Poll: Utahns think state’s liquor laws hurt economic development, tourism

Posted at 8:15 PM, Nov 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-12 22:17:05-05

SALT LAKE CITY – A new poll from examines Utahns’ view on the impact the state’s liquor laws have on tourism and economic development, and the consensus seems to be that the restrictions aren’t helpful when it comes to those two categories.

The poll indicates that 43 percent of Utahns think the state’s liquor laws “probably hurt” when it comes to “economic development and tourism in Utah.”

Twenty-six percent of respondents said the laws “definitely hurt” while 12 percent said they “probably help” and 3 percent said they “definitely help.” Fifteen percent of respondents had no opinion.

The poll further broke down results by political affiliation and also asked people how “easy or difficult do you think it is to buy liquor or get a drink in Utah?” Click here to visit Utah Policy for the complete poll and findings.

Utah Policy stated the poll was conducted by Dan Jones and Associates between November 4 and November 6 and surveyed 402 registered voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.89 percent.