Saturday, January 5, 2019

Religious Composition Of The 2019 Congress

From Pew Research Center, FactTank, "5 facts about the religious makeup of the 116th Congress" by Aleksandra Sandstrom:
The religious composition of the new [2019] Congress is very different from that of the U.S. adult population. While the number of self-identified Christians in Congress has ticked down slightly, Christians as a whole – and especially Protestants and Catholics – are still overrepresented in proportion to their share in the general public. But by far, the largest difference between the U.S. public and Congress is in the share of people who are unaffiliated with a religious group. In the general public, 23% say they are atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular.” In Congress, just one person says she is religiously unaffiliated... .
Source: Pew Research Center

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