Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #22139

Geography: Texas
Data Collected: 03/16/2015 - 03/17/2015
Release Date: 03/17/2015
Percentages

Sponsor:
Everytown for Gun Safety ()

About: Cell-phone and home-phone respondents were included in this survey of the state of Texas , which was conducted 03/16/15 and 03/17/15 using blended sample, mixed mode.
Respondents reachable on a home telephone were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone were
shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device.

1

Are you registered to vote in the state of Texas?

1050 Adults
Margin of Sampling Error: +/-2.3%

All

Gender
Male

Age

Female 18-34

<50 / 50+

35-49

50-64

65+

Race

18-49

50+

White

Parent

Black Hispani Asian /

Yes

No

Party Affiliation
Republi Democr Indepen

Yes

84%

86%

82%

74%

85%

89%

96%

79%

92%

89%

82%

77%

80%

84%

84%

90%

86%

75%

No

15%

13%

17%

25%

12%

11%

3%

19%

8%

9%

17%

22%

17%

15%

14%

8%

13%

23%

Not Sure

1%

1%

1%

2%

2%

0%

1%

2%

0%

1%

1%

1%

3%

1%

1%

2%

1%

1%

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Composition of Adults

100%

49%

51%

34%

27%

25%

14%

60%

40%

50%

11%

34%

5%

39%

60%

31%

33%

34%

White

Black Hispani Asian /

1

Are you registered to vote in the state of Texas?

1050 Adults
Margin of Sampling Error: +/-2.3%

All

Ideology

Own a Gun?

Conser Modera Liberal

I Do

Someo Both Of Neither

Yes

84%

89%

83%

78%

90%

82%

92%

79%

No

15%

10%

16%

19%

9%

15%

7%

20%

Not Sure

1%

1%

1%

3%

1%

3%

1%

1%

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Composition of Adults

100%

31%

41%

21%

17%

13%

19%

47%

2

In the election for President in 2016, are you certain to vote? Likely to vote? Or are you unlikely to vote?

881 Registered Voters
Margin of Sampling Error: +/-2.7%

All

Gender
Male

Age

Female 18-34

<50 / 50+

35-49

50-64

65+

18-49

50+

Race

Parent
Yes

No

Party Affiliation
Republi Democr Indepen

Certain

80%

76%

83%

61%

86%

88%

91%

73%

89%

82%

79%

76%

76%

82%

79%

88%

81%

69%

Likely

14%

16%

12%

25%

12%

10%

6%

19%

8%

14%

12%

16%

14%

11%

16%

9%

13%

23%

Unlikely

4%

5%

4%

11%

1%

2%

1%

6%

2%

3%

9%

4%

6%

4%

4%

3%

3%

8%

Not Sure

2%

2%

1%

3%

1%

0%

2%

2%

1%

1%

0%

3%

3%

3%

1%

1%

3%

0%

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Composition of Registered Voters

100%

50%

50%

30%

27%

27%

16%

57%

43%

53%

11%

31%

5%

39%

61%

34%

34%

30%

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Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #22139
Geography: Texas
Data Collected: 03/16/2015 - 03/17/2015
Release Date: 03/17/2015
Percentages

2

Sponsor:
Everytown for Gun Safety ()

In the election for President in 2016, are you certain to vote? Likely to vote? Or are you unlikely to vote?

881 Registered Voters
Margin of Sampling Error: +/-2.7%

All

Ideology

Own a Gun?

Conser Modera Liberal

I Do

Someo Both Of Neither

Certain

80%

89%

72%

80%

83%

87%

81%

75%

Likely

14%

7%

18%

19%

13%

11%

11%

18%

Unlikely

4%

4%

7%

0%

3%

2%

8%

4%

Not Sure

2%

0%

3%

0%

0%

1%

0%

3%

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Composition of Registered Voters

100%

33%

41%

20%

18%

13%

21%

44%

3

A few questions today about guns. First ... Do you think college students should be allowed to carry concealed handguns on college campuses?

