Most Important Issue Facing Texas (April 2024)

Most Important Issue Facing Texas (April 2024)

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Immigration20%
Border security19%
Political corruption / leadership10%
Inflation / rising prices9%
The economy6%
Abortion5%
Gun control / gun violence5%
Environment / climate change4%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
Immigration7%20%32%
Border security6%20%31%
Political corruption / leadership20%6%1%
Inflation / rising prices9%10%8%
The economy6%6%6%
Abortion9%5%1%
Gun control / gun violence9%2%1%
Environment / climate change7%4%2%

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CategoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
Immigration4%9%7%
Border security3%10%5%
Political corruption / leadership32%9%21%
Inflation / rising prices6%14%8%
The economy5%11%5%
Abortion11%2%11%
Gun control / gun violence6%7%11%
Environment / climate change11%5%6%

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CategoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
Immigration34%25%35%
Border security37%21%34%
Political corruption / leadership1%0%1%
Inflation / rising prices6%14%6%
The economy4%10%4%
Abortion0%2%2%
Gun control / gun violence1%0%1%
Environment / climate change0%2%2%

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CategoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
Immigration6%14%33%
Border security6%13%30%
Political corruption / leadership23%10%1%
Inflation / rising prices10%11%8%
The economy5%9%5%
Abortion10%4%2%
Gun control / gun violence8%7%1%
Environment / climate change5%4%3%

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CategoryLean liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
Immigration5%8%5%
Border security11%3%6%
Political corruption / leadership20%21%25%
Inflation / rising prices11%11%7%
The economy2%6%6%
Abortion12%10%10%
Gun control / gun violence5%7%11%
Environment / climate change7%5%4%

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CategoryLean conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
Immigration29%34%33%
Border security23%26%38%
Political corruption / leadership3%1%0%
Inflation / rising prices6%11%5%
The economy5%6%4%
Abortion3%1%2%
Gun control / gun violence2%1%1%
Environment / climate change6%1%4%

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CategoryWhiteBlackHispanic
Immigration23%9%20%
Border security25%8%11%
Political corruption / leadership9%13%8%
Inflation / rising prices6%17%11%
The economy4%7%9%
Abortion4%6%5%
Gun control / gun violence3%8%5%
Environment / climate change3%3%7%

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CategoryMaleFemale
Immigration22%18%
Border security16%20%
Political corruption / leadership11%8%
Inflation / rising prices9%10%
The economy6%6%
Abortion4%6%
Gun control / gun violence5%5%
Environment / climate change4%3%

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CategoryUrbanSuburbanRural
Immigration14%22%29%
Border security14%18%29%
Political corruption / leadership9%10%10%
Inflation / rising prices9%9%11%
The economy9%6%1%
Abortion5%6%2%
Gun control / gun violence4%6%3%
Environment / climate change5%4%1%

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Category18-2930-4445-6465+
Immigration9%12%23%32%
Border security11%13%22%24%
Political corruption / leadership4%4%14%13%
Inflation / rising prices12%13%8%4%
The economy11%12%2%3%
Abortion3%5%6%5%
Gun control / gun violence4%6%5%3%
Environment / climate change9%6%2%1%

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CategoryNo HSHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
Immigration18%21%23%16%21%18%
Border security14%17%20%19%18%22%
Political corruption / leadership6%8%11%10%9%14%
Inflation / rising prices18%11%11%9%7%6%
The economy12%3%5%9%7%8%
Abortion0%3%6%4%5%8%
Gun control / gun violence6%5%5%3%6%3%
Environment / climate change0%6%0%7%4%3%

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CategoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
Immigration25%19%13%14%
Border security20%17%20%15%
Political corruption / leadership4%9%16%21%
Inflation / rising prices11%6%12%9%
The economy8%5%6%2%
Abortion2%5%6%13%
Gun control / gun violence5%3%6%6%
Environment / climate change5%4%2%3%

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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.
Immigration24%21%13%18%
Border security19%21%13%15%
Political corruption / leadership2%8%29%8%
Inflation / rising prices11%8%6%15%
The economy9%5%2%10%
Abortion1%5%13%3%
Gun control / gun violence3%5%7%7%
Environment / climate change2%6%4%0%

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