Utah residents are split evenly on support for same-sex marriage — 48 percent feel gay couples should be issued state marriage licenses while 48 percent do not, according to a Tuesday Salt Lake Tribune poll.
The numbers mark a dramatic shift in attitude toward same-sex marriage in the state, according to the Tribune.
In 2004, 66 percent of Utah voters approved a constitutional ban on same-marriage, which was struck down by a federal judge in December.
The Tribune highlighted that while only 32 percent of Mormons supported same-sex marriage, 65 percent of Mormons supported civil unions for gay couples.
SurveyUSA, which conducted the poll for the Tribune, surveyed 600 Utahns via phone Jan. 10-13 with a margin or error between 3.7 percent and 5.3 percent.