How do Texas voters feel about sex education in schools?
In March 2020, the Texas Campaign contracted with the polling firm Baselice and Associates to survey registered Texas voters on their views around sex education.
Our polling research showed that across Texas, parents want their kids to receive common-sense, medically accurate information about their health and relationships.
75% of registered Texas voters, including 68% of republicans, support “abstinence-plus” sex education that teachers youth about topics such as birth control, prevention of sexually transmitted infections, and healthy relationships in addition to abstinence.
88% of respondents, including 86% of Republicans, agreed that it’s important for students to learn about consent, including respecting the boundaries set by other people about their bodies.
75% of Texans, including 65% of Republicans, believe that to prevent bullying of LGBTQ youth, Texas public schools should include standards around cultivating respect for all people, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Public Opinion Poll Results
Texas voters agree that our youth deserve access to medically accurate, age-appropriate sexual health education. Polling consistently shows that sex education is not a highly partisan issue for most people – it’s just common sense.