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Table 1

Demographics of respondents

Category% (n)
Primary drinking water sourcea 
 Private supply 7.6 (64) 
 Public supply – municipal 57.1 (480) 
 Public supply – rural water district 11.8 (99) 
 Purchase bottled water 23.5 (198) 
Gender 
 Male 56.6 (447) 
 Female 43.4 (343) 
Years lived in Texas 
 All my life 47.3 (377) 
 More than 10 years 43.0 (343) 
 5 to 9 years 5.8 (46) 
 Less than 5 years 3.9 (31) 
Size of residence community 
  >100,000 51.0 (428) 
 25,000 to 100,000 20.4 (171) 
 7,000 to 25,000 11.7 (98) 
 3,500 to 7,000 7.1 (60) 
  <3,500 9.9 (83) 
Education 
 Less than or some high school 4.4 (38) 
 High school graduate 14.4 (125) 
 Some college 29.6 (258) 
 College graduate 29.7 (259) 
 Advanced college degree 21.9 (191) 
Age 
 18–24 0.9 (7) 
 25–34 5.6 (45) 
 35–49 22.3 (178) 
 50–64 34.3 (274) 
 65 years old or older 36.9 (295) 
Residence location 
 Inside city limits 73.1 (639) 
 Outside city limits, not farming 22.7 (198) 
 Outside city limits, farming 4.2 (37) 
Category% (n)
Primary drinking water sourcea 
 Private supply 7.6 (64) 
 Public supply – municipal 57.1 (480) 
 Public supply – rural water district 11.8 (99) 
 Purchase bottled water 23.5 (198) 
Gender 
 Male 56.6 (447) 
 Female 43.4 (343) 
Years lived in Texas 
 All my life 47.3 (377) 
 More than 10 years 43.0 (343) 
 5 to 9 years 5.8 (46) 
 Less than 5 years 3.9 (31) 
Size of residence community 
  >100,000 51.0 (428) 
 25,000 to 100,000 20.4 (171) 
 7,000 to 25,000 11.7 (98) 
 3,500 to 7,000 7.1 (60) 
  <3,500 9.9 (83) 
Education 
 Less than or some high school 4.4 (38) 
 High school graduate 14.4 (125) 
 Some college 29.6 (258) 
 College graduate 29.7 (259) 
 Advanced college degree 21.9 (191) 
Age 
 18–24 0.9 (7) 
 25–34 5.6 (45) 
 35–49 22.3 (178) 
 50–64 34.3 (274) 
 65 years old or older 36.9 (295) 
Residence location 
 Inside city limits 73.1 (639) 
 Outside city limits, not farming 22.7 (198) 
 Outside city limits, farming 4.2 (37) 

aResponses of ‘I don't know’ were excluded from the analyses.

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