828 Likely Voters
Margin of Sampling Error: +/-3.4%

All

Gender
Female 18-34

<50 / 50+

Race

Parent

Party Affiliation

35-49

50-64

65+

18-49

50+

White

Black Hispani Asian /

Yes

No

Yes

28%

35%

22%

33%

29%

28%

21%

31%

25%

33%

29%

31%

27%

40%

13%

No

63%

56%

70%

52%

62%

67%

78%

57%

71%

60%

65%

69%

**

57%

67%

54%

79%

55%

Not Sure

8%

9%

8%

15%

9%

5%

2%

12%

4%

7%

6%

11%

**

12%

6%

6%

7%

12%

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Composition of Likely Voters

100%

49%

51%

27%

28%

28%

17%

55%

45%

54%

11%

30%

5%

38%

61%

34%

34%

29%

3

Male

Age

19%

**

Republi Democr Indepen
33%

A few questions today about guns. First ... Do you think college students should be allowed to carry concealed handguns on college campuses?

828 Likely Voters
Margin of Sampling Error: +/-3.4%

All

Ideology

Own a Gun?

Conser Modera Liberal

I Do

Someo Both Of Neither

Yes

28%

47%

17%

21%

39%

21%

46%

15%

No

63%

48%

70%

74%

55%

73%

45%

75%

Not Sure

8%

5%

13%

5%

5%

6%

8%

10%

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Composition of Likely Voters

100%

34%

39%

21%

19%

13%

21%

44%

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Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #22139
Geography: Texas
Data Collected: 03/16/2015 - 03/17/2015
Release Date: 03/17/2015
Percentages

4

Sponsor:
Everytown for Gun Safety ()

Do you think college students should be allowed to bring concealed handgun to class?

393 Split Sample
Margin of Sampling Error: +/-4.5%

All

Gender
Male

Age

Female 18-34

<50 / 50+

Race

Parent

35-49

50-64

65+

18-49

50+

White

Black Hispani Asian /

Yes

No

Party Affiliation
Republi Democr Indepen

Yes

23%

29%

19%

22%

29%

23%

19%

25%

21%

28%

23%

13%

31%

22%

25%

37%

8%

28%

No

72%

67%

77%

76%

64%

71%

79%

70%

74%

66%

75%

87%

48%

70%

73%

58%

91%

66%

Not Sure

5%

5%

5%

3%

7%

6%

2%

5%

5%

6%

2%

0%

20%

8%

3%

5%

1%

6%

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Composition of Split Sample

100%

48%

52%

29%

28%

26%

17%

57%

43%

55%

9%

30%

6%

38%

62%

34%

32%

30%

4

Do you think college students should be allowed to bring concealed handgun to class?

393 Split Sample
Margin of Sampling Error: +/-4.5%

All

Ideology

Own a Gun?

Conser Modera Liberal

I Do

Someo Both Of Neither

Yes

23%

41%

13%

15%

47%

11%

33%

13%

No

72%

55%

80%

84%

52%

84%

64%

82%

Not Sure

5%

4%

6%

1%

2%

4%

3%

5%

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Composition of Split Sample

100%

33%

36%

24%

17%

14%

18%

46%

5

Do you think people should be allowed to carry concealed handguns in student dormitories?

828 Likely Voters
Margin of Sampling Error: +/-3.3%

All

Gender
Female 18-34

<50 / 50+

Race

Parent

Party Affiliation

35-49

50-64

65+

18-49

50+

White

Black Hispani Asian /

Yes

No

Yes

28%

34%

21%

32%

27%

29%

19%

29%

25%

36%

24%

13%

**

30%

26%

39%

14%

31%

No

66%

61%

70%

62%

63%

64%

78%

63%

70%

59%

70%

77%

**

61%

68%

55%

83%

58%

Not Sure

7%

5%

8%

6%

10%

6%

3%

8%

5%

5%

6%

10%

**

9%

5%

6%

4%

11%

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Composition of Likely Voters

100%

49%

51%

27%

28%

28%

17%

55%

45%

54%

11%

30%

5%

38%

61%

34%

34%

29%

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Male

Age

Republi Democr Indepen

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Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #22139
Geography: Texas
Data Collected: 03/16/2015 - 03/17/2015
Release Date: 03/17/2015
Percentages

5

Sponsor:
Everytown for Gun Safety ()

Do you think people should be allowed to carry concealed handguns in student dormitories?

