The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, which does superb work analyzing religious trends, looked at the religious affiliation of the new Congress that was sworn in on January 5th. Among other findings, the report discovered that "the 112th Congress, like the U.S. public, is majority Protestant and about a quarter Catholic. Baptists and Methodists are the largest Protestant denominations in the new Congress, just as they are in the country as a whole."
But the study goes on to say that "A few of the country's smaller religious groups, including Episcopalians, Presbyterians and Jews, have greater numerical representation in Congress than in the general population."
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