The poll also found that 69 percent disagreed that these barriers in restaurants reduced drinking and 67 percent disagreed that removing them would increase drinking.
A bill proposed this year by Rep. Kraig Powell (R) would have allowed restaurants to do away with the barrier if they posted signs at all public entrances noting that alcohol was prepared in public view. The bill did not make it past committees for a legislative vote.
The poll found 43 percent support getting rid of barriers and requiring restaurants to post signs, while 63 percent support getting rid of barriers without requiring signs.
Democrats and those with no religious affiliation were most supportive of eliminating the law (81 percent and 99 percent, respectively), but a majority of Republicans (51 percent), Mormons (51 percent) and those of other faiths (87) also were supportive.