As the work of the new legislative session begins, far more Texans than a year ago are concerned about the future, and public confidence in state government has declined considerably.
Those are key findings from a new poll we conducted in January 2021. The poll also shows that nearly a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, far fewer Texans rate the state’s ability to solve problems as “good” or “excellent,” and 4-in-5 say the legislature needs to take action this year to address the challenges Texas now faces.
“These numbers make clear that across age groups, ethnicities and political parties, Texans want their leaders to take action on the issues that will shape our future. Legislators are in session right now — this is a critical opportunity to act, and they must not miss it.”
–Margaret Spellings, Texas 2036 President & CEO