828 Likely Voters
Margin of Sampling Error: +/-3.3%

All

Ideology

Own a Gun?

Conser Modera Liberal

I Do

Someo Both Of Neither

Yes

28%

46%

15%

21%

34%

19%

50%

15%

No

66%

48%

76%

75%

63%

71%

41%

80%

Not Sure

7%

6%

8%

4%

3%

10%

9%

5%

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Composition of Likely Voters

100%

34%

39%

21%

19%

13%

21%

44%

6

Do you think people should be allowed to carry concealed handguns at college football games and other sporting events?

828 Likely Voters
Margin of Sampling Error: +/-3%

All

Gender
Male

Age

Female 18-34

<50 / 50+

Race

Parent

35-49

50-64

65+

18-49

50+

White

Black Hispani Asian /

Yes

No

Party Affiliation
Republi Democr Indepen

Yes

22%

23%

20%

24%

19%

26%

16%

21%

22%

28%

14%

12%

**

26%

19%

32%

10%

23%

No

75%

74%

75%

72%

77%

70%

82%

74%

75%

69%

79%

85%

**

72%

76%

63%

87%

73%

Not Sure

4%

3%

4%

4%

5%

4%

1%

4%

3%

3%

7%

3%

**

2%

5%

5%

2%

5%

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Composition of Likely Voters

100%

49%

51%

27%

28%

28%

17%

55%

45%

54%

11%

30%

5%

38%

61%

34%

34%

29%

6

Do you think people should be allowed to carry concealed handguns at college football games and other sporting events?

828 Likely Voters
Margin of Sampling Error: +/-3%

All

Ideology

Own a Gun?

Conser Modera Liberal

I Do

Someo Both Of Neither

Yes

22%

35%

15%

13%

29%

21%

35%

11%

No

75%

62%

81%

82%

66%

77%

62%

85%

Not Sure

4%

3%

4%

5%

5%

2%

3%

4%

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Composition of Likely Voters

100%

34%

39%

21%

19%

13%

21%

44%

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Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #22139
Geography: Texas
Data Collected: 03/16/2015 - 03/17/2015
Release Date: 03/17/2015
Percentages

7

Sponsor:
Everytown for Gun Safety ()

Do you think people should be allowed to carry concealed handguns on college campus facilities where alcohol is permitted?

828 Likely Voters
Margin of Sampling Error: +/-2.5%

All

Gender
Male

Age

Female 18-34

<50 / 50+

35-49

50-64

Race

65+

18-49

50+

White

Parent

Black Hispani Asian /

Yes

No

Party Affiliation
Republi Democr Indepen

Yes

12%

15%

9%

14%

12%

13%

9%

13%

11%

16%

4%

6%

**

15%

11%

20%

4%

13%

No

85%

83%

87%

85%

86%

81%

89%

86%

84%

80%

91%

94%

**

83%

86%

76%

95%

83%

Not Sure

3%

2%

3%

1%

2%

6%

2%

2%

5%

4%

4%

1%

**

2%

3%

4%

1%

4%

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Composition of Likely Voters

100%

49%

51%

27%

28%

28%

17%

55%

45%

54%

11%

30%

5%

38%

61%

34%

34%

29%

7

Do you think people should be allowed to carry concealed handguns on college campus facilities where alcohol is permitted?

828 Likely Voters
Margin of Sampling Error: +/-2.5%

All

Ideology

Own a Gun?

