Texas Transportation Poll Sentiment Analysis

This analysis provides insight into the transportation issues that are most significant to the public. Understanding the most commonly faced transportation issues and the degree of negative or positive sentiment toward these issues can allow policy makers to better deduce how palatable potential transportation policies will be to the public. Additionally, this analysis establishes a baseline process for researchers to conduct further qualitative analyses that will inform future quantitative studies, including the next Texas Transportation Poll. This policy brief presents the following sections: (1) A discussion of the most significant transportation issues reported; (2) Respondents’ perceptions of the causes of transportation issues; (3) The potential implications that perceived transportation issues may have for transportation policy in Texas; (4) Lessons learned about the utility of qualitative and sentiment analysis in transportation research and best practices for future statewide surveys. Appendix A gives further information about the methodology used to conduct the sentiment analysis and qualitative analysis. Appendix B gives a review of current literature on the subject.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 20p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01600202
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 20 2016 12:21PM