Priority 8. Partisan Politics
Partisan politics first emerged as a Utah Priorities Project issue in 2012, landing at number eight. In 2016 partisan politics remains on the list at number eight. In 2012, only a few respondents listed partisan politics as one of the top two issues facing Utah that the governor could do something about. Despite the issue not coming to mind when individuals listed their top two concerns, Utah Foundation included it on the survey list that year and it made the top ten list.
Similarly, in 2016 only a small percentage of respondents of the open-response issues poll (about 3%) noted some form of political dysfunction as a top issue in Utah. Of these comments, nearly half mentioned a lack of political diversity in Utah’s government. A handful of remaining comments described divisiveness in the political arena, or incompetence/inexperience of politicians as being a concern.
Partisan Politics Position in Utah Priorities
Also, feel free to glance through some of our older reports and blogs about partisan politics.
- 2016 Utah Priorities Project: Survey of State Party Delegates (Part III)
- 2016 Utah Priorities Project: Gubernatorial Candidate Report (Part II)
- 2016 Utah Priorities Project: Survey of Voters’ Issues and Concerns (Part I)
- Millennials and Boomers: Politics and Society (Part IV)
- Utah Priorities 2012, Issue #8: Partisan Politics
- Partisan Politics, Polarization, and Participation
- The 2012 Utah Priorities Survey of Party Delegates and Voters
- Utah Priorities Gubernatorial Survey: A Comparison of Candidates’ and Voters’ Top Priorities for 2012
- Utahns Don’t Like Either Presumptive Candidate
- Utah Priorities Project: Explaining the Candidate Survey
- Utah Thrives – Candidates Respond to the Utah Priorities Project Voter Survey