Nearly 8 in 10 of the members of the U.S. Congress lack an academic background in economics or business.

GraphsAccording to a study by the Employment Policies Institute (EPI), only 8.4 percent have a degree in economics, while 13.7 percent hold a degree in business or accounting.

The most widely held academic background was government and law (34.8 percent) followed by the humanities (20.9 percent). Science and technology accounted for 11.5 percent).

“Members of Congress are expected to provide answers for our country’s spending and economic crises, but it appears many of them might have difficulty answering Econ 101 questions,” said Michael Saltsman, research fellow at EPI.

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Source: International Business Times