Texas Economic Conditions (October 2019)

Texas Economic Conditions (October 2019)

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categoryTotal
A lot better off17%
Somewhat better off25%
About the same35%
Somewhat worse off13%
A lot worse off3%
Don't know8%

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categoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
A lot better off4%12%31%
Somewhat better off10%25%38%
About the same48%35%23%
Somewhat worse off24%9%3%
A lot worse off5%4%1%
Don't know8%14%5%

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categoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
A lot better off6%4%3%
Somewhat better off10%14%9%
About the same49%47%48%
Somewhat worse off28%27%20%
A lot worse off1%1%10%
Don't know6%6%11%

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categoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
A lot better off34%12%36%
Somewhat better off36%32%41%
About the same25%35%17%
Somewhat worse off0%12%1%
A lot worse off0%0%1%
Don't know4%9%4%

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categoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
A lot better off4%9%28%
Somewhat better off12%15%38%
About the same45%46%23%
Somewhat worse off22%14%6%
A lot worse off8%2%1%
Don't know8%14%4%

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categoryLeaning liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
A lot better off1%3%9%
Somewhat better off13%15%6%
About the same52%48%35%
Somewhat worse off22%24%20%
A lot worse off4%7%16%
Don't know8%5%14%

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categoryLeaning conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
A lot better off16%27%37%
Somewhat better off34%42%35%
About the same32%19%23%
Somewhat worse off12%8%1%
A lot worse off1%1%1%
Don't know5%4%3%

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categoryWhiteBlackHispanic
A lot better off20%7%16%
Somewhat better off30%15%16%
About the same32%44%38%
Somewhat worse off10%13%19%
A lot worse off2%6%4%
Don't know6%15%8%

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categoryMaleFemale
A lot better off22%13%
Somewhat better off31%20%
About the same29%40%
Somewhat worse off11%14%
A lot worse off3%3%
Don't know4%11%

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categoryUrbanSuburbanRural
A lot better off15%18%19%
Somewhat better off23%23%32%
About the same34%37%32%
Somewhat worse off14%13%9%
A lot worse off3%3%3%
Don't know10%7%6%

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category18-2930-4445-6465+
A lot better off14%13%21%18%
Somewhat better off26%18%25%31%
About the same32%36%34%40%
Somewhat worse off12%16%14%6%
A lot worse off6%4%2%1%
Don't know10%13%5%3%

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categoryNo high schoolHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
A lot better off8%20%14%19%18%15%
Somewhat better off13%27%26%19%23%30%
About the same33%32%39%31%38%34%
Somewhat worse off28%8%11%22%10%15%
A lot worse off2%3%3%2%5%2%
Don't know16%10%7%6%6%4%

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categoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
A lot better off23%17%7%9%
Somewhat better off28%22%32%16%
About the same31%38%34%43%
Somewhat worse off10%12%16%19%
A lot worse off2%3%1%6%
Don't know6%9%10%8%

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categoryThe Bible is the word of God, to be taken literallyThe Bible is the word of God, not to be taken literallyThe Bible is a book written by men
A lot better off27%20%4%
Somewhat better off26%28%17%
About the same29%34%46%
Somewhat worse off9%10%23%
A lot worse off3%2%4%
Don't know6%7%6%

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