Rating Group: Secular Coalition for America

2011 Congressional Positions

Issues: Religion
State Office Name Party Rating
AK U.S. House-At-Large Don Young R 17%
AL U.S. House-2 Martha Roby R 14%
AL U.S. House-3 Mike Rogers R 14%
AL U.S. House-4 Robert Aderholt R 14%
AL U.S. House-5 Mo Brooks R 17%
AL U.S. House-6 Spencer Bachus R 14%
AL U.S. House-7 Terri Sewell D 57%
AR U.S. House-1 Rick Crawford R 14%
AR U.S. House-2 Tim Griffin R 14%
AR U.S. House-3 Steve Womack R 14%
AZ U.S. House-3 Raúl Grijalva D 60%
AZ U.S. House-4 Paul Gosar R 14%
AZ U.S. House-6 David Schweikert R 14%
AZ U.S. House-7 Ed Pastor D 57%
AZ U.S. House-8 Trent Franks R 14%
CA U.S. House-3 John Garamendi D 57%
CA U.S. House-4 Tom McClintock R 0%
CA U.S. House-5 Mike Thompson D 57%
CA U.S. House-6 Doris Matsui D 57%
CA U.S. House-9 Jerry McNerney D 67%
CA U.S. House-10 Jeff Denham R 14%
CA U.S. House-11 George Miller D 67%
CA U.S. House-12 Nancy Pelosi D 57%
CA U.S. House-13 Barbara Lee D 67%
CA U.S. House-14 Jackie Speier D 75%
CA U.S. House-16 Jim Costa D 67%
CA U.S. House-17 Mike Honda D 71%
CA U.S. House-18 Anna Eshoo D 67%
CA U.S. House-19 Zoe Lofgren D 67%
CA U.S. House-20 Sam Farr D 67%
CA U.S. House-22 Devin Nunes R 14%
CA U.S. House-23 Kevin McCarthy R 14%
CA U.S. House-24 Lois Capps D 67%
CA U.S. House-25 Buck McKeon R 17%
CA U.S. House-27 Judy Chu D 71%
CA U.S. House-28 Adam Schiff D 57%
CA U.S. House-30 Brad Sherman D 57%
CA U.S. House-31 Gary Miller R 17%
CA U.S. House-32 Grace Napolitano D 57%
CA U.S. House-33 Henry Waxman D 57%
CA U.S. House-34 Xavier Becerra D 57%
CA U.S. House-37 Karen Bass D 57%
CA U.S. House-38 Linda Sánchez D 57%
CA U.S. House-39 Ed Royce R 14%
CA U.S. House-40 Lucille Roybal-Allard D 57%
CA U.S. House-42 Ken Calvert R 17%
CA U.S. House-43 Maxine Waters D 60%
CA U.S. House-44 Janice Hahn D 33%
CA U.S. House-45 John Campbell III R 20%
CA U.S. House-48 Dana Rohrabacher R 17%
CA U.S. House-49 Darrell Issa R 17%
CA U.S. House-50 Duncan Hunter R 17%
CA U.S. House-53 Susan Davis D 67%
CO U.S. House-1 Diana DeGette D 67%
CO U.S. House-2 Jared Polis D 57%
CO U.S. House-4 Cory Gardner R 14%
CO U.S. House-5 Doug Lamborn R 14%
CO U.S. House-6 Michael Coffman R 14%
CO U.S. House-7 Ed Perlmutter D 67%
CT U.S. Senate-Jr Chris Murphy D 67%
CT U.S. House-1 John Larson D 57%
CT U.S. House-2 Joe Courtney D 67%
CT U.S. House-3 Rosa DeLauro D 67%
CT U.S. House-4 Jim Himes D 57%
DE U.S. House-At-Large John Carney, Jr. D 57%
FL U.S. House-1 Jeff Miller R 14%
FL U.S. House-2 Steve Southerland R 14%
FL U.S. House-4 Ander Crenshaw R 14%
FL U.S. House-5 Corrine Brown D 57%
FL U.S. House-7 John Mica R 17%
FL U.S. House-8 Bill Posey R 0%
FL U.S. House-10 Daniel Webster R 14%
FL U.S. House-11 Rich Nugent R 14%
FL U.S. House-12 Gus Bilirakis R 17%
FL U.S. House-14 Kathy Castor D 67%
