Catholics Lead in Congress

Catholics still dominate the U.S. Congress. There are 150, including 91 Democrats and 59 Republicans, among the 535 members of the 107th Congress, Religion News Service reported. Catholics have been the largest religious bloc in the legislative branch since 1964, said Albert Menendez of Americans for Religious Liberty, a church-state separation group that conducts the survey. "They're going to stay in first place probably forever."

Baptists are the next-largest bloc with 72 members, including 37 Republicans, 34 Democrats, and one independent, RNS reported. Methodists added the most members, six, increasing their total to 65.

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