Conser Modera Liberal

I Do

Someo Both Of Neither

Yes

12%

23%

6%

6%

15%

6%

20%

7%

No

85%

72%

92%

92%

81%

90%

76%

91%

Not Sure

3%

5%

2%

2%

4%

4%

3%

1%

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Composition of Likely Voters

100%

34%

39%

21%

19%

13%

21%

44%

8

Do you think guns should be allowed in college fraternity and sorority houses?

828 Likely Voters
Margin of Sampling Error: +/-3.1%

All

Gender
Female 18-34

<50 / 50+

Race

Parent

Party Affiliation

35-49

50-64

65+

18-49

50+

White

Black Hispani Asian /

Yes

No

Yes

22%

27%

16%

23%

24%

23%

14%

23%

20%

25%

23%

13%

**

25%

20%

28%

9%

29%

No

73%

67%

79%

72%

70%

72%

84%

71%

76%

70%

76%

80%

**

70%

75%

66%

88%

64%

Not Sure

5%

5%

5%

5%

6%

5%

2%

6%

4%

5%

1%

7%

**

5%

5%

6%

2%

7%

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Composition of Likely Voters

100%

49%

51%

27%

28%

28%

17%

55%

45%

54%

11%

30%

5%

38%

61%

34%

34%

29%

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Male

Age

Republi Democr Indepen

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Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #22139
Geography: Texas
Data Collected: 03/16/2015 - 03/17/2015
Release Date: 03/17/2015
Percentages

8

Sponsor:
Everytown for Gun Safety ()

Do you think guns should be allowed in college fraternity and sorority houses?

828 Likely Voters
Margin of Sampling Error: +/-3.1%

All

Ideology

Own a Gun?

Conser Modera Liberal

I Do

Someo Both Of Neither

Yes

22%

33%

13%

18%

24%

19%

33%

13%

No

73%

61%

79%

82%

73%

79%

59%

82%

Not Sure

5%

5%

8%

0%

3%

2%

9%

5%

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Composition of Likely Voters

100%

34%

39%

21%

19%

13%

21%

44%

9

Six of the largest university systems in Texas estimate that if a new law passes that requires them to allow guns on campus, it will cost them $59 million to install gun safes and to train
staff and security. Insurance premiums may go up. For example, Houston Community College says it will pay $900,000 a year more in insurance premium if the new law is passed.
These costs may be passed on to the students. Now that you have more information about the proposal, Do you ... strongly support? Support? Oppose? Or strongly oppose ... requiring
universities to allow people to bring guns on campus?

828 Likely Voters
Margin of Sampling Error: +/-3.5%

All

Gender
Male

Age

Race

Parent

35-49

50-64

65+

18-49

50+

White

Black Hispani Asian /

13%

15%

17%

23%

11%

16%

18%

19%

19%

14%

9%

19%

11%

6%

8%

15%

7%

14%

19%

16%

18%

21%

12%

21%

20%

15%

16%

50%

44%

56%

43%

46%

56%

58%

44%

57%

4%

2%

6%

5%

5%

3%

2%

5%

3%

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Composition of Likely Voters

100%

49%

51%

27%

28%

28%

17%

55%

Strongly Support

17%

21%

Support

11%

Oppose

18%

Strongly Oppose
Not Sure

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Female 18-34

<50 / 50+

Party Affiliation

Yes

No

11%

**

20%

15%

Republi Democr Indepen
24%

12%

5%

**

12%

11%

13%

24%

**

18%

18%

47%

54%

56%

**

45%

4%

1%

4%

**

5%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

45%

54%

11%

30%

5%

10%

18%

16%

4%

15%

19%

20%

14%

53%

36%

65%

49%

3%

7%

2%

4%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

38%

61%

34%

34%

29%

Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #22139 - Page 6

Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #22139
Geography: Texas
Data Collected: 03/16/2015 - 03/17/2015
Release Date: 03/17/2015
Percentages

9

Sponsor:
Everytown for Gun Safety ()

Six of the largest university systems in Texas estimate that if a new law passes that requires them to allow guns on campus, it will cost them $59 million to install gun safes and to train
staff and security. Insurance premiums may go up. For example, Houston Community College says it will pay $900,000 a year more in insurance premium if the new law is passed.
These costs may be passed on to the students. Now that you have more information about the proposal, Do you ... strongly support? Support? Oppose? Or strongly oppose ... requiring
universities to allow people to bring guns on campus?

