Texas Economic Conditions (April 2024)

Texas Economic Conditions (April 2024)

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categoryTotal
A lot better off6%
Somewhat better off19%
About the same38%
Somewhat worse off23%
A lot worse off10%
Don't know4%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
A lot better off7%0%6%
Somewhat better off23%6%19%
About the same36%47%37%
Somewhat worse off19%32%26%
A lot worse off10%8%10%
Don't know5%7%2%

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CategoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
A lot better off1%6%9%
Somewhat better off16%22%25%
About the same53%35%32%
Somewhat worse off14%21%19%
A lot worse off10%13%9%
Don't know6%3%5%

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CategoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
A lot better off1%7%7%
Somewhat better off8%23%21%
About the same46%32%35%
Somewhat worse off31%23%26%
A lot worse off9%12%9%
Don't know4%3%2%

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CategoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
A lot better off7%3%7%
Somewhat better off18%19%20%
About the same38%40%36%
Somewhat worse off20%24%25%
A lot worse off13%8%10%
Don't know4%6%3%

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CategoryLean liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
A lot better off7%4%9%
Somewhat better off23%20%13%
About the same41%42%32%
Somewhat worse off17%20%21%
A lot worse off9%10%19%
Don't know3%3%5%

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CategoryLean conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
A lot better off6%6%8%
Somewhat better off20%18%22%
About the same38%38%32%
Somewhat worse off23%28%24%
A lot worse off12%6%12%
Don't know2%4%2%

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CategoryWhiteBlackHispanic
A lot better off5%7%7%
Somewhat better off20%20%19%
About the same40%33%35%
Somewhat worse off23%23%23%
A lot worse off8%13%14%
Don't know4%4%3%

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CategoryMaleFemale
A lot better off8%4%
Somewhat better off22%17%
About the same43%33%
Somewhat worse off19%27%
A lot worse off6%14%
Don't know2%6%

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CategoryUrbanSuburbanRural
A lot better off12%2%3%
Somewhat better off23%17%17%
About the same33%42%35%
Somewhat worse off20%25%26%
A lot worse off9%10%12%
Don't know2%4%6%

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Category18-2930-4445-6465+
A lot better off14%10%2%2%
Somewhat better off32%24%11%18%
About the same33%32%41%42%
Somewhat worse off9%19%29%28%
A lot worse off8%13%11%7%
Don't know4%3%5%3%

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CategoryNo HSHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
A lot better off0%6%1%9%7%5%
Somewhat better off19%19%20%15%20%23%
About the same29%41%32%38%38%40%
Somewhat worse off40%18%23%26%25%23%
A lot worse off13%11%18%9%7%5%
Don't know0%5%5%3%3%4%

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CategoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
A lot better off9%3%4%4%
Somewhat better off20%23%18%12%
About the same36%38%38%43%
Somewhat worse off22%23%26%25%
A lot worse off10%8%11%12%
Don't know4%5%3%4%

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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 off10%3%4%2%
Somewhat better off25%19%13%7%
About the same34%42%41%21%
Somewhat worse off20%23%28%34%
A lot worse off8%10%9%24%
Don't know3%3%5%11%

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