Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults ages 65 and older

% of adults ages 65 and older who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,327. 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 65% 11% 7% 15% 2% 9,327
2007 60% 11% 9% 14% 6% 8,146

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults ages 65 and older by religious group

% of adults ages 65 and older who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never 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 66% 11% 7% 13% 2% 2,131
Evangelical Protestant 79% 8% 4% 7% 2% 2,399
Historically Black Protestant 80% 7% 4% 7% 2% 401
Jewish 28% 19% 17% 33% 2% 320
Mainline Protestant 60% 14% 9% 14% 3% 2,272
Mormon 88% 3% 2% 6% 1% 146
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 37% 11% 8% 39% 4% 1,225

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

DemographicInformation

Generational cohort among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week < 1% < 1% < 1% 27% 66% 7% 6,046
Once or twice a month < 1% < 1% < 1% 33% 63% 5% 1,054
Several times a year < 1% < 1% < 1% 34% 61% 5% 674
Seldom/never < 1% < 1% < 1% 29% 64% 7% 1,324
Don't know < 1% < 1% < 1% 30% 66% 4% 229

Gender composition among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week 39% 61% 6,046
Once or twice a month 47% 53% 1,054
Several times a year 51% 49% 674
Seldom/never 63% 37% 1,324
Don't know 44% 56% 229

Racial and ethnic composition among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,975. 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.
At least once a week 80% 10% 1% 8% 2% 5,975
Once or twice a month 85% 6% 2% 4% 3% 1,041
Several times a year 85% 5% 3% 5% 1% 664
Seldom/never 87% 5% 1% 5% 2% 1,310
Don't know 75% 6% 3% 12% 4% 223

Immigrant status among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,988. 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.
At least once a week 9% 9% 82% 5,988
Once or twice a month 8% 11% 81% 1,042
Several times a year 10% 13% 77% 668
Seldom/never 7% 15% 78% 1,307
Don't know 13% 10% 77% 224

Income distribution among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who have a household income of…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 4,913. 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.
At least once a week 42% 24% 23% 11% 4,913
Once or twice a month 36% 22% 27% 15% 891
Several times a year 35% 23% 24% 18% 586
Seldom/never 41% 20% 24% 15% 1,107
Don't know 36% 27% 22% 15% 141

Educational distribution among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who have completed…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,022. 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.
At least once a week 50% 27% 13% 11% 6,022
Once or twice a month 47% 23% 15% 15% 1,053
Several times a year 45% 24% 16% 14% 673
Seldom/never 50% 23% 14% 13% 1,323
Don't know 56% 18% 15% 11% 227

Marital status among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,026. 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.
At least once a week 54% 2% 13% 28% 4% 6,026
Once or twice a month 60% 3% 12% 21% 4% 1,052
Several times a year 56% 3% 13% 24% 4% 674
Seldom/never 53% 4% 15% 23% 4% 1,317
Don't know 54% 1% 11% 29% 5% 226

Parent of children under 18 among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,039. 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.
At least once a week 3% 97% 6,039
Once or twice a month 3% 97% 1,053
Several times a year 2% 98% 674
Seldom/never 2% 98% 1,322
Don't know 2% 98% 228

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who say they…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week 82% 11% 2% 1% 2% 1% 6,046
Once or twice a month 61% 27% 4% 2% 5% 2% 1,054
Several times a year 49% 33% 6% 2% 7% 4% 674
Seldom/never 35% 24% 12% 2% 23% 5% 1,324
Don't know 55% 17% 3% 10% 11% 4% 229

Importance of religion in one's life among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who say religion is…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week 80% 12% 3% 3% 1% 6,046
Once or twice a month 49% 34% 8% 7% 2% 1,054
Several times a year 38% 39% 14% 8% 1% 674
Seldom/never 21% 32% 21% 26% 1% 1,324
Don't know 52% 22% 8% 12% 5% 229

Attendance at religious services among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who attend religious services…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week 61% 22% 16% 1% 6,046
Once or twice a month 34% 38% 28% < 1% 1,054
Several times a year 25% 41% 34% 1% 674
Seldom/never 15% 23% 62% < 1% 1,324
Don't know 38% 27% 31% 5% 229

Frequency of prayer among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who pray…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week 79% 11% 2% 6% 1% 6,046
Once or twice a month 51% 23% 8% 17% 2% 1,054
Several times a year 35% 24% 11% 29% 2% 674
Seldom/never 24% 10% 8% 57% 1% 1,324
Don't know 53% 12% 3% 21% 12% 229

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who attend prayer group…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week 40% 8% 9% 41% 1% 6,046
Once or twice a month 14% 10% 10% 64% 1% 1,054
Several times a year 8% 7% 12% 73% 1% 674
Seldom/never 6% 1% 3% 89% 1% 1,324
Don't know 21% 7% 2% 63% 6% 229

