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Most Utahns OK with LDS Church’s influence in Utah Legislature in new poll

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Posted at 11:01 AM, Apr 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-20 13:39:44-04

More than half of Utahns polled in a new survey say they are OK with the state’s largest religion influencing the Utah Legislature but that’s only by a slim margin.

The poll from UtahPolicy.com states 51 percent of Utah’s residents say they think the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the right amount of influence over the legislature.

That leaves 34 percent who said the LDS Church has too much influence and 10 percent who said the church should have more pull with lawmakers.

The split was more pronounced along party lines.

Among Democrats, 70 percent said they think the church has too much pull with just 15 percent of Republicans who felt the same way.

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