How confident are you that new laws enacted by the Texas Legislature will be effective in preventing future disruptions in utility services like those that resulted from the February 2021 winter storm? (June 2021)

How confident are you that new laws enacted by the Texas Legislature will be effective in preventing future disruptions in utility services like those that resulted from the February 2021 winter storm? (June 2021)

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Extremely confident4%
Very confident9%
Somewhat confident24%
Not very confident23%
Not at all confident24%
Don't know/No opinion16%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Extremely confident3%2%4%
Very confident4%7%15%
Somewhat confident10%16%37%
Not very confident27%18%21%
Not at all confident45%27%7%
Don't know/No opinion11%30%16%

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CategoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Extremely confident0%3%4%
Very confident6%4%3%
Somewhat confident6%16%10%
Not very confident30%29%24%
Not at all confident46%37%48%
Don't know/No opinion12%11%11%

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CategoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Extremely confident5%3%4%
Very confident17%12%14%
Somewhat confident35%33%40%
Not very confident19%19%24%
Not at all confident4%13%6%
Don't know/No opinion19%20%12%

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CategoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Extremely confident2%2%6%
Very confident4%6%14%
Somewhat confident6%18%38%
Not very confident24%24%22%
Not at all confident53%23%8%
Don't know/No opinion10%27%12%

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CategoryLean liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Extremely confident2%0%4%
Very confident2%3%6%
Somewhat confident12%6%2%
Not very confident26%27%20%
Not at all confident43%56%58%
Don't know/No opinion14%9%10%

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CategoryLean conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Extremely confident2%5%8%
Very confident17%14%13%
Somewhat confident34%40%37%
Not very confident21%21%23%
Not at all confident14%6%6%
Don't know/No opinion12%14%12%

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CategoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Extremely confident3%7%3%
Very confident8%6%13%
Somewhat confident27%14%22%
Not very confident26%20%18%
Not at all confident22%34%26%
Don't know/No opinion14%18%18%

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CategoryMaleFemale
Extremely confident4%3%
Very confident12%7%
Somewhat confident24%24%
Not very confident22%24%
Not at all confident23%25%
Don't know/No opinion14%17%

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CategoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Extremely confident4%4%3%
Very confident8%8%14%
Somewhat confident20%24%29%
Not very confident23%24%21%
Not at all confident27%26%18%
Don't know/No opinion18%14%16%

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Category18-2930-4445-6465+
Extremely confident6%5%3%2%
Very confident6%10%9%9%
Somewhat confident15%21%25%30%
Not very confident21%18%22%31%
Not at all confident25%28%26%18%
Don't know/No opinion26%18%14%9%

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CategoryNo HSHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Extremely confident0%3%6%4%4%1%
Very confident34%9%10%12%5%6%
Somewhat confident17%23%22%30%25%21%
Not very confident14%21%21%23%24%31%
Not at all confident15%21%21%24%29%33%
Don't know/No opinion21%22%19%7%13%8%

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CategoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
Extremely confident7%2%0%3%
Very confident9%11%7%8%
Somewhat confident30%27%18%11%
Not very confident25%20%24%23%
Not at all confident15%19%35%42%
Don't know/No opinion14%21%15%13%

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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.
Extremely confident7%3%2%1%
Very confident13%9%7%7%
Somewhat confident34%28%9%17%
Not very confident18%26%27%16%
Not at all confident13%20%45%18%
Don't know/No opinion16%14%10%40%

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