A majority of Utahns say drug-related crime hasn't moved in next door, but they are concerned about violence in the state's public schools, according to the latest Deseret News/KSL-TV poll.

The state doesn't even begin to compare to crime meccas such as Washington, D.C., according to 57 percent of poll respondents, who said drug-related crime isn't a problem in the neighborhood where they live.Pollster Dan Jones & Associates found 31 percent of respondents said drugs and crime were somewhat of a problem, and only 8 percent answered it was a serious problem.

But Utahns assert that there is violence in the state's public schools. Thirty-nine percent say school violence is a moderate problem, and 17 percent rate it as a major problem. Another 34 percent rate it as a minor problem, while just 5 percent say it isn't a problem at all.

In addition, a majority of those polled said they would favor a ban on cigarette and alcoholic beverage advertising. Fifty-six percent strongly favor a ban on cigarette ads, and 53 percent strongly favor a ban on alcoholic beverage ads.

Only 11 percent of Utahns polled were strongly opposed to a cigarette ad blackout, and only 13 percent were strongly opposed to a alcoholic beverage blackout. *****

(Poll)

Is drug-related crime a serious problem in the neighborhood where you now live?

Serious problem 8%

Somewhat of a problem 31%

Not a problem 57%

Don't know 3%

Do you feel violence in Utah's public schools is a major problem?

No problem at all 5%

Minor problem 34%

Moderate problem 39%

Major problem 17%

Don't know 4%

Do you favor or oppose a ban on all cigarette advertising?

Strongly favor 56%

Somewhat favor 13%

Somewhat oppose 15%

Strongly oppose 11%

Don't know 5%

And would you favor or oppose a ban on all advertising for alcoholic beverages?

Strongly favor 53%

Somewhat favor 13%

Somewhat oppose 17%

Strongly oppose 13%

Don't know 5%

Sample size: 607; margin of error plus or minus 4%