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The Most Diverse Congress Ever

The Most Diverse Congress Ever The 114th Congress was sworn in this week, and it's the most diverse ever -- which isn't saying much. Here's a breakdown of the demographics: BY GENDER 114TH CONGRESS U.S. POPULATION 19.4% are women 50.8% are women 80.6% are men 49.2% are men BY RACE AND ETHNICITY* 114TH CONGRESS U.S. POPULATION 8.5% are black 13.2% are black 6.9% are Hispanic 17.1% are Hispanic 2% are Asian 5.3% are Asian 0.3% are Native American 1.2% are Native American *Race categories (black, Asian and Native American) for U.S. population reflect numbers of people who selected that race alone (not multi-racial). BY RELIGION 114TH CONGRESS U.S. POPULATION 91.8% are Christian 73% are Christian 5.2% are Jewish 2% are Jewish 0.2% are Unaffiliated 20% are Unaffiliated 0.4% are Muslim 1% are Muslim 0.4% are Buddhist 1% are Buddhist 0.2% are Hindu <1% are Hindu Sources: Associated Press, Pew, Census Bureau THE HUFFINGTON POST

The Most Diverse Congress Ever

shared by alissascheller on Jan 08
Earlier this week, Congress reconvened with more female members and one of the most racially diverse set of lawmakers in the body's history. That doesn't actually mean its demographics match up with t...


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