LOGAN – Local city officials are once again urging their residents to participate in a statewide survey of Utahns’ perceptions of their personal wellbeing.

Supported by Utah State University, the 2024 Wellbeing Project is now up and running in 46 cities in Utah, including six communities in Cache County – Hyde Park, Hyrum, Logan, Nibley, Providence and Wellsville.

The Wellbeing Project is also soliciting the perceptions of residents in the nearby community of Tremonton in Box Elder County, according to project head Dr. Courtney Flint of the USU Department of Environment and Society.

First initiated in 2018, the Wellbeing Project has been growing and expanding its areas of assessment continuously. But Flint explains that its goal remains to better understand the life conditions of people in Utah’s cities and towns.

“We’re trying to see how different aspects of well-being vary from person to person and place to place,” she said. “The results of the survey will be shared with municipal officials to help them with general city planning and decision-making.”

Flint said that adults aged 18 or older can participate in the project’s online survey, which takes about 10 minutes to complete and is available in both English and Spanish.

Residents of Hyde Park can access the wellbeing survey by going online to http://tinyurl.com/HydePark2024.

Hyrum residents can access the wellbeing survey by going online to http://tinyurl.com/Hyrum2024.

Residents of Logan can access the wellbeing survey by going online to http://tinyurl.com/LoganWB2024.

Nibley residents can access the wellbeing survey by going online to http://tinyurl.com/Nibley2024.

Residents of Providence can access the wellbeing survey by going online to http://tinyurl.com/Providence2024.

Wellsville residents can access the wellbeing survey by going online to http://tinyurl.com/Wellsville2024.

Residents of Tremonton can access the wellbeing survey by going online to http://tinyurl.com/Tremonton2024.

Residents of those local communities are also being asked to share information about the wellbeing survey with their families and friends.

Flint credits the success of the Wellbeing Project since 2018 to the help of USU students who keep the initiative running and to city partners who advertise the survey’s availability to their residents.

Flint is the associate director of the Community & Natural Resources Institute in the Quinney College of Natural Resources at USU. She holds degrees from Northern Arizona University, the University of Colorado (Boulder) and Penn State University.

Her areas of professional expertise include community sociology and engagement, natural resource sociology and interdisciplinary ecosystem science.

“As a natural resource sociologist and community resource specialist,” Flint explains, “the focus of my work is on how people relate to the natural environment and resources; how they make sense of changes and vulnerabilities in their landscapes; and their capacity for collective action. 

“I’m interested in providing sound data to support local decisions on land use, natural resource management and community well-being.”

Although the survey does collect some demographic data, Flint says survey participants are guaranteed anonymity.

Anyone having questions about the wellbeing survey can contact Flint at 435-797-8635 or via E-Mail to courtney.flint@usu.edu.



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