Utahns, at first glance, appear to be an organized bunch.

The latest Deseret News/KSL poll shows that nearly half of the adults in the state use some kind of a day planner.Many of us probably know someone who has a cellular phone, maybe even talked on one a couple of times. Pollster Dan Jones & Associates found that 15 percent of the populace actually have one.

That's better than a pager. Jones found that only 9 percent of Utahns regularly use those devices.

So, who did Jones find is more organized?

Well, more men than women use day planners (50 percent of men, 48 percent of women).

More Republicans than Democrats use them (52 percent of Republicans, 49 percent of Democrats). Political independents, who may not like to organize their minds too much, come in at 46 percent.

Because of their church obligations and related activities, some may believe that members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints would use day planners more than other religions. Not so, found Jones. Fifty-seven percent of Catholics use day planners, 50 percent of active Mormons and 54 percent of inactive Mormons. Protestants are the least organized - only 34 percent told Jones they use a day planner.

Not surprisingly, cellular phones are mostly used by people who make good incomes. Jones found that only 5 percent of Utahns making less than $15,000 a year have a cellular phone, while 37 percent of those making more than $60,000 have a mobile phone.

Pagers aren't popular with any group, but Jones did find that the more money a person has, the more likely it is that he or she uses a pager. The highest usage - 16 percent - is among those making more than $60,000 a year.


(Deseret News poll)

Do you use a day planner?

Yes 49%

No 51%

Do you use a cellular phone?

Yes 15%

No 85%

Do you carry a personal pager?

Yes 9%

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No 91%

Poll conducted Nov. 30 - Dec. 2, 1993. Margin of error +/-4 percent on interviews of 604 adults.

Conducted by Dan Jones & Associates

1993 Deseret News

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