Texas Economic Conditions (October 2023)

Texas Economic Conditions (October 2023)

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categoryTotal
A lot better off3%
Somewhat better off16%
About the same36%
Somewhat worse off27%
A lot worse off12%
Don't know5%

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CategoryDemocratIndependentRepublican
A lot better off4%0%3%
Somewhat better off17%8%15%
About the same36%40%36%
Somewhat worse off24%26%30%
A lot worse off12%22%11%
Don't know6%4%4%

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CategoryLean DemocratNot very strong DemocratStrong Democrat
A lot better off2%2%6%
Somewhat better off8%21%21%
About the same38%36%36%
Somewhat worse off29%26%20%
A lot worse off19%9%8%
Don't know3%5%9%

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CategoryLean RepublicanNot very strong RepublicanStrong Republican
A lot better off2%1%5%
Somewhat better off14%15%16%
About the same31%40%38%
Somewhat worse off39%27%27%
A lot worse off8%13%13%
Don't know7%5%1%

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CategoryLiberalsModeratesConservatives
A lot better off6%2%2%
Somewhat better off18%15%16%
About the same34%35%38%
Somewhat worse off22%29%30%
A lot worse off14%13%11%
Don't know5%7%3%

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CategoryLean liberalSomewhat liberalExtremely liberal
A lot better off7%6%6%
Somewhat better off13%22%17%
About the same33%34%36%
Somewhat worse off30%18%21%
A lot worse off15%16%8%
Don't know2%2%12%

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CategoryLean conservativeSomewhat conservativeExtremely conservative
A lot better off0%1%5%
Somewhat better off15%19%13%
About the same48%38%32%
Somewhat worse off29%31%28%
A lot worse off4%9%18%
Don't know4%2%4%

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CategoryWhiteBlackHispanic
A lot better off2%4%6%
Somewhat better off17%26%11%
About the same39%35%32%
Somewhat worse off29%19%26%
A lot worse off9%11%20%
Don't know4%5%6%

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CategoryMaleFemale
A lot better off4%3%
Somewhat better off20%13%
About the same40%32%
Somewhat worse off24%30%
A lot worse off9%15%
Don't know2%7%

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CategoryUrbanSuburbanRural
A lot better off5%2%2%
Somewhat better off20%14%14%
About the same37%37%32%
Somewhat worse off20%30%35%
A lot worse off14%12%9%
Don't know4%5%6%

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Category18-2930-4445-6465+
A lot better off8%3%2%2%
Somewhat better off23%21%9%17%
About the same31%29%41%40%
Somewhat worse off24%25%30%28%
A lot worse off10%16%13%9%
Don't know4%6%4%5%

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CategoryNo HSHigh school graduateSome college2-year4-yearPost-grad
A lot better off3%4%2%2%4%4%
Somewhat better off11%18%14%12%19%17%
About the same36%33%37%35%36%41%
Somewhat worse off40%24%25%25%31%27%
A lot worse off4%15%16%17%7%10%
Don't know5%6%6%10%2%2%

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CategoryExtremely importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all important
A lot better off5%2%0%3%
Somewhat better off19%16%11%15%
About the same33%35%52%33%
Somewhat worse off28%28%25%26%
A lot worse off11%13%6%18%
Don't know4%5%6%5%

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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 off6%2%3%2%
Somewhat better off24%14%11%8%
About the same28%40%38%39%
Somewhat worse off27%27%29%23%
A lot worse off11%12%13%17%
Don't know4%4%6%10%

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