Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

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STRATEG4

Which of these would be better for the Houston area? [rotate:] Spending more taxpayer money to improve rail and buses; or: Spending more taxpayer money to expand existing highways? (07, 10)
  -1) RF/DK
  1) Spending more taxpayer money to improve rail and buses
  2) Spending more taxpayer money to expand existing highways

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage Z-Score
RF/DK 101 7.2% 7.2% -2.86
Spending more taxpayer money to improve rail and buses 751 53.4% 60.6% -.32
Spending more taxpayer money to expand existing highways 554 39.4% 100% .95

Variable Comparisons


Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-44 45-59 60-93 TOTAL
RF/DK 3.7%
8
7.1%
22
6.7%
29
9.0%
35
7.0%
94
Spending more taxpayer money to improve rail and buses 47.7%
102
49.7%
155
56.0%
241
55.0%
213
52.9%
711
Spending more taxpayer money to expand existing highways 48.6%
104
43.3%
135
37.2%
160
35.9%
139
40.1%
538
TOTAL 100.0%
214
100.0%
312
100.0%
430
100.0%
387

1343


Race (I-RACE)

Anglos Blacks Hispanics Asians Other TOTAL
RF/DK 6.6%
47
8.8%
26
6.7%
19
7.8%
4
10.3%
3
7.2%
99
Spending more taxpayer money to improve rail and buses 55.0%
392
58.6%
173
45.3%
129
58.8%
30
27.6%
8
53.3%
732
Spending more taxpayer money to expand existing highways 38.4%
274
32.5%
96
48.1%
137
33.3%
17
62.1%
18
39.5%
542
TOTAL 100.0%
713
100.0%
295
100.0%
285
100.0%
51
100.0%
29

1373


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Prostestant Catholic Jewish Other religion No religion TOTAL
RF/DK 6.3%
46
7.9%
28
7.1%
1
11.8%
14
5.5%
8
7.1%
97
Spending more taxpayer money to improve rail and buses 56.0%
408
47.3%
167
57.1%
8
56.3%
67
52.4%
76
53.4%
726
Spending more taxpayer money to expand existing highways 37.7%
275
44.8%
158
35.7%
5
31.9%
38
42.1%
61
39.5%
537
TOTAL 100.0%
729
100.0%
353
100.0%
14
100.0%
119
100.0%
145

1360


Gender (I-GENDER)

Male Female TOTAL
RF/DK 6.4%
41
7.8%
60
7.2%
101
Spending more taxpayer money to improve rail and buses 53.4%
342
53.4%
409
53.4%
751
Spending more taxpayer money to expand existing highways 40.2%
257
38.8%
297
39.4%
554
TOTAL 100.0%
640
100.0%
766

1406


Political ideology (I-POLITICS)

Conservative Moderate Liberal TOTAL
RF/DK 8.1%
46
5.5%
24
6.3%
18
6.8%
88
Spending more taxpayer money to improve rail and buses 48.5%
276
57.5%
250
59.6%
170
54.0%
696
Spending more taxpayer money to expand existing highways 43.4%
247
37.0%
161
34.0%
97
39.2%
505
TOTAL 100.0%
569
100.0%
435
100.0%
285

1289


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than 12th grade 12th grade 1-3 years of college Bachelor's degree (BA, BS) Some graduate level work Graduate degree (MA, MS, MBA, Med, MSW, PhD, JD, MD, DDS) TOTAL
RF/DK 11.5%
12
9.1%
24
6.5%
29
4.3%
15
6.5%
4
9.7%
17
7.2%
101
Spending more taxpayer money to improve rail and buses 49.0%
51
45.3%
120
53.8%
239
55.2%
191
59.7%
37
62.5%
110
53.5%
748
Spending more taxpayer money to expand existing highways 39.4%
41
45.7%
121
39.6%
176
40.5%
140
33.9%
21
27.8%
49
39.2%
548
TOTAL 100.0%
104
100.0%
265
100.0%
444
100.0%
346
100.0%
62
100.0%
176

1397

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