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Alabama
Gender 2015 2020

Female

14%

16%

Male

86%

84%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020
White/Caucasian 75% 77%
Black/African American 24% 23%
Hispanic/Latino 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%

American Indian/
Native American

0% 0%
Multiracial/Other 1% 0%
No Data 0% 0%
Generation 2015 2020
Generation Z n/a 0%
Millennial 3% 1%
Generation X 21% 1%
Baby Boomer 56% 14%
Silent Generation 20% 11%
Greatest Generation 0% 1%
No Data n/a* 72%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 1% of Alabama legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020
Democrat 29% 26%
Republican 70% 74%
Independent 1% 0%
No Party 0% 0%
Religion 2015 2020
Protestant 86% n/a
Catholic 6% n/a
Other Christian 1% n/a
Non-Christian 0% n/a
Unspecified 6% n/a
Highest Level of Education 2015 2020
< Bachelor’s Degree 1% 6%
Bachelor’s Degree 38% 31%
Advanced Degree 39% n/a
Master’s Degree n/a 20%
Law Degree n/a 14%
Ph.D. n/a 4%
No Data 21% 26%

Alaska
Gender 2015 2020

Female

28% 

38% 

Male

72% 

62%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020
White/Caucasian 85% 90%
Black/African American 0% 5%
Hispanic/Latino 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 2%

American Indian/
Native American

3% 2%
Multiracial/Other 3% 2%
No Data 0% 0%
Generation 2015 2020
Generation Z n/a 2%
Millennial 6% 2%
Generation X 12% 0%
Baby Boomer 73% 15%
Silent Generation 10% 3%
Greatest Generation 0% 0%
No Data n/a* 78%
Party 2015 2020
Democrat 37% 26%
Republican 62% 74%
Independent 1% 0%
No Party 0% 0%
Religion 2015 2020
Protestant 25% n/a
Catholic 7% n/a
Other Christian 0% n/a
Non-Christian 7% n/a
Unspecified 62% n/a
Highest Level of Education 2015 2020
< Bachelor’s Degree 2% 7%
Bachelor’s Degree 33% 40%
Advanced Degree 32% n/a
Master’s Degree n/a 18%
Law Degree n/a 7%
Ph.D. n/a 3%
No Data 33% 25%

Arizona
Gender 2015 2020

Female

36%

39%

Male

64%

61%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

71%

62%

Black/African American

1%

3%

Hispanic/Latino

21%

28%

Asian/Pacific Islander

1%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

4%

6%

Multiracial/Other

1%

1%

No Data

0%

0%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

7%

6%

Generation X

30%

14%

Baby Boomer

56%

23%

Silent Generation

8%

7%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

50%

*Percentages for 2015 are valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 2% of Arizona legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

39%

47%

Republican

61%

53%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

41%

n/a

Catholic

22%

n/a

Other Christian

8%

n/a

Non-Christian

0%

n/a

Unspecified

29%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

14%

4%

Bachelor’s Degree

32%

36%

Advanced Degree

44%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

22%

Law Degree

n/a

6%

Ph.D.

n/a

7%

No Data

9%

26%

Arkansas
Gender 2015 2020

Female

20%

24%

Male

80%

76%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

88%

89%

Black/African American

11%

11%

Hispanic/Latino

0%

1%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

1%

0%

No Data

0%

0%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

4%

0%

Generation X

37%

2%

Baby Boomer

51%

15%

Silent Generation

7%

7%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

74%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing for 1% of Arkansas legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

35%

24%

Republican

65%

76%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

90%

n/a

Catholic

8%

n/a

Other Christian

1%

n/a

Non-Christian

0%

n/a

Unspecified

1%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

10%

6%

Bachelor’s Degree

44%

42%

Advanced Degree

29%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

17%

Law Degree

n/a

13%

Ph.D.

n/a

6%

No Data

16%

16%

California
Gender 2015 2020

Female

26%

31%

Male

74%

69%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

62%

55%

Black/African American

9%

7%

Hispanic/Latino

19%

24%

Asian/Pacific Islander

10%

10%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

2%

Multiracial/Other

1%

3%

No Data

0%

0%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

5%

8%

Generation X

43%

38%

Baby Boomer

47%

36%

Silent Generation

5%

3%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

15%

*Percentage for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year was missing from 18% of California legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

64%

76%

Republican

35%

24%

Independent

0%

1%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

15%

n/a

Catholic

4%

n/a

Other Christian

2%

n/a

Non-Christian

5%

n/a

Unspecified

74%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

0%

1%

Bachelor’s Degree

44%

37%

Advanced Degree

44%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

20%

Law Degree

n/a

24%

Ph.D.

n/a

8%

No Data

12%

10%

Colorado
Gender 2015 2020

Female

41%

47%

Male

59%

53%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

83%

80%

Black/African American

3%

8%

Hispanic/Latino

9%

11%

Asian/Pacific Islander

1%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

4%

1%

No Data

0%

0%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

3%

9%

Generation X

29%

6%

Baby Boomer

61%

17%

Silent Generation

8%

0%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

68%

*Percentage for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year was missing from 62% of Colorado legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

