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

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 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 45% 12% 12% 27% 3% 5,989
2007 41% 12% 13% 28% 6% 7,853

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Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Silent generation by religious group

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 42% 12% 12% 31% 3% 1,361
Evangelical Protestant 50% 11% 10% 25% 4% 1,611
Historically Black Protestant 52% 9% 11% 24% 3% 249
Jewish 36% 15% 18% 30% 2% 195
Mainline Protestant 43% 14% 14% 25% 4% 1,478
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 40% 12% 11% 34% 2% 731

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation who are ages…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,848. 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% 2,848
Once or twice a month < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 763
Several times a year < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 703
Seldom/never < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 1,482
Don't know < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 193

Gender composition among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,848. 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% 60% 2,848
Once or twice a month 42% 58% 763
Several times a year 48% 52% 703
Seldom/never 44% 56% 1,482
Don't know 40% 60% 193

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation who identify as…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,815. 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% 2,815
Once or twice a month 86% 6% 1% 5% 2% 757
Several times a year 84% 6% 2% 5% 3% 696
Seldom/never 83% 8% 1% 6% 2% 1,467
Don't know 81% 7% 1% 8% 3% 188

Immigrant status among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,818. 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% 81% 2,818
Once or twice a month 7% 9% 84% 759
Several times a year 10% 12% 77% 697
Seldom/never 8% 12% 81% 1,465
Don't know 11% 13% 75% 188

Income distribution among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 2,314. 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% 25% 23% 11% 2,314
Once or twice a month 42% 22% 24% 12% 628
Several times a year 42% 22% 24% 13% 591
Seldom/never 48% 23% 19% 10% 1,190
Don't know 50% 23% 19% 8% 117

Educational distribution among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation who have completed…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,837. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 46% 26% 14% 14% 2,837
Once or twice a month 50% 24% 15% 11% 761
Several times a year 50% 27% 12% 11% 702
Seldom/never 60% 23% 10% 7% 1,479
Don't know 63% 17% 12% 8% 191

Marital status among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,839. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 54% 2% 13% 28% 3% 2,839
Once or twice a month 56% 2% 11% 27% 4% 763
Several times a year 55% 2% 11% 28% 3% 702
Seldom/never 52% 3% 11% 31% 3% 1,477
Don't know 45% 1% 15% 35% 4% 187

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,844. 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% 2,844
Once or twice a month 2% 98% 763
Several times a year 3% 97% 700
Seldom/never 2% 98% 1,481
Don't know < 1% 100% 193

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 2,848. 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 76% 13% 3% 1% 5% 2% 2,848
Once or twice a month 66% 21% 3% 1% 7% 2% 763
Several times a year 64% 23% 4% 1% 6% 2% 703
Seldom/never 68% 17% 5% 2% 6% 2% 1,482
Don't know 71% 14% 2% 8% 3% 2% 193

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 2,848. 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 76% 13% 4% 6% 1% 2,848
Once or twice a month 62% 23% 7% 8% 1% 763
Several times a year 55% 29% 8% 7% 1% 703
Seldom/never 60% 22% 8% 9% 1% 1,482
Don't know 69% 17% 7% 4% 3% 193

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 2,848. 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% 20% 20% 1% 2,848
Once or twice a month 49% 27% 24% 1% 763
Several times a year 43% 30% 26% 1% 703
Seldom/never 43% 24% 32% 1% 1,482
Don't know 55% 20% 21% 4% 193

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation who pray…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,848. 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 76% 9% 2% 11% 2% 2,848
Once or twice a month 64% 14% 6% 15% 1% 763
Several times a year 56% 16% 8% 20% < 1% 703
Seldom/never 56% 17% 4% 22% 1% 1,482
Don't know 67% 10% 1% 12% 10% 193

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 2,848. 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% 8% 41% 1% 2,848
Once or twice a month 26% 11% 8% 54% 2% 763
Several times a year 21% 7% 12% 59% 1% 703
Seldom/never 22% 5% 7% 65% 1% 1,482
Don't know 37% 5% 7% 45% 6% 193

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 2,848. 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% 3% 18% 3% 2,848
Once or twice a month 52% 14% 3% 30% 1% 763
Several times a year 41% 12% 10% 35% 2% 703
Seldom/never 40% 6% 4% 48% 3% 1,482
Don't know 56% 2% < 1% 22% 19% 193

