Members of congress that are unaffiliated with religion-

This along was shared with me on google. I highlighted the members of congress without religious affiliation. The point is 16.1% of Americans have no religious affiliation, yet there is no representation of them in congress. There are more people in the US that do not have any religious affiliation then there are people that identify themselves as Methodist, Presbyterian, and Anglican/Episcopal Lutheran combined. The numbers show Methodist, Presbyterian, and Anglican/Episcopal Lutheran combined make up 15.2% of congress. Which correlates fairly well with the amount of people that belong to that faith among the public.


I’m not assuming anyone that says they are unaffiliated are Atheists or Agnostics. Some of these people probably don’t have strong religious views. I’m also sure that some members of congress might not have any religious affiliation, but feel pressured to claim that they do. I’m not really making a fuss. I also am not shocked. I just found it interesting. That’s roughly 50 million people. There are also 1.2 million Hindu Americans and no one in congress that is Hindu.


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Comment by Ron V on August 15, 2011 at 10:04pm

Well, if Bachmann or Perry get in, they will probably push for a Religious Test Amendment for being a member of Congress - after they force through a National Prayer Day Amendment and a Ban on Homosexual Marriage Amendment.


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