Utah Thrives Podcast | Utah Priorities Project overview

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In this podcast, Utah Foundation board member Thomas Young speaks with staff members Shawn Teigen and Christopher Collard about the 2024 Utah Priorities Project, focusing on the fact that people are priced out and fed up. Read the report, Priced Out and Fed Up, here.

Op-ed: Do politicians listen to voters?

Written by: Shawn Teigen

Before the pandemic in February 2020, I was perplexed when “politicians listening to voters” was at the top of Utahns’ concerns in the Utah Priorities Project. The project seeks to uncover the issues that we think the state should do something about. After my initial confusion, that high ranking made a bit more sense. After all, in 2018, Utahns voted to approve three ballot initiatives: Shortly after the vote, the Utah Legislature repealed and replaced … Continued

Utah Priorities Project | What Matters Most to Utahns?

Written by: Shawn Teigen

As Americans, what is our top policy priority? A Pew Research Center survey found that Americans think that President Biden and Congress should focus on “strengthening the economy” in 2024. But what about Utahns? During each gubernatorial election year since 2004, Utah Foundation has sought to understand what matters most to voters through its Utah Priorities Project. For the 2024 Utah Priorities Project, housing affordability topped the list of concerns. Earning enough to pay for … Continued

Utah Thrives Podcast | Interview with Kathleen Riebe

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The Utah Thrives podcast has invited candidates of the second Congressional District Special Election to speak with Utah Foundation board member Thomas Young. In these interviews, Thomas asks questions relating to the Utah Foundation’s Utah Priorities Project and how these candidates hope to address the issues most important to Utah voters. In this edition of Utah Thrives, Steven Everett joins Thomas to speak with Utah State Senator Kathleen Riebe. This podcast has been edited for … Continued

Utah Thrives Podcast | Interview with Celeste Maloy

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The Utah Foundation has invited candidates of the second Congressional District Special Election to speak with Thomas Young. In these interviews, Thomas asks questions relating to the Utah Foundation’s Utah Priorities Project and how these candidates hope to address the issues most important to Utah voters. In this edition of Utah Thrives, Thomas Young speaks with the Republican nominee, Celeste Maloy.

Utah Thrives Podcast | Interview with Becky Edwards

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The Utah Foundation has invited each of the Republican primary candidates for Utah’s 2nd congressional district special election to speak with Thomas Young. In these interviews, Thomas asks six questions relating to how these candidates would address the issues most important to Utah voters. For instance, what could Congress do about housing prices? And what about healthcare costs and accessibility? In this edition of Utah Thrives, Thomas Young speaks with Becky Edwards who served as … Continued

Utah Thrives Podcast | Utah Voter Priorities

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In this edition of Utah Thrives, Thomas Young interviews Utah Foundation President Shawn Teigen about the results of the 2020 Priorities Project. They discuss past priorities and theorize about how voters’ priorities might change in the upcoming 2024 election season.

Video: Utahns’ Concerns by Political Party

Written by: Christopher Collard

The Utah Foundation’s newest video examines the differences between the political parties in Utah, looking at changes over time and top priorities. Check it out!  

Video: Utahns’ Top 5 Concerns

Written by: Christopher Collard

The Utah Foundation’s newest video examines Utahns’ top five priorities. Find out what they are — and the details behind them — in the video.