92% of new Congress are Christians

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Yesterday, members of the new 114th Congress were sworn in.
Republicans now control both chambers of the legislative body for the first time since the 109th Congress (2005-2006). Christians now comprise an overwhelming 92% of the new Congress.
Before you get all excited by that number, you should know that the 114th Congress is only slightly more Christian than the last one. And we already know how the 113th Congress performed.
That being said, the new Congress is much more Christian than Americans in general, with significantly fewer atheists and agnostics (“religiously unaffiliated”). The 114th Congress is also less Jewish than the 113th and 112th Congresses, but more Jewish than the U.S. population.
I’ve condensed the report from the Pew Research Center of Jan. 5, 2015 into the following:

% of Christians % of Protestants % of Catholics % of Jews % of Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus % of religiously unaffiliated
114th Congress 92% 57% 31% 5%* 1% 0.2%**
113th Congress 90% 56% 31%
U.S. adults in 2013 73% 49%  22%  2% 2% 20%

*5 fewer than 113th & 11 fewer than 112th
** Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz) is the only “religiously unaffiliated” member of the new Congress.
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Some other facts about the religious composition of the new Congress:

1. Republicans are overwhelmingly Christian

  • 300 of the 301 Republicans in the new Congress are Christian.
  • The one non-Christian Republican is Jewish freshman Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York’s 1st District, who will have far less seniority than the one Jewish Republican to serve in the 113th Congress, former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., who was defeated in his district’s GOP primary.
  • 67% or two-thirds (202 members) of the Republicans in the 114th Congress are Protestant.
  • 27% or about ¼ (81) are Catholic;.
  • 5% (14) are Mormon.

2. Democrats are less Christian, more Jewish and other

  • Of the 234 Democrats in the 114th Congress, 44% (104) are Protestant.
  • 35% (83) are Catholic
  • 12% (27) are Jewish
  • 1% (2) are Mormon
  • 2 are Buddhist, 2 are Muslim, one is Hindu and one is religiously unaffiliated.

7 members of the 114th Congress are ordained ministers. The number of ordained clergy in Congress has not fluctuated greatly in recent years.
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~Eowyn

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0 responses to “92% of new Congress are Christians

  1. How sickening, this ‘ruling’ body of morally corrupted souls. Given their religious education, ignorance of God’s Law can not be used as an excuse.
    God is not pleased.
    That’s why He grants Bari Shabazz – aka Obama – yet Another Day Of Sabotage from within America’s Oval Office.

     
  2. Sadly, DR E., as we have seen in history, many claim, few proclaim or Walk His Walk. We will see either way.

     
  3. Christians In Name Only….actions speak louder than words.

     
  4. Far better they reveal their true selves, than add to their sin by hypocrisy.

     
  5. “As Christians, we know that sin is always a personal act. Even though it might be carried out with another (as in the case of adultery), or with others (as in the case of multiple robbers working together to rob a bank), sin is always committed by one’s personal choice. In fact, the time-honored teaching of the Church has always defined sin as an offense against God as well as an offense against truth and one’s reason and right conscience.”
    http://fathersofmercy.com/culture/crux-matter-four-consequences-sin/

     
  6. Pls see THIRST FOR TRUTH / BATTLE FOR SOULS – it’s fabulous!
    http://fathersofmercy.com/dvds/

     
  7. JP Blickenstaff

    Did the survey ask or did the authors view the voting records about abortion? Do they attend services regularly? Do they have a home church in their home districts? I trust their behavior to tell me their beliefs than their answers to surveys or political claims in campaign literature. I would not believe any statement by a democrat as to faith as most put party before all else.

     
  8. RINO could also apply to many in congress concerning their religious beliefs. RELIGOUS IN NAME ONLY……especially during an election. I hope I’m wrong and they prove to be a moral and just congress.

     
  9. Too bad that most Christians today are CINO, like many republicans are RINO! Congress won’t lose many heads when the muslims or Zionists Talmudic cabalists Jews give them the option to renounce Jesus or lose their heads!

     
  10. Boehner the lush is ‘Catholic’ and so is pro choice (abortion supporter) Pelosi. What examples.

     

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