DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who are ages…

Generational cohort 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 100% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,839
Older Millennial 54% 46% < 1% < 1% 2,330
Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 5,014
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 84% 16% 9,950
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 4,896
Greatest < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 491

Gender composition among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who are…

Generational cohort Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 48% 52% 1,839
Older Millennial 45% 55% 2,330
Generation X 46% 54% 5,014
Baby Boomer 47% 53% 9,950
Silent 40% 60% 4,896
Greatest 38% 62% 491

Racial and ethnic composition among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who identify as…

Generational cohort White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,828. 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.
Younger Millennial 52% 16% 3% 24% 5% 1,828
Older Millennial 55% 15% 2% 23% 5% 2,318
Generation X 60% 14% 2% 21% 3% 4,969
Baby Boomer 72% 12% 1% 12% 3% 9,819
Silent 81% 9% 1% 7% 2% 4,847
Greatest 84% 9% 2% 4% 1% 483

Immigrant status among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who are…

Generational cohort Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,814. 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.
Younger Millennial 13% 19% 69% 1,814
Older Millennial 20% 10% 71% 2,306
Generation X 19% 8% 73% 4,966
Baby Boomer 11% 6% 83% 9,865
Silent 8% 9% 82% 4,851
Greatest 6% 20% 74% 486

Income distribution among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who have a household income of…

Generational cohort Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,568. 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.
Younger Millennial 42% 19% 24% 15% 1,568
Older Millennial 40% 25% 26% 9% 2,179
Generation X 29% 20% 29% 22% 4,603
Baby Boomer 33% 19% 28% 20% 8,771
Silent 45% 24% 21% 10% 3,934
Greatest 58% 22% 15% 5% 360

Educational distribution among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who have completed…

Generational cohort High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,834. 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.
Younger Millennial 47% 43% 9% 1% 1,834
Older Millennial 33% 36% 21% 10% 2,325
Generation X 39% 31% 18% 12% 4,998
Baby Boomer 44% 30% 16% 10% 9,925
Silent 54% 25% 12% 9% 4,880
Greatest 62% 22% 10% 7% 488

Marital status among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who are…

Generational cohort Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,834. 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.
Younger Millennial 9% 9% 2% < 1% 81% 1,834
Older Millennial 43% 14% 7% < 1% 35% 2,325
Generation X 61% 7% 15% 2% 15% 5,006
Baby Boomer 61% 4% 19% 7% 9% 9,920
Silent 53% 2% 12% 31% 3% 4,878
Greatest 31% < 1% 3% 64% 3% 489

Parent of children under 18 among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who are…

Generational cohort Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,837. 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.
Younger Millennial 14% 86% 1,837
Older Millennial 55% 45% 2,323
Generation X 62% 38% 4,994
Baby Boomer 13% 87% 9,932
Silent 2% 98% 4,891
Greatest < 1% 100% 490

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who say they…

Generational cohort 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 = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 71% 22% 5% < 1% 1% 1% 1,839
Older Millennial 72% 22% 4% < 1% 1% 1% 2,330
Generation X 76% 19% 3% < 1% 1% 1% 5,014
Baby Boomer 78% 17% 2% 1% 1% 1% 9,950
Silent 79% 16% 2% 2% 1% 1% 4,896
Greatest 73% 16% 4% 5% 1% 2% 491

Importance of religion in one's life among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who say religion is…

Generational cohort Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 58% 33% 7% 2% < 1% 1,839
Older Millennial 64% 28% 5% 2% < 1% 2,330
Generation X 67% 25% 6% 2% 1% 5,014
Baby Boomer 69% 24% 5% 2% 1% 9,950
Silent 76% 18% 4% 1% 1% 4,896
Greatest 80% 14% 5% 1% 1% 491

