Utah Wellbeing Project

This project gathers personal and community wellbeing perspectives across Utah cities to inform city leaders and their general planning process.

Read about the Wellbeing Project in the Utah State magazine

Listen to a podcast about the Wellbeing Project on SoundCloud

Utah communities are changing rapidly. Keeping a finger on the pulse of residents’ wellbeing and attitudes about community issues helps to promote sound planning and decision making to support the overall quality of life in Utah’s cities and towns. The Utah Wellbeing Survey tracks demographic characteristics for transparency on the representativeness of survey participants and varying insights within communities.

This project is based on partnerships with over 30 cities in Utah. Nearly 6,500 surveys have been collected to date and new surveys are underway or imminent in 22 cities. Reports are shared annually with city leaders and planners and can be found below on this website.

For more information about the project or if would like your city to be included in 2021 survey efforts, please contact: Dr. Courtney Flint - courtney.flint@usu.edu or (435) 797-8635.

Utah Wellbeing Project

2021 Survey Cities and Information

The 2021 wellbeing surveys rolled out in January and survey collection will continue through the spring. The map depicts the cities currently participating in the 2021 round of surveys. These surveys will provide information on how COVID-19 is affecting the wellbeing of Utahns and other local perspectives. We anticipate to partner with additional cities throughout the winter and early spring and will update the map intermittently to include those newly participating cities. We anticipate the survey reports will become available in late spring or early summer.

The cities participating in 2021 are: Blanding, Bountiful, Cedar City, Delta, Draper, Ephraim, Helper, Herriman, Hurricane, La Verkin, Layton, Lehi, Logan, Moab, Nephi, Nibley, North Logan, Price, Richfield, Santaquin, Saratoga Springs, South Ogden, Spanish Fork, Tooele, Vernal, and Vineyard. Prior participating cities that, as of now, are not participating in 2021 include: Eagle Mountain, Hyrum, Ogden, Park City, Salt Lake City, and South Jordan.

2020 Statewide Reports & Information

2020 City Wellbeing Survey Reports

2019 Executive Summary Report

2019 City Wellbeing Survey Reports

To better understand individual and community wellbeing in Utah, Dr. Courtney Flint and her students conducted public-intercept iPad surveys in 16 cities in Summer 2019. Surveys were conducted at a combination of venues including: grocery stores, Wal-Mart stores, city offices, libraries, and public events. 

2019 County Wellbeing Survey Reports

Please see the reports here for information on 2019 survey findings from individuals in these nine Utah counties.