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Utahns Think Quality Of Life Is Staying Steady, Despite Improving Economy

Utah Foundation

A new report from the non-profit Utah Foundation shows that despite an improving economy, Utahns feel their quality of life is about the same is it was two years ago.

The Utah Foundation's biennial report on Quality of Life asks Utahns to rank the quality and importance of 20 different aspects of their lives that might affect their happiness.

“It’s not whether we are happy per se. And it’s not whether we are healthy per se, but it is about things that can create in us happiness and health.”

That’s Shawn Teigen. He’s the Research Director at the Utah Foundation and wrote the report. This year, the index dropped from 78.2 to 76.9.

“Most people are saying on a scale of, basically one to five, that quality of life is right around a four. So not everything is perfect.”

The report shows that Utahns main areas of concern are the availability of good jobs, the quality of schools, and the cost of living. While they are satisfied with the availability of parks and open spaces and the quality of healthcare. 

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