Belief in Heaven among adults in Generation X

% of adults in Generation X who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,303. 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 72% 20% 7% 7,303
2007 75% 17% 9% 8,092

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Belief in Heaven among adults in Generation X by religious group

% of adults in Generation X who …in heaven

Religious tradition Believe Don't believe Other/don't know 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 86% 10% 4% 1,472
Evangelical Protestant 86% 6% 8% 1,751
Historically Black Protestant 93% 4% 3% 450
Jewish 53% 39% 8% 140
Mainline Protestant 83% 11% 7% 1,044
Mormon 95% 1% 4% 166
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 39% 51% 10% 1,764

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X who are ages…

Belief in Heaven 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,112. 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% 100% < 1% < 1% 5,112
Don't believe < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 1,668
Other/don't know < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 523

Gender composition among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X who are…

Belief in Heaven Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,112. 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% 5,112
Don't believe 58% 42% 1,668
Other/don't know 56% 44% 523

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X who identify as…

Belief in Heaven White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,068. 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 59% 14% 3% 19% 4% 5,068
Don't believe 69% 5% 7% 15% 4% 1,640
Other/don't know 67% 9% 3% 17% 5% 507

Immigrant status among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X who are…

Belief in Heaven Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,052. 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 19% 8% 73% 5,052
Don't believe 21% 9% 70% 1,650
Other/don't know 17% 8% 75% 516

Income distribution among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 4,701. 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 32% 20% 28% 21% 4,701
Don't believe 20% 17% 30% 34% 1,570
Other/don't know 25% 19% 30% 26% 462

Educational distribution among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X who have completed…

Belief in Heaven High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,099. 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% 32% 17% 11% 5,099
Don't believe 27% 25% 25% 23% 1,663
Other/don't know 35% 30% 20% 15% 521

Marital status among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X who are…

Belief in Heaven Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,104. 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 59% 8% 15% 2% 17% 5,104
Don't believe 57% 11% 14% 1% 17% 1,664
Other/don't know 60% 7% 14% 1% 18% 521

Parent of children under 18 among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X who are…

Belief in Heaven Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,096. 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% 40% 5,096
Don't believe 54% 46% 1,664
Other/don't know 55% 45% 516

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 5,112. 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 76% 20% 3% < 1% 1% 1% 5,112
Don't believe 23% 21% 12% < 1% 39% 5% 1,668
Other/don't know 57% 23% 8% 1% 3% 8% 523

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 5,112. 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 64% 26% 7% 3% < 1% 5,112
Don't believe 16% 20% 23% 40% 1% 1,668
Other/don't know 45% 25% 17% 11% 3% 523

Attendance at religious services among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 5,112. 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% 38% 21% < 1% 5,112
Don't believe 11% 26% 63% < 1% 1,668
Other/don't know 35% 28% 37% 1% 523

Frequency of prayer among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X who pray…

Belief in Heaven At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,112. 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 66% 17% 6% 10% 1% 5,112
Don't believe 22% 10% 6% 62% < 1% 1,668
Other/don't know 53% 14% 6% 25% 2% 523

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 5,112. 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 29% 12% 9% 49% < 1% 5,112
Don't believe 10% 4% 4% 83% < 1% 1,668
Other/don't know 27% 6% 7% 58% 2% 523

Frequency of meditation among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 5,112. 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% 8% 4% 46% 2% 5,112
Don't believe 32% 10% 6% 51% 1% 1,668
Other/don't know 42% 8% 3% 44% 3% 523

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 5,112. 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 62% 16% 10% 11% 1% 5,112
Don't believe 43% 14% 12% 30% 1% 1,668
Other/don't know 58% 12% 11% 16% 3% 523

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 5,112. 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% 16% 13% 29% 1% 5,112
Don't believe 46% 18% 15% 21% 1% 1,668
Other/don't know 52% 15% 12% 20% 2% 523

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 5,112. 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% 8% 44% 7% 2% 5,112
Don't believe 9% 19% 50% 20% 1% 1,668
Other/don't know 29% 12% 45% 8% 7% 523

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 5,112. 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 37% 61% 1% 1% 5,112
Don't believe 24% 75% 1% < 1% 1,668
Other/don't know 39% 56% 3% 2% 523

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 5,112. 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% 12% 10% 35% < 1% 5,112
Don't believe 11% 6% 7% 75% < 1% 1,668
Other/don't know 36% 7% 5% 49% 2% 523

Interpreting scripture among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 5,112. 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% 33% 3% 19% 6% 5,112
Don't believe 7% 8% 1% 80% 4% 1,668
Other/don't know 21% 16% 5% 39% 19% 523

Belief in Hell among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X who …in hell

Belief in Heaven Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,112. 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 78% 17% 5% 5,112
Don't believe 6% 93% 1% 1,668
Other/don't know 24% 21% 55% 523

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X who identify as…

Belief in Heaven Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,112. 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% 19% 40% 5,112
Don't believe 23% 19% 58% 1,668
Other/don't know 37% 28% 35% 523

Political ideology among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X who are…

Belief in Heaven Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,112. 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% 34% 19% 6% 5,112
Don't believe 16% 34% 44% 5% 1,668
Other/don't know 40% 30% 19% 11% 523

Views about size of government among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X who would rather have…

Belief in Heaven Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,112. 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 53% 42% 3% 3% 5,112
Don't believe 46% 47% 4% 3% 1,668
Other/don't know 54% 31% 7% 8% 523

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 5,112. 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% 1% 5,112
Don't believe 35% 61% 4% 1% 1,668
Other/don't know 47% 41% 8% 4% 523

Views about abortion among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 5,112. 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% 5,112
Don't believe 76% 21% 3% 1,668
Other/don't know 50% 43% 7% 523

Views about homosexuality among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X who say homosexuality…

Belief in Heaven Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,112. 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 57% 34% 5% 4% 5,112
Don't believe 83% 13% 3% 1% 1,668
Other/don't know 56% 32% 7% 6% 523

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X who …same-sex marriage

Belief in Heaven Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,112. 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% 45% 9% 5,112
Don't believe 80% 15% 5% 1,668
Other/don't know 50% 37% 12% 523

Views about environmental regulation among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 5,112. 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% 55% 2% 2% 5,112
Don't believe 23% 73% 2% 2% 1,668
Other/don't know 40% 52% 6% 3% 523

Views about human evolution among adults in Generation X by belief in heaven

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 5,112. 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 22% 30% 3% 41% 4% 5,112
Don't believe 70% 11% 3% 15% 1% 1,668
Other/don't know 34% 15% 12% 31% 7% 523