Belief in Heaven among adults in the Silent generation

% of adults in the Silent generation who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know 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 75% 16% 8% 5,989
2007 75% 15% 10% 7,853

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

% of adults in the Silent generation 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% 7% 6% 1,361
Evangelical Protestant 88% 5% 7% 1,611
Historically Black Protestant 91% 4% 5% 249
Jewish 30% 60% 10% 195
Mainline Protestant 76% 13% 10% 1,478
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 24% 63% 12% 731

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who are ages…

Belief in Heaven 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,248. 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% < 1% 100% 4,248
Don't believe < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 1,197
Other/don't know < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 544

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Belief in Heaven Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,248. 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 39% 61% 4,248
Don't believe 58% 42% 1,197
Other/don't know 45% 55% 544

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who identify as…

Belief in Heaven White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,202. 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 81% 9% 1% 7% 2% 4,202
Don't believe 88% 3% 1% 5% 3% 1,185
Other/don't know 83% 6% 1% 9% 2% 536

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Belief in Heaven Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,199. 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 8% 9% 82% 4,199
Don't believe 11% 16% 73% 1,188
Other/don't know 12% 10% 78% 540

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

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,415. 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% 24% 20% 9% 3,415
Don't believe 28% 20% 32% 20% 1,013
Other/don't know 45% 24% 19% 13% 412

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who have completed…

Belief in Heaven High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,235. 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% 25% 10% 8% 4,235
Don't believe 32% 22% 22% 24% 1,193
Other/don't know 41% 27% 18% 14% 542

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Belief in Heaven Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,235. 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% 2% 11% 32% 3% 4,235
Don't believe 60% 4% 14% 18% 3% 1,194
Other/don't know 53% 1% 18% 25% 2% 539

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Belief in Heaven Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,245. 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 3% 97% 4,245
Don't believe 4% 96% 1,194
Other/don't know 2% 98% 542

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,248. 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 82% 14% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 4,248
Don't believe 25% 20% 13% 2% 34% 6% 1,197
Other/don't know 57% 25% 6% 4% 1% 7% 544

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

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,248. 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 79% 16% 3% 1% 1% 4,248
Don't believe 22% 23% 19% 35% 1% 1,197
Other/don't know 51% 27% 12% 5% 4% 544

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

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,248. 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 61% 23% 16% 1% 4,248
Don't believe 16% 25% 59% 1% 1,197
Other/don't know 38% 26% 34% 1% 544

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who pray…

Belief in Heaven At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,248. 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 77% 13% 3% 6% 1% 4,248
Don't believe 24% 9% 5% 60% 2% 1,197
Other/don't know 55% 16% 5% 18% 5% 544

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

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,248. 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% 8% 9% 44% 1% 4,248
Don't believe 12% 3% 5% 80% 1% 1,197
Other/don't know 24% 5% 7% 61% 2% 544

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

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,248. 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% 7% 3% 25% 3% 4,248
Don't believe 32% 8% 6% 52% 2% 1,197
Other/don't know 51% 8% 4% 32% 5% 544

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

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,248. 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 73% 10% 6% 9% 2% 4,248
Don't believe 39% 11% 10% 37% 3% 1,197
Other/don't know 61% 10% 8% 17% 5% 544

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

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,248. 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 45% 12% 12% 28% 3% 4,248
Don't believe 44% 13% 14% 28% 2% 1,197
Other/don't know 49% 12% 11% 23% 5% 544

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

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,248. 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% 5% 39% 4% 4% 4,248
Don't believe 10% 14% 55% 17% 4% 1,197
Other/don't know 30% 11% 45% 8% 6% 544

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

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,248. 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% 56% 2% 3% 4,248
Don't believe 23% 74% 2% 1% 1,197
Other/don't know 35% 60% 2% 3% 544

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

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,248. 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% 9% 7% 30% 2% 4,248
Don't believe 15% 5% 7% 72% 1% 1,197
Other/don't know 33% 8% 8% 48% 2% 544

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

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,248. 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% 30% 5% 11% 6% 4,248
Don't believe 7% 10% 2% 72% 9% 1,197
Other/don't know 19% 22% 5% 32% 22% 544

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who …in hell

Belief in Heaven Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,248. 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 72% 19% 9% 4,248
Don't believe 7% 91% 2% 1,197
Other/don't know 20% 34% 45% 544

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who identify as…

Belief in Heaven Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,248. 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% 13% 40% 4,248
Don't believe 26% 13% 61% 1,197
Other/don't know 42% 15% 44% 544

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Belief in Heaven Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,248. 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% 29% 14% 6% 4,248
Don't believe 26% 31% 38% 5% 1,197
Other/don't know 40% 30% 20% 10% 544

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

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

Belief in Heaven Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,248. 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 61% 31% 3% 5% 4,248
Don't believe 48% 40% 6% 6% 1,197
Other/don't know 57% 27% 7% 10% 544

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

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,248. 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 51% 41% 4% 4% 4,248
Don't believe 34% 59% 4% 3% 1,197
Other/don't know 46% 43% 5% 6% 544

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

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,248. 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 39% 54% 7% 4,248
Don't believe 77% 18% 5% 1,197
Other/don't know 48% 41% 10% 544

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who say homosexuality…

Belief in Heaven Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,248. 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% 51% 4% 5% 4,248
Don't believe 73% 20% 4% 4% 1,197
Other/don't know 54% 33% 6% 7% 544

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

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

Belief in Heaven Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,248. 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 28% 62% 10% 4,248
Don't believe 65% 27% 9% 1,197
Other/don't know 41% 45% 15% 544

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

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,248. 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% 43% 3% 7% 4,248
Don't believe 28% 65% 3% 4% 1,197
Other/don't know 41% 45% 5% 9% 544

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

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 4,248. 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 14% 25% 4% 47% 10% 4,248
Don't believe 64% 9% 5% 17% 5% 1,197
Other/don't know 24% 22% 9% 31% 13% 544