FL U.S. House-15 Dennis Ross R 14%
FL U.S. House-16 Vern Buchanan R 17%
FL U.S. House-17 Tom Rooney R 14%
FL U.S. House-20 Alcee Hastings, Sr. D 57%
FL U.S. House-21 Ted Deutch D 57%
FL U.S. House-23 Debbie Wasserman Schultz D 57%
FL U.S. House-24 Frederica Wilson D 67%
FL U.S. House-25 Mario Diaz-Balart R 17%
FL U.S. House-27 Ileana Ros-Lehtinen R 14%
GA U.S. House-1 Jack Kingston R 14%
GA U.S. House-2 Sanford Bishop, Jr. D 80%
GA U.S. House-3 Lynn Westmoreland R 0%
GA U.S. House-4 Hank Johnson, Jr. D 71%
GA U.S. House-5 John Lewis D 67%
GA U.S. House-6 Tom Price R 14%
GA U.S. House-7 Rob Woodall R 0%
GA U.S. House-8 Austin Scott R 14%
GA U.S. House-10 Paul Broun R 0%
GA U.S. House-11 Phil Gingrey R 17%
GA U.S. House-12 John Barrow D 67%
GA U.S. House-13 David Scott D 57%
GA U.S. House-14 Tom Graves, Jr. R 0%
HI U.S. Senate-Jr Mazie Hirono D 50%
HI U.S. House-1 Colleen Hanabusa D 57%
IA U.S. House-1 Bruce Braley D 57%
IA U.S. House-2 Dave Loebsack D 67%
IA U.S. House-3 Tom Latham R 17%
IA U.S. House-4 Steve King R 0%
ID U.S. House-1 Raúl Labrador R 0%
ID U.S. House-2 Mike Simpson R 33%
IL U.S. House-1 Bobby Rush D 80%
IL U.S. House-3 Daniel Lipinski D 33%
IL U.S. House-4 Luis Gutierrez D 75%
IL U.S. House-5 Mike Quigley D 57%
IL U.S. House-6 Peter Roskam R 14%
IL U.S. House-7 Danny Davis D 57%
IL U.S. House-9 Jan Schakowsky D 67%
IL U.S. House-14 Randy Hultgren R 17%
IL U.S. House-15 John Shimkus R 17%
IL U.S. House-16 Adam Kinzinger R 17%
IL U.S. House-18 Aaron Schock R 14%
IN U.S. Senate-Jr Joe Donnelly, Sr. D 43%
IN U.S. House-1 Pete Visclosky D 57%
IN U.S. House-3 Marlin Stutzman R 0%
IN U.S. House-4 Todd Rokita R 17%
IN U.S. House-7 André Carson D 67%
IN U.S. House-8 Larry Bucshon R 17%
IN U.S. House-9 Todd Young R 14%
IN Governor Mike Pence R 17%
KS U.S. House-1 Tim Huelskamp R 14%
KS U.S. House-2 Lynn Jenkins R 14%
KS U.S. House-3 Kevin Yoder R 14%
KS U.S. House-4 Mike Pompeo R 17%
KY U.S. House-1 Ed Whitfield R 14%
KY U.S. House-2 Brett Guthrie R 14%
KY U.S. House-3 John Yarmuth D 57%
KY U.S. House-5 Hal Rogers R 14%
LA U.S. House-1 Steve Scalise R 14%
LA U.S. House-2 Cedric Richmond D 67%
LA U.S. House-4 John Fleming, Jr. R 14%
LA U.S. House-6 Bill Cassidy R 14%
MA U.S. Senate-Jr Ed Markey D 57%
MA U.S. House-1 Richard Neal D 57%
MA U.S. House-2 Jim McGovern D 57%
MA U.S. House-3 Niki Tsongas D 80%
MA U.S. House-6 John Tierney D 57%
MA U.S. House-7 Mike Capuano D 67%
MA U.S. House-8 Stephen Lynch D 80%
MA U.S. House-9 Bill Keating D 50%
MD U.S. House-1 Andy Harris R 17%
MD U.S. House-2 Dutch Ruppersberger D 57%
MD U.S. House-3 John Sarbanes D 57%
MD U.S. House-4 Donna Edwards D 57%
MD U.S. House-5 Steny Hoyer D 57%
MD U.S. House-7 Elijah Cummings D 67%
MD U.S. House-8 Chris Van Hollen, Jr. D 57%
ME U.S. House-1 Chellie Pingree D 50%
