The study also looked at several metrics to see how those tax dollars are used. They found Utah's overall level of government services were 7th-highest. Utah scored high in a number of categories measured in the study.
Infrastructure rank – 8th
Health rank – 7th
Economy rank – 3rd
Safety – 12th
Utah also scored the 5th-best roads and bridges in the study.
However, Utah's total ranking was dragged down because the state was below-average in two categories:
Education – 26th
Pollution – 28th
Other states joining Utah in the top-10 for taxpayer ROI:
The bottom five states were Michigan, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas.