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

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 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 66% 10% 6% 15% 2% 5,989
2007 60% 12% 10% 14% 5% 7,853

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Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Silent generation by religious group

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 68% 11% 6% 13% 2% 1,361
Evangelical Protestant 79% 7% 4% 8% 2% 1,611
Historically Black Protestant 77% 8% 4% 8% 3% 249
Jewish 31% 20% 18% 29% 3% 195
Mainline Protestant 62% 13% 8% 14% 3% 1,478
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 37% 11% 8% 40% 4% 731

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation who are ages…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,944. 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% 100% 3,944
Once or twice a month < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 646
Several times a year < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 404
Seldom/never < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 839
Don't know < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 156

Gender composition among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,944. 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 37% 63% 3,944
Once or twice a month 45% 55% 646
Several times a year 50% 50% 404
Seldom/never 62% 38% 839
Don't know 40% 60% 156

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,899. 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% 9% 1% 8% 2% 3,899
Once or twice a month 86% 7% 2% 4% 2% 640
Several times a year 85% 6% 3% 3% 2% 400
Seldom/never 87% 5% 1% 5% 2% 833
Don't know 74% 6% 4% 11% 5% 151

Immigrant status among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,908. 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% 81% 3,908
Once or twice a month 8% 12% 80% 638
Several times a year 11% 12% 78% 400
Seldom/never 7% 14% 78% 830
Don't know 11% 12% 77% 151

Income distribution among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,151. 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 44% 24% 21% 10% 3,151
Once or twice a month 39% 23% 26% 12% 536
Several times a year 41% 25% 19% 15% 347
Seldom/never 43% 20% 24% 13% 712

Educational distribution among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation who have completed…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,928. 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 52% 26% 12% 10% 3,928
Once or twice a month 51% 21% 15% 13% 646
Several times a year 49% 25% 15% 12% 403
Seldom/never 51% 23% 14% 12% 838
Don't know 57% 16% 15% 12% 155

Marital status among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,933. 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 53% 2% 12% 31% 3% 3,933
Once or twice a month 58% 2% 12% 25% 3% 644
Several times a year 54% 3% 11% 27% 5% 404
Seldom/never 53% 4% 14% 25% 4% 834
Don't know 48% 1% 11% 36% 4% 153

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,939. 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% 3,939
Once or twice a month 3% 97% 646
Several times a year 3% 97% 404
Seldom/never 3% 97% 837
Don't know 2% 98% 155

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,944. 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 83% 11% 2% 1% 2% 1% 3,944
Once or twice a month 61% 28% 3% 2% 4% 3% 646
Several times a year 51% 31% 5% 3% 6% 4% 404
Seldom/never 37% 24% 12% 2% 22% 4% 839
Don't know 55% 16% 3% 11% 12% 3% 156

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,944. 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% 3% 3% 1% 3,944
Once or twice a month 53% 31% 7% 7% 2% 646
Several times a year 38% 41% 13% 7% 1% 404
Seldom/never 24% 31% 18% 25% 1% 839
Don't know 55% 19% 8% 13% 5% 156

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,944. 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% 20% 15% 1% 3,944
Once or twice a month 37% 35% 28% < 1% 646
Several times a year 25% 44% 30% 1% 404
Seldom/never 17% 21% 62% < 1% 839
Don't know 41% 24% 32% 3% 156

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation who pray…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,944. 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 81% 10% 2% 6% 1% 3,944
Once or twice a month 54% 22% 7% 15% 1% 646
Several times a year 36% 24% 11% 28% 1% 404
Seldom/never 26% 12% 6% 54% 1% 839
Don't know 53% 11% 4% 22% 10% 156

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,944. 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% 8% 9% 39% 1% 3,944
Once or twice a month 16% 11% 10% 62% 1% 646
Several times a year 9% 6% 15% 69% 1% 404
Seldom/never 7% 1% 3% 88% < 1% 839
Don't know 20% 5% 2% 69% 5% 156

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,944. 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 70% 6% 2% 19% 3% 3,944
Once or twice a month 39% 17% 7% 36% 2% 646
Several times a year 23% 14% 13% 49% < 1% 404
Seldom/never 19% 6% 4% 68% 2% 839
Don't know 40% 3% 3% 33% 21% 156

