Washington D.C., Jan 4, 2017 / 19:38 pm
While the number of Americans who describe themselves as Christians has declined in recent years, more than 9 in 10 members of Congress profess to be adherents of the faith.
A strong 91 percent of incoming Members of Congress describe themselves as Christian, an analysis of the 115th Congress has said.
About 67 percent of Republicans in Congress are Protestant, while 27 percent are Catholic. Among Democrats, 42 percent are Protestant and 37 percent are Catholic.
The Pew Research Center analyzed religious self-identification in Congress using data from CQ Roll Call and compared it to its own studies of American religious self-identification.