Since the 1970's, Utah has experienced increases in the number - and the proportion - or its residents who are receiving food stamps.

Utahns Receiving Food Stamps

% of population

1972 49,000 4.3%

1976 43,000 3.5%

1980 65,000 4.4%

1984 73,000 4.5%

1988 90,000 5.3%