50%

60%

Republican

50%

40%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

18%

n/a

Catholic

7%

n/a

Other Christian

0%

n/a

Non-Christian

3%

n/a

Unspecified

72%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

1%

2%

Bachelor’s Degree

29%

38%

Advanced Degree

39%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

21%

Law Degree

n/a

15%

Ph.D.

n/a

6%

No Data

12%

18%

Connecticut
Gender 2015 2020

Female

28%

33%

Male

72%

67%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

74%

82%

Black/African American

7%

9%

Hispanic/Latino

7%

6%

Asian/Pacific Islander

2%

1%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

10%

1%

No Data

0%

2%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

4%

4%

Generation X

23%

7%

Baby Boomer

63%

13%

Silent Generation

10%

1%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

75%

*Percentage for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year was missing from 51% of Connecticut legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

48%

60%

Republican

42%

40%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

7%

n/a

Catholic

18%

n/a

Other Christian

0%

n/a

Non-Christian

3%

n/a

Unspecified

71%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

2%

4%

Bachelor’s Degree

28%

29%

Advanced Degree

39%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

23%

Law Degree

n/a

19%

Ph.D.

n/a

3%

No Data

32%

22%

Delaware
Gender 2015 2020

Female

24%

24%

Male

76%

76%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

90%

85%

Black/African American

6%

11%

Hispanic/Latino

3%

3%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

0%

0%

No Data

0%

0%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

3%

5%

Generation X

24%

10%

Baby Boomer

56%

32%

Silent Generation

16%

6%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

47%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 0% of the Delaware legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

60%

61%

Republican

40%

39%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

31%

n/a

Catholic

26%

n/a

Other Christian

0%

n/a

Non-Christian

3%

n/a

Unspecified

%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

21%

5%

Bachelor’s Degree

32%

23%

Advanced Degree

34%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

29%

Law Degree

n/a

10%

Ph.D.

n/a

0%

No Data

14%

34%

Florida
Gender 2015 2020

Female

25%

30%

Male

75%

70%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

70%

68%

Black/African American

16%

18%

Hispanic/Latino

13%

14%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

1%

0%

No Data

0%

0%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

11%

17%

Generation X

41%

30%

Baby Boomer

42%

29%

Silent Generation

6%

2%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

23%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 1% of Florida legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

32%

40%

Republican

68%

60%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

64%

n/a

Catholic

23%

n/a

Other Christian

1%

n/a

Non-Christian

7%

n/a

Unspecified

6%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

4%

4%

Bachelor’s Degree

33%

29%

Advanced Degree

51%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

20%

Law Degree

n/a

28%

Ph.D.

n/a

3%

No Data

13%

16%

Georgia
Gender 2015 2020

Female

23%

31%

Male

77%

69%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

72%

71%

Black/African American

25%

27%

Hispanic/Latino

1%

1%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

1%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

2%

0%

No Data

0%

0%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

3%

3%

Generation X

27%

6%

Baby Boomer

54%

18%

Silent Generation

16%

5%

Greatest Generation

1%

0%

No Data

n/a*

69%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 35% of Georgia legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

33%

40%

Republican

67%

59%

Independent

0%

1%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

70%

n/a

Catholic

3%

n/a

Other Christian

1%

n/a

Non-Christian

1%

n/a

Unspecified

6%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

2%

1%

Bachelor’s Degree

41%

38%

Advanced Degree

35%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

15%

Law Degree

n/a

15%

Ph.D.

n/a

6%

No Data

22%

25%

Hawaii
Gender 2015 2020

Female

29%

32%

Male

71%

68%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

22%

22%

Black/African American

1%

1%

Hispanic/Latino

1%

4%

Asian/Pacific Islander

57%

57%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

18%

9%

No Data

0%

7%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

13%

5%

Generation X

27%

11%

Baby Boomer

45%

18%

Silent Generation

15%

5%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

61%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 1% of Hawaii legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

88%

92%

Republican

12%

8%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

17%

n/a

Catholic

7%

n/a

Other Christian

1%

n/a

Non-Christian

3%

n/a

Unspecified

72%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

1%

1%

Bachelor’s Degree

37%

30%

Advanced Degree

45%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

20%

Law Degree

n/a

20%

Ph.D.

n/a

5%

No Data

17%

24%

Idaho
Gender 2015 2020

Female

28%

31%

Male

72%

69%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

95%

94%

Black/African American

1%

1%

Hispanic/Latino

0%

1%

Asian/Pacific Islander

1%

1%

American Indian/
Native American

1%

0%

Multiracial/Other

0%

0%

No Data

2%

3%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

2%

0%

Generation X

14%

5%

Baby Boomer

58%

19%

Silent Generation

27%

6%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

70%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 37% of Idaho legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

20%

20%

Republican

80%

80%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

10%

n/a

Catholic

2%

n/a

Other Christian

13%

n/a

Non-Christian

0%

n/a

Unspecified

76%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

4%

1%

Bachelor’s Degree

34%

58%

Advanced Degree

36%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

19%

Law Degree

n/a

13%

Ph.D.

