Data is at the heart of what we do.
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We created Texas 2036… to be a resource to bring Texans together around data.
We’ve been busy recently restructuring our data webpage to make it easier for you to find the informative and compelling figures that drives our policy work.
We’re happy to pull the curtain back and give you a quick guide to the data that puts us at the heart of Texas policy…
Leveraging data to shape our future ⏳
These three interactive resources give the public the ability to dive into robust datasets to gain insights into Texas-specific numbers across important policy areas including justice, health and employment.
Data Lab: A rich repository of national and Texas-level data — all publicly available and continually updated for exploration, visualizations and downloads.
- Seeking granularity? This dashboard allows for original analysis of county-level datasets across Texas.
Texas Voter Poll: A periodic survey of 1,000 voters presenting a vital perspective on what really matters to Texans. Responses are presented across subgroups and geographic regions.
- Stay tuned: the results of the next voter poll are coming soon.
Strategic Framework: Over 150 topics are presented across time, the nation and Texas around the 36 goals of Texas 2036. The dashboard is organized by our six policy pillars and driven by the Data Lab.
- Newly updated! This data-driven roadmap for Texas to be the best place to live and work in the decades to come was relaunched late last year and directs our policy work this legislative session.
👉 Dive deeper:
Exploring our policy pillars through data 📈
Six areas — education and workforce, health, infrastructure, natural resources, justice and safety, and government performance — uphold our policy work at Texas 2036.
Tools developed by our team help policymakers and stakeholders gain new insights when addressing public policy issues. Here are some examples:
Texas Advanced Coursetaking Dashboard: Texas Education Agency datasets are visualized to reveal disparities in advanced course offerings for select student groups across school, Senate and House districts as well as Educational Service Center regions.
Health Price Transparency: With this data tool, public hospital prices across hospitals and payers are displayed interactively. View the negotiated rate of a Texas health care service by insurance payer, hospital and public health region.
Extreme Weather: Everything is bigger in Texas, including the weather forecasts. Innovative research led by Texas State’s Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon predicts potential extreme weather events and natural disasters up to the year 2036.
👉 Check out some of our latest data blogs:
- Concentration, competition and cost: How are the hospital markets of Texas?
- Texas’ labor market and the price of recovery
Where would you like more data?
Tell us what policy areas would benefit the most from more data tools!