ME U.S. House-2 Mike Michaud D 67%
MI U.S. House-1 Dan Benishek R 14%
MI U.S. House-2 Bill Huizenga R 14%
MI U.S. House-3 Justin Amash R 28%
MI U.S. House-4 Dave Camp R 17%
MI U.S. House-6 Fred Upton R 14%
MI U.S. House-7 Tim Walberg R 17%
MI U.S. House-8 Mike Rogers R 14%
MI U.S. House-9 Sandy Levin D 57%
MI U.S. House-10 Candice Miller R 14%
MI U.S. House-12 John Dingell D 67%
MI U.S. House-13 John Conyers, Jr. D 57%
MI U.S. House-14 Gary Peters D 57%
MN U.S. House-1 Tim Walz DFL 57%
MN U.S. House-3 Erik Paulsen R 17%
MN U.S. House-4 Betty McCollum DFL 60%
MN U.S. House-5 Keith Ellison DFL 57%
MN U.S. House-6 Michele Bachmann R 0%
MN U.S. House-7 Collin Peterson DFL 33%
MO U.S. House-1 Lacy Clay, Jr. D 67%
MO U.S. House-3 Blaine Luetkemeyer R 14%
MO U.S. House-4 Vicky Hartzler R 14%
MO U.S. House-5 Emanuel Cleaver II D 71%
MO U.S. House-6 Sam Graves R 33%
MO U.S. House-7 Billy Long R 14%
MS U.S. House-1 Alan Nunnelee R 17%
MS U.S. House-2 Bennie Thompson D 67%
MS U.S. House-3 Gregg Harper R 17%
MS U.S. House-4 Steven Palazzo R 17%
NC U.S. House-1 G.K. Butterfield, Jr. D 57%
NC U.S. House-2 Renee Ellmers R 14%
NC U.S. House-3 Walter Jones, Jr. R 0%
NC U.S. House-4 David Price D 57%
NC U.S. House-5 Virginia Foxx R 14%
NC U.S. House-6 Howard Coble R 17%
NC U.S. House-7 Mike McIntyre D 43%
NE U.S. House-1 Jeff Fortenberry R 17%
NE U.S. House-2 Lee Terry R 14%
NE U.S. House-3 Adrian Smith R 14%
NJ U.S. House-2 Frank LoBiondo R 29%
NJ U.S. House-3 Jon Runyan R 14%
NJ U.S. House-4 Chris Smith R 14%
NJ U.S. House-5 Scott Garrett R 14%
NJ U.S. House-6 Frank Pallone, Jr. D 57%
NJ U.S. House-7 Leonard Lance R 14%
NJ U.S. House-8 Albio Sires D 57%
NJ U.S. House-9 Bill Pascrell, Jr. D 60%
NJ U.S. House-11 Rodney Frelinghuysen R 40%
NJ U.S. House-12 Rush Holt, Jr. D 57%
NM U.S. Senate-Jr Martin Heinrich D 67%
NM U.S. House-2 Steve Pearce R 14%
NM U.S. House-3 Ben Lujan, Jr. D 57%
NV U.S. House-2 Mark Amodei R 0%
NV U.S. House-3 Joe Heck, Jr. R 14%
NY U.S. House-1 Tim Bishop D 67%
NY U.S. House-2 Pete King R 14%
NY U.S. House-3 Steve Israel D 57%
NY U.S. House-4 Carolyn McCarthy D 57%
NY U.S. House-5 Gregory Meeks D 60%
NY U.S. House-7 Nydia Velázquez D 50%
NY U.S. House-9 Yvette Clarke D 57%
NY U.S. House-10 Jerry Nadler D 71%
NY U.S. House-11 Michael Grimm R 14%
NY U.S. House-12 Carolyn Maloney D 57%
NY U.S. House-13 Charlie Rangel D 50%
NY U.S. House-14 Joe Crowley D 67%
NY U.S. House-15 José Serrano D 57%
NY U.S. House-16 Eliot Engel D 57%
NY U.S. House-17 Nita Lowey D 57%
NY U.S. House-19 Chris Gibson R 14%
NY U.S. House-20 Paul Tonko D 57%
NY U.S. House-21 Bill Owens D 67%
NY U.S. House-22 Richard Hanna R 29%
NY U.S. House-23 Tom Reed II R 14%
NY U.S. House-25 Louise Slaughter D 67%
NY U.S. House-26 Brian Higgins D 57%
OH U.S. House-1 Steve Chabot R 14%
