Thursday, January 6, 2011

Where Are Congress' Unreligious? - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

Where Are Congress' Unreligious? - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

The Pew survey of the new Congress finds little too surprising about the religious make-up of the new bunch, but this is still remarkable:

The greatest disparity between the religious makeup of Congress and the people it represents is in the percentage of the unaffiliated — those who describe their religion as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular.” Only six members of the 112th Congress (about 1%) do not specify a religious affiliation and none say they are unaffiliated. By contrast, about one-sixth (16%) of U.S. adults are not affiliated with any particular faith.

This group has also been growing very strongly - but the public political culture closets it.

Post by Andrew Sullivan

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