Religious Affiliations of Congress Compared to the Nation


by Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Jul 20, 2013 | Views: 79 | Score: 0
JewishCatholicProtestant
Nation1.723.951.3
US Senate112756
House of Representatives5.131.457.9
Proportion Affiliated with Given Religion
Percentage of Population Affiliating with Given Religion
Sources: brookings.edu
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Anthony Sibley (AJ)
Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Jul 20, 2013 12:49 AM said:

Congress is dominated by Protestants, Catholics, and Jews, with collective proportions among members of both houses at roughly 94%. Meanwhile, nationally, their combined share of the population is slightly over three-quarters. The most overrepresented religion is Judaism, with over 6.5 times the number of US Senators affiliated with the religion as US citizens. In the House, this relation is 3x.