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From tax cuts to education here’s the results of what polled Utahns said

Feb 1, 2022, 2:45 PM | Updated: 2:52 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY— Speaker Brad Wilson contracted with Dan Jones and Associates to poll 814 Utahns from across the state and gather data on current issues and potential legislation. According to a release, the Utahns surveyed had varying backgrounds ages, genders, and political leanings and were asked about current issues.

“Good data drives good decisions,” said Speaker Brad Wilson. “This information provides us a clearer insight into the public sentiment on some big issues the Legislature is considering and will allow us to better represent our constituents and the people of Utah.”

The findings from the poll are as follows:

  If the legislature were to cut taxes, which would you most prefer?

● 32% Reduce the income tax rate for all Utahns

● 33% Reduce the sales tax rate on food

● 17% Reduce the sales tax rate on all goods

● 15% Provide an income tax credit for food based on income level

● 3% Don’t know

 

Which statement do you most agree with?

● 18% The state should increase investments in roads.

● 18% The state should increase investments in public transportation.

● 56% The state should increase investments in both roads and public transportation.

● 8% The state should not increase investments in either roads or public transportation.

 

Utah lawmakers may consider legislation that would allow parents to use the tax dollars designated for their child’s education to send their child to the public or private school. Would you support or oppose this legislation?

● 69% Support, 27% Oppose, 4% Don’t know

Recently, several Utah lawmakers requested a legislative audit of Utah’s election process that would be conducted as part of the Legislative Auditor’s regular duties. Do you support or oppose a legislative audit of Utah’s election process?

● 67% Support, 21% Oppose, 12% Don’t know

 

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: The curriculum for Utah’s K-12 education is innovative.

● 35% Agree, 45% Disagree, 20% Don’t know

 

Do you agree with the following statement: Local housing and zoning policies should do more to support the increased availability of housing in order to reduce housing prices.

● 73% Agree, 22% Disagree, 6% Don’t know

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From tax cuts to education here’s the results of what polled Utahns said