n/a

8%

No Data

27%

0%

Illinois
Gender 2015 2020

Female

32%

36%

Male

68%

64%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

75%

71%

Black/African American

18%

18%

Hispanic/Latino

7%

8%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

1%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

1%

2%

No Data

0%

1%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

5%

5%

Generation X

38%

14%

Baby Boomer

50%

18%

Silent Generation

8%

1%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

63%

*Percentages for 2015 are of valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 3% of Illinois legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

62%

64%

Republican

38%

36%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

33%

n/a

Catholic

37%

n/a

Other Christian

0%

n/a

Non-Christian

6%

n/a

Unspecified

24%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

8%

3%

Bachelor’s Degree

38%

32%

Advanced Degree

42%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

20%

Law Degree

n/a

20%

Ph.D.

n/a

2%

No Data

11%

24%

Indiana
Gender 2015 2020

Female

21%

24%

Male

79%

76%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

88%

89%

Black/African American

8%

9%

Hispanic/Latino

1%

1%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

3%

0%

No Data

0%

2%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

5%

2%

Generation X

24%

7%

Baby Boomer

49%

14%

Silent Generation

22%

7%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

67%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 42% of Indiana legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

27%

29%

Republican

73%

71%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

51%

n/a

Catholic

21%

n/a

Other Christian

11%

n/a

Non-Christian

1%

n/a

Unspecified

17%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

4%

3%

Bachelor’s Degree

31%

32%

Advanced Degree

35%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

19%

Law Degree

n/a

14%

Ph.D.

n/a

4%

No Data

11%

29%

Iowa
Gender 2015 2020

Female

23%

29%

Male

77%

71%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

93%

96%

Black/African American

3%

0%

Hispanic/Latino

0%

0%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

3%

0%

No Data

0%

1%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

5%

5%

Generation X

23%

3%

Baby Boomer

61%

24%

Silent Generation

11%

2%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

65%

*Percentages for 205 are of valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 8% of Iowa legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

46%

43%

Republican

54%

57%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

43%

n/a

Catholic

17%

n/a

Other Christian

1%

n/a

Non-Christian

1%

n/a

Unspecified

39%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

4%

4%

Bachelor’s Degree

31%

29%

Advanced Degree

33%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

20%

Law Degree

n/a

11%

Ph.D.

n/a

3%

No Data

32%

33%

Kansas
Gender 2015 2020

Female

25%

28%

Male

75%

72%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

89%

92%

Black/African American

5%

5%

Hispanic/Latino

3%

2%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

1%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

1%

Multiracial/Other

2%

0%

No Data

0%

1%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

7%

2%

Generation X

15%

9%

Baby Boomer

66%

36%

Silent Generation

12%

4%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

48%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 13% of Kansas legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

21%

32%

Republican

79%

68%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

52%

n/a

Catholic

23%

n/a

Other Christian

0%

n/a

Non-Christian

1%

n/a

Unspecified

25%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

2%

2%

Bachelor’s Degree

34%

24%

Advanced Degree

38%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

24%

Law Degree

n/a

8%

Ph.D.

n/a

7%

No Data

26%

34%

Kentucky
Gender 2015 2020

Female

17%

23%

Male

83%

77%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

91%

93%

Black/African American

5%

5%

Hispanic/Latino

1%

1%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

3%

1%

No Data

0%

0%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

4%

4%

Generation X

28%

26%

Baby Boomer

55%

39%

Silent Generation

13%

4%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

26%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 4% of Kentucky legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

48%

34%

Republican

52%

66%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

75%

n/a

Catholic

17%

n/a

Other Christian

0%

n/a

Non-Christian

1%

n/a

Unspecified

7%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

0%

1%

Bachelor’s Degree

31%

29%

Advanced Degree

46%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

22%

Law Degree

n/a

20%

Ph.D.

n/a

6%

No Data

22%

22%

Louisiana
Gender 2015 2020

Female

12%

18%

Male

88%

82%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

76%

74%

Black/African American

22%

26%

Hispanic/Latino

1%

0%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

1%

0%

No Data

0%

0%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

3%

6%

Generation X

30%

19%

Baby Boomer

58%

28%

Silent Generation

10%

1%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

47%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 1% of Louisiana legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

40%

33%

Republican

59%

66%

Independent

1%

1%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

38%

n/a

Catholic

43%

n/a

Other Christian

0%

n/a

Non-Christian

0%

n/a

Unspecified

19%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

7%

1%

Bachelor’s Degree

36%

18%

Advanced Degree

42%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

5%

Law Degree

n/a

22%

Ph.D.

n/a

4%

No Data

15%

50%

Maine
Gender 2015 2020

Female

29%

39%

Male

71%

61%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

89%

96%

Black/African American

1%

1%

Hispanic/Latino

0%

0%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

2%

1%

Multiracial/Other

9%

1%

No Data

0%

1%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

1%

2%

Generation X

13%

4%

Baby Boomer

57%

10%

Silent Generation

14%

3%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

81%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 50% of Maine legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

