Utah deemed best state for families in national study

Utah is the best place to raise a family, according to the Family Prosperity Index (FPI) study, a national project of the Sutherland Institute and the American Conservative Union Foundation. 

Family self-sufficiency, structure, culture and health were among the measures used by the FPI to determine how the economy affects families in different states and how families affect state economies, and Utah came out on top.

“We like to say that Utah is the best place to live, to work, and to raise a family,” Gov. Herbert said. “It’s always nice when another study lends credence to that fact. Family prosperity is critical to maintaining a robust economy and ensuring a bright future for our children and grandchildren.”

Utah dominated the field by outscoring both second-ranked North Dakota and the national average by a significant margin. The Beehive State ranked first in all but one category used in the index. In addition, the 2016 FPI revealed a 3.6 percent increase in Utah’s score compared to 2012.

The report confirmed that the people of Utah are hard-working and industrious and the State of Utah is also doing its part to address social and economic challenges in order to benefit families.

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