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Catholics top faith in new U.S. Congress

Discussion in '2008 Archive' started by Rufus_1611, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. Rufus_1611

    Rufus_1611 New Member

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    Catholics top faith in new U.S. Congress

    (Reuters) -- Roman Catholics are the largest single U.S. religious denomination among members of the new U.S. Congress which also includes two Buddhists and a Muslim.

    A survey published by Americans for Religious Liberty finds Baptists the second most common faith, followed by Methodists, Presbyterians and Jews.

    The breakdown for the 535 members of the 110th Congress being sworn in Thursday:

    Catholic 155; Baptist 67; Methodist 61; Presbyterian 44; Jewish 43; Episcopal 37; Protestant nondenominational 26; Christian nondenominational 18; Lutheran 17; Mormon 15; United Church of Christ 7.

    Eastern Orthodox 5; Christian Science 5; Assemblies of God 4; Unitarian Universalist 2; African Methodist Episcopal 2; Buddhists 2; Evangelical 2; Seventh Day Adventists 2; Christian Reformed 2; Disciples of Christ 2; Church of Christ 2; Congregational Baptist 1; Anglican 1.

    Reorganized Mormon 1; Quaker 1; Church of God 1; Muslim 1; Evangelical Lutheran 1; Church of the Nazarene 1; Evangelical Methodist 1.

    No affiliation 6.​
     
  2. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    It is wonderful to see the diversity that our form of government permits. :)

    I wonder if any other nation even comes close to this.
     
  3. JFox1

    JFox1 New Member

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    Those numbers are reflective of America's religious population. The three largest Christian denominations in the U.S. are the Roman Catholic Church, the Southern Baptist Convention, and the United Methodist Church. It's good to see Congress adequately representing America's religious diversity. :godisgood:
     
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