Most Utahns think the economy will either improve or remain the same as it is now over the next year.
A UtahPolicy.com survey conducted by Dan Jones and Associates finds 38% of Utahns think the U.S. economy will remain unchanged over the next year. 21% say things will improve. 36% expect the economy will head downhill.
Those numbers are virtually unchanged since UtahPolicy.com asked the same questions in August. In that survey 24% said the economy would get better, 35% said conditions would worsen. 37% said things will remain the same as they are now.
Republicans are much more sour on the economy than Democrats and independents.
Nearly half of Republicans (47%) say conditions will worsen over the next year.
40% of Democrats say the economy will get better while 45% think things won't change.
40% of independents expect the economy to remain the same while 27% say it will improve. 30% of this group say things will worsen.
Utahns further to the right on the ideological scale are much more pessimistic about the economy while those to the left are more bullish.
60% of those who say they are "very conservative" say they expect conditions to worsen.
36% of "somewhat conservative" Utahns say the economy will get worse while 42% say there will be no change.
48% of moderates say there will be no change in the economy
44% of those who describe themselves as "somewhat liberal" think the economy will improve over the next year.
38% of the group who say they are "very liberal" think the economy will get better.
The survey was conducted by Dan Jones & Associates from September 8-17, 2015. 604 adult Utahns were surveyed with a margin of error of +/- 3.99%.