1/06/2007: By The Numbers: Religious Affiliations on Capitol Hill

We have heard much about the changes in the political landscape of Washington in 2007, now that the Democrats have gained control of both houses. But did you know this?


The new 110th Congress will, for the first time, include a Muslim, two Buddhists, more Jews than Episcopalians, and the highest-ranking Mormon in congressional history, the Religion News Service reports. Roman Catholics remain the largest single faith group in Congress, accounting for 29 percent of all members of the House and Senate, followed by Baptists, Methodists, Presbyterians, Jews and Episcopalians.Following are tables showing the religious affiliation of Congress as a whole, as well as the denominations of individual senators and representatives:

CHARTING THE RELIGIONS OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

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