Catholics in Congress are at an all-time high
A new poll shows that while the number of U.S. congressmen who identify as Catholic is at an all-time high, the majority of these are members of the pro-abortion Democratic Party.
The Pew Research Center released a study Tuesday, January 3 — the same day the 115th Congress was sworn into office — revealing 31 percent of lawmakers claim to be Catholic. This is the highest concentration of Catholics on Capitol Hill since 1961, when such records were first available.
Of the 144 congressmen who profess to be Catholic in the U.S. House of Representatives, 74 belong to the Democratic Party, while only 70 are members of the pro-life Republican Party. The same study showed that of the 24 senators who claim Catholic affiliation, 15 are Democrats and nine are Republicans.