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.
 
1Should texting while driving be legal in Texas? Or should it be against the law?
500 AdultsAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 3.2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNorth TeEast TexCentral South TeWest Tex
Legal8%10%5%11%9%2%5%10%3%8%12%4%14%7%8%10%6%7%9%7%9%6%4%12%7%5%11%12%5%7%8%6%
Against The Law85%82%87%79%85%90%88%82%89%87%72%88%74%87%84%87%83%84%85%85%84%88%88%81%85%89%82%81%86%85%86%92%
Not Sure8%7%8%9%6%8%6%8%7%4%17%8%12%6%8%3%11%9%6%8%8%7%8%7%8%6%7%7%9%9%5%2%
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%
Composition of Adults100%49%51%34%29%23%14%62%38%50%11%34%5%31%69%33%32%32%34%42%20%21%39%40%36%37%28%26%36%19%10%9%