Belief in God among adults in the Silent generation

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 5,989. 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 71% 16% 4% 2% 6% 2% 5,989
2007 77% 13% 3% 1% 4% 2% 7,853

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Belief in God among adults in the Silent generation by religious group

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 0. 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.
Catholic 73% 20% 3% 2% 1% 1% 1,361
Evangelical Protestant 89% 9% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1,611
Historically Black Protestant 88% 9% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 249
Jewish 28% 31% 15% 1% 20% 6% 195
Mainline Protestant 67% 23% 4% 3% 2% 1% 1,478
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 25% 17% 11% 2% 37% 7% 731

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation who are ages…

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,078. 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% < 1% 100% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 226
Do not believe in God < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 140

Gender composition among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,078. 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% 63% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain 47% 53% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 65% 35% 226
Do not believe in God 67% 33% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 61% 39% 140

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation who identify as…

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,029. 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 81% 10% 1% 5% 2% 4,029
Believe in God; fairly certain 82% 4% 1% 12% 1% 1,009
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 82% 5% 2% 8% 4% 225
Do not believe in God 89% 1% 1% 5% 4% 428
Other/don't know if they believe in God 95% 1% < 1% 1% 3% 137

Immigrant status among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,039. 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 7% 9% 84% 4,039
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 12% 75% 1,001
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 18% 16% 66% 224
Do not believe in God 9% 21% 70% 432
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 20% 72% 137

Income distribution among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,256. 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% 26% 20% 9% 3,256
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 20% 23% 13% 841
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 43% 19% 24% 14% 195
Do not believe in God 25% 17% 34% 25% 381
Other/don't know if they believe in God 31% 15% 27% 27% 104

Educational distribution among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation who have completed…

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,066. 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 54% 26% 11% 9% 4,066
Believe in God; fairly certain 51% 21% 15% 13% 1,011
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 46% 23% 15% 16% 224
Do not believe in God 28% 23% 22% 27% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 30% 26% 19% 24% 140

Marital status among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,066. 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 53% 2% 12% 31% 3% 4,066
Believe in God; fairly certain 55% 2% 13% 26% 3% 1,010
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 52% 5% 13% 25% 4% 225
Do not believe in God 65% 3% 12% 14% 5% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 57% 2% 15% 21% 5% 138

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,075. 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 3% 97% 4,075
Believe in God; fairly certain 1% 99% 1,014
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 97% 225
Do not believe in God 4% 96% 433
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 99% 138

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,078. 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 83% 13% 2% 1% 1% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain 37% 43% 13% 5% 1% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 14% 28% 33% 23% 2% 226
Do not believe in God 4% 13% 16% 67% < 1% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 18% 21% 30% 29% 2% 140

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,078. 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 63% 22% 14% 1% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 30% 36% 1% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 11% 28% 59% 1% 226
Do not believe in God 4% 16% 80% < 1% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 9% 27% 62% 3% 140

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,078. 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 81% 11% 2% 4% 1% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 24% 8% 24% 2% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 13% 6% 58% 1% 226
Do not believe in God 3% 2% 3% 91% < 1% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 21% 1% 7% 67% 4% 140

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,078. 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 41% 9% 9% 40% 1% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 5% 10% 71% 1% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 1% 5% 89% 1% 226
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 3% 2% 89% 1% 140

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,078. 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 65% 7% 3% 22% 3% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain 40% 11% 6% 41% 3% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 7% 6% 63% 1% 226
Do not believe in God 19% 6% 7% 68% 1% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 27% 9% 7% 51% 5% 140

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,078. 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 77% 9% 5% 7% 2% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain 46% 18% 12% 22% 2% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 33% 10% 8% 47% 2% 226
Do not believe in God 26% 7% 7% 54% 5% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 36% 14% 14% 30% 5% 140

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,078. 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% 11% 11% 26% 3% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain 36% 16% 17% 29% 3% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 38% 10% 12% 37% 2% 226
Do not believe in God 41% 15% 13% 29% 2% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 47% 10% 14% 25% 4% 140

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,078. 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 52% 5% 36% 4% 4% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain 19% 11% 58% 9% 4% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 13% 63% 16% 4% 226
Do not believe in God 2% 19% 51% 27% 1% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 18% 54% 17% 3% 140

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,078. 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 42% 54% 2% 2% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain 26% 70% 2% 2% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 71% 1% 4% 226
Do not believe in God 16% 83% 1% < 1% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 75% 4% 3% 140

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,078. 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 56% 9% 7% 26% 2% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain 20% 9% 12% 57% 1% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 10% 6% 4% 80% < 1% 226
Do not believe in God 3% 1% 5% 92% < 1% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 14% 6% 5% 75% 1% 140

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,078. 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% 30% 5% 9% 7% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain 15% 27% 4% 43% 10% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 12% 1% 70% 11% 226
Do not believe in God 1% 2% < 1% 90% 8% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 6% 7% 2% 71% 14% 140

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation who …in heaven

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,078. 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 88% 6% 7% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain 67% 20% 13% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 58% 14% 226
Do not believe in God 2% 97% 1% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 15% 56% 30% 140

Belief in Hell among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation who …in hell

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,078. 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 70% 20% 10% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain 38% 48% 14% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 20% 71% 8% 226
Do not believe in God 1% 97% 1% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 12% 65% 23% 140

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation who identify as…

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,078. 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% 13% 39% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain 37% 13% 50% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 30% 13% 57% 226
Do not believe in God 20% 8% 72% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 32% 17% 51% 140

Political ideology among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,078. 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 53% 27% 14% 6% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain 33% 38% 23% 6% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 32% 39% 29% 1% 226
Do not believe in God 20% 26% 49% 5% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 31% 23% 35% 11% 140

Views about size of government among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation who would rather have…

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,078. 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 62% 29% 3% 6% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain 54% 37% 5% 4% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 57% 29% 9% 5% 226
Do not believe in God 42% 46% 5% 7% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 45% 38% 6% 11% 140

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,078. 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% 41% 4% 4% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain 44% 51% 3% 2% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 39% 51% 4% 6% 226
Do not believe in God 30% 65% 3% 2% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 39% 47% 7% 6% 140

Views about abortion among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,078. 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 38% 56% 7% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain 62% 32% 6% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 72% 27% 2% 226
Do not believe in God 87% 10% 3% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 70% 22% 9% 140

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation who say homosexuality…

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,078. 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 38% 53% 4% 5% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain 65% 28% 3% 4% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 70% 23% 3% 4% 226
Do not believe in God 85% 10% 4% 1% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 66% 24% 5% 4% 140

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation who …same-sex marriage

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,078. 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 27% 64% 10% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain 51% 39% 11% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 63% 28% 8% 226
Do not believe in God 74% 17% 9% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 59% 26% 15% 140

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,078. 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% 43% 4% 8% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain 39% 53% 3% 5% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 36% 55% 4% 5% 226
Do not believe in God 23% 73% 2% 2% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 34% 57% 3% 6% 140

Views about human evolution among adults in the Silent generation by belief in God

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,078. 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 12% 25% 4% 49% 10% 4,078
Believe in God; fairly certain 36% 23% 8% 25% 8% 1,015
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 56% 14% 8% 17% 5% 226
Do not believe in God 81% 2% 2% 11% 4% 434
Other/don't know if they believe in God 69% 2% 11% 13% 5% 140