What is the religious composition of the US Supreme Court?

For weeks now, the world has watched while the United States Senate has held confirmation hearings for President Trump’s nomination to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. Sadly that nomination has now been confirmed and the court has a clear conservative majority that will impact its decisions for decade and guarantee Trump a long legacy.

Meanwhile a fascinating feature of the US Supreme Court is its religious composition. Five of the justices (including Kavanaugh) are Roman Catholic and three are Jewish. Neil Gorsuch was raised Roman Catholic but now attends an Episcopal Church.

You can learn more about the Supreme Court in my guide to the American political system here.


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