OH U.S. House-4 Jim Jordan R 14%
OH U.S. House-5 Bob Latta R 17%
OH U.S. House-6 Bill Johnson R 14%
OH U.S. House-7 Bob Gibbs R 14%
OH U.S. House-8 John Boehner R 0%
OH U.S. House-9 Marcy Kaptur D 67%
OH U.S. House-10 Mike Turner R 14%
OH U.S. House-11 Marcia Fudge D 57%
OH U.S. House-12 Pat Tiberi R 17%
OH U.S. House-13 Tim Ryan D 57%
OH U.S. House-15 Steve Stivers R 14%
OH U.S. House-16 Jim Renacci R 17%
OK U.S. House-3 Frank Lucas R 14%
OK U.S. House-4 Tom Cole R 14%
OK U.S. House-5 James Lankford R 14%
OR U.S. House-2 Greg Walden R 14%
OR U.S. House-3 Earl Blumenauer D 80%
OR U.S. House-4 Peter DeFazio D 67%
OR U.S. House-5 Kurt Schrader D 67%
PA U.S. House-1 Bob Brady D 67%
PA U.S. House-2 Chaka Fattah, Sr. D 80%
PA U.S. House-3 Mike Kelly R 14%
PA U.S. House-5 G.T. Thompson, Jr. R 14%
PA U.S. House-6 Jim Gerlach R 17%
PA U.S. House-7 Pat Meehan R 14%
PA U.S. House-8 Mike Fitzpatrick R 14%
PA U.S. House-9 Bill Shuster R 17%
PA U.S. House-10 Tom Marino R 14%
PA U.S. House-11 Lou Barletta R 14%
PA U.S. House-13 Allyson Schwartz D 57%
PA U.S. House-14 Mike Doyle D 57%
PA U.S. House-15 Charlie Dent R 40%
PA U.S. House-16 Joe Pitts R 14%
PA U.S. House-18 Tim Murphy R 14%
RI U.S. House-1 David Cicilline D 57%
RI U.S. House-2 Jim Langevin D 57%
SC U.S. Senate-Jr Tim Scott R 14%
SC U.S. House-2 Joe Wilson, Sr. R 14%
SC U.S. House-3 Jeff Duncan R 14%
SC U.S. House-4 Trey Gowdy III R 14%
SC U.S. House-5 Mick Mulvaney R 0%
SC U.S. House-6 Jim Clyburn D 57%
SD U.S. House-At-Large Kristi Noem R 14%
TN U.S. House-1 Phil Roe R 14%
TN U.S. House-2 John Duncan, Jr. R 14%
TN U.S. House-3 Chuck Fleischmann R 14%
TN U.S. House-4 Scott DesJarlais R 14%
TN U.S. House-6 Diane Black R 0%
TN U.S. House-7 Marsha Blackburn R 14%
TN U.S. House-8 Stephen Fincher R 14%
TN U.S. House-9 Steve Cohen D 57%
TX U.S. House-1 Louie Gohmert R 14%
TX U.S. House-2 Ted Poe R 0%
TX U.S. House-3 Sam Johnson R 14%
TX U.S. House-4 Ralph Hall R 14%
TX U.S. House-5 Jeb Hensarling R 14%
TX U.S. House-6 Joe Barton R 17%
TX U.S. House-7 John Culberson R 14%
TX U.S. House-8 Kevin Brady R 14%
TX U.S. House-9 Al Green D 57%
TX U.S. House-10 Michael McCaul R 17%
TX U.S. House-11 Mike Conaway R 14%
TX U.S. House-12 Kay Granger R 17%
TX U.S. House-13 Mac Thornberry R 14%
TX U.S. House-15 Rubén Hinojosa, Sr. D 50%
TX U.S. House-17 Bill Flores R 0%
TX U.S. House-18 Sheila Jackson Lee D 57%
TX U.S. House-19 Randy Neugebauer R 14%
TX U.S. House-21 Lamar Smith R 14%
TX U.S. House-22 Pete Olson R 14%
TX U.S. House-24 Kenny Marchant R 17%
TX U.S. House-26 Michael Burgess R 0%
TX U.S. House-27 Blake Farenthold R 0%
TX U.S. House-28 Henry Cuellar D 57%
TX U.S. House-29 Gene Green D 57%
TX U.S. House-30 Eddie Johnson D 57%
TX U.S. House-31 John Carter R 17%
TX U.S. House-32 Pete Sessions R 14%
