Utah State Court Surveys
Public Trust and Confidence Survey
Public Trust and Confidence Survey - PDF
The Public Trust and Confidence Survey was conducted to determine the current perceptions the public has of the Utah State Court system. Salt Lake City-based Valley Research surveyed 1,201 Utah households June 28 through July 20, 2006, asking 53 questions about the public's perception, familiarity, experience, confidence, expectations, and performance of the state courts. The survey was funded in part by a $15,000 grant from the State Justice Institute.
2006 Survey of Self-Represented Parties in the Utah State Courts
2006 Survey of Self-Represented Parties in the Utah State Courts - PDF
The Utah Judicial Council's Staning Committe on Resources for Self-Represente Parties began meeting to study the needs of self-represented parties, and to develop policy recommendations concerning those needs. Self-represented parties and those who work with them were surveyed about their experiences in Utah's courts. Self-represented parties were surveyed at clerk's offices and in courtrooms. Judges, clerk staff, and attorneys were also surveyed.
Access and Fairness Survey
The Access and Fairness Survey was administered during the summer of 2006. Responses were collected for one day at each of the court sites. Every person at the courthouse that day was eligible, except people visiting an agency other than the court. The survey was administered as people left the courthouse. If a justice court is co-located in the courthouse, justice court responses are included, but the survey was not administered at justice court facilities.
This survey was developed under grant number SJI-06-N-065 from the State Justice Institute. The points of view expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the State Justice Institute.
The Utah State Courts mission is to provide the people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law.