Belief in Hell among adults in the Silent generation

% of adults in the Silent generation who …in hell

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 57% 32% 11% 5,989
2007 58% 29% 13% 7,853

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who …in hell

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 60% 28% 11% 1,361
Evangelical Protestant 81% 11% 8% 1,611
Historically Black Protestant 77% 12% 11% 249
Jewish 20% 72% 8% 195
Mainline Protestant 49% 36% 15% 1,478
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 14% 77% 8% 731

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who are ages…

Belief in Hell 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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% 3,173
Don't believe < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 2,143
Other/don't know < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 673

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Belief in Hell Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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% 60% 3,173
Don't believe 47% 53% 2,143
Other/don't know 40% 60% 673

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who identify as…

Belief in Hell White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,139. 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% 10% 1% 6% 2% 3,139
Don't believe 85% 4% 1% 7% 2% 2,124
Other/don't know 81% 8% 1% 6% 3% 660

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Belief in Hell Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,139. 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% 8% 84% 3,139
Don't believe 11% 15% 73% 2,126
Other/don't know 8% 9% 83% 662

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who have a household income of…

Belief in Hell Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 2,562. 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% 25% 18% 9% 2,562
Don't believe 35% 22% 28% 15% 1,790
Other/don't know 48% 18% 23% 11% 488

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who have completed…

Belief in Hell High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,164. 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 58% 25% 10% 7% 3,164
Don't believe 41% 23% 18% 18% 2,136
Other/don't know 48% 27% 14% 12% 670

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Belief in Hell Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,164. 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% 2% 12% 31% 3% 3,164
Don't believe 57% 3% 12% 24% 3% 2,137
Other/don't know 49% 1% 15% 32% 4% 667

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Belief in Hell Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,171. 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% 3,171
Don't believe 2% 98% 2,139
Other/don't know 4% 96% 671

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who say they…

Belief in Hell 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 = 3,173. 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 86% 11% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 3,173
Don't believe 45% 24% 8% 1% 18% 4% 2,143
Other/don't know 65% 22% 3% 6% 1% 4% 673

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who say religion is…

Belief in Hell Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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% 2% 1% 1% 3,173
Don't believe 40% 26% 14% 20% 1% 2,143
Other/don't know 68% 21% 5% 3% 3% 673

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who attend religious services…

Belief in Hell At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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 65% 21% 14% 1% 3,173
Don't believe 29% 27% 44% < 1% 2,143
Other/don't know 48% 26% 23% 2% 673

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who pray…

Belief in Hell At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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% 12% 3% 5% 1% 3,173
Don't believe 43% 13% 5% 37% 1% 2,143
Other/don't know 66% 14% 4% 11% 5% 673

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who attend prayer group…

Belief in Hell At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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% 9% 9% 38% 1% 3,173
Don't believe 16% 4% 6% 74% 1% 2,143
Other/don't know 24% 7% 10% 55% 4% 673

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who meditate…

Belief in Hell At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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% 7% 3% 24% 3% 3,173
Don't believe 42% 8% 6% 43% 2% 2,143
Other/don't know 57% 7% 3% 25% 7% 673

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Belief in Hell At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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% 9% 5% 9% 2% 3,173
Don't believe 51% 12% 9% 25% 2% 2,143
Other/don't know 66% 12% 5% 12% 5% 673

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Belief in Hell At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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% 12% 12% 27% 3% 3,173
Don't believe 42% 13% 13% 29% 2% 2,143
Other/don't know 47% 11% 12% 25% 5% 673

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Belief in Hell Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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 55% 5% 34% 3% 3% 3,173
Don't believe 17% 12% 54% 13% 4% 2,143
Other/don't know 34% 6% 48% 5% 8% 673

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who say…

Belief in Hell 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 = 3,173. 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% 52% 2% 2% 3,173
Don't believe 25% 72% 2% 1% 2,143
Other/don't know 34% 60% 2% 4% 673

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who read scripture…

Belief in Hell At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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% 9% 7% 25% 2% 3,173
Don't believe 22% 7% 8% 62% 1% 2,143
Other/don't know 41% 12% 7% 38% 2% 673

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who say the holy scripture is…

Belief in Hell 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 = 3,173. 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 55% 27% 5% 8% 5% 3,173
Don't believe 13% 24% 2% 52% 10% 2,143
Other/don't know 28% 30% 6% 18% 18% 673

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who …in heaven

Belief in Hell Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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 95% 2% 3% 3,173
Don't believe 45% 47% 9% 2,143
Other/don't know 62% 3% 35% 673

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who identify as…

Belief in Hell Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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 50% 12% 38% 3,173
Don't believe 32% 15% 53% 2,143
Other/don't know 43% 15% 43% 673

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Belief in Hell Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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% 27% 12% 6% 3,173
Don't believe 30% 34% 30% 6% 2,143
Other/don't know 48% 30% 14% 8% 673

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

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

Belief in Hell Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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 63% 30% 2% 5% 3,173
Don't believe 52% 37% 5% 6% 2,143
Other/don't know 58% 26% 7% 9% 673

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who say government aid to the poor…

Belief in Hell Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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% 39% 4% 4% 3,173
Don't believe 40% 53% 4% 3% 2,143
Other/don't know 44% 45% 4% 7% 673

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who say abortion should be…

Belief in Hell Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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% 60% 6% 3,173
Don't believe 67% 26% 6% 2,143
Other/don't know 44% 42% 14% 673

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who say homosexuality…

Belief in Hell Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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 33% 58% 4% 5% 3,173
Don't believe 70% 22% 4% 4% 2,143
Other/don't know 48% 36% 7% 9% 673

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

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

Belief in Hell Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,173. 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% 69% 9% 3,173
Don't believe 59% 31% 10% 2,143
Other/don't know 33% 49% 18% 673

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who say…

Belief in Hell 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 = 3,173. 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% 41% 4% 7% 3,173
Don't believe 33% 59% 3% 5% 2,143
Other/don't know 44% 40% 5% 11% 673

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who say humans…

Belief in Hell 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 = 3,173. 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 12% 23% 4% 52% 10% 3,173
Don't believe 45% 18% 5% 25% 7% 2,143
Other/don't know 15% 30% 9% 28% 17% 673