The incoming Congress is much more diverse than it was 50 years ago, a new study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found.

54.7 percent of the incoming Congress affiliates with a Protestant denomination, slightly more than the public as a whole. 74.1 percent of members of Congress identified as Protestants in 1961. Protestants now represent a plurality of Democratic lawmakers, and a majority of Republican members of Congress.

30.1 percent of the incoming Congress are Catholic, while 8.4 percent are Jewish--both overrepresented compared to the public as a whole.

Baptists make up the largest Protestant denomination represented in Congress, wth 12.4 percent of lawmakers affiliating with the religion.

Among the leadership in both houses, three members are Baptists--House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellHas Trump beaten the system? Yellen to Congress: Raise the debt ceiling or risk 'irreparable harm' The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Goldman Sachs - Tokyo Olympics kick off with 2020-style opening ceremony MORE (R-Ky.), and Senate President Pro Tempore Robert Byrd (D-W.V.)--and three are Catholics: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerFreedom Caucus presses McCarthy to force vote to oust Pelosi Stripping opportunity from DC's children Here's what Congress is reading at the beach this summer MORE (R-Ohio), and Senate Majority Whip Dick DurbinDick DurbinNew York gun rights case before Supreme Court with massive consequences  Schumer leaves door open for second vote on bipartisan infrastructure deal Bipartisan group says it's still on track after setback on Senate floor MORE (D-Ill.). House Minority Whip Eric CantorEric Ivan CantorBottom line Virginia GOP candidates for governor gear up for convention Cantor: 'Level of craziness' in Washington has increased 'on both sides' MORE (R-Va.) is Jewish, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) is Methodist, Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidSenate hopefuls embrace nuking filibuster Biden fails to break GOP 'fever' Nevada governor signs law making state first presidential primary MORE (D-Nev.) is Mormon, and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) is Presbyterian.