Belief in God among baby Boomers

% of baby Boomers who say they…

Survey year Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 13,049. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 69% 18% 4% 1% 6% 2% 13,049
2007 73% 16% 3% 1% 4% 3% 13,662

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Belief in God among baby Boomers by religious group

% of baby Boomers who say they…

Religious tradition Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 107. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 38% 27% 8% 4% 21% 2% 107
Catholic 66% 27% 3% 1% 1% 1% 2,905
Evangelical Protestant 90% 9% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3,416
Historically Black Protestant 90% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 749
Jewish 37% 27% 16% < 1% 14% 5% 330
Mainline Protestant 70% 23% 4% 1% 2% 1% 2,435
Mormon 92% 8% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 214
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 32% 23% 10% 1% 28% 6% 2,281

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain < 1% < 1% 84% 16% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain < 1% < 1% 84% 16% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain < 1% < 1% 84% 16% 561
Do not believe in God < 1% < 1% 82% 18% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God < 1% < 1% 82% 18% 283

Gender composition among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 44% 56% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain 54% 46% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 61% 39% 561
Do not believe in God 68% 32% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 60% 40% 283

Racial and ethnic composition among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 8,573. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 71% 14% 2% 10% 4% 8,573
Believe in God; fairly certain 74% 5% 3% 16% 3% 2,429
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 79% 5% 5% 9% 2% 554
Do not believe in God 88% 3% 3% 5% 2% 943
Other/don't know if they believe in God 86% 6% 4% 3% 1% 274

Immigrant status among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 8,640. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 10% 6% 85% 8,640
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 7% 75% 2,429
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 8% 74% 557
Do not believe in God 9% 11% 80% 947
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 7% 83% 277

Income distribution among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who have a household income of…

Belief in God Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 7,679. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 34% 20% 28% 18% 7,679
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 20% 26% 26% 2,195
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 13% 32% 30% 515
Do not believe in God 17% 13% 31% 39% 886
Other/don't know if they believe in God 21% 14% 22% 42% 231

Educational distribution among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 8,690. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 45% 31% 15% 9% 8,690
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 28% 19% 14% 2,444
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 35% 23% 22% 19% 560
Do not believe in God 25% 25% 26% 24% 951
Other/don't know if they believe in God 28% 26% 24% 21% 283

Marital status among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 8,688. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 61% 4% 20% 7% 9% 8,688
Believe in God; fairly certain 59% 6% 19% 5% 10% 2,443
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 63% 7% 16% 5% 10% 558
Do not believe in God 62% 8% 17% 3% 10% 952
Other/don't know if they believe in God 64% 6% 15% 3% 11% 278

Parent of children under 18 among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 8,703. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 13% 87% 8,703
Believe in God; fairly certain 16% 84% 2,445
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 10% 90% 560
Do not believe in God 12% 88% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 13% 87% 283

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who say religion is…

Belief in God Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 75% 19% 3% 2% 1% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 47% 17% 7% < 1% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 12% 31% 37% 20% 1% 561
Do not believe in God 4% 7% 22% 66% 1% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 23% 31% 32% 4% 283

Attendance at religious services among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who attend religious services…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 49% 33% 18% 1% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain 20% 41% 39% < 1% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 11% 31% 58% < 1% 561
Do not believe in God 2% 16% 82% < 1% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 7% 27% 61% 6% 283

Frequency of prayer among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 76% 15% 3% 5% 1% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain 36% 25% 11% 27% 1% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 20% 14% 11% 54% < 1% 561
Do not believe in God 3% 2% 2% 92% < 1% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 13% 5% 5% 68% 9% 283

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who attend prayer group…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 35% 10% 9% 45% 1% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain 11% 5% 7% 77% < 1% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 5% 5% 86% < 1% 561
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 1% 96% < 1% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 4% 3% 3% 86% 3% 283

Frequency of meditation among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who meditate…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 51% 7% 3% 37% 2% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 10% 6% 50% 1% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 30% 9% 7% 54% < 1% 561
Do not believe in God 21% 7% 4% 68% 1% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 11% 4% 51% 6% 283

