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

posted on November 19, 2012

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life analyzes the religious background of the newly elected Congress. While most members of Congress are Protestant, Pew notes a series of significant changes and firsts: “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,’ continuing a gradual increase in religious diversity that mirrors trends in the country as a whole.”

Read at Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life