Utah Voter Poll Privacy Statement

The Utah Voter Poll is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The Utah Voter Poll is firmly committed to protecting confidential information from abuse or exploitation. To protect your privacy and our academic integrity, the Utah Voter Poll will never sell, rent, or otherwise provide your contact or personal information to any outside individual or group. We will never attempt to sell you anything or make sales solicitations. Only aggregate data will be shared with groups or individuals who are not directly associated with the Utah Voter Poll. From the aggregate data, there will be no way to identify you or your answers.

Information you provide

We ask you to provide certain information about yourself to better measure the representation of our survey. To make correct conclusions about Utah politics, we need to know who is responding to our survey and what their lives are like. Therefore, we collect basic demographic information (e.g. income, education, sex, age, political party identification, marital status) to identify the characteristics of our respondents. We need to identify the characteristics of our survey respondents to generalize the answers of only a small portion of all voters in Utah to the entire group as accurately and correctly as possible. The demographic information you provide is never shared with anyone except academic researchers and is never linked to your email address or name. Even for non-personal questions, your answers are completely confidential and never linked to you individually.

Information we collect passively

Our survey response software automatically collects such data as time it takes to complete the survey, date and time of access, whether the survey was completed or terminated early, and other such information. None of the information automatically collected compromises your privacy or confidentiality. All data collection is done on our servers and through the survey software; no files are download to or stored on your computer. We do not use cookies to collect any information.


If you have a complaint about the policies of procedures of the Utah Voter Poll, please contact us by sending an email to utahvoterpoll@byu.edu. Alternatives to email contact are listed here.

In accordance with federal regulations that govern academic research, the Utah Voter Poll has submitted its procedures for review and received approval from the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Brigham Young University. The IRB reviews the materials to ensure that risks to human subjects involved in research are minimized. If you have complaints about the Utah Voter Poll that we cannot resolve, you can address them to:

IRB Administrator
Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA)
A-285 ASB
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
Phone: (801) 422-3841
Fax: (801) 422-0620
Email: irb@byu.edu