Religion: The Religion of Senators

Members of the upper house of the 83rd Congress, judging by statistics, are a pretty religious lot. After a quick check of the records (Congressional Directory, denominational headquarters, etc.), the National Council of Churches announced that only one Senator* has no "reported religious affiliation." The creedal complexions of the others:

Methodist 19

Baptist 13

Episcopal 13†

Presbyterian 12

Roman Catholic 9

Congregational 7 Lutheran 5

"Protestant" 5

Disciples of Christ 4

Unitarian 2

Latter-Day Saints 2

Latter-Day Saints, Reorganized 1

Jewish 1

Society of Friends 1

Christian Scientist 1

* Republican William Langer of North Dakota.

† Including California's newly appointed Senator Thomas Kuchel, named after the Council's count was made.


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