring energy providers to weatherize their facilities (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
In response to the winter storm and its effects, would you support or oppose: Requiring that companies and regulators ensure higher levels of reserve energy to meet spikes in demand (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
In response to the winter storm and its effects, would you support or oppose: Requiring the Energy Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to reduce the price of wholesale power paid by utilities in the electricity market during the winter storm (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm, ERCOT
Interruption to Internet and/or Phone Service During the Winter Storm (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
Is Climate Change Happening (March 2021) Climate Change
Joe Biden Approval (March 2021) Joe Biden
Joe Biden Job Approval: Handling of the Response to the Coronavirus (March 2021) Joe Biden
John Cornyn Approval (March 2021) John Cornyn
Most Important Issue Facing Texas (March 2021) Most Important Problem - State
Most Important Issue Facing the Country (March 2021) Most Important Problem - Country
Most of Texas' Electrical Generation System is... (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
Overall, how much difficulty did you face as a result of the winter storm and its effects? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
Personal Economic Conditions (March 2021) Microeconomics
Ted Cruz Approval (March 2021) Ted Cruz
Ted Cruz Job Approval Trend Ted Cruz
Texas Economic Conditions (March 2021) Texas Economy
U.S. Congress Approval (March 2021) U.S. Congress
Which of the following do you think was the biggest factor contributing to the negative impacts of the winter storm in Texas? (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm
Which Texas agency regulates oil and gas production in the state? (March 2021) Railroad Commission
Winter Storm Impact (March 2021) 2021 Winter Storm