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 2,848. 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% 8% 3% 6% 2% 2,848
Once or twice a month 59% 19% 8% 12% 2% 763
Several times a year 50% 17% 15% 17% 2% 703
Seldom/never 53% 8% 7% 29% 2% 1,482
Don't know 59% 6% 5% 9% 20% 193

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 2,848. 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% 8% 33% 7% 4% 2,848
Once or twice a month 38% 7% 44% 8% 2% 763
Several times a year 31% 8% 51% 6% 3% 703
Seldom/never 33% 6% 52% 6% 3% 1,482
Don't know 45% 5% 30% 4% 15% 193

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

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 2,848. 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% 53% 2% 2% 2,848
Once or twice a month 34% 63% 1% 1% 763
Several times a year 33% 65% 1% 2% 703
Seldom/never 31% 66% 1% 2% 1,482
Don't know 33% 54% 3% 9% 193

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 2,848. 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% 8% 7% 28% 2% 2,848
Once or twice a month 38% 13% 6% 43% < 1% 763
Several times a year 32% 9% 15% 42% 1% 703
Seldom/never 34% 7% 6% 52% 1% 1,482
Don't know 42% 8% 3% 32% 14% 193

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 2,848. 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% 25% 4% 21% 8% 2,848
Once or twice a month 33% 29% 2% 29% 6% 763
Several times a year 33% 30% 4% 26% 7% 703
Seldom/never 39% 26% 4% 24% 8% 1,482
Don't know 44% 20% 13% 8% 14% 193

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation who …in heaven

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,848. 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 75% 16% 9% 2,848
Once or twice a month 74% 17% 8% 763
Several times a year 74% 19% 7% 703
Seldom/never 76% 17% 7% 1,482
Don't know 79% 8% 13% 193

Belief in Hell among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation who …in hell

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,848. 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% 30% 11% 2,848
Once or twice a month 56% 35% 9% 763
Several times a year 55% 34% 11% 703
Seldom/never 56% 35% 10% 1,482
Don't know 58% 24% 18% 193

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation who identify as…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,848. 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% 44% 2,848
Once or twice a month 45% 10% 45% 763
Several times a year 43% 11% 45% 703
Seldom/never 44% 14% 42% 1,482
Don't know 40% 20% 40% 193

Political ideology among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,848. 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% 26% 20% 5% 2,848
Once or twice a month 44% 33% 19% 4% 763
Several times a year 43% 35% 18% 5% 703
Seldom/never 45% 32% 17% 7% 1,482
Don't know 43% 23% 13% 21% 193

Views about size of government among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 2,848. 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% 33% 3% 6% 2,848
Once or twice a month 58% 34% 3% 5% 763
Several times a year 61% 31% 3% 5% 703
Seldom/never 60% 30% 4% 6% 1,482
Don't know 53% 30% 7% 10% 193

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 2,848. 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% 46% 4% 4% 2,848
Once or twice a month 49% 45% 3% 3% 763
Several times a year 47% 44% 4% 5% 703
Seldom/never 51% 43% 3% 3% 1,482
Don't know 57% 26% 7% 10% 193

Views about abortion among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 2,848. 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% 51% 7% 2,848
Once or twice a month 52% 43% 5% 763
Several times a year 53% 42% 5% 703
Seldom/never 50% 44% 6% 1,482
Don't know 35% 46% 18% 193

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 2,848. 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% 5% 5% 2,848
Once or twice a month 51% 40% 4% 5% 763
Several times a year 52% 40% 4% 5% 703
Seldom/never 48% 44% 3% 5% 1,482
Don't know 38% 45% 7% 10% 193

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,848. 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 34% 56% 10% 2,848
Once or twice a month 40% 51% 9% 763
Several times a year 39% 53% 8% 703
Seldom/never 35% 55% 11% 1,482
Don't know 23% 58% 19% 193

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 2,848. 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% 48% 4% 7% 2,848
Once or twice a month 45% 48% 3% 4% 763
Several times a year 41% 54% 1% 4% 703
Seldom/never 46% 44% 3% 7% 1,482
Don't know 41% 25% 9% 25% 193

Views about human evolution among adults in the Silent generation by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 2,848. 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 21% 24% 6% 42% 8% 2,848
Once or twice a month 30% 22% 4% 37% 7% 763
Several times a year 28% 26% 4% 35% 8% 703
Seldom/never 22% 19% 3% 44% 11% 1,482
Don't know 11% 15% 8% 40% 26% 193