UncategorizedJanuary 3, 2017

Faith on the Hill

The share of U.S. adults who describe themselves as Christians has been declining for decades, but the U.S. Congress is about as Christian today as it was in the early 1960s.

UncategorizedJanuary 5, 2015

History of Clergy in Congress

PublicationsJanuary 5, 2015

Faith on the Hill

More than nine-in-ten members of the newly elected 114th Congress are Christian — a significantly higher share than is seen in the general population. However, many other major religious groups are represented in the body, including Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus and the unaffiliated.

PublicationsNovember 16, 2012

Faith on the Hill: The Religious Composition of the 113th Congress

The newly elected 113th Congress includes the first Buddhist to serve in the Senate, the first Hindu to serve in either chamber and the first member of Congress to describe her religion as “none.” While Congress remains majority Protestant, the institution is far less so today than it was 50 years ago.

PublicationsDecember 19, 2008

Faith on the Hill: 2008

PublicationsDecember 19, 2008

Breaking Barriers: Congressman Dalip Singh Saund

PublicationsMarch 17, 2005

To What Extent Can Congress Regulate Religious Freedom