51%

59%

Republican

47%

38%

Independent

2%

3%

No Party

0%

1%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

14%

n/a

Catholic

5%

n/a

Other Christian

0%

n/a

Non-Christian

1%

n/a

Unspecified

80%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

6%

5%

Bachelor’s Degree

23%

34%

Advanced Degree

21%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

18%

Law Degree

n/a

7%

Ph.D.

n/a

3%

No Data

50%

33%

Maryland
Gender 2015 2020

Female

31%

39%

Male

69%

61%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

67%

61%

Black/African American

23%

29%

Hispanic/Latino

3%

3%

Asian/Pacific Islander

4%

3%

American Indian/
Native American

1%

2%

Multiracial/Other

3%

1%

No Data

0%

2%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

8%

10%

Generation X

32%

33%

Baby Boomer

47%

38%

Silent Generation

14%

6%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

13%

*Percentages for 2015 are ofthe valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 2% of Maryland legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

65%

70%

Republican

35%

30%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

23%

n/a

Catholic

17%

n/a

Other Christian

1%

n/a

Non-Christian

1%

n/a

Unspecified

80%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

2%

2%

Bachelor’s Degree

28%

23%

Advanced Degree

54%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

25%

Law Degree

n/a

24%

Ph.D.

n/a

6%

No Data

16%

20%

Massachusetts
Gender 2015 2020

Female

26%

29%

Male

75%

71%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

92%

87%

Black/African American

3%

2%

Hispanic/Latino

3%

7%

Asian/Pacific Islander

2%

3%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

1%

Multiracial/Other

1%

1%

No Data

0%

1%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

7%

6%

Generation X

33%

17%

Baby Boomer

51%

29%

Silent Generation

8%

4%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

45%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 17% of Massachusetts legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

80%

82%

Republican

21%

18%

Independent

0%

1%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

8%

n/a

Catholic

38%

n/a

Other Christian

1%

n/a

Non-Christian

7%

n/a

Unspecified

47%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

1%

1%

Bachelor’s Degree

34%

29%

Advanced Degree

50%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

20%

Law Degree

n/a

28%

Ph.D.

n/a

3%

No Data

16%

20%

Michigan
Gender 2015 2020

Female

21%

36%

Male

79%

64%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

84%

78%

Black/African American

9%

12%

Hispanic/Latino

3%

5%

Asian/Pacific Islander

2%

1%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

1%

1%

No Data

0%

3%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

10%

18%

Generation X

38%

20%

Baby Boomer

48%

20%

Silent Generation

4%

2%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

41%

*Percentage for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 23% of Michigan legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

39%

46%

Republican

61%

54%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

33%

n/a

Catholic

20%

n/a

Other Christian

1%

n/a

Non-Christian

1%

n/a

Unspecified

46%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

3%

1%

Bachelor’s Degree

42%

26%

Advanced Degree

33%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

16%

Law Degree

n/a

3%

Ph.D.

n/a

1%

No Data

22%

52%

Minnesota
Gender 2015 2020

Female

33%

32%

Male

67%

68%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

95%

90%

Black/African American

1%

0%

Hispanic/Latino

2%

5%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

3%

American Indian/
Native American

1%

0%

Multiracial/Other

0%

0%

No Data

0%

1%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

3%

5%

Generation X

22%

20%

Baby Boomer

64%

38%

Silent Generation

20%

6%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

31%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 24% of Minnesota legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

50%

58%

Republican

50%

42%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

24%

n/a

Catholic

10%

n/a

Other Christian

0%

n/a

Non-Christian

1%

n/a

Unspecified

46%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

4%

4%

Bachelor’s Degree

38%

37%

Advanced Degree

37%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

24%

Law Degree

n/a

13%

Ph.D.

n/a

3%

No Data

22%

18%

Mississippi
Gender 2015 2020

Female

17%

17%

Male

83%

83%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

71%

57%

Black/African American

28%

27%

Hispanic/Latino

0%

1%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

1%

1%

Multiracial/Other

1%

0%

No Data

0%

14%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

2%

6%

Generation X

30%

38%

Baby Boomer

53%

38%

Silent Generation

15%

3%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

15%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 3% of Mississippi legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

44%

37%

Republican

56%

63%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

89%

n/a

Catholic

7%

n/a

Other Christian

0%

n/a

Non-Christian

0%

n/a

Unspecified

5%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

3%

4%

Bachelor’s Degree

25%

21%

Advanced Degree

33%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

6%

Law Degree

n/a

20%

Ph.D.

n/a

1%

No Data

39%

47%

Missouri
Gender 2015 2020

Female

25%

25%

Male

75%

75%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

87%

88%

Black/African American

9%

11%

Hispanic/Latino

1%

1%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

1%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

4%

0%

No Data

0%

0%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

10%

5%

Generation X

34%

10%

Baby Boomer

51%

18%

Silent Generation

5%

1%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

65%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 16% of Missouri legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

27%

29%

Republican

72%

71%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

46%

n/a

Catholic

15%

n/a

Other Christian

2%

n/a

Non-Christian

1%

n/a

Unspecified

37%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

2%

2%

Bachelor’s Degree

37%

34%

Advanced Degree

31%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

19%

Law Degree

n/a

13%

Ph.D.

