Frequency of prayer among adults in the Silent generation

% of adults in the Silent generation who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly 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 67% 13% 4% 16% 2% 5,989
2007 66% 13% 4% 15% 2% 7,853

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Frequency of prayer among adults in the Silent generation by religious group

% of adults in the Silent generation who pray…

Religious tradition At least daily Weekly Monthly 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 74% 14% 3% 8% 2% 1,361
Evangelical Protestant 81% 11% 3% 4% 1% 1,611
Historically Black Protestant 85% 7% 3% 3% 2% 249
Jewish 25% 15% 5% 52% 2% 195
Mainline Protestant 61% 18% 6% 13% 2% 1,478
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 22% 7% 4% 65% 2% 731

Learn More: At least daily, Weekly, Monthly, Seldom/never

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who are ages…

Frequency of prayer 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 3,843
Weekly < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 747
Monthly < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 221
Seldom/never < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 1,071
Don't know < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 107

Gender composition among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of prayer Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily 34% 66% 3,843
Weekly 50% 50% 747
Monthly 60% 40% 221
Seldom/never 65% 35% 1,071
Don't know 38% 62% 107

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who identify as…

Frequency of prayer White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,801. 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 daily 79% 10% 1% 7% 2% 3,801
Weekly 88% 5% 1% 5% 2% 739
Monthly 77% 6% 6% 8% 3% 221
Seldom/never 91% 2% 1% 4% 2% 1,060
Don't know 77% 6% < 1% 7% 10% 102

Immigrant status among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of prayer Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,799. 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 daily 9% 9% 81% 3,799
Weekly 6% 10% 83% 742
Monthly 10% 10% 80% 217
Seldom/never 9% 16% 75% 1,065
Don't know 10% 9% 80% 104

Income distribution among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who have a household income of…

Frequency of prayer Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 3,074. 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 daily 47% 25% 20% 9% 3,074
Weekly 40% 25% 23% 12% 614
Monthly 39% 24% 26% 11% 190
Seldom/never 32% 19% 29% 20% 908

Educational distribution among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who have completed…

Frequency of prayer High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,828. 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 daily 54% 25% 11% 9% 3,828
Weekly 53% 24% 12% 11% 747
Monthly 55% 21% 13% 11% 221
Seldom/never 38% 22% 20% 20% 1,069
Don't know 43% 31% 14% 11% 105

Marital status among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of prayer Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,831. 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 daily 52% 2% 12% 32% 3% 3,831
Weekly 58% 2% 12% 26% 3% 745
Monthly 58% 4% 14% 22% 2% 221
Seldom/never 59% 4% 13% 20% 4% 1,066
Don't know 43% 1% 24% 28% 5% 105

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of prayer Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,839. 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 daily 3% 97% 3,839
Weekly 2% 98% 747
Monthly 1% 99% 221
Seldom/never 2% 98% 1,068
Don't know 3% 97% 106

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who say they…

Frequency of prayer Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily 86% 10% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 3,843
Weekly 65% 30% 4% 1% 1% < 1% 747
Monthly 47% 38% 6% 1% 6% 4% 221
Seldom/never 18% 24% 13% 3% 34% 8% 1,071
Don't know 54% 25% 3% 12% 1% 5% 107

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who say religion is…

Frequency of prayer Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily 86% 11% 2% 1% 1% 3,843
Weekly 53% 39% 5% 2% 1% 747
Monthly 28% 51% 14% 5% 2% 221
Seldom/never 9% 26% 25% 38% 2% 1,071
Don't know 61% 30% 5% < 1% 4% 107

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who attend religious services…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily 67% 19% 14% 1% 3,843
Weekly 39% 39% 21% 1% 747
Monthly 13% 55% 32% < 1% 221
Seldom/never 6% 23% 70% < 1% 1,071
Don't know 39% 29% 26% 7% 107

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who attend prayer group…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily 43% 9% 9% 37% 1% 3,843
Weekly 18% 8% 10% 64% < 1% 747
Monthly 7% 4% 12% 77% 1% 221
Seldom/never 1% 1% 3% 95% 1% 1,071
Don't know 18% 5% 3% 59% 15% 107

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who meditate…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily 70% 5% 2% 19% 3% 3,843
Weekly 39% 16% 7% 36% 2% 747
Monthly 26% 17% 13% 43% 2% 221
Seldom/never 17% 8% 6% 68% 2% 1,071
Don't know 43% 8% 2% 26% 20% 107

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily 80% 8% 3% 6% 2% 3,843
Weekly 54% 18% 12% 13% 2% 747
Monthly 33% 20% 19% 25% 3% 221
Seldom/never 25% 10% 11% 51% 3% 1,071
Don't know 55% 10% 6% 13% 17% 107