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 73% 12% 7% 8% 1% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain 43% 17% 16% 22% 1% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 34% 15% 14% 37% 1% 561
Do not believe in God 28% 13% 9% 47% 3% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 35% 12% 11% 34% 8% 283

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 50% 14% 11% 24% 2% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 18% 17% 21% 1% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 44% 14% 14% 27% 1% 561
Do not believe in God 46% 14% 14% 25% 1% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 47% 14% 14% 21% 3% 283

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Belief in God Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 49% 6% 38% 4% 2% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain 16% 13% 57% 11% 3% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 8% 17% 59% 15% 1% 561
Do not believe in God 2% 20% 54% 22% 2% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 14% 58% 15% 8% 283

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who say…

Belief in God There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 44% 54% 2% 1% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain 27% 70% 2% 1% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 25% 72% 2% 1% 561
Do not believe in God 20% 78% 1% 1% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 74% 3% 3% 283

Frequency of reading scripture among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who read scripture…

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 50% 11% 8% 30% 1% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 8% 10% 66% < 1% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 7% 7% 5% 81% < 1% 561
Do not believe in God 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 4% 8% 77% 4% 283

Interpreting scripture among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who say the holy scripture is…

Belief in God Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 46% 29% 4% 15% 7% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 26% 2% 49% 9% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 11% < 1% 78% 5% 561
Do not believe in God 1% 2% 1% 93% 4% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 2% 4% 2% 71% 21% 283

Belief in Heaven among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 86% 8% 6% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain 67% 23% 10% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 34% 50% 16% 561
Do not believe in God 4% 93% 3% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 13% 48% 38% 283

Belief in Hell among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 71% 21% 8% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain 45% 45% 10% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 67% 11% 561
Do not believe in God 3% 94% 3% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 10% 61% 29% 283

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 45% 15% 40% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain 34% 16% 50% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 21% 14% 65% 561
Do not believe in God 21% 15% 64% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 28% 50% 283

Political ideology among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 48% 30% 17% 5% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 39% 27% 4% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 32% 40% 6% 561
Do not believe in God 15% 29% 52% 4% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 18% 34% 36% 13% 283

Views about size of government among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 58% 35% 3% 4% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain 52% 41% 3% 4% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 42% 49% 5% 4% 561
Do not believe in God 43% 51% 4% 2% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 47% 34% 8% 10% 283

Views about government aid to the poor among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who say government aid to the poor…

Belief in God Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 49% 45% 4% 2% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain 43% 52% 3% 2% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 32% 63% 3% 2% 561
Do not believe in God 27% 68% 4% 1% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 32% 58% 7% 4% 283

Views about abortion among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who say abortion should be…

Belief in God Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 44% 51% 5% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain 68% 28% 4% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 81% 17% 2% 561
Do not believe in God 90% 8% 3% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 79% 12% 9% 283

Views about homosexuality among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 48% 44% 5% 4% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain 74% 19% 4% 3% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 82% 14% 2% 2% 561
Do not believe in God 86% 10% 2% 2% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 73% 14% 6% 8% 283

Views about same-sex marriage among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 37% 55% 8% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain 63% 28% 9% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 76% 18% 6% 561
Do not believe in God 85% 11% 4% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 68% 19% 13% 283

Views about environmental regulation among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who say…

Belief in God Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 46% 49% 2% 3% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain 36% 60% 2% 3% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 69% 2% < 1% 561
Do not believe in God 23% 75% 1% 1% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 69% 3% 5% 283

Views about human evolution among baby Boomers by belief in God

% of baby Boomers who say humans…

Belief in God Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,718. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 14% 30% 3% 47% 5% 8,718
Believe in God; fairly certain 45% 26% 6% 19% 4% 2,450
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 64% 10% 7% 17% 2% 561
Do not believe in God 88% 3% 1% 6% 1% 954
Other/don't know if they believe in God 65% 7% 13% 11% 4% 283