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Public opinion research

What Texans believe matters greatly to us. While some of our efforts are regional, much of our impact spans the huge and diverse state, and we value voices and experiences from every community.

Listening to Texans

Through high-quality social research, we can hear from Texans about how the issues we work on can improve their lives. We learn about their hopes and dreams, including what they want the future to look like for their families, communities, and state.

Our public opinion research primarily encompasses large-scale public perception polling, issue- and audience-specific polling, and focus groups.

Our research not only informs the development of our initiatives, but also serves as a resource for the state and nation to learn about Texans. We prioritize access to information, including topline and cross-tab data, data dashboards, and engaging visuals. We hope fellow learners will use this information to strengthen the field and improve lives.

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The Texas Education Poll

Our Texas Education Poll provides insight into the perceptions and trends in Texans’ attitudes toward public education. Released annually, the Texas Education Poll asks 1,000 Texans, including public school parents, to share what matters most to them about our state’s schools.

The Texas Teacher Poll

Our Texas Teacher Poll provides insights into the challenges teachers face and their experiences as professionals – all through the voices of teachers. The Texas Teacher Poll is released annually and asks a representative sample of the state’s teachers to share their thoughts on how to strengthen and improve the profession.

Note: Many of the research reports offered here were commissioned and published by our sister organization, Raise Your Hand Texas. We share them here because the subject matter is relevant to the mission and work of the Charles Butt Foundation.