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NPR Bewails Lack of ‘Nonreligious’ Americans in Congress

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Danielle Kurtzleben played up in a Tuesday item for NPR’s website that “just one of the 535 members of the new Congress” is nonreligious. Kurtzleben underlined that “the nation’s top legislative body remains far more male and white than the rest of the U.S. population…but religion is one of the more invisible areas where legislators in Washington simply aren’t representative of the people they represent.” However, the correspondent later revealed that this members of this demographic hold some responsibility for this under-representation.

Kurtzleben led her article, “Nonreligious Americans Remain Far Underrepresented In Congress,” by highlighting that “one in five Americans is religiously unaffiliated.” She continued with her “far more male and white” phrase about the legislative body, but only after noting that just one member out of both chambers of Congress is “nonreligious.”

Kurtzleben identified this lone legislator Arizona Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema and hyped that this standout “means only 0.2 percent of Congress is unaffiliated, compared with 23 percent of U.S. adults.” – READ MORE

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