Exclusive Poll: Utahns Overwhelmingly Support Religious Liberty Legislation

A new poll finds Utahns would overwhelmingly support legislation to reinforce the ability of clergy to refuse to perform same-sex marriages.

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision to not hear Utah's appeal of a lower court's ruling that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, many Utah lawmakers are proposing legislation to make it clear that religious organizations don't have to condone or perform same-sex unions. Religious organizations already enjoy that freedom.

Our latest UtahPolicy.com poll, conducted by Dan Jones and Associates, finds 80% of Utahns would support such "religious liberty" legislation.



Utah lawmakers considered bringing similar legislation to the Hill in 2014, but decided against it while Utah's appeal of Amendment 3 was still in the courts.

The survey was conducted October 14-16 among 405 registered voters. It has a margin of error of +/- 4.9%.