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,944. 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% 22% 3% 3,944
Once or twice a month 34% 22% 20% 23% 2% 646
Several times a year 24% 16% 27% 31% 2% 404
Seldom/never 19% 10% 14% 55% 2% 839
Don't know 32% 10% 10% 22% 26% 156

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,944. 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% 4% 3% 3,944
Once or twice a month 31% 9% 49% 7% 4% 646
Several times a year 18% 9% 60% 10% 4% 404
Seldom/never 12% 11% 61% 13% 3% 839
Don't know 29% 5% 40% 9% 16% 156

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,944. 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% 54% 2% 2% 3,944
Once or twice a month 28% 68% 1% 3% 646
Several times a year 27% 71% 1% 1% 404
Seldom/never 28% 69% 1% 1% 839
Don't know 22% 67% 5% 6% 156

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,944. 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% 9% 6% 25% 2% 3,944
Once or twice a month 24% 17% 13% 45% 1% 646
Several times a year 16% 6% 18% 59% 1% 404
Seldom/never 10% 4% 5% 81% < 1% 839
Don't know 28% 6% 5% 48% 14% 156

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,944. 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 47% 26% 5% 14% 7% 3,944
Once or twice a month 29% 33% 2% 29% 7% 646
Several times a year 21% 32% 4% 35% 8% 404
Seldom/never 17% 21% 1% 51% 9% 839
Don't know 27% 13% 9% 28% 23% 156

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation who …in heaven

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,944. 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 83% 10% 8% 3,944
Once or twice a month 74% 18% 8% 646
Several times a year 66% 24% 10% 404
Seldom/never 49% 42% 9% 839
Don't know 62% 23% 15% 156

Belief in Hell among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation who …in hell

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,944. 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 65% 25% 11% 3,944
Once or twice a month 49% 39% 12% 646
Several times a year 48% 43% 9% 404
Seldom/never 35% 56% 9% 839
Don't know 48% 32% 20% 156

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,944. 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% 13% 41% 3,944
Once or twice a month 42% 13% 45% 646
Several times a year 36% 11% 53% 404
Seldom/never 38% 14% 48% 839
Don't know 24% 23% 53% 156

Political ideology among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,944. 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% 27% 16% 6% 3,944
Once or twice a month 42% 33% 22% 3% 646
Several times a year 35% 36% 24% 6% 404
Seldom/never 35% 34% 24% 7% 839
Don't know 34% 24% 21% 21% 156

Views about size of government among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,944. 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 60% 31% 4% 6% 3,944
Once or twice a month 56% 33% 4% 7% 646
Several times a year 55% 39% 3% 3% 404
Seldom/never 59% 33% 3% 4% 839
Don't know 42% 35% 6% 16% 156

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,944. 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 49% 43% 4% 3% 3,944
Once or twice a month 47% 45% 4% 4% 646
Several times a year 47% 48% 2% 3% 404
Seldom/never 46% 48% 2% 4% 839
Don't know 38% 42% 8% 12% 156

Views about abortion among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,944. 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% 54% 7% 3,944
Once or twice a month 54% 40% 7% 646
Several times a year 60% 37% 4% 404
Seldom/never 67% 28% 5% 839
Don't know 48% 33% 19% 156

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,944. 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% 49% 5% 5% 3,944
Once or twice a month 52% 41% 4% 3% 646
Several times a year 59% 34% 3% 4% 404
Seldom/never 60% 32% 3% 4% 839
Don't know 48% 35% 5% 12% 156

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,944. 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 30% 60% 10% 3,944
Once or twice a month 43% 48% 9% 646
Several times a year 45% 44% 11% 404
Seldom/never 50% 41% 9% 839
Don't know 42% 38% 21% 156

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,944. 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 44% 45% 4% 8% 3,944
Once or twice a month 45% 49% 2% 4% 646
Several times a year 42% 52% 3% 3% 404
Seldom/never 40% 52% 3% 4% 839
Don't know 32% 42% 3% 23% 156

Views about human evolution among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,944. 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 16% 23% 5% 46% 9% 3,944
Once or twice a month 28% 27% 5% 33% 7% 646
Several times a year 35% 22% 4% 32% 8% 404
Seldom/never 46% 15% 4% 25% 11% 839
Don't know 25% 13% 6% 33% 23% 156