SALT LAKE CITY — A new Deseret News poll found the majority of likely Utah voters support Proposition 2, which is the state’s medical marijuana legalization ballot initiative.
There’s a lot to unpack from this poll, which was conducted on the behalf of the Deseret News by ScottRasmussen.com/HarrisX. Here are the eight biggest highlights.23 comments on this story
- One-third of respondents said they oppose the ballot initiative.
- Millennials (62 percent in favor) were slightly less likely than generation X (69 percent) and baby boomers or older (63 percent) to support the bill.
- The majority (56 percent) of “very active” Latter-day Saints oppose the bill.
- Latter-day Saints: 53 percent support the initiative and 45 percent oppose it, according to the poll.
- Fifty-seven percent of likely voters are concerned about the bill clearing the way for recreational marijuana.
- Only 3 percent of Utahns remain undecided, “indicating the vast majority of Utah voters … have taken a position,” according to the Deseret News.
- Men and women are about equally supportive: 65 percent of women and 64 percent of men supported the measure.
- Sixty-four percent of those in urban areas support the initiative, while 65 percent of Utahns in the suburbs support the bill and 63 percent of rural residents support it, too.
Read more: You can read more about Proposition 2 in the Deseret News articles below: