Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults ages 65 and older

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

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 46% 12% 12% 27% 3% 9,327
2007 41% 12% 12% 28% 8% 8,146

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Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults ages 65 and older by religious group

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

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 43% 12% 13% 30% 3% 2,131
Evangelical Protestant 50% 11% 10% 25% 4% 2,399
Historically Black Protestant 52% 12% 10% 22% 4% 401
Jewish 36% 14% 20% 28% 2% 320
Mainline Protestant 43% 13% 14% 25% 4% 2,272
Mormon 48% 14% 10% 28% < 1% 146
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 43% 12% 12% 31% 2% 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 feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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% 29% 64% 6% 4,474
Once or twice a month < 1% < 1% < 1% 29% 65% 6% 1,182
Several times a year < 1% < 1% < 1% 29% 64% 6% 1,122
Seldom/never < 1% < 1% < 1% 26% 67% 7% 2,278
Don't know < 1% < 1% < 1% 25% 64% 10% 271

Gender composition among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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% 59% 4,474
Once or twice a month 45% 55% 1,182
Several times a year 51% 49% 1,122
Seldom/never 46% 54% 2,278
Don't know 41% 59% 271

Racial and ethnic composition among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults ages 65 and older who identify as…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,422. 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% 4,422
Once or twice a month 83% 7% 1% 6% 2% 1,170
Several times a year 83% 7% 2% 5% 2% 1,111
Seldom/never 83% 8% 2% 6% 2% 2,247
Don't know 80% 8% 1% 8% 3% 263

Immigrant status among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,428. 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 10% 10% 80% 4,428
Once or twice a month 7% 9% 83% 1,172
Several times a year 9% 12% 79% 1,113
Seldom/never 7% 12% 81% 2,252
Don't know 9% 12% 78% 264

Income distribution among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 3,706. 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% 24% 24% 13% 3,706
Once or twice a month 38% 22% 25% 15% 1,002
Several times a year 39% 20% 25% 16% 949
Seldom/never 45% 23% 21% 11% 1,815
Don't know 49% 24% 19% 8% 166

Educational distribution among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults ages 65 and older who have completed…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,459. 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% 27% 15% 14% 4,459
Once or twice a month 47% 25% 15% 13% 1,180
Several times a year 47% 28% 14% 12% 1,120
Seldom/never 59% 23% 11% 7% 2,273
Don't know 65% 16% 11% 7% 266

Marital status among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,462. 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 55% 2% 14% 25% 4% 4,462
Once or twice a month 58% 2% 13% 23% 5% 1,182
Several times a year 56% 2% 12% 26% 3% 1,119
Seldom/never 53% 3% 12% 28% 4% 2,268
Don't know 47% 1% 16% 32% 4% 264

Parent of children under 18 among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,469. 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% 4,469
Once or twice a month 2% 98% 1,182
Several times a year 3% 97% 1,119
Seldom/never 3% 97% 2,276
Don't know < 1% 100% 270

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults ages 65 and older who say they…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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 74% 14% 3% 2% 5% 2% 4,474
Once or twice a month 67% 21% 3% 1% 7% 2% 1,182
Several times a year 62% 23% 5% 1% 7% 3% 1,122
Seldom/never 68% 17% 5% 2% 7% 1% 2,278
Don't know 71% 13% 2% 7% 4% 3% 271

Importance of religion in one's life among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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 73% 14% 5% 7% 1% 4,474
Once or twice a month 61% 24% 8% 7% < 1% 1,182
Several times a year 52% 29% 10% 9% 1% 1,122
Seldom/never 58% 23% 9% 9% 1% 2,278
Don't know 69% 16% 7% 4% 5% 271

Attendance at religious services among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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 55% 22% 22% 1% 4,474
Once or twice a month 46% 29% 24% 1% 1,182
Several times a year 40% 31% 28% 1% 1,122
Seldom/never 41% 26% 32% 1% 2,278
Don't know 52% 23% 20% 5% 271

Frequency of prayer among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults ages 65 and older who pray…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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 74% 10% 3% 12% 2% 4,474
Once or twice a month 63% 15% 5% 17% 1% 1,182
Several times a year 52% 17% 8% 23% 1% 1,122
Seldom/never 55% 17% 4% 23% 1% 2,278
Don't know 69% 8% 2% 12% 9% 271

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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% 8% 8% 44% 1% 4,474
Once or twice a month 24% 12% 8% 55% 1% 1,182
Several times a year 19% 7% 11% 63% 1% 1,122
Seldom/never 21% 6% 7% 65% 1% 2,278
Don't know 32% 7% 10% 43% 8% 271

Frequency of meditation among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults ages 65 and older who meditate…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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% 3% 20% 3% 4,474
Once or twice a month 47% 14% 4% 34% 1% 1,182
Several times a year 38% 11% 10% 38% 3% 1,122
Seldom/never 38% 5% 4% 50% 3% 2,278
Don't know 52% 3% 1% 24% 20% 271

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

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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% 8% 4% 6% 2% 4,474
Once or twice a month 59% 18% 8% 13% 2% 1,182
Several times a year 48% 16% 16% 19% 2% 1,122
Seldom/never 52% 9% 8% 29% 2% 2,278
Don't know 59% 7% 4% 9% 21% 271

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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% 8% 35% 6% 4% 4,474
Once or twice a month 37% 7% 46% 8% 2% 1,182
Several times a year 31% 8% 52% 6% 3% 1,122
Seldom/never 32% 6% 53% 6% 3% 2,278
Don't know 47% 6% 29% 5% 13% 271

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults ages 65 and older who say…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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% 4,474
Once or twice a month 34% 63% 1% 2% 1,182
Several times a year 32% 66% 1% 1% 1,122
Seldom/never 33% 64% 1% 2% 2,278
Don't know 33% 53% 4% 10% 271

Frequency of reading scripture among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults ages 65 and older who read scripture…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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% 8% 6% 31% 1% 4,474
Once or twice a month 36% 13% 6% 44% 1% 1,182
Several times a year 27% 9% 14% 48% 1% 1,122
Seldom/never 32% 7% 6% 53% 1% 2,278
Don't know 46% 7% 5% 29% 13% 271

Interpreting scripture among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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% 25% 4% 23% 8% 4,474
Once or twice a month 32% 29% 3% 29% 8% 1,182
Several times a year 29% 30% 4% 29% 8% 1,122
Seldom/never 38% 25% 4% 25% 8% 2,278
Don't know 45% 17% 13% 9% 15% 271

Belief in Heaven among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults ages 65 and older who …in heaven

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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 74% 17% 9% 4,474
Once or twice a month 74% 17% 9% 1,182
Several times a year 71% 21% 8% 1,122
Seldom/never 76% 17% 7% 2,278
Don't know 77% 8% 16% 271

Belief in Hell among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults ages 65 and older who …in hell

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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 58% 32% 11% 4,474
Once or twice a month 54% 35% 11% 1,182
Several times a year 52% 38% 10% 1,122
Seldom/never 57% 34% 9% 2,278
Don't know 56% 22% 22% 271

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults ages 65 and older who identify as…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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% 13% 45% 4,474
Once or twice a month 43% 11% 46% 1,182
Several times a year 43% 13% 45% 1,122
Seldom/never 42% 16% 42% 2,278
Don't know 38% 20% 43% 271

Political ideology among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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% 27% 21% 5% 4,474
Once or twice a month 43% 33% 19% 5% 1,182
Several times a year 42% 35% 19% 4% 1,122
Seldom/never 44% 32% 18% 7% 2,278
Don't know 46% 23% 11% 19% 271

Views about size of government among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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 57% 34% 3% 5% 4,474
Once or twice a month 58% 34% 3% 5% 1,182
Several times a year 59% 32% 3% 6% 1,122
Seldom/never 60% 31% 4% 5% 2,278
Don't know 55% 27% 7% 12% 271

Views about government aid to the poor among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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% 48% 4% 3% 4,474
Once or twice a month 45% 49% 3% 3% 1,182
Several times a year 45% 46% 5% 5% 1,122
Seldom/never 50% 44% 3% 3% 2,278
Don't know 54% 30% 6% 10% 271

Views about abortion among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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% 49% 6% 4,474
Once or twice a month 53% 42% 5% 1,182
Several times a year 56% 39% 5% 1,122
Seldom/never 51% 43% 6% 2,278
Don't know 36% 46% 19% 271

Views about homosexuality among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults ages 65 and older who say homosexuality…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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% 44% 5% 4% 4,474
Once or twice a month 53% 39% 4% 4% 1,182
Several times a year 53% 39% 4% 4% 1,122
Seldom/never 49% 43% 3% 5% 2,278
Don't know 37% 45% 8% 10% 271

Views about same-sex marriage among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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% 53% 10% 4,474
Once or twice a month 42% 50% 8% 1,182
Several times a year 41% 51% 8% 1,122
Seldom/never 36% 54% 10% 2,278
Don't know 23% 54% 23% 271

Views about environmental regulation among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults ages 65 and older who say…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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% 50% 4% 6% 4,474
Once or twice a month 41% 52% 3% 5% 1,182
Several times a year 40% 54% 2% 5% 1,122
Seldom/never 46% 45% 3% 7% 2,278
Don't know 42% 27% 7% 24% 271

Views about human evolution among adults ages 65 and older by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults ages 65 and older who say humans…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,474. 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 24% 23% 5% 40% 8% 4,474
Once or twice a month 29% 24% 5% 35% 7% 1,182
Several times a year 29% 26% 5% 34% 7% 1,122
Seldom/never 24% 20% 3% 43% 10% 2,278
Don't know 12% 16% 8% 38% 26% 271