Baptists, Catholics Dominate New Congress: Study

  • There are more Baptists in the 118th United States Congress than any other Protestant denomination, but Catholics and generic Protestants take the top faith spots.
  • An analysis of the newly seated Congress by Pew Research finds the 534 members of the U.S. House and Senate are more religiously affiliated — and more Christian — than the American population as a whole.
  • While religious affiliation continues to dwindle in American life, it remains strong among those elected to national office.