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Politics & Voting in Utah

The Political Climate in Utah is Moderately conservative.

In Utah 37.2% of the people voted for the Democratic Party in the last presidential election, 57.4% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 5.3% voted for an Independent Party.

In the last Presidential election, Utah remained overwhelmingly Republican, 57.4% to 37.2%.
Utah voted Republican in the previous six Presidential elections


The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index
Utah is Moderately conservative

The BestPlaces Liberal/Conservative Index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.
VoteWord™

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Utah, Utah: R R R R R R

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 Party candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The six elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) would be expressed as six-letter word (R R D R 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 r. In the last six elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican Party candidate in 2016 and 2020 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d D) has voted for the Democratic Party in the last four elections.


Individual Campaign Contributions in Utah

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 88,785 contributions totaling $13,248,221 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $149 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 27,817 contributions totaling $11,345,091 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $408 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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    Outdoor paradise ruined by politics and religion. - 7/11/2017
    The state is an outdoor paradise of breathtaking beauty and unending opportunities for all sporting, hiking, camping, hunting, and fishing activities. Unfortunately the... Read More

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