The demographics of Congress in 1945

Members in 2011 are older, more likely to identify a religious  affiliation, and include more women and members of racial and ethnic  groups than Members in 1945. The data suggest that since the 79th  Congress, Members have had high levels of education, and worked in  professional positions prior to coming to Congress. The number of  Members who previously served in the military has risen and fallen,  largely in tandem with the levels of service in the broader population.

The demographics of Congress in 1945

Members in 2011 are older, more likely to identify a religious affiliation, and include more women and members of racial and ethnic groups than Members in 1945. The data suggest that since the 79th Congress, Members have had high levels of education, and worked in professional positions prior to coming to Congress. The number of Members who previously served in the military has risen and fallen, largely in tandem with the levels of service in the broader population.

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