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Tag Archives: education
Utahns’ issue priorities fall into three distinct groups with Education and Jobs being most important and Gun Rights and Public Lands being least important. Note: This post is written by the POLS 6010 Graduate Research Methods class at Utah State … Continue reading
The list of top ten issues Utah voters are most concerned with was mostly filled with themes we’ve seen throughout the last few elections This is a guest post by Morgan Lyon Cotti, Senior Research Analyst at the Utah Foundation. … Continue reading
Self-identified “strong Republicans” are the only group that clearly opposes instruction about contraceptives. This analysis was performed by Jessica Biggs, a student research fellow at BYU’s Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy, in collaboration with CSED faculty. The … Continue reading
The following is a guest post sent in by Morgan Lyon Cotti, Senior Research Analyst at the Utah Foundation. It is often said that Utahns enjoy a high quality of life, and many people live here their entire lives. Those … Continue reading
Back in February, I released data on the educational attainment of Utah’s legislators. I found that the Utah Senate’s education level was above average for a state legislative chamber, while the Utah House was well below average. Details are here: … Continue reading
Maybe it’s not a coincidence that we began referring to ourselves as a “democracy” more frequently at the same time that our country became more (directly) democratic. Do we live in a democracy or a republic? Let’s ask Google. I … Continue reading