Rising number of Catholics in US Congress
November 21, 2012
Following the 2012 election, the number of Catholics in Congress will rise from 156 (29%) to 161 (30%).
56% of members of the new Congress are Protestants; 14% are Baptists, 9% are Methodists, and 8% are Presbyterians. In addition, 6% of members of the new Congress are Jews, and 3% are Mormons.
In the 113th Congress, 54% of Catholics in the House of Representatives, and 67% of Catholics in the Senate, will be Democrats.
- Faith on the Hill: The Religious Composition of the 113th Congress (Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life)
- New Congress more religiously diverse, less Protestant (RNS)
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Posted by: TheJournalist64 -
Nov. 21, 2012 7:52 PM ET USA
There are, however, some serious Catholics among them. We lament the loss of good pro-lifers like Kiko Canseco, but we have a number of replacements.
Posted by: Savonarola -
Nov. 21, 2012 5:44 PM ET USA
This is really a bad joke about a serious topic. Most of the "Catholic" Democrats are nominal, self-described Catholics who will vote against Catholic teaching as to abortion and sodomy.
Posted by: sparch -
Nov. 21, 2012 1:43 PM ET USA
How many are really Catholic? How many are Catholic in name only. How many will vote reflecting their Catholic faith? I shutter to think about it.