Utah Women Stats Research Snapshot
Utah Women & Leadership Project
In 2016, the Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) released a research snapshot called “Voting and Civic Engagement Among Utah Women.” At the time, despite having a strong history of women’s political and civic involvement, Utah had fallen to the bottom of national rankings in terms of women’s political participation. In 2019, UWLP released an update of this report, which showed some improvement in voter participation rates for both the United States and for Utah women. Since 2016, the level of political engagement among women in Utah and the United States has grown, and civic engagement—a critical element of change for municipalities, counties, and states—has remained high. Importantly, Kamala Harris was elected the first female vice president, which made 2020 a historic year for women in the US. Additionally, Utah elected former state Senator Deidre Henderson its second female lieutenant governor.
Madsen, S. R., Pierucci, D. C., & Scribner, R. T. (2021, October 27). Voting and civic 38engagement among Utah women: A 2021 update. Utah Women & Leadership Project Research Snapshot. https://www.usu.edu/uwlp/files/snapshot/32.pdf