Exclusive Poll: 62% of Utahns Want to Get Rid of the ‘Zion Curtain’

By a nearly 2-1 margin, Utahns want to get rid of the so-called "Zion Curtain."

When lawmakers approved selling liquor by the drink, they also made it mandatory new restaurants had to hide booze and the mixing of drinks behind a barrier which has been dubbed the "Zion Curtain." The reasoning was to hide alcohol lest minors start to think drinking liquor was attractive.

For the past few sessions there have been a number of efforts to do away with the "Zion Curtain," but none of them have passed.

In our latest UtahPolicy.com poll conducted by Dan Jones and Associates, 62% of Utahns want to remove the Zion Curtain from newly licensed restaurants that sell liquor. Just 31% want to keep the barrier in place.

88% of Democrats and 73% of independent voters say they would like to do away with the "Zion Curtain" requirement, but only 48% of Republicans think the barrier should go.

65% of men and 59% of women want to remove the Curtain.

We also found that most every age demographic also favored getting rid of the wall:

  • 64% of voters between the age of 25 and 34 favor removing the wall
  • 58% of voters between the age of 35 and 44 want to do away with the Curtain
  • 62% of those between the age of 45 and 54 want to remove it
  • 70% of voters between the age of 55 and 64 don't like the Curtain
  • 63% of voters over the age of 65 favor removing the wall

Surprisingly, Just 35% of voters between the age of 18 and 24 support removing the wall, while 42% oppose removing it. 23% in that group had no opinion.

Our survey was conducted November 4-6 among 402 registered voters. It has a margin of error of +/- 4.89%.