Friday, February 08, 2008

UUs in Congress

The Washington Post/Newsweek web only "On Faith" published a fact sheet on the religious affiliations of members of Congress. Currently the House and Senate each have one member designated as "Unitarian." Presumably UU. They are Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) and Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA). With .04% of total members of Congress we exceed slightly our reported .03% of the general population.

In numbers we equal Buddists, as well as AMEs, Disciples of Christ and a number of other Christian denominations. We exceed Quakers and Muslims (one each) and Hindus of whom there are currently none.

A little something for this election season.

h/t Street Prophets.

1 comment:

Scott said...

Ah, but in the late 80s, there were either 6 or 9 [Unitarian|Universalists] in the House.