Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Congress 91% Christian, Versus 70% of US Pop.; Most Congress Members Protestants, Cath. 2nd

An analysis released by Pew Research on the first day of the 115th Congress found that 91 percent of lawmakers identify as Christians, compared to just over 70 percent of the American population, the PJ Media website reports today (January 3, 2017).

While 23 percent of Americans claim no religious affiliation, only one lawmaker -- Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) -- says she is not religious.

There are 241 Protestant Christians in the new House, 144 Catholics, 22 Jews, 10 for whom information is not available or they refused to answer, seven Mormons, five Orthodox Christians, three Hindus, two Muslims, two Buddhists, and one Unitarian Universalist.

In the Senate, 58 members are Protestant, 24 are Catholic, eight are Jewish, six are Mormon, and one is Buddhist.

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