The Political Climate in Salt Lake City, UT is Somewhat liberal.
Salt Lake County, UT is Leaning liberal. In Salt Lake County, UT 41.5% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 32.6% voted Republican, and the remaining 25.9% voted Independent.
Salt Lake county voted Republican in three of the five previous Presidential elections, voting Democratic in 2008 and 2016.
In the last Presidential election, Salt Lake county flipped Democratic, 41.5% to 32.6%
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Salt Lake City, UT is Somewhat liberal
Salt Lake County, Utah is Leaning liberal.
Salt Lake City Metro Area is Leaning liberal.
Utah is Strongly conservative.
The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.
Displaying 16 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.
Salt Lake City, Utah: R R d R d
How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The five elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) would be expressed as five-letter word (R R D R R).
Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.
Here’s the VoteWord for Iowa – d r d d r. In the last five elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican candidate in 2016 after voting Democratic in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d) has voted narrowly Democratic in the last three elections.
Individual Campaign Contributions in Salt Lake City, UT
In the last 4 years (2015-2018), there were 39,243 contributions totaling $6,711,454 to Democratic and liberal campaigns, averaging $171 per contribution.
In the last 4 years, there were 4,159 contributions totaling $2,442,113 to Republican and conservative campaigns, averaging $587 per contribution.
(source: Federal Election Commission)