Pocketbook fears: Extreme weather and rising costs of homeownership 🏡
87% of Texas voters expressed concern that weather-related events in Texas such as wildfires, floods, drought and hurricanes may increase what they pay for property insurance.
- The summer of 2023 regularly featured stories about extreme heat and severe drought conditions across Texas. We’ve also seen news reports on insurance companies raising rates and even leaving other state markets due to worsening extreme weather trends.
At the same time, 41% of Texas voters think that Texas’ climate has changed dramatically over the past 10 years.
- The current figure is nine points higher than what we measured in September 2021.
Energy expansion: Keep it affordable ⚡️
Amid global market volatility and the emergence of new technologies that are changing the energy landscape, we delved into the perspectives of Texas voters about what is important to them during this evolving energy paradigm.
A staggering 97% of Texas voters emphasized the critical need for energy to remain as affordable as possible for all Texans.
Voters additionally placed importance on:
- Identifying ways to support energy innovation — 92%
- Keeping Texas a leader in producing energy — 91%
- Ensuring that a move to new energy technologies doesn’t harm state tax revenues and school funding — 89%
- Maintaining jobs in the oil and gas industry — 85%