Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Study Provides Religious Affiliation of Members of Incoming Congress

Pew Forum yesterday published its study of The Religious Composition of the 114th Congress which is sworn in today. It is 57.2% Protestant; 30.7% Catholic; 5.2% Jewish; 3% Mormon.  Other faiths represented include Orthodox Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu and Unitarian-Universalist. Only 1 member of the incoming Congress is listed as Unaffiliated, while 20% of American adults say they are unaffiliated.  The full report has additional details on members' religious affiliations.