Belief in Heaven among baby Boomers

% of baby Boomers who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know 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 74% 18% 8% 13,049
2007 73% 17% 9% 13,662

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Belief in Heaven among baby Boomers by religious group

% of baby Boomers who …in heaven

Religious tradition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know 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 43% 49% 7% 107
Catholic 83% 11% 6% 2,905
Evangelical Protestant 88% 5% 7% 3,416
Historically Black Protestant 91% 4% 5% 749
Jewish 33% 55% 11% 330
Mainline Protestant 78% 13% 8% 2,435
Mormon 96% 3% 2% 214
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 38% 52% 10% 2,281

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among baby Boomers by belief in heaven

% of baby Boomers who are ages…

Belief in Heaven 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 9,234. 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 < 1% < 1% 84% 16% 9,234
Don't believe < 1% < 1% 83% 17% 2,769
Other/don't know < 1% < 1% 83% 17% 1,046

Gender composition among baby Boomers by belief in heaven

% of baby Boomers who are…

Belief in Heaven Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 9,234. 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 46% 54% 9,234
Don't believe 58% 42% 2,769
Other/don't know 50% 50% 1,046

Racial and ethnic composition among baby Boomers by belief in heaven

% of baby Boomers who identify as…

Belief in Heaven White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 9,105. 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 71% 13% 2% 11% 3% 9,105
Don't believe 81% 5% 2% 9% 3% 2,725
Other/don't know 76% 8% 4% 9% 4% 1,021

Immigrant status among baby Boomers by belief in heaven

% of baby Boomers who are…

Belief in Heaven Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 9,149. 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 11% 6% 83% 9,149
Don't believe 13% 9% 78% 2,747
Other/don't know 12% 6% 83% 1,033

Income distribution among baby Boomers by belief in heaven

% of baby Boomers who have a household income of…

Belief in Heaven Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 8,174. 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 35% 20% 27% 18% 8,174
Don't believe 20% 15% 31% 33% 2,518
Other/don't know 30% 19% 26% 26% 878

Educational distribution among baby Boomers by belief in heaven

% of baby Boomers who have completed…

Belief in Heaven High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 9,206. 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 46% 30% 15% 9% 9,206
Don't believe 27% 26% 25% 22% 2,762
Other/don't know 37% 30% 19% 14% 1,042

Marital status among baby Boomers by belief in heaven

% of baby Boomers who are…

Belief in Heaven Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 9,204. 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 60% 4% 20% 7% 9% 9,204
Don't believe 63% 7% 19% 4% 8% 2,760
Other/don't know 60% 5% 18% 4% 13% 1,035

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

% of baby Boomers who are…

Belief in Heaven Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 9,214. 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 13% 87% 9,214
Don't believe 13% 87% 2,768
Other/don't know 15% 85% 1,045

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among baby Boomers by belief in heaven

% of baby Boomers who say they…

Belief in Heaven 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 = 9,234. 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 80% 17% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 9,234
Don't believe 30% 23% 11% 1% 30% 5% 2,769
Other/don't know 55% 24% 8% 2% 2% 9% 1,046

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

% of baby Boomers who say religion is…

Belief in Heaven Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,234. 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 69% 24% 5% 2% 1% 9,234
Don't believe 23% 20% 22% 34% 1% 2,769
Other/don't know 47% 28% 15% 8% 3% 1,046

Attendance at religious services among baby Boomers by belief in heaven

% of baby Boomers who attend religious services…

Belief in Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,234. 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 44% 35% 20% < 1% 9,234
Don't believe 16% 27% 57% < 1% 2,769
Other/don't know 32% 29% 37% 2% 1,046

Frequency of prayer among baby Boomers by belief in heaven

% of baby Boomers who pray…

Belief in Heaven At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,234. 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 70% 17% 5% 8% 1% 9,234
Don't believe 28% 11% 6% 54% 1% 2,769
Other/don't know 52% 16% 6% 23% 4% 1,046

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

% of baby Boomers who attend prayer group…

Belief in Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,234. 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 31% 9% 9% 50% 1% 9,234
Don't believe 11% 4% 4% 81% < 1% 2,769
Other/don't know 22% 8% 6% 63% 1% 1,046

