A national project called “The Dignity Index” launched a demonstration project in Utah aimed at evaluating the level of contempt and dignity in the five federal races. The Index provides measurements of candidate speech on a scale from contemptuous to dignified.
With the 2022 midterm elections in the books, the Gardner Institute November Newsmaker Breakfast highlighted Utah’s focus on how the candidates spoke to and about one another during the midterms. We were joined by state and national experts as they discussed key features in the creation and execution of The Dignity Index. The event featured a special appearance from Timothy Shriver, Chairman of the Special Olympics and Founder and CEO of UNITE, who provided his insights on the learnings of the demonstration project.
The discussion was moderated by Gardner Institute Director Natalie Gochnour.