Respondents were asked, "Below are a list of proposals for improving the K-12 education system in Texas. For each, proposal, please tell us whether you think it would be extremely effective, somewhat effective, not very effective, or not at all effective in improving the quality of K-12 education in Texas.--Increasing funding for the public school system."
Tea Party idenfication 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 "Democratic candiate" are considered Democrats, those who responded "Republican candidate" are considered Republicans (non-Tea Party movement), and those who responded "Tea Party candidate" are considered Tea Party Republicans.