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Do Utah lawmakers listen to the people they serve? Most voters say no.



PROVO, Utah – Two out of three Utah voters believe state lawmakers listen to business, religious or special interest groups more than they do voters, according to the Utah Foundation.

The nonprofit surveyed hundreds of Utahns for its Utah Priorities Project and found that voters in March ranked the unresponsiveness of politicians as the top issue. But in July, well into the coronavirus pandemic, it had dropped to No. 6 behind health care, taxes, education, the economy and the pandemic.

Some 1,150 registered voters were questioned in the March survey and 780 in July.