n/a

5%

No Data

30%

27%

Montana
Gender 2015 2020

Female

31%

30%

Male

69%

70%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

86%

91%

Black/African American

0%

1%

Hispanic/Latino

1%

1%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

5%

7%

Multiracial/Other

9%

0%

No Data

0%

0%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

1%

Millennial

8%

12%

Generation X

22%

15%

Baby Boomer

63%

44%

Silent Generation

8%

5%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

23%

*Percentage for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 3% of Montana legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

41%

42%

Republican

59%

58%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

23%

n/a

Catholic

7%

n/a

Other Christian

1%

n/a

Non-Christian

0%

n/a

Unspecified

69%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

18%

6%

Bachelor’s Degree

47%

39%

Advanced Degree

31%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

16%

Law Degree

n/a

6%

Ph.D.

n/a

3%

No Data

3%

30%

Nebraska
Gender 2015 2020

Female

20%

29%

Male

80%

71%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

92%

73%

Black/African American

4%

2%

Hispanic/Latino

0%

2%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

4%

0%

No Data

0%

22%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

16%

14%

Generation X

16%

10%

Baby Boomer

51%

49%

Silent Generation

16%

4%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

22%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 0% of Nebraska legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

0%

0%

Republican

0%

0%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

100%

100%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

39%

n/a

Catholic

18%

n/a

Other Christian

0%

n/a

Non-Christian

0%

n/a

Unspecified

43%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

10%

4%

Bachelor’s Degree

35%

24%

Advanced Degree

55%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

8%

Law Degree

n/a

20%

Ph.D.

n/a

4%

No Data

0%

39%

Nevada
Gender 2015 2020

Female

33%

52%

Male

67%

48%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

70%

69%

Black/African American

10%

11%

Hispanic/Latino

14%

15%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

2%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

6%

2%

No Data

0%

0%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

8%

18%

Generation X

44%

37%

Baby Boomer

51%

32%

Silent Generation

16%

5%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

8%

*Percentage for 2015 are of valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 0% of Nevada legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

40%

66%

Republican

60%

34%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

11%

n/a

Catholic

14%

n/a

Other Christian

8%

n/a

Non-Christian

2%

n/a

Unspecified

65%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

6%

5%

Bachelor’s Degree

13%

19%

Advanced Degree

52%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

24%

Law Degree

n/a

21%

Ph.D.

n/a

8%

No Data

29%

23%

New Hampshire
Gender 2015 2020

Female

29%

34%

Male

71%

66%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

91%

74%

Black/African American

1%

1%

Hispanic/Latino

0%

0%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

5%

1%

No Data

3%

25%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

2%

1%

Generation X

8%

1%

Baby Boomer

57%

15%

Silent Generation

32%

8%

Greatest Generation

1%

1%

No Data

n/a*

71%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 30% of New Hampshire legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

40%

59%

Republican

60%

41%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

18%

n/a

Catholic

16%

n/a

Other Christian

0%

n/a

Non-Christian

1%

n/a

Unspecified

64%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

5%

2%

Bachelor’s Degree

19%

15%

Advanced Degree

30%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

16%

Law Degree

n/a

4%

Ph.D.

n/a

5%

No Data

46%

59%

New Jersey
Gender 2015 2020

Female

30%

30%

Male

70%

70%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

74%

73%

Black/African American

14%

16%

Hispanic/Latino

9%

10%

Asian/Pacific Islander

1%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

2%

2%

No Data

0%

0%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

3%

4%

Generation X

25%

26%

Baby Boomer

62%

50%

Silent Generation

9%

7%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

13%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 2% of New Jersey legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

60%

64%

Republican

40%

36%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

12%

n/a

Catholic

28%

n/a

Other Christian

0%

n/a

Non-Christian

5%

n/a

Unspecified

56%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

10%

3%

Bachelor’s Degree

20%

16%

Advanced Degree

60%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

23%

Law Degree

n/a

26%

Ph.D.

n/a

4%

No Data

10%

28%

New Mexico
Gender 2015 2020

Female

27%

37%

Male

73%

63%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

51%

54%

Black/African American

1%

2%

Hispanic/Latino

37%

35%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

4%

4%

Multiracial/Other

7%

1%

No Data

0%

4%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

0%

1%

Generation X

22%

9%

Baby Boomer

59%

24%

Silent Generation

17%

4%

Greatest Generation

2%

0%

No Data

n/a*

62%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 44% of New Mexico legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

52%

64%

Republican

48%

36%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

19%

n/a

Catholic

26%

n/a

Other Christian

0%

n/a

Non-Christian

1%

n/a

Unspecified

54%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

0%

0%

Bachelor’s Degree

24%

21%

Advanced Degree

43%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

14%

Law Degree

n/a

19%

Ph.D.

n/a

7%

No Data

33%

38%

New York
Gender 2015 2020

Female

25%

32%

Male

75%

68%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

73%

68%

Black/African American

15%

15%

Hispanic/Latino

8%

9%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

2%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

3%

6%

No Data

0%

0%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

6%

8%

Generation X

27%

18%

Baby Boomer

52%

32%

Silent Generation

14%

6%

Greatest Generation

1%

1%

No Data

n/a*

35%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 13% of New York legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

