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Religious Breakdown Of New US Congress

by | Fri, Jan 6 2023

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The religious make-up of the newly elected 118th US Congress does not reflect the faith demographic of the American people.

88% of House and Senate members identify as Christians compared to just 63% of the country.

Nearly 30% of Americans have no faith.

The Pew Research Center found that out of the total of 534 lawmakers, 303 say they are Protestants and 148 claim to be Catholics.

67 are confirmed Baptists but just over 100 declined to specify their Protestant affiliation.

Florida Republican Anna Paulina Luna is a Mexican American who identifies as a Messianic Jew and describes herself as Christian.

33 members of Congress are Jewish while nine are Mormons.