Friday, January 7, 2011
Lutherans in Congress
Not much newsy there. What is interesting is that there continue to be proportionately more Methodists, Presbyterians, and Episcopalians in Congress than you find in the general population and significantly less Baptists and Pentecostals in Congress than in the general population. Then there is the out sized slice of Jews in Congress -- way more proportionately than you find in the general population!
Some 42 Republicans and 16 Democrats are listed simply as Protestants -- whatever that means. Often it means that they consider themselves Christians but remain unaffiliated with any denomination or congregation.
But I would like another statistic -- one I will probably never see. How many of them attend worship and how often... Now that would be interesting, for sure!