The Pew Research Center recently analyzed the religious composition of the newly-elected 115th Congress.
The research found that even though there are fewer adults today who call themselves Christian, Congress remains overwhelmingly Christian. Approximately 91 percent of Congress described themselves as Christian, while just 71 percent of surveyed adults used the same description. Researchers found that both chambers are heavily Christian and reflect about the same percentages as was recorded in 1961.
What do these numbers tell us? Is congressional religious affiliation important to you as a voter?
Read the full report below:
Greg Smith, Associate Director of Religion Research at the Pew Research Center