52,845 Utahns Weigh in on “Your Utah, Your Future” Survey
In 2014, Envision Utah conducted a values study to understand Utahns’ priorities and attitudes, to identify the factors related to quality of life that matter most to residents, and to determine why those factors are important to Utahns. Over a two-month period, 52,845 Utahns shared their voice through the Your Utah, Your Future survey. The survey asked what Utahns wanted to see in the future regarding 11 different topics, and then asked them to choose an overall scenario for 2050. The survey results were cross-checked against a random-sample survey to ensure it represented the desires and opinions of Utahns. The survey engaged a broad cross section of Utahns in terms of location, age, income, gender, and ethnicity.
For the future of air quality, the number one request by Utahn’s was to reduce emissions as quickly as possible so that all parts of Utah are well within federal health standards for air quality year-round. The number one request for energy is to diversify our energy sources. Regarding the future of recreation, the number one pick was to provide access to outdoor recreation near people’s homes through a network of parks, trails, and open space. See these, and many other results to this extensive, insightful survey of what Utahns want for their future, here: http://yourutahyourfuture.org/.