University of Utah


The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah prepares economic, demographic, and public policy research that helps Utah prosper. We are Utah’s demographic experts, leaders on the Utah economy, and specialists on public policy and survey research.

The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute delivers objective research and analysis leaders can rely on to make data-driven public policy decisions. Our seasoned team creates trusted analyses on a wide range of topics, from complex tax policy to the economic impact of specific industries. Our demographers make sense of Utah’s unique demographic characteristics and interpret how they affect policy choices. We conduct public-purpose surveys, focus groups, and interviews to help ensure the public’s voice is heard and provide valuable insight for decision makers. As a result, we are well-positioned to help leaders in the community understand trends that have the potential to reshape Utah for generations to come.

Informed decisions are not easy to make. They take intention, time, and focused effort. At the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, we are an honest broker of INFORMED RESEARCH, which guides INFORMED DISCUSSIONS, and leads to INFORMED DECISIONS™.