Frequency of meditation among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who meditate…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week 68% 6% 2% 21% 3% 6,046
Once or twice a month 35% 17% 7% 39% 2% 1,054
Several times a year 25% 11% 13% 50% 1% 674
Seldom/never 18% 6% 4% 69% 2% 1,324
Don't know 38% 4% 4% 36% 18% 229

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week 56% 11% 9% 21% 3% 6,046
Once or twice a month 36% 20% 18% 24% 2% 1,054
Several times a year 26% 15% 28% 29% 2% 674
Seldom/never 20% 11% 15% 52% 2% 1,324
Don't know 33% 8% 8% 22% 28% 229

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week 51% 6% 35% 5% 3% 6,046
Once or twice a month 29% 9% 51% 8% 4% 1,054
Several times a year 18% 10% 59% 11% 2% 674
Seldom/never 12% 10% 64% 12% 3% 1,324
Don't know 29% 9% 39% 8% 15% 229

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who say…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week 42% 55% 2% 2% 6,046
Once or twice a month 29% 68% 1% 2% 1,054
Several times a year 27% 71% 1% 2% 674
Seldom/never 28% 69% 1% 2% 1,324
Don't know 27% 61% 6% 7% 229

Frequency of reading scripture among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who read scripture…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week 56% 9% 6% 27% 1% 6,046
Once or twice a month 22% 16% 12% 49% 1% 1,054
Several times a year 15% 6% 16% 63% 1% 674
Seldom/never 8% 4% 5% 83% 1% 1,324
Don't know 29% 5% 6% 45% 14% 229

Interpreting scripture among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week 46% 26% 5% 16% 7% 6,046
Once or twice a month 27% 33% 2% 30% 8% 1,054
Several times a year 18% 31% 4% 38% 9% 674
Seldom/never 15% 20% 2% 54% 10% 1,324
Don't know 30% 16% 8% 24% 21% 229

Belief in Heaven among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who …in heaven

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week 82% 10% 8% 6,046
Once or twice a month 73% 19% 8% 1,054
Several times a year 64% 27% 9% 674
Seldom/never 46% 43% 10% 1,324
Don't know 63% 21% 16% 229

Belief in Hell among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who …in hell

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week 64% 26% 10% 6,046
Once or twice a month 51% 37% 12% 1,054
Several times a year 43% 48% 9% 674
Seldom/never 33% 57% 10% 1,324
Don't know 47% 34% 20% 229

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week 45% 13% 42% 6,046
Once or twice a month 42% 12% 45% 1,054
Several times a year 36% 14% 50% 674
Seldom/never 36% 15% 49% 1,324
Don't know 29% 24% 47% 229

Political ideology among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week 50% 28% 17% 5% 6,046
Once or twice a month 40% 35% 22% 3% 1,054
Several times a year 37% 35% 23% 5% 674
Seldom/never 33% 33% 27% 7% 1,324
Don't know 38% 19% 22% 20% 229

Views about size of government among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who would rather have…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week 59% 31% 4% 6% 6,046
Once or twice a month 58% 34% 3% 5% 1,054
Several times a year 54% 39% 2% 4% 674
Seldom/never 56% 36% 3% 5% 1,324
Don't know 45% 35% 6% 15% 229

Views about government aid to the poor among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week 48% 45% 4% 3% 6,046
Once or twice a month 45% 47% 4% 4% 1,054
Several times a year 45% 51% 2% 2% 674
Seldom/never 42% 51% 3% 4% 1,324
Don't know 39% 43% 7% 11% 229

Views about abortion among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who say abortion should be…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week 41% 53% 7% 6,046
Once or twice a month 57% 37% 6% 1,054
Several times a year 64% 32% 4% 674
Seldom/never 69% 26% 5% 1,324
Don't know 45% 36% 19% 229

Views about homosexuality among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who say homosexuality…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week 43% 48% 5% 5% 6,046
Once or twice a month 58% 36% 3% 3% 1,054
Several times a year 63% 31% 3% 4% 674
Seldom/never 61% 31% 4% 4% 1,324
Don't know 44% 35% 9% 13% 229

Views about same-sex marriage among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week 31% 59% 10% 6,046
Once or twice a month 47% 45% 8% 1,054
Several times a year 50% 39% 11% 674
Seldom/never 52% 39% 9% 1,324
Don't know 39% 40% 21% 229

Views about environmental regulation among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who say…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week 43% 47% 3% 7% 6,046
Once or twice a month 43% 51% 2% 4% 1,054
Several times a year 41% 53% 3% 3% 674
Seldom/never 38% 55% 3% 5% 1,324
Don't know 37% 37% 4% 22% 229

Views about human evolution among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults ages 65 and older who say humans…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 6,046. 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.
At least once a week 17% 24% 5% 45% 9% 6,046
Once or twice a month 31% 26% 5% 33% 6% 1,054
Several times a year 38% 22% 5% 28% 7% 674
Seldom/never 47% 16% 4% 24% 9% 1,324
Don't know 24% 12% 6% 36% 22% 229