Population (1994): 1,908,000 (up 10.7% from 1990), 0.7% of U.S. total
Voting-age population: 1,246,000; 1994 turnout, 42%
Median age: 26.2 years
Median household income: $35,716 ($3,454 above U.S. median)
Unemployment: 3.2% (2.4% below U.S. average, March 1996)
Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 25% Bush (R): 43% Perot (I): 27%
Congressional delegation: One Democrat, four Republicans
Utah has long been a conservative stronghold. Since Mormon leader Brigham Young led his followers to their new desert home in 1847, the church has dominated both politics and daily life. In 1991 Utah passed the strictest abortion law in the country, permitting the procedure...