The Utah People and Environment Poll (UPEP)

We gather Utahns' perspectives on environmental issues important to the state to inform decision-making for a thriving future

UPEP Overview

In spring of 2023, faculty and students started the Utah People and Environment Poll, or UPEP, to track Utahns' perceptions on environmental issues of importance to the state.  3,750 residents from across the state were randomly selected to participate in the mail and online survey.  This is the start of an effort to create a mechanism for gathering timely, relevant, and longitudinal data on issues at the intersection of people and the environment in Utah to help inform policy to address environmental issues. Please see below for additional information and publications using the UPEP data.

Policy Briefs


Research Briefs

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Dr. Jessica Schad
CANRI Director, Associate Professor of Sociology

Dr. Jennifer Givens
Associate Professor of Sociology



UPEP Press Coverings