The 2010 Utah Priorities Survey of Party Delegates and Voters

As part of the 2010 Utah Priorities Project, Utah Foundation, KSL Television and Radio, Deseret News, and the Hinckley Institute sponsored a ground-breaking survey of Utah voters and delegates to the major party conventions. The survey shows distinct differences between party delegates and voters, with delegates usually taking more zealous positions than their party’s voters. The strongest distinctions are, as expected, between the two major parties. The survey also provides insight on Republican delegates’ opinions in the U.S. Senate race.

Among the many findings in this detailed survey are:

  • Voters’ priorities for action by elected officials are focused around education, the economy, crime, elected officials’ ethics, states’ rights, water supply, and decreasing state spending.
  • The priorities of Republican state convention delegates are about limiting government power, improving the economy, and preventing illegal immigration.
  • The priorities of Democratic delegates are about human services, elected officials’ ethics, and protecting the environment.

Read this report:

Executive Summary
Full Report (Data from Dan Jones and Associates)


3 Responses to “The 2010 Utah Priorities Survey of Party Delegates and Voters”

  1. Aleta Taylor

    Thank you for the work you do. This was a very helpful website for me. As I have been involved at the legislature I have certainly formed an opinion of just what I think is important to Utahans. This was a good opportunity to compare my research with yours. This kind of information helps us all. Aleta Taylor candidate for Senate District 10.

  2. Steve Kroes

    Jacqueline, it is always our intention to create surveys that accurately assess a situation, not trying to drive any particular outcome. I hope after reading the report, you feel confident that it was an objective survey.

  3. Jacqueline Smith

    It all depends on how the survey was worded. Data and statistics are so easily manipulated to give the result the poll really wants to see by wording questions in a way that leaves no real options.

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