Respondents were told, "Below are some proposals that the Texas Legislature has debated this session. Please tell us whether you would support or oppose each of the following proposals" Half of respondents were asked their opinion on each of the following two proposals: "Prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks based on the argument that a fetus can feel pain at that point" and "Prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks."
Tea Party identification is based on the following question, also asked in the survey: "Suppose the Tea Party movement organized itself as a political party. When thinking about the next election for Congress, would you vote for the Republican candidate from your district, the Democratic candidate from your district, or the Tea Party candidate from your district?" Those who responded "Republican candidate" are considered Republicans (non-Tea Party movement) and those who responded "Tea Party candidate" are considered Tea Party Republicans.