To better understand public opinion, The Texas Lyceum commissions an annual survey on the critical issues issues facing Texans. The mission of the Lyceum Poll is straightforward: Produce a professional, nonpartisan, high-quality, scientific survey that provides the public with:

  • Specific data points on issues of interest
  • A time series of key demographics, attitudes, and opinions

The trademark of the Lyceum Poll is its transparency. All top-line and detailed cross-tabular results for each poll are published on the Lyceum website.

The 2023 Lyceum Poll

The 17th Annual Texas Lyceum Poll was in the field  January 6-12, 2023, with the purpose of providing supporting information for the topics the Lyceum will host conferences on throughout the year. For the January conference, A Look at Elections, this year’s poll reflects back on the 2019 Lyceum Poll focused on democracy in the United States. The poll also includes measures of attitudes about women and gender equality to support the April 2023 conference, The state of Texas Women, and, as always assessing the overall mood of our economy and growth in the state. The poll also includes the attitudes of political figures in Texas.

It is the expectation that the survey will provide policy makers, the press, and the public with scientifically collected information to inform future policy well after the conference.

Texans’ Economic Concerns Continue amidst Ambivalence about the State’s Growth and an Erosion in Democratic Attitudes

Press Release 
Executive Summary 
2023 Texas Lyceum Toplines 
2023 Texas Lyceum Poll Cross Tabs 

Past Lyceum Polls

Texas Lyceum Poll Trend Report 2007 - 2022

2022 Texas Lyceum Poll: Texans' Attitudes on Major Issues Driving the State in This Decade

2021 Texas Lyceum Poll: Texans’ Views of the Coronavirus Pandemic and its Economic Consequences

2020 Texas Lyceum Poll: Texans' Election Preferences and Housing Affordability in Texas

2019 Texas Lyceum Poll: Democracy, Approval Ratings, and the 2020 Presidential Election 

2018 Texas Lyceum Poll: Healthcare, the Economy, and the 2018 Midterm Elections

2017 Texas Lyceum Poll: Immigration, Border Security, and the Economy

2016 Texas Lyceum Poll: 2016 Presidential Election, Transgender Public Facilities, Ridesharing, and the Border Wall

2015 Texas Lyceum Poll: Legalization of Marijuana, Race-Based Discrimination, Border Security, the Affordable Care Act, and Youth Tackle Football

2014 Texas Lyceum Poll: Immigration Crisis, Abortion, the Affordable Care Act, and 2014 Statewide Races

2013 Texas Lyceum Poll: The Affordable Care Act, Medicaid and Health Insurance Exchanges; Public Education; Texting and Driving; and Transportation Infrastructure

2012 Texas Lyceum Poll: School Finance, the Affordable Care Act, and Water Rights

2011 Texas Lyceum Poll: The Economy and Social Policy

2010 Texas Lyceum Poll: Gambling, Immigration, and the State Budget Shortfall

2009 Texas Lyceum Poll: Financial Security, Voter ID, and Gay Marriage

2008 Texas Lyceum Poll: Transportation Policy and Infrastructure and the 2008 Presidential Election

2007 Texas Lyceum Poll: Religion, Public Morality, Ethics, and the Separation of Church and State