Infographic: What Congress Would Look Like If It Really Represented America
America is getting more and more diverse—for instance, our Hispanic population grew by 43 percent in the past decade alone—but you'd never be able to tell it by looking at our Congress. Here's what the House and Senate look like today, and what they would look like if they were demographically representative of our nation.
One thing not noted on this infographic is that, besides being nothing like America in terms of race, sex, or religion, our senators and representatives are also wholly different from most Americans in terms of wealth. We've said this before, but it bears repeating: The average American's net worth is $96,000. But the average Senator's net worth? $13.4 million. For House members that sum drops to "just" $5 million.
Does this represent your community?
Correction: This post originally suggested that there were no atheists in Congress. There is! His name is Pete Stark. We regret the error
How Wartime Rationing Led To Nutella And Other Comfort Foods Scarcity created many food fads that still endure today.
College Student Shoots An Impressive Array Of Basketball Shots To Win A Big Cash Prize And basketball’s not even his usual sport.
Gun Control Protests Are Quickly Convincing Companies To End Discounts For NRA Members The effect of the protests has been quick, clear, and undeniable.
This Man Shuts Down The Most Popular Anti-Abortion Stance With One Simple Question Given a very simple choice, people often refuse to give a simple answer.
YouTube’s Top Trending Video Accused A Parkland Student Of Being A Paid Actor The video was seen and shared by hundreds of thousands of people before it was manually removed.
This Experimental Restaurant Concept Aims To End ‘Food Deserts’ Their food is priced according to the median income of each neighborhood.