64%

69%

Republican

36%

31%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

12%

n/a

Catholic

26%

n/a

Other Christian

0%

n/a

Non-Christian

9%

n/a

Unspecified

52%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

2%

2%

Bachelor’s Degree

27%

24%

Advanced Degree

58%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

22%

Law Degree

n/a

33%

Ph.D.

n/a

3%

No Data

12%

16%

North Carolina
Gender 2015 2020

Female

22%

25%

Male

78%

75%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

79%

78%

Black/African American

20%

21%

Hispanic/Latino

1%

0%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

1%

Multiracial/Other

1%

1%

No Data

0%

1%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

6%

3%

Generation X

22%

20%

Baby Boomer

55%

20%

Silent Generation

16%

8%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

56%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 3% of North Carolina legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

37%

45%

Republican

64%

55%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

56%

n/a

Catholic

2%

n/a

Other Christian

1%

n/a

Non-Christian

1%

n/a

Unspecified

39%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

1%

2%

Bachelor’s Degree

29%

30%

Advanced Degree

41%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

17%

Law Degree

n/a

21%

Ph.D.

n/a

5%

No Data

28%

25%

North Dakota
Gender 2015 2020

Female

19%

21%

Male

81%

79%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

99%

98%

Black/African American

0%

0%

Hispanic/Latino

0%

0%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

1%

1%

Multiracial/Other

0%

0%

No Data

0%

1%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

10%

1%

Generation X

9%

2%

Baby Boomer

60%

16%

Silent Generation

21%

3%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

77%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 0% of North Dakota legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

28%

18%

Republican

72%

82%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

56%

n/a

Catholic

2%

n/a

Other Christian

1%

n/a

Non-Christian

1%

n/a

Unspecified

39%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

15%

4%

Bachelor’s Degree

45%

34%

Advanced Degree

28%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

16%

Law Degree

n/a

4%

Ph.D.

n/a

5%

No Data

12%

38%

Ohio
Gender 2015 2020

Female

25%

27%

Male

75%

73%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

86%

82%

Black/African American

11%

14%

Hispanic/Latino

2%

2%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

1%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

1%

2%

No Data

0%

0%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

8%

5%

Generation X

34%

18%

Baby Boomer

54%

33%

Silent Generation

5%

0%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

44%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 1% of Ohio legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

33%

36%

Republican

67%

64%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

34%

n/a

Catholic

22%

n/a

Other Christian

1%

n/a

Non-Christian

0%

n/a

Unspecified

43%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

3%

0%

Bachelor’s Degree

41%

30%

Advanced Degree

44%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

21%

Law Degree

n/a

21%

Ph.D.

n/a

6%

No Data

12%

22%

Oklahoma
Gender 2015 2020

Female

13%

22%

Male

87%

78%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

82%

91%

Black/African American

2%

3%

Hispanic/Latino

1%

1%

Asian/Pacific Islander

1%

1%

American Indian/
Native American

3%

2%

Multiracial/Other

12%

0%

No Data

0%

1%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

8%

3%

Generation X

34%

3%

Baby Boomer

47%

5%

Silent Generation

11%

0%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

88%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 27% of Oklahoma legislators in 2015. .

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

25%

22%

Republican

75%

78%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

58%

n/a

Catholic

6%

n/a

Other Christian

0%

n/a

Non-Christian

0%

n/a

Unspecified

36%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

1%

0%

Bachelor’s Degree

33%

36%

Advanced Degree

35%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

16%

Law Degree

n/a

9%

Ph.D.

n/a

5%

No Data

30%

33%

Oregon
Gender 2015 2020

Female

31%

40%

Male

69%

60%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

94%

84%

Black/African American

2%

0%

Hispanic/Latino

3%

0%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

1%

Multiracial/Other

0%

0%

No Data

0%

8%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

3%

0%

Generation X

28%

8%

Baby Boomer

54%

16%

Silent Generation

14%

6%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

71%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 0% of Oregon legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

59%

62%

Republican

41%

38%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

21%

n/a

Catholic

7%

n/a

Other Christian

1%

n/a

Non-Christian

3%

n/a

Unspecified

68%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

16%

0%

Bachelor’s Degree

27%

25%

Advanced Degree

52%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

26%

Law Degree

n/a

8%

Ph.D.

n/a

6%

No Data

6%

36%

Pennsylvania
Gender 2015 2020

Female

18%

27%

Male

82%

73%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

91%

90%

Black/African American

8%

9%

Hispanic/Latino

1%

1%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

0%

0%

No Data

0%

0%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

7%

4%

Generation X

28%

17%

Baby Boomer

57%

28%

Silent Generation

9%

4%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

47%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 10% of Pennsylvania legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

41%

45%

Republican

59%

55%

Independent

0%

1%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

27%

n/a

Catholic

26%

n/a

Other Christian

0%

n/a

Non-Christian

3%

n/a

Unspecified

43%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

4%

3%

Bachelor’s Degree

36%

35%

Advanced Degree

38%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

18%

Law Degree

n/a

18%

Ph.D.

