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Poll of Utah Residents

January 23, 2024

Bipartisan polling firm RABA Research conducted an online survey of 503 Utahns January 21 – 22, 2024. The survey looked at respondents’ opinions of organized labor unions and variety of workplace issues being considered by Utah’s legislature. 

Of particular note, 93% of respondents believe “Utah’s workers should have the freedom to join a union”.

  • The results of this survey show an 83% of respondents “would be LESS LIKELY to support my legislator if they voted to weaken workers’ rights”. And 91% believe “Utah’s workers should be able to contribute a portion of their own wages to their union if they choose to”. Organized labor unions are viewed favorably by 47% of respondents.

As Utah’s legislature consider significant changes to existing state labor law, respondents were asked a series of questions related to the legislation under consideration.

When asked;

  • “Do you support efforts to force regular elections that will cost Utah’s taxpayers more even if workers do not want them?” 81% of respondents answered “No”.
  • “Do you support removing Utah’s employment protections for healthcare workers, firefighters, police, teachers, and other public employees?” 78% of respondents answered “No”.