Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Silent generation

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 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 32% 7% 8% 51% 1% 5,989
2007 28% 8% 8% 55% 1% 7,853

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Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Silent generation by religious group

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 21% 6% 11% 61% 1% 1,361
Evangelical Protestant 49% 9% 8% 34% 1% 1,611
Historically Black Protestant 58% 11% 8% 19% 4% 249
Jewish 11% 6% 12% 71% < 1% 195
Mainline Protestant 25% 9% 10% 56% 1% 1,478
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 6% 1% 3% 90% 1% 731

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation who are ages…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,810. 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% 1,810
Once or twice a month < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 435
Several times a year < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 516
Seldom/never < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 3,160

Gender composition among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,810. 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 38% 62% 1,810
Once or twice a month 37% 63% 435
Several times a year 40% 60% 516
Seldom/never 46% 54% 3,160

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,787. 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% 1,787
Once or twice a month 81% 10% 1% 6% 2% 427
Several times a year 81% 8% 1% 9% 1% 514
Seldom/never 88% 3% 1% 5% 2% 3,135

Immigrant status among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,788. 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% 1,788
Once or twice a month 7% 10% 83% 427
Several times a year 9% 9% 82% 513
Seldom/never 8% 13% 79% 3,133

Income distribution among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,460. 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% 25% 19% 8% 1,460
Once or twice a month 45% 21% 25% 10% 352
Several times a year 39% 24% 23% 14% 426
Seldom/never 41% 23% 23% 13% 2,563

Educational distribution among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,803. 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% 26% 11% 9% 1,803
Once or twice a month 48% 29% 12% 11% 435
Several times a year 51% 22% 15% 12% 514
Seldom/never 50% 24% 14% 12% 3,150

Marital status among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,804. 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% 30% 3% 1,804
Once or twice a month 57% 1% 14% 25% 3% 435
Several times a year 55% 2% 10% 30% 3% 514
Seldom/never 53% 3% 13% 28% 4% 3,150

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,806. 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% 1,806
Once or twice a month 3% 97% 435
Several times a year 3% 97% 515
Seldom/never 2% 98% 3,157

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,810. 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% 1,810
Once or twice a month 86% 11% < 1% 1% 1% 1% 435
Several times a year 75% 18% 2% 2% 2% < 1% 516
Seldom/never 56% 22% 6% 2% 11% 3% 3,160

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,810. 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 95% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,810
Once or twice a month 87% 11% 2% < 1% 1% 435
Several times a year 80% 18% 1% < 1% < 1% 516
Seldom/never 45% 29% 12% 13% 2% 3,160

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,810. 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% 1,810
Once or twice a month 69% 25% 6% < 1% 435
Several times a year 55% 39% 6% < 1% 516
Seldom/never 25% 30% 44% 1% 3,160

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,810. 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% 1,810
Once or twice a month 80% 15% 2% 2% 1% 435
Several times a year 74% 15% 5% 5% 1% 516
Seldom/never 48% 16% 5% 29% 2% 3,160

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,810. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 79% 4% 2% 12% 4% 1,810
Once or twice a month 66% 11% 3% 18% 2% 435
Several times a year 62% 9% 7% 19% 2% 516
Seldom/never 39% 9% 5% 45% 3% 3,160

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,810. 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% 1,810
Once or twice a month 74% 16% 5% 3% 2% 435
Several times a year 70% 13% 11% 6% < 1% 516
Seldom/never 51% 12% 9% 25% 3% 3,160

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,810. 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% 4% 1,810
Once or twice a month 49% 18% 11% 19% 2% 435
Several times a year 45% 11% 17% 24% 3% 516
Seldom/never 36% 13% 14% 34% 3% 3,160

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,810. 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 66% 4% 24% 3% 4% 1,810
Once or twice a month 52% 6% 32% 6% 4% 435
Several times a year 43% 5% 41% 6% 4% 516
Seldom/never 23% 9% 55% 9% 4% 3,160

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,810. 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% 48% 2% 2% 1,810
Once or twice a month 38% 58% < 1% 3% 435
Several times a year 37% 59% 3% 1% 516
Seldom/never 30% 67% 2% 2% 3,160

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,810. 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% 1,810
Once or twice a month 60% 22% 6% 12% 1% 435
Several times a year 42% 16% 23% 18% 1% 516
Seldom/never 18% 8% 8% 64% 1% 3,160

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,810. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 64% 23% 4% 5% 5% 1,810
Once or twice a month 52% 27% 4% 8% 8% 435
Several times a year 36% 36% 5% 14% 8% 516
Seldom/never 21% 27% 4% 38% 10% 3,160

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,810. 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% 1,810
Once or twice a month 87% 6% 6% 435
Several times a year 84% 9% 7% 516
Seldom/never 65% 26% 10% 3,160

Belief in Hell among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,810. 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% 16% 8% 1,810
Once or twice a month 72% 18% 10% 435
Several times a year 63% 25% 12% 516
Seldom/never 43% 46% 11% 3,160

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,810. 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% 14% 37% 1,810
Once or twice a month 47% 11% 43% 435
Several times a year 43% 12% 45% 516
Seldom/never 40% 12% 47% 3,160

Political ideology among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,810. 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% 24% 13% 7% 1,810
Once or twice a month 51% 27% 16% 6% 435
Several times a year 46% 31% 18% 4% 516
Seldom/never 40% 32% 22% 6% 3,160

Views about size of government among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,810. 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 62% 31% 3% 5% 1,810
Once or twice a month 58% 32% 3% 7% 435
Several times a year 58% 34% 3% 5% 516
Seldom/never 58% 32% 4% 6% 3,160

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,810. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 52% 39% 5% 5% 1,810
Once or twice a month 51% 45% 1% 3% 435
Several times a year 47% 45% 5% 3% 516
Seldom/never 46% 47% 3% 3% 3,160

Views about abortion among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,810. 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% 68% 6% 1,810
Once or twice a month 39% 56% 4% 435
Several times a year 49% 47% 4% 516
Seldom/never 59% 33% 7% 3,160

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,810. 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% 1,810
Once or twice a month 36% 55% 4% 5% 435
Several times a year 50% 39% 5% 7% 516
Seldom/never 61% 30% 4% 5% 3,160

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,810. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 17% 74% 8% 1,810
Once or twice a month 26% 66% 8% 435
Several times a year 35% 54% 11% 516
Seldom/never 48% 41% 11% 3,160

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,810. 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% 41% 4% 9% 1,810
Once or twice a month 45% 46% 4% 4% 435
Several times a year 48% 47% 2% 3% 516
Seldom/never 40% 51% 3% 6% 3,160

Views about human evolution among adults in the Silent generation by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 1,810. 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% 58% 11% 1,810
Once or twice a month 13% 24% 5% 49% 9% 435
Several times a year 17% 34% 4% 39% 6% 516
Seldom/never 34% 23% 5% 29% 9% 3,160