Frequency of meditation among baby Boomers by belief in heaven

% of baby Boomers who meditate…

Belief in Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,234. 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 47% 8% 4% 40% 1% 9,234
Don't believe 38% 8% 5% 48% 1% 2,769
Other/don't know 40% 6% 4% 45% 5% 1,046

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

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

Belief in Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,234. 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 67% 13% 8% 11% 1% 9,234
Don't believe 46% 14% 10% 28% 2% 2,769
Other/don't know 58% 12% 9% 17% 4% 1,046

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

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

Belief in Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,234. 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 46% 15% 12% 25% 2% 9,234
Don't believe 53% 13% 13% 20% 1% 2,769
Other/don't know 50% 13% 11% 22% 5% 1,046

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

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

Belief in Heaven Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,234. 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 44% 6% 42% 5% 2% 9,234
Don't believe 14% 18% 51% 16% 2% 2,769
Other/don't know 32% 11% 46% 6% 5% 1,046

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

% of baby Boomers who say…

Belief in Heaven 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 = 9,234. 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 41% 57% 2% 1% 9,234
Don't believe 27% 70% 2% 1% 2,769
Other/don't know 36% 59% 2% 2% 1,046

Frequency of reading scripture among baby Boomers by belief in heaven

% of baby Boomers who read scripture…

Belief in Heaven At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,234. 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 44% 11% 9% 36% 1% 9,234
Don't believe 15% 5% 6% 74% < 1% 2,769
Other/don't know 34% 8% 7% 48% 2% 1,046

Interpreting scripture among baby Boomers by belief in heaven

% of baby Boomers who say the holy scripture is…

Belief in Heaven 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 = 9,234. 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 42% 31% 3% 17% 7% 9,234
Don't believe 9% 10% 1% 74% 5% 2,769
Other/don't know 22% 17% 5% 37% 19% 1,046

Belief in Hell among baby Boomers by belief in heaven

% of baby Boomers who …in hell

Belief in Heaven Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,234. 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 75% 18% 6% 9,234
Don't believe 8% 90% 2% 2,769
Other/don't know 22% 27% 51% 1,046

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among baby Boomers by belief in heaven

% of baby Boomers who identify as…

Belief in Heaven Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 9,234. 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 43% 15% 42% 9,234
Don't believe 26% 17% 57% 2,769
Other/don't know 36% 21% 42% 1,046

Political ideology among baby Boomers by belief in heaven

% of baby Boomers who are…

Belief in Heaven Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,234. 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 46% 32% 17% 5% 9,234
Don't believe 22% 32% 41% 4% 2,769
Other/don't know 38% 30% 21% 11% 1,046

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

% of baby Boomers who would rather have…

Belief in Heaven Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,234. 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 56% 37% 3% 4% 9,234
Don't believe 49% 44% 4% 3% 2,769
Other/don't know 53% 34% 5% 8% 1,046

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

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

Belief in Heaven Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,234. 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 49% 46% 4% 2% 9,234
Don't believe 33% 63% 3% 1% 2,769
Other/don't know 43% 46% 7% 4% 1,046

Views about abortion among baby Boomers by belief in heaven

% of baby Boomers who say abortion should be…

Belief in Heaven Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,234. 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 48% 48% 4% 9,234
Don't believe 78% 19% 3% 2,769
Other/don't know 54% 37% 9% 1,046

Views about homosexuality among baby Boomers by belief in heaven

% of baby Boomers who say homosexuality…

Belief in Heaven Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,234. 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 52% 40% 5% 3% 9,234
Don't believe 78% 17% 3% 2% 2,769
Other/don't know 57% 30% 5% 8% 1,046

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

% of baby Boomers who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Heaven Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,234. 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 40% 52% 8% 9,234
Don't believe 73% 21% 6% 2,769
Other/don't know 47% 40% 13% 1,046

Views about environmental regulation among baby Boomers by belief in heaven

% of baby Boomers who say…

Belief in Heaven 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 = 9,234. 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 46% 50% 2% 3% 9,234
Don't believe 27% 69% 2% 1% 2,769
Other/don't know 36% 53% 4% 7% 1,046

Views about human evolution among baby Boomers by belief in heaven

% of baby Boomers who say humans…

Belief in Heaven 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 = 9,234. 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 18% 31% 3% 43% 4% 9,234
Don't believe 65% 12% 4% 17% 2% 2,769
Other/don't know 31% 18% 10% 33% 8% 1,046