No major realignments are evident in a comparison of religious affiliations of members of the 86th Congress with the 87th Congress, which convenes January 3.
Roman Catholics again are the most numerous in some two dozen religious affiliations represented in the Senate and House, but not by much. In both houses, Protestants as a group still outnumber those of other faiths.
In the 86th Congress, there was an initial total of 103 Roman Catholics, 91 in the House and 12 in the Senate.
In the 87th Congress, there are 98 Roman Catholics, including 86 in the House and 12 in the Senate. Here is the makeup of the House according to religious affiliation (for similar details on the Senate, see CHRISTIANITY TODAY, December 5, 1960 issue):
Mrs. Granahan (D.-Pa.)
Mrs. Kelly (D.-N.Y.)
G. P. Miller (R.-Calif.)1
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