Catholic representation in US Congress hits all-time high



Go to this article

Want to understand the Catholic faith?

ABSTRACTCatholic representation in US Congress hits all-time high : News Headlines - Catholic Culture Membership Login RSS Contact CatholicCulture Advanced Search News Commentary Liturgical Year Resource Center About Donate Shop Latest Headlines Week Month Top Ten About CWN On the Culture On the News In Depth Analysis The City Gates Insights Reviews Off the Record Top Ten Today Calendar Month Season Prayers Activities Recipes Library Website Reviews What You Need to Know Catholic Dictionary Catechism Church Fathers Most Collection Mission Leadership History Donor Information Boosters Rogues' Gallery Help/FAQ Site Map Tell a Friend Advertise Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org Catholic World News Catholic representation in US Congress hits all-time high email print CWN - January 04, 2013 From Our Store: Defining Issues (eBook) Catholic representation on Capitol Hill has reached an all-time high, with 163 members of the new 113th Congress identifying themselves as Catholic. A new study by the Pew Forum found that the overall Catholic membership of both houses of Congress was up by 7 members, and the proportion of Catholics in the legislature had jumped from 29.2% to 30.6%. Catholics form by far the largest single religious bloc in Congress. Although Protestants, taken as a single group, maintain their majority status with 56% of the membership, no single Protestant denomination is close to the size of the Catholic bloc. There are 136 Catholics in the House of Representatives and 27 in the Senate. The Democratic Party enjoys a comfortable edge in Catholic representation in both houses: 75- 61 in the House and 18- 9 in the Senate. Additional sources for this story Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window. Faith on the Hill: The Religious Composition of the 113th Congress (Pew Forum) An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus: Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation . Your donation helps us to reach over 2,000,000 Truth-seeking readers worldwide each year. Thank you! Fall Campaign: Progress toward our final 2012 expenses ($3,014 to go): $150,000.00 $146,985.64 2% 98% Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in. All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise p.......