Many Utahns think homosexuality can be overcome

by | Nov. 07, 2010

News from Utah

Forty-four percent of Utahns agree with President Boyd K. Packer of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that it's possible for homosexuality to be overcome, according to a statewide poll released Saturday.

The Salt Lake Tribune poll found 31 percent disagree and 25 percent were unsure whether same-sex attraction can be changed.

The poll also showed a break in belief along party lines. Sixty-one percent of Republicans surveyed think same-sex attractions can be changed, while only 8 percent of Democrats agreed. Only 13 percent of Republicans said change isn't possible compared with 77 percent of Democrats.

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