The most popular majors among members were government and the humanities, with over half — 55.7 percent — bringing home a degree in those fields. And there are a number of science students in the halls of Congress, with 11.5 percent majoring in science or technology-related fields."
-- "Almost 80 percent of lawmakers might need to crack open an economics textbook before the congressional recess ends, a new study
on Tuesday suggests. The vast majority of members lack an academic background in business or economics, according to a study by the Employment Policies Institute, a nonprofit group that takes a conservative stand on fiscal issues. Only 13.7 percent majored in business or accounting, and 8.4 percent have an economics degree (see chart above).