Survey: Many Utah Voters Support Civil Unions
BY Winston Gieseke
July 22 2011 5:30 PM ET
The results of a new poll show that while most Utah voters are firmly against the legalization of same-sex marriage, not all are opposed to civil unions.
Considered one of the country’s reddest states with a 70% Mormon population, it’s no surprise that Utah is firmly against the legalization of same-sex marriage. According to a survey by Public Policy Polling, only 27% of the state’s voters are in favor of marriage equality.
But when civil unions are added to the mix, the percentage of those who support some form of recognition for same-sex couples jumps to 60%, with a breakdown of 23% in favor of marriage and 37% in favor of civil unions.
“With this level of support in Utah,” writes Michael Sadowsky of the polling group, “it’s likely that there isn’t single state in the nation [that] stands in opposition to all recognition of same-sex couples.”
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