Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Survey Shows Opinion Shifts in Gay Marriage, Marijuana

Karen Michael

April 26, 2017

Amarillo Globe News - Texas Tech University's Earl Survey Research Lab on Wednesday announced the results of its 2017 post-election survey on controversial topics including health care, transgender bathroom access, gay marriage and marijuana legalization.

The report showed signs of opinion shifts in some areas, according to instructors who led their students in creating and completing the survey. The telephone survey of 442 registered voters in Texas was conducted from March 20 to April 13, with students in a political analysis class and in an introduction to American government class working to form the questions and to call Texans all over the state. The survey had a 4.6 percent margin of error, according to the American government instructor, Sara Norman. She is also the director of the Earl Survey Research Lab.

Jared Perkins, a visiting instructor in the Department of Political Science, said Texans were last asked about their support for same-sex marriage in 2015, when 49 percent supported it.

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