Texans Stand Up for Access to Birth Control:
Results from a Statewide Survey of Texas Voters
A new statewide poll from the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund shows
Texans believe that access to family planning and birth control is important and should not be
limited by a woman’s income level, employer or medical provider. Voters support government
taking action to ensure that Texas women can make their own decisions about family planning,
including providing state funding for family planning and birth control programs in the state.
Support for state funding for providing access to family planning services and birth control for
low-income women is both broad and deep, crossing political, racial, generational and
geographic lines. Moreover, strong support exists for access to birth control among religiously
observant Texans, including both Catholics and Protestants, as well as Born-again Christians.
The results in this report are based on a statewide poll of registered Texas voters conducted by
Greenberg Quinlan Rosner and Chesapeake Beach Consulting for the Texas Freedom Network
Education Fund. The survey reached a total of 604 registered voters in Texas and was
conducted February 6 - 11, 2013.