Poll: Support For Same-Sex Marriage Split In Utah

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.

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