Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #20299
 
Cell-phone and home-phone respondents included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 500 state of Texas adults 02/15/13 through 02/17/13 using blended sample, mixed-mode, exclusively for KXAN-TV Austin. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (69% of adults) were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents unreachable on a home telephone (31% of adults) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, laptop, tablet, or other electronic device. You must credit KXAN-TV and SurveyUSA if you air, cite, print, broadcast or reference these results in whole or part.
 
1In general, would you support? Or would you oppose? Allowing casino gambling in Texas?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanGambledParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineNeverOnce Or More ThaRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNorth TeEast TexCentral South TeWest Tex
Support64%67%62%71%66%60%51%69%57%68%63%58%68%78%58%36%65%93%61%66%68%65%69%61%71%72%54%69%69%55%73%62%53%81%56%
Oppose28%26%30%20%26%34%43%23%37%25%21%35%29%10%36%52%27%5%36%25%22%31%27%24%23%21%37%21%26%39%23%30%31%17%44%
Not Sure8%7%8%8%8%6%6%8%6%6%16%7%3%13%5%12%8%2%3%8%10%4%4%16%6%7%8%10%5%6%4%9%16%2%0%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%34%29%23%14%62%38%50%11%34%5%31%69%36%28%36%33%32%32%34%42%20%21%39%40%36%37%28%26%36%19%10%9%
 
 
2Should state legislators vote on whether or not to allow casino gambling in Texas? Or should there be a statewide ballot measure on the issue?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanGambledParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.8%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineNeverOnce Or More ThaRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNorth TeEast TexCentral South TeWest Tex
Legislators Should Vote17%11%22%21%18%9%16%20%11%14%24%17%21%20%15%19%14%17%18%19%12%13%18%21%19%16%16%19%14%18%15%18%19%19%11%
Statewide Ballot Measure76%81%71%72%74%85%77%72%82%82%62%73%70%75%76%71%81%78%79%72%82%85%73%74%73%78%76%71%79%79%81%74%68%79%81%
Not Sure7%7%8%7%8%6%7%8%7%4%14%10%9%5%9%11%6%5%3%9%7%2%9%5%8%5%9%10%7%3%4%8%13%2%8%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%34%29%23%14%62%38%50%11%34%5%31%69%36%28%36%33%32%32%34%42%20%21%39%40%36%37%28%26%36%19%10%9%
 
 
3Which of the following would be your biggest concern about the impact casino gambling could have in Texas: Crime? Financial problems? Gambling addiction? Moral or religious beliefs? Or something else?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanGambledParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineNeverOnce Or More ThaRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNorth TeEast TexCentral South TeWest Tex
Crime23%23%22%24%28%21%12%26%18%21%31%24%13%25%22%29%22%17%19%24%23%27%21%20%10%21%30%15%25%28%24%20%28%24%14%
Financial Problems18%19%18%26%9%15%25%18%19%21%12%17%14%17%19%19%24%13%20%17%20%20%17%20%26%14%19%21%20%13%21%17%17%21%18%
Gambling Addiction28%25%31%30%27%29%22%29%27%25%34%28%49%41%22%30%27%28%28%28%30%20%31%36%31%35%21%25%33%28%28%30%30%13%31%
Moral Or Religious Beliefs7%7%6%3%7%6%15%5%10%9%2%4%7%3%8%10%4%3%13%2%5%14%4%1%6%5%8%3%6%12%7%9%3%5%5%
Something Else16%18%14%11%20%19%16%15%18%14%17%21%5%6%21%9%17%23%14%18%14%14%18%16%18%17%14%23%11%14%14%14%13%32%21%
Not Sure8%8%9%7%9%9%10%8%9%10%6%6%13%8%8%3%5%16%6%12%8%5%11%7%9%8%7%12%5%6%6%10%9%5%11%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%34%29%23%14%62%38%50%11%34%5%31%69%36%28%36%33%32%32%34%42%20%21%39%40%36%37%28%26%36%19%10%9%
 
 
4How many times have you gambled at an out-of-state casino while living in Texas? Never? Once or twice? Or more than that?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanGambledParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.5%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineNeverOnce Or More ThaRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNorth TeEast TexCentral South TeWest Tex
Never36%32%39%39%27%36%46%34%40%33%36%38%52%30%38%100%0%0%41%31%34%38%29%40%41%31%38%39%37%30%36%29%50%33%38%
Once Or Twice28%27%28%35%25%23%25%30%24%28%31%30%4%32%26%0%100%0%17%31%34%30%27%28%29%28%25%25%33%23%27%28%23%46%18%
More Than That36%40%31%26%45%42%28%35%37%39%32%31%43%37%35%0%0%100%40%37%32%30%43%32%29%40%36%35%30%46%37%41%28%21%41%
Not Sure1%0%1%0%3%0%0%1%0%1%0%1%0%1%1%0%0%0%1%1%1%1%1%0%1%1%1%1%0%1%0%2%0%0%3%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%34%29%23%14%62%38%50%11%34%5%31%69%36%28%36%33%32%32%34%42%20%21%39%40%36%37%28%26%36%19%10%9%