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Poll shows Utahns still oppose marriage equality

A Zion’s Bank/Utah Policy.com survey conducted by Dan Jones And Associates shows that a majority of Utahns are still opposed to marriage equality and support the state government’s appeal of the Kitchen v. Herbert ruling which struck down Utah’s Amendment 3 last December.

The poll, released this morning, asked 400 respondents if they support or oppose same-sex marriage.  24% said they completely support, with 53% being completely opposed.  5% were “somewhat” supportive, with 8% “somewhat” opposed and 10% neutral.

Roughly the same results were reported for the question of whether or not respondents support or oppose Utah’s decision to appeal Kitchen v. Herbert to the United States Supreme Court.  54% completely support, 8% “somewhat” support, 7% neutral, 4% “somewhat” oppose, 27% completely oppose and 1% undecided.

Interestingly enough, however, a majority of Utahns also believe that the Supreme Court will rule that Utah’s Amendment 3 is unconstitutional.  58% answered yes, with 17% saying no, and 25% not knowing.

The poll was conducted statewide and has a margin of error of +/- 4.9%.

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6 Comments

  1. It does not matter. It is not up to the majority to decide the rights of all. This is no longer a "voteable" situation. We have constitutional rights that are no longer up for debate.

  2. Yeah, I don't put a lot of stock in a Dan Jones poll. Sure he uses all established scientific methods for analyzing polling data but I doubt his sample was truly representative of Utah as a whole and likely predominantly rural UT or UT County people that were called.

  3. Well if you look at that it was a Zion's Bank poll you know they got their info from account holders which in this state are predominately members of Mormon Inc. I agree with James that this poll was not a real representation of Utah.

  4. Im curious as to what special interests Zions Bank and utahpolicy.com support. Why these two companies sponsoring this survey? Im just going to assume that DJ&A is non-biased.

  5. ZIONS BANK. Color me NOT SURPRISED at the results. I live in Salt Lake, and I fully support it. I agree that it is NOT a votable situation: I vote yes/no to give you equal rights to everyone else? Hardly.

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