Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults ages 65 and older

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

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 30% 7% 8% 53% 1% 9,327
2007 28% 8% 7% 55% 1% 8,146

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Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults ages 65 and older by religious group

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

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 19% 7% 11% 62% 1% 2,131
Evangelical Protestant 47% 9% 8% 35% 1% 2,399
Historically Black Protestant 57% 12% 7% 22% 2% 401
Jewish 12% 5% 11% 72% 1% 320
Mainline Protestant 22% 9% 10% 58% 1% 2,272
Mormon 71% 7% 3% 19% 1% 146
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 1% 2% 91% 1% 1,225

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DemographicInformation

Generational cohort among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,653. 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% 24% 70% 7% 2,653
Once or twice a month < 1% < 1% < 1% 32% 62% 6% 692
Several times a year < 1% < 1% < 1% 27% 67% 6% 787
Seldom/never < 1% < 1% < 1% 30% 63% 7% 5,086
Don't know < 1% < 1% < 1% 25% 65% 10% 109

Gender composition among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,653. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 39% 61% 2,653
Once or twice a month 40% 60% 692
Several times a year 41% 59% 787
Seldom/never 49% 51% 5,086
Don't know 27% 73% 109

Racial and ethnic composition among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults ages 65 and older who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,621. 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% 15% 2% 8% 2% 2,621
Once or twice a month 77% 12% 2% 7% 2% 678
Several times a year 82% 7% 2% 8% 2% 781
Seldom/never 87% 4% 1% 6% 2% 5,033
Don't know 66% 13% 4% 9% 8% 100

Immigrant status among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,626. 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% 7% 82% 2,626
Once or twice a month 8% 9% 82% 678
Several times a year 9% 9% 81% 784
Seldom/never 8% 13% 79% 5,036
Don't know 15% 4% 81% 105

Income distribution among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 2,161. 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% 25% 21% 8% 2,161
Once or twice a month 43% 20% 26% 12% 569
Several times a year 37% 23% 25% 16% 646
Seldom/never 38% 22% 24% 15% 4,199

Educational distribution among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults ages 65 and older who have completed…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,643. 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% 26% 12% 9% 2,643
Once or twice a month 49% 27% 13% 12% 691
Several times a year 46% 25% 17% 12% 785
Seldom/never 48% 25% 14% 13% 5,071
Don't know 61% 20% 12% 7% 108

Marital status among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,642. 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% 1% 12% 29% 3% 2,642
Once or twice a month 58% 2% 14% 23% 4% 691
Several times a year 57% 2% 11% 26% 4% 785
Seldom/never 54% 3% 14% 25% 4% 5,072
Don't know 34% 1% 11% 50% 4% 105

Parent of children under 18 among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,648. 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 4% 96% 2,648
Once or twice a month 4% 96% 692
Several times a year 3% 97% 786
Seldom/never 2% 98% 5,082
Don't know 6% 94% 108

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults ages 65 and older who say they…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 2,653. 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 91% 7% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 2,653
Once or twice a month 85% 11% 1% 1% 1% 1% 692
Several times a year 76% 18% 2% 2% 1% 1% 787
Seldom/never 55% 23% 6% 1% 11% 3% 5,086
Don't know 64% 11% 1% 18% 2% 3% 109

Importance of religion in one's life among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,653. 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 94% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% 2,653
Once or twice a month 85% 12% 1% 1% 1% 692
Several times a year 78% 19% 1% 1% 1% 787
Seldom/never 43% 29% 12% 14% 1% 5,086
Don't know 78% 9% 3% 2% 8% 109

Attendance at religious services among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,653. 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 88% 8% 3% < 1% 2,653
Once or twice a month 66% 28% 6% 1% 692
Several times a year 54% 40% 6% < 1% 787
Seldom/never 23% 32% 44% 1% 5,086
Don't know 56% 17% 13% 14% 109

Frequency of prayer among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults ages 65 and older who pray…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,653. 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 91% 7% 1% 1% 1% 2,653
Once or twice a month 79% 15% 2% 3% 1% 692
Several times a year 73% 16% 4% 6% 1% 787
Seldom/never 46% 16% 6% 30% 2% 5,086
Don't know 63% 5% 1% 5% 25% 109

Frequency of meditation among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults ages 65 and older who meditate…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,653. 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 77% 5% 2% 13% 4% 2,653
Once or twice a month 65% 12% 3% 19% 2% 692
Several times a year 58% 10% 7% 21% 3% 787
Seldom/never 38% 8% 5% 47% 2% 5,086
Don't know 53% 2% 3% 19% 24% 109

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,653. 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 88% 5% 2% 3% 2% 2,653
Once or twice a month 74% 15% 6% 3% 2% 692
Several times a year 71% 13% 10% 5% 1% 787
Seldom/never 50% 13% 9% 25% 3% 5,086
Don't know 71% 10% 3% 6% 11% 109