n/a

4%

No Data

22%

23%

Rhode Island
Gender 2015 2020

Female

27%

38%

Male

73%

62%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

88%

85%

Black/African American

4%

4%

Hispanic/Latino

3%

7%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

6%

2%

No Data

0%

2%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

9%

11%

Generation X

29%

22%

Baby Boomer

56%

48%

Silent Generation

6%

4%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

15%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 1% of Rhode Island legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

84%

88%

Republican

14%

12%

Independent

2%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

4%

n/a

Catholic

30%

n/a

Other Christian

1%

n/a

Non-Christian

1%

n/a

Unspecified

65%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

5%

5%

Bachelor’s Degree

27%

23%

Advanced Degree

42%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

17%

Law Degree

n/a

24%

Ph.D.

n/a

4%

No Data

25%

27%

South Carolina
Gender 2015 2020

Female

14%

16%

Male

86%

84%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

76%

74%

Black/African American

23%

26%

Hispanic/Latino

0%

0%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

1%

0%

No Data

0%

1%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

4%

11%

Generation X

30%

28%

Baby Boomer

57%

47%

Silent Generation

10%

7%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

8%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 0% of South Carolina legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

38%

37%

Republican

62%

63%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

77%

n/a

Catholic

5%

n/a

Other Christian

1%

n/a

Non-Christian

1%

n/a

Unspecified

16%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

13%

4%

Bachelor’s Degree

38%

30%

Advanced Degree

46%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

14%

Law Degree

n/a

31%

Ph.D.

n/a

4%

No Data

4%

18%

South Dakota
Gender 2015 2020

Female

21%

24%

Male

79%

76%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

94%

94%

Black/African American

0%

1%

Hispanic/Latino

0%

0%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

2%

4%

Multiracial/Other

4%

0%

No Data

0%

1%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

10%

1%

Generation X

24%

5%

Baby Boomer

54%

10%

Silent Generation

12%

2%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

83%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 0% of South Dakota legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

19%

15%

Republican

81%

85%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

42%

n/a

Catholic

16%

n/a

Other Christian

0%

n/a

Non-Christian

0%

n/a

Unspecified

42%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

1%

2%

Bachelor’s Degree

33%

16%

Advanced Degree

22%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

5%

Law Degree

n/a

5%

Ph.D.

n/a

0%

No Data

44%

72%

Tennessee
Gender 2015 2020

Female

18%

16%

Male

82%

84%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

85%

79%

Black/African American

13%

13%

Hispanic/Latino

0%

1%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

1%

1%

Multiracial/Other

2%

1%

No Data

0%

5%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

4%

3%

Generation X

24%

18%

Baby Boomer

65%

41%

Silent Generation

6%

4%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

34%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 5% of Tennessee legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

24%

23%

Republican

77%

77%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

92%

n/a

Catholic

4%

n/a

Other Christian

2%

n/a

Non-Christian

0%

n/a

Unspecified

2%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

3%

2%

Bachelor’s Degree

39%

29%

Advanced Degree

38%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

14%

Law Degree

n/a

13%

Ph.D.

n/a

5%

No Data

20%

37%

Texas
Gender 2015 2020

Female

20%

24%

Male

80%

76%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

65%

64%

Black/African American

10%

10%

Hispanic/Latino

23%

23%

Asian/Pacific Islander

2%

2%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

0%

1%

No Data

0%

1%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

6%

8%

Generation X

39%

41%

Baby Boomer

48%

38%

Silent Generation

8%

6%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

7%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 0% of Texas legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

35%

43%

Republican

65%

57%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

49%

n/a

Catholic

30%

n/a

Other Christian

1%

n/a

Non-Christian

1%

n/a

Unspecified

18%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

2%

0%

Bachelor’s Degree

39%

35%

Advanced Degree

54%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

13%

Law Degree

n/a

34%

Ph.D.

n/a

8%

No Data

5%

10%

Utah
Gender 2015 2020

Female

15%

24%

Male

85%

76%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

90%

78%

Black/African American

2%

1%

Hispanic/Latino

3%

3%

Asian/Pacific Islander

4%

2%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

1%

0%

No Data

0%

16%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

0%

0%

Generation X

22%

4%

Baby Boomer

66%

11%

Silent Generation

12%

4%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

82%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 61% of Utah legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

15%

21%

Republican

83%

79%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

2%

n/a

Catholic

0%

n/a

Other Christian

35%

n/a

Non-Christian

2%

n/a

Unspecified

62%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

2%

0%

Bachelor’s Degree

28%

22%

Advanced Degree

54%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

20%

Law Degree

n/a

14%

Ph.D.

n/a

6%

No Data

16%

38%

Vermont
Gender 2015 2020

Female

41%

40%

Male

59%

60%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

96%

98%

Black/African American

1%

1%

Hispanic/Latino

1%

1%

Asian/Pacific Islander

1%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

1%

Multiracial/Other

2%

0%

No Data

0%

0%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

2%

3%

Generation X

14%

8%

Baby Boomer

62%

35%

Silent Generation

21%

13%

Greatest Generation

1%

0%

No Data

n/a*

41%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 11% of Vermont legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

