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Faith on the Hill

by Bill Hayes

In Faith on the Hill, Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project looks at the religious composition of the 114th Congress in a number of charts and surveys.

Yet, despite the sea change in party control, there is relatively little change in the overall religious makeup of Congress, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. More than nine-in-ten members of the House and Senate (92%) are Christian, and about 57% are Protestant, roughly the same as in the 113th Congress (90% and 56%, respectively).1 About three-in-ten members (31%) are Catholic, the same as in the previous Congress. [more]