How Many Children Do the GOP Presidential Candidates Have?

Reading recently that former Utah governor Jon Hunstman Jr., 51, has seven children really made it hit home -- this year's crop of potential GOP presidential candidates has been unusually fruitful, resulting in families twice the size of the American average.

Just how many kids do the GOP contenders -- and possible contenders -- have? Let's go to the chart: gopkids3.banner.jpg

That's an average of four kids each for those with kids, compared to an of average 1.86 for U.S. families with children, according to 2004 Census data.

As you might expect, a Mormon leads the pack with seven children, followed by a traditionalist Catholic, another Mormon, and the other more religiously conservative Christians.

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Garance Franke-Ruta is a former senior editor covering national politics at The Atlantic.

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