Attendance at religious services among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who attend religious services…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 43% 43% 13% < 1% 1,839
Older Millennial 41% 41% 17% < 1% 2,330
Generation X 46% 38% 16% < 1% 5,014
Baby Boomer 46% 35% 18% 1% 9,950
Silent 59% 24% 16% 1% 4,896
Greatest 57% 21% 21% 1% 491

Frequency of prayer among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who pray…

Generational cohort At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 56% 23% 7% 14% < 1% 1,839
Older Millennial 63% 20% 7% 10% < 1% 2,330
Generation X 68% 17% 5% 9% 1% 5,014
Baby Boomer 70% 17% 5% 8% 1% 9,950
Silent 74% 13% 3% 8% 1% 4,896
Greatest 78% 10% 2% 8% 2% 491

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who attend prayer group…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 27% 16% 11% 46% < 1% 1,839
Older Millennial 27% 13% 11% 49% < 1% 2,330
Generation X 32% 13% 9% 46% < 1% 5,014
Baby Boomer 32% 9% 9% 49% 1% 9,950
Silent 36% 8% 9% 46% 1% 4,896
Greatest 33% 7% 8% 50% 2% 491

Frequency of meditation among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who meditate…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 29% 10% 4% 56% 1% 1,839
Older Millennial 37% 9% 4% 49% 1% 2,330
Generation X 42% 8% 4% 44% 2% 5,014
Baby Boomer 48% 7% 4% 40% 2% 9,950
Silent 60% 7% 4% 26% 3% 4,896
Greatest 66% 8% 3% 19% 5% 491

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 58% 20% 11% 10% 1% 1,839
Older Millennial 60% 18% 10% 11% 1% 2,330
Generation X 64% 16% 10% 10% 1% 5,014
Baby Boomer 67% 13% 8% 10% 1% 9,950
Silent 71% 10% 6% 11% 2% 4,896
Greatest 76% 7% 5% 10% 2% 491

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 46% 22% 12% 19% 1% 1,839
Older Millennial 42% 18% 15% 24% < 1% 2,330
Generation X 42% 16% 14% 27% 1% 5,014
Baby Boomer 47% 15% 12% 24% 2% 9,950
Silent 46% 12% 12% 27% 3% 4,896
Greatest 46% 10% 10% 29% 4% 491

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Christians by generational group

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

Generational cohort Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 37% 12% 41% 8% 2% 1,839
Older Millennial 39% 10% 42% 7% 2% 2,330
Generation X 43% 8% 40% 7% 2% 5,014
Baby Boomer 45% 6% 41% 5% 2% 9,950
Silent 46% 6% 40% 4% 4% 4,896
Greatest 45% 6% 42% 5% 3% 491

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who say…

Generational cohort 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 = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 27% 71% 1% 1% 1,839
Older Millennial 34% 64% 1% 1% 2,330
Generation X 40% 58% 1% 1% 5,014
Baby Boomer 42% 56% 2% 1% 9,950
Silent 40% 56% 2% 2% 4,896
Greatest 35% 59% 1% 5% 491

Frequency of reading scripture among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who read scripture…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 37% 17% 10% 36% < 1% 1,839
Older Millennial 42% 13% 10% 35% < 1% 2,330
Generation X 46% 12% 10% 32% < 1% 5,014
Baby Boomer 45% 11% 8% 35% 1% 9,950
Silent 51% 9% 7% 31% 2% 4,896
Greatest 51% 10% 6% 30% 2% 491

Interpreting scripture among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who say the holy scripture is…

Generational cohort 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 = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 29% 45% 2% 20% 4% 1,839
Older Millennial 33% 36% 2% 21% 7% 2,330
Generation X 40% 33% 3% 18% 6% 5,014
Baby Boomer 41% 30% 3% 19% 7% 9,950
Silent 44% 29% 5% 14% 8% 4,896
Greatest 50% 22% 6% 12% 9% 491

Belief in Heaven among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who …in heaven

