Religious composition of the 115th U.S. Congress vs. U.S. public, 2017

This statistic shows the percentage of religiously affiliated members of the 115th United States Congress and the general public, by religion. 0.2 percent of 115th U.S. Congress stated themselves as unaffiliated to a religion in comparison to 23 percent of the general public.

Comparison of religious affiliation among the 115th U.S. Congress and the general public in 2017

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Release date

January 2017


United States

Survey time period

2014, 2017

Supplementary notes

Religious affiliation of the U.S. public is based on Pew Research Center's 2014 U.S. Religious Landscape Survey. Note on data*- For religions where affiliation among the public was less than one, the figure was rounded up to 1.

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