Poll: By a Landslide Texas Voters Support Equal Parenting

April 4, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

In late January of this year, Public Policy Polling of North Carolina conducted a survey of Texas voters’ attitudes about shared parenting.  As in numerous other states, Texans strongly favor shared parenting.  And, again as in other states, that support crosses all lines of sex, race, party affiliation, etc.

So for example, 77% of women and 77% of men agreed with the statement “it is in the child’s best interest to have as much time as possible with both fit, willing and able parents following a divorce or separation.”  71% of women and 80% of men said they thought children have a right to spend equal or near equal time with each parent following divorce or separation.  65% of women and 69% of men said they believe that children spending equal time with each parent would reduce re-litigation of custody cases.  And 63% of women and 69% of men said they thought an equal parenting law is needed in Texas.

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