A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: UTAH

UTAH

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...

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