116th Congress has the lowest number of Christians and Protestants in history

    January 2, 2019

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    WASHINGTON – Overall there has been a 3 percent decline in the number of members of of the new 116th Congress who identify as Christian as compared to the 115th Congress according to Pew Research.

    Additionally the 116th Congress includes the first two Muslim women ever to serve in the House of Representatives and is overall slightly more religiously diverse than the prior Congress.

    In the 115th Congress 91 percent of members were Christian while in the 116th Congress 88 percent are Christian. There are also four more Jewish members one additional Muslim and one more Unitarian Universalist in the new Congress – as well as eight more members who decline to state their religious affiliation.

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