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 89% 7% 4% 1,839
Older Millennial 87% 8% 5% 2,330
Generation X 86% 8% 6% 5,014
Baby Boomer 84% 9% 7% 9,950
Silent 84% 8% 8% 4,896
Greatest 78% 14% 8% 491

Belief in Hell among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who …in hell

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 77% 19% 4% 1,839
Older Millennial 74% 20% 6% 2,330
Generation X 72% 20% 7% 5,014
Baby Boomer 68% 23% 9% 9,950
Silent 65% 24% 11% 4,896
Greatest 57% 29% 15% 491

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who identify as…

Generational cohort Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 43% 17% 40% 1,839
Older Millennial 39% 20% 41% 2,330
Generation X 43% 19% 38% 5,014
Baby Boomer 44% 15% 41% 9,950
Silent 47% 13% 40% 4,896
Greatest 43% 11% 46% 491

Political ideology among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who are…

Generational cohort Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 33% 39% 21% 7% 1,839
Older Millennial 35% 35% 22% 8% 2,330
Generation X 43% 32% 19% 6% 5,014
Baby Boomer 47% 31% 17% 5% 9,950
Silent 51% 29% 14% 6% 4,896
Greatest 47% 33% 15% 6% 491

Views about size of government among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who would rather have…

Generational cohort Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 44% 53% 1% 2% 1,839
Older Millennial 46% 48% 3% 3% 2,330
Generation X 54% 40% 3% 3% 5,014
Baby Boomer 57% 36% 3% 4% 9,950
Silent 61% 30% 3% 5% 4,896
Greatest 58% 28% 5% 8% 491

Views about government aid to the poor among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who say government aid to the poor…

Generational cohort Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 46% 51% 3% 1% 1,839
Older Millennial 46% 48% 4% 2% 2,330
Generation X 50% 45% 4% 1% 5,014
Baby Boomer 49% 45% 4% 2% 9,950
Silent 51% 42% 4% 4% 4,896
Greatest 38% 52% 3% 7% 491

Views about abortion among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who say abortion should be…

Generational cohort Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 44% 54% 2% 1,839
Older Millennial 44% 53% 2% 2,330
Generation X 46% 50% 4% 5,014
Baby Boomer 47% 49% 5% 9,950
Silent 41% 52% 7% 4,896
Greatest 37% 52% 10% 491

Views about homosexuality among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who say homosexuality…

Generational cohort Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 69% 27% 3% 2% 1,839
Older Millennial 62% 31% 4% 3% 2,330
Generation X 55% 36% 5% 4% 5,014
Baby Boomer 51% 40% 5% 3% 9,950
Silent 41% 49% 4% 5% 4,896
Greatest 32% 56% 4% 8% 491

Views about same-sex marriage among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who …same-sex marriage

Generational cohort Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 62% 34% 5% 1,839
Older Millennial 55% 39% 6% 2,330
Generation X 45% 46% 9% 5,014
Baby Boomer 40% 52% 8% 9,950
Silent 30% 60% 10% 4,896
Greatest 24% 63% 13% 491

Views about environmental regulation among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who say…

Generational cohort 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 = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 38% 59% 1% 2% 1,839
Older Millennial 39% 57% 2% 2% 2,330
Generation X 41% 55% 2% 2% 5,014
Baby Boomer 45% 50% 2% 3% 9,950
Silent 46% 44% 4% 7% 4,896
Greatest 36% 43% 6% 15% 491

Views about human evolution among Christians by generational group

% of Christians who say humans…

Generational cohort 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 = 1,839. 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.
Younger Millennial 28% 32% 2% 36% 2% 1,839
Older Millennial 25% 33% 3% 36% 3% 2,330
Generation X 22% 29% 3% 43% 4% 5,014
Baby Boomer 19% 30% 4% 43% 4% 9,950
Silent 16% 24% 4% 45% 10% 4,896
Greatest 18% 13% 6% 46% 18% 491