Significant Statistics | Utahns prefer that K-12 spending go to teacher pay

Written by: Shawn Teigen

As part of the 2020 Utah Priorities Project survey, when asked if they would be willing to pay more taxes for public schools, a majority of voters agreed. Utah voters preferred that additional funding be directed toward teacher pay and smaller class sizes, with less emphasis on either technology, books and other supplies or counselors and support services. Improved school facilities was a distant last place.

Learn about how these preferences conflict and more in next week’s Utah Priorities Project report release on voters’ third highest priority.


A plurality of voters (44%) would put additional school funding toward teacher pay.

“When thinking about where additional funding for public schools should be spent, what is your top priority?”

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