December 19, 2008

The Religious Makeup of Congress

The charts below highlight key findings from a Pew Forum report, “Faith on the Hill: The Religious Affiliations of Members of Congress.” The report shows that while Congress looks very much like the rest of the country, some religious minorities are underrepresented in the House and Senate, while others are overrepresented.

For an in-depth examination of the religious makeup of Congress, including party-level differences in religious affiliation and a look at historical trends, go to the full reportĀ Ā»

Congress

Source: Data for Congress from Congressional Quarterly; data for American public from the Pew Forum’s U.S. Religious Landscape Survey
Data tables available in the full report.