58%

71%

Republican

35%

27%

Independent

7%

2%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

22%

n/a

Catholic

13%

n/a

Other Christian

0%

n/a

Non-Christian

1%

n/a

Unspecified

64%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

6%

4%

Bachelor’s Degree

32%

36%

Advanced Degree

34%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

28%

Law Degree

n/a

5%

Ph.D.

n/a

4%

No Data

27%

22%

Virginia
Gender 2015 2020

Female

17%

29%

Male

83%

71%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

83%

77%

Black/African American

12%

15%

Hispanic/Latino

1%

2%

Asian/Pacific Islander

1%

2%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

2%

4%

No Data

0%

0%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

4%

11%

Generation X

31%

31%

Baby Boomer

53%

44%

Silent Generation

12%

5%

Greatest Generation

1%

0%

No Data

n/a*

9%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 0% of Virginia legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

36%

59%

Republican

63%

38%

Independent

0%

3%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

73%

n/a

Catholic

13%

n/a

Other Christian

4%

n/a

Non-Christian

5%

n/a

Unspecified

4%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

2%

1%

Bachelor’s Degree

28%

25%

Advanced Degree

56%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

19%

Law Degree

n/a

26%

Ph.D.

n/a

6%

No Data

14%

23%

Washington
Gender 2015 2020

Female

33%

42%

Male

67%

58%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

91%

72%

Black/African American

1%

2%

Hispanic/Latino

1%

3%

Asian/Pacific Islander

4%

5%

American Indian/
Native American

1%

1%

Multiracial/Other

2%

0%

No Data

0%

16%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

6%

1%

Generation X

29%

6%

Baby Boomer

50%

12%

Silent Generation

15%

4%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

76%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 29% of Washington legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

50%

58%

Republican

46%

42%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

24%

n/a

Catholic

10%

n/a

Other Christian

3%

n/a

Non-Christian

3%

n/a

Unspecified

60%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

3%

3%

Bachelor’s Degree

35%

26%

Advanced Degree

44%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

22%

Law Degree

n/a

11%

Ph.D.

n/a

3%

No Data

18%

35%

West Virginia
Gender 2015 2020

Female

15%

14%

Male

85%

86%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

97%

76%

Black/African American

2%

1%

Hispanic/Latino

0%

1%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

0%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

1%

0%

No Data

0%

22%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

10%

9%

Generation X

27%

14%

Baby Boomer

55%

25%

Silent Generation

8%

6%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

46%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 4% of West Virginia legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

39%

47%

Republican

61%

53%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

69%

n/a

Catholic

10%

n/a

Other Christian

0%

n/a

Non-Christian

1%

n/a

Unspecified

20%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

2%

1%

Bachelor’s Degree

29%

22%

Advanced Degree

42%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

9%

Law Degree

n/a

12%

Ph.D.

n/a

4%

No Data

27%

52%

Wisconsin
Gender 2015 2020

Female

25%

27%

Male

75%

73%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

93%

87%

Black/African American

1%

5%

Hispanic/Latino

2%

2%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

1%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

0%

Multiracial/Other

0%

0%

No Data

1%

5%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

11%

14%

Generation X

35%

27%

Baby Boomer

48%

36%

Silent Generation

6%

4%

Greatest Generation

1%

1%

No Data

n/a*

18%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 0% of Wisconsin legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

38%

38%

Republican

62%

62%

Independent

0%

0%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

23%

n/a

Catholic

18%

n/a

Other Christian

1%

n/a

Non-Christian

1%

n/a

Unspecified

58%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

2%

2%

Bachelor’s Degree

43%

43%

Advanced Degree

25%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

11%

Law Degree

n/a

8%

Ph.D.

n/a

1%

No Data

30%

35%

Wyoming
Gender 2015 2020

Female

13%

16%

Male

87%

84%

Race/Ethnicity 2015 2020

White/Caucasian

97%

96%

Black/African American

1%

1%

Hispanic/Latino

2%

1%

Asian/Pacific Islander

0%

1%

American Indian/
Native American

0%

1%

Multiracial/Other

0%

0%

No Data

0%

0%

Generation 2015 2020

Generation Z

n/a

0%

Millennial

5%

7%

Generation X

11%

8%

Baby Boomer

67%

41%

Silent Generation

17%

4%

Greatest Generation

0%

0%

No Data

n/a*

40%

*Percentages for 2015 are of the valid, collected data only. Birth year data was missing from 17% of Wyoming legislators in 2015.

Party 2015 2020

Democrat

14%

13%

Republican

86%

86%

Independent

0%

1%

No Party

0%

0%

Religion 2015 2020

Protestant

40%

n/a

Catholic

20%

n/a

Other Christian

16%

n/a

Non-Christian

1%

n/a

Unspecified

23%

n/a

Highest Level of Education 2015 2020

< Bachelor’s Degree

6%

4%

Bachelor’s Degree

27%

21%

Advanced Degree

38%

n/a

Master’s Degree

n/a

10%

Law Degree

n/a

10%

Ph.D.

n/a

7%

No Data

30%

48%

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