April 26, 2017
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.