1. Utahns are evenly split on whether same-sex couples should be allowed to get married.
When asked, “Should same-sex couples in Utah be allowed to get state-issued marriage licenses?” 48% of respondents said yes and 48% said no.
2. But they overwhelmingly support some sort of recognition for same-sex couples.
For nearly a quarter of Utahns, opposition to marriage is debatable. When asked “Should same-sex couples in Utah be allowed to form civil unions or domestic partnerships?” nearly three-quarters said yes.
3. And most Mormons support recognition for same-sex couples as well.
Sixty-five percent of Mormons said they support civil unions or domestic partnerships for same-sex couples.
4. They’re evenly spilt on whether married same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children.
When asked “Should married same-sex couples in Utah be allowed to adopt children?” 45% of respondents said yes and 45% said no.
5. About one in three Utahns said their views on marriage for same-sex couples have changed over time.
When asked, “Have your views on same-sex marriage changed over time? Or are your views the same as they have always been?” 36% said their views had changed.
6. And the percentage of Utahns opposed to any sort of recognition for same-sex couples has dropped from more than half to a quarter in 10 years, according to five polls conducted over the past decade.
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