Monday, November 25, 2013 | One comment

Majority of Utah Voters Oppose Anti-Discrimination Law

By Connor Boyack

New public opinion poll erodes support for proposed legislation

Salt Lake City, UT (November 25, 2013) — A new poll conducted by Libertas Institute shows that a majority of Utah voters oppose punishing business owners or landlords for discriminating in employment and housing. 750 random Utah voters were contacted and administered a questionnaire. The margin of sampling error is ±3.57%.

Key findings include:

  • 86% of Utah voters believing that individuals have the right to do business with whomever they choose.
  • 66% believe that business owners should be able to employ whomever they wish based on whatever criteria they establish.
  • 71% oppose punishing landlords for discriminating against persons based on their religion.
  • Only 31% of Utah voters support punishing business owners or landlords for discriminating against gay or transgender persons. 55% oppose.
  • 44% believe that anti-discrimination laws violate property rights. 34% believe that they do not.

Click here for additional questions and breakdown of all results based on political affiliation, age, and religion.


Voters are unable to tell the difference between right or wrong because they rely on laws to tell what is good or bad. The instance a person registers to vote, their natural ability as a peer to comprehend natural law has been dissolved and turned into fiction...