TX U.S. House-35 Lloyd Doggett II D 67%
UT U.S. House-1 Rob Bishop R 14%
UT U.S. House-3 Jason Chaffetz R 14%
UT U.S. House-4 Jim Matheson D 57%
VA U.S. House-1 Rob Wittman R 14%
VA U.S. House-2 Scott Rigell R 14%
VA U.S. House-3 Bobby Scott D 71%
VA U.S. House-4 Randy Forbes R 17%
VA U.S. House-5 Robert Hurt R 14%
VA U.S. House-6 Bob Goodlatte R 14%
VA U.S. House-8 Jim Moran, Jr. D 57%
VA U.S. House-9 Morgan Griffith R 33%
VA U.S. House-10 Frank Wolf R 14%
VA U.S. House-11 Gerry Connolly D 57%
VT U.S. House-At-Large Peter Welch D 57%
WA U.S. House-2 Rick Larsen D 57%
WA U.S. House-3 Jaime Herrera Beutler R 14%
WA U.S. House-5 Cathy McMorris Rodgers R 14%
WA U.S. House-7 Jim McDermott D 67%
WA U.S. House-8 Dave Reichert R 43%
WA U.S. House-9 Adam Smith D 67%
WA Governor Jay Inslee D 57%
WI U.S. Senate-Jr Tammy Baldwin D 57%
WI U.S. House-1 Paul Ryan R 14%
WI U.S. House-3 Ron Kind D 57%
WI U.S. House-4 Gwen Moore D 57%
WI U.S. House-5 Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr. R 14%
WI U.S. House-7 Sean Duffy R 14%
WI U.S. House-8 Reid Ribble R 0%
WV U.S. House-1 David McKinley R 14%
WV U.S. House-2 Shelley Capito R 14%
WV U.S. House-3 Nick Rahall II D 29%
WY U.S. House-At-Large Cynthia Lummis R 14%
Gary Ackerman 71%
Sandy Adams 14%
Todd Akin 20%
Rodney Alexander 14%
Jason Altmire 57%
Rob Andrews 67%
Steve Austria 14%
Joe Baca, Sr. 50%
Roscoe Bartlett 14%
Charlie Bass 29%
Rick Berg 14%
Shelley Berkley 57%
Howard Berman 67%
Judy Biggert 43%
Brian Bilbray 14%
Jo Bonner, Jr. 14%
Mary Bono Mack 33%
Dan Boren 33%
Leonard Boswell 67%
Ann Marie Buerkle 14%
Dan Burton 17%
Francisco Canseco 14%
Eric Cantor 14%
Dennis Cardoza 67%
Russ Carnahan 57%
Ben Chandler III 57%
Hansen Clarke 57%
Jerry Costello 60%
Chip Cravaack 17%
Mark Critz 57%
Geoff Davis 14%
Norm Dicks 67%
Robert Dold 43%
David Dreier 14%
Jo Ann Emerson 17%
Bob Filner 80%
Barney Frank 57%
Elton Gallegly 14%
Gabrielle Giffords 0%
Charlie Gonzalez 57%
Frank Guinta 14%
Nan Hayworth 14%
Wally Herger, Jr. 17%
Maurice Hinchey 60%
Kathy Hochul 25%
Thomas Holden 57%
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 57%
Tim Johnson 33%
Dale Kildee 57%
Larry Kissell 57%
Dennis Kucinich 57%
Jeff Landry 14%
Steve LaTourette 14%
Jerry Lewis 14%
Dan Lungren 14%
Connie Mack IV 17%
Don Manzullo 17%
Thaddeus McCotter 17%
Brad Miller 57%
Sue Myrick 14%
John Olver 60%
Ron Paul 17%
Donald Payne 57%
Todd Platts 17%
Ben Quayle 20%
Denny Rehberg 14%
Silvestre Reyes 43%
Laura Richardson 57%
David Rivera 14%
Mike Ross 43%
Steve Rothman 67%
Bobby Schilling 14%
Jean Schmidt 14%
Heath Shuler 33%
Pete Stark 71%
Cliff Stearns 14%
John Sullivan 14%
Betty Sutton 57%
Ed Towns 57%
Bob Turner 0%
Joe Walsh 0%
Mel Watt 67%
Allen West 0%
Lynn Woolsey 57%
Bill Young 17%

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