828 Likely Voters
Margin of Sampling Error: +/-3.5%

All

Ideology

Own a Gun?

Conser Modera Liberal

I Do

Someo Both Of Neither

Strongly Support

17%

27%

9%

16%

17%

15%

36%

7%

Support

11%

16%

13%

3%

21%

9%

15%

5%

Oppose

18%

16%

22%

11%

21%

14%

15%

19%

Strongly Oppose

50%

35%

53%

65%

37%

53%

32%

66%

Not Sure

4%

6%

3%

5%

4%

9%

2%

3%

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Composition of Likely Voters

100%

34%

39%

21%

19%

13%

21%

44%

10

Idaho passed a similar law last year that required colleges and universities to allow people to carry concealed handguns on campus. In the second week of the new policy, a professor at
Idaho State University accidentally shot himself in the leg during a chemistry lab. Given that information, Do you ... strongly support? Support? Oppose? Or strongly oppose ... requiring
universities to allow people to bring guns to college classes?

828 Likely Voters
Margin of Sampling Error: +/-3.5%

All

Gender
Male

Age

Female 18-34

<50 / 50+

35-49

50-64

65+

18-49

50+

Race
White

Parent

Black Hispani Asian /

Yes

No

Party Affiliation
Republi Democr Indepen

Strongly Support

18%

21%

14%

15%

18%

23%

12%

17%

19%

20%

17%

11%

**

21%

16%

25%

9%

20%

Support

13%

16%

10%

20%

13%

9%

9%

16%

9%

18%

11%

6%

**

11%

14%

17%

5%

18%

Oppose

18%

20%

16%

19%

21%

14%

19%

20%

16%

15%

18%

22%

**

19%

18%

20%

20%

15%

Strongly Oppose

49%

41%

56%

43%

45%

52%

59%

44%

55%

44%

54%

59%

**

45%

51%

33%

67%

46%

Not Sure

2%

1%

4%

3%

2%

3%

1%

3%

2%

3%

1%

2%

**

4%

1%

5%

0%

2%

Total

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

Composition of Likely Voters

100%

49%

51%

27%

28%

28%

17%

55%

45%

54%

11%

30%

5%

38%

61%

34%

34%

29%

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Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #22139
Geography: Texas
Data Collected: 03/16/2015 - 03/17/2015
Release Date: 03/17/2015
Percentages

10

Sponsor:
Everytown for Gun Safety ()

Idaho passed a similar law last year that required colleges and universities to allow people to carry concealed handguns on campus. In the second week of the new policy, a professor at
Idaho State University accidentally shot himself in the leg during a chemistry lab. Given that information, Do you ... strongly support? Support? Oppose? Or strongly oppose ... requiring
universities to allow people to bring guns to college classes?

828 Likely Voters
Margin of Sampling Error: +/-3.5%

All

Ideology

Own a Gun?

Conser Modera Liberal

Strongly Support

18%

30%

9%

Support

13%

17%

Oppose

18%

17%

Strongly Oppose

49%

Not Sure

2%

Total
Composition of Likely Voters

I Do

Someo Both Of Neither

15%

16%

15%

39%

7%

14%

6%

27%

10%

17%

6%

21%

13%

24%

19%

15%

17%

32%

54%

66%

32%

54%

29%

67%

5%

2%

0%

0%

2%

1%

3%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

100%

34%

39%

21%

19%

13%

21%

44%

** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.
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