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily 52% 12% 10% 23% 3% 3,843
Weekly 32% 14% 15% 36% 3% 747
Monthly 25% 19% 26% 30% 1% 221
Seldom/never 32% 11% 15% 39% 2% 1,071
Don't know 53% 10% 2% 15% 20% 107

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of prayer Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily 54% 5% 33% 3% 4% 3,843
Weekly 25% 9% 55% 7% 4% 747
Monthly 13% 9% 65% 11% 3% 221
Seldom/never 5% 14% 61% 19% 2% 1,071
Don't know 20% 4% 56% 3% 18% 107

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who say…

Frequency of prayer There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily 41% 54% 2% 3% 3,843
Weekly 33% 64% 1% 1% 747
Monthly 27% 71% 1% 1% 221
Seldom/never 22% 76% 1% 1% 1,071
Don't know 32% 55% 6% 7% 107

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who read scripture…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily 61% 9% 6% 23% 2% 3,843
Weekly 23% 14% 15% 47% 1% 747
Monthly 9% 7% 18% 64% 1% 221
Seldom/never 2% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 1,071
Don't know 23% 6% 4% 49% 18% 107

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of prayer Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily 50% 28% 5% 10% 7% 3,843
Weekly 26% 37% 3% 23% 11% 747
Monthly 22% 35% 3% 31% 9% 221
Seldom/never 6% 11% 1% 74% 8% 1,071
Don't know 19% 19% 15% 24% 23% 107

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who …in heaven

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily 87% 6% 7% 3,843
Weekly 78% 12% 10% 747
Monthly 66% 22% 13% 221
Seldom/never 27% 63% 10% 1,071
Don't know 52% 20% 28% 107

Belief in Hell among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who …in hell

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily 69% 21% 10% 3,843
Weekly 54% 34% 12% 747
Monthly 43% 46% 11% 221
Seldom/never 17% 75% 8% 1,071
Don't know 33% 30% 37% 107

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who identify as…

Frequency of prayer Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily 46% 14% 40% 3,843
Weekly 49% 8% 43% 747
Monthly 37% 11% 52% 221
Seldom/never 32% 12% 57% 1,071
Don't know 36% 35% 29% 107

Political ideology among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of prayer Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily 52% 27% 14% 7% 3,843
Weekly 42% 32% 23% 3% 747
Monthly 37% 43% 18% 1% 221
Seldom/never 28% 31% 36% 5% 1,071
Don't know 31% 31% 10% 29% 107

Views about size of government among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who would rather have…

Frequency of prayer Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily 59% 32% 4% 6% 3,843
Weekly 64% 30% 3% 4% 747
Monthly 57% 34% 5% 5% 221
Seldom/never 54% 36% 4% 5% 1,071
Don't know 57% 21% 3% 19% 107

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of prayer Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily 49% 43% 4% 4% 3,843
Weekly 55% 40% 2% 3% 747
Monthly 46% 49% 1% 4% 221
Seldom/never 40% 54% 3% 3% 1,071
Don't know 41% 42% 1% 15% 107

Views about abortion among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who say abortion should be…

Frequency of prayer Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily 37% 57% 7% 3,843
Weekly 53% 41% 6% 747
Monthly 63% 34% 3% 221
Seldom/never 78% 17% 5% 1,071
Don't know 37% 28% 35% 107

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who say homosexuality…

Frequency of prayer Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily 39% 52% 4% 5% 3,843
Weekly 53% 40% 4% 3% 747
Monthly 56% 38% 2% 5% 221
Seldom/never 73% 20% 4% 3% 1,071
Don't know 38% 29% 9% 24% 107

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily 27% 63% 10% 3,843
Weekly 39% 50% 11% 747
Monthly 44% 46% 10% 221
Seldom/never 64% 28% 8% 1,071
Don't know 35% 34% 31% 107

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who say…

Frequency of prayer Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily 45% 44% 4% 8% 3,843
Weekly 45% 48% 3% 4% 747
Monthly 47% 48% 2% 3% 221
Seldom/never 33% 60% 3% 4% 1,071
Don't know 31% 35% 8% 26% 107

Views about human evolution among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of prayer

% of adults in the Silent generation who say humans…

Frequency of prayer Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,843. 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 daily 13% 24% 4% 49% 10% 3,843
Weekly 25% 30% 5% 30% 10% 747
Monthly 36% 17% 4% 35% 7% 221
Seldom/never 62% 10% 5% 18% 5% 1,071
Don't know 17% 17% 15% 28% 23% 107