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,653. 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% 10% 8% 19% 3% 2,653
Once or twice a month 47% 19% 11% 21% 3% 692
Several times a year 46% 11% 16% 23% 4% 787
Seldom/never 38% 12% 14% 32% 3% 5,086
Don't know 44% 12% 5% 19% 20% 109

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,653. 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% 4% 24% 3% 3% 2,653
Once or twice a month 50% 6% 36% 5% 4% 692
Several times a year 44% 6% 39% 7% 4% 787
Seldom/never 23% 9% 56% 9% 3% 5,086
Don't know 53% 6% 27% 5% 9% 109

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults ages 65 and older who say…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 2,653. 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% 46% 2% 2% 2,653
Once or twice a month 40% 57% 1% 3% 692
Several times a year 38% 59% 2% 1% 787
Seldom/never 29% 67% 2% 2% 5,086
Don't know 36% 55% 3% 6% 109

Frequency of reading scripture among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults ages 65 and older who read scripture…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,653. 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% 5% 2% 8% 2% 2,653
Once or twice a month 57% 21% 5% 15% 1% 692
Several times a year 42% 17% 20% 20% 1% 787
Seldom/never 17% 8% 8% 66% 1% 5,086
Don't know 55% 4% 5% 20% 17% 109

Interpreting scripture among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 2,653. 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 63% 23% 5% 5% 5% 2,653
Once or twice a month 53% 26% 5% 10% 7% 692
Several times a year 35% 37% 5% 14% 9% 787
Seldom/never 20% 27% 3% 40% 10% 5,086
Don't know 51% 13% 6% 10% 19% 109

Belief in Heaven among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults ages 65 and older who …in heaven

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,653. 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 88% 6% 6% 2,653
Once or twice a month 87% 7% 6% 692
Several times a year 84% 9% 7% 787
Seldom/never 63% 27% 10% 5,086
Don't know 75% 9% 16% 109

Belief in Hell among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults ages 65 and older who …in hell

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,653. 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% 2,653
Once or twice a month 72% 19% 9% 692
Several times a year 62% 26% 12% 787
Seldom/never 43% 46% 11% 5,086
Don't know 52% 19% 29% 109

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults ages 65 and older who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,653. 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% 13% 38% 2,653
Once or twice a month 44% 12% 43% 692
Several times a year 44% 11% 45% 787
Seldom/never 38% 14% 48% 5,086
Don't know 36% 33% 31% 109

Political ideology among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,653. 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% 25% 12% 6% 2,653
Once or twice a month 52% 28% 15% 5% 692
Several times a year 46% 33% 18% 4% 787
Seldom/never 38% 33% 24% 6% 5,086
Don't know 48% 21% 12% 19% 109

Views about size of government among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,653. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 61% 31% 3% 5% 2,653
Once or twice a month 55% 35% 3% 7% 692
Several times a year 60% 33% 3% 5% 787
Seldom/never 56% 34% 4% 6% 5,086
Don't know 44% 32% 6% 18% 109

Views about government aid to the poor among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,653. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 50% 40% 5% 4% 2,653
Once or twice a month 48% 47% 3% 2% 692
Several times a year 45% 47% 5% 3% 787
Seldom/never 44% 49% 3% 3% 5,086
Don't know 36% 45% 2% 17% 109

Views about abortion among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,653. 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 28% 66% 6% 2,653
Once or twice a month 40% 55% 5% 692
Several times a year 47% 48% 4% 787
Seldom/never 61% 32% 7% 5,086
Don't know 35% 46% 19% 109

Views about homosexuality among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults ages 65 and older who say homosexuality…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,653. 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 26% 66% 5% 4% 2,653
Once or twice a month 37% 53% 5% 5% 692
Several times a year 51% 39% 5% 6% 787
Seldom/never 63% 29% 4% 4% 5,086
Don't know 30% 49% 2% 19% 109

Views about same-sex marriage among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,653. 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 18% 74% 8% 2,653
Once or twice a month 28% 62% 10% 692
Several times a year 37% 53% 10% 787
Seldom/never 50% 40% 10% 5,086
Don't know 21% 49% 30% 109

Views about environmental regulation among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults ages 65 and older who say…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 2,653. 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% 42% 3% 8% 2,653
Once or twice a month 43% 47% 4% 6% 692
Several times a year 44% 50% 3% 3% 787
Seldom/never 39% 53% 3% 5% 5,086
Don't know 36% 32% 4% 28% 109

Views about human evolution among adults ages 65 and older by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults ages 65 and older who say humans…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 2,653. 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% 19% 3% 59% 10% 2,653
Once or twice a month 14% 22% 5% 48% 10% 692
Several times a year 18% 32% 6% 37% 7% 787
Seldom/never 36% 23% 5% 28% 8% 5,086
Don't know 16% 12% 6% 42% 24% 109