Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Silent generation

% of adults in the Silent generation who read scripture…

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 44% 9% 7% 38% 2% 5,989
2007 42% 9% 7% 40% 1% 7,853

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Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Silent generation by religious group

% of adults in the Silent generation who read scripture…

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 31% 8% 11% 47% 2% 1,361
Evangelical Protestant 68% 9% 5% 17% 2% 1,611
Historically Black Protestant 73% 11% 5% 10% < 1% 249
Jewish 11% 4% 10% 75% < 1% 195
Mainline Protestant 39% 11% 9% 40% 1% 1,478
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 8% 4% 6% 82% 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 frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Silent generation who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 2,503
Once or twice a month < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 523
Several times a year < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 450
Seldom/never < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 2,422

Gender composition among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 34% 66% 2,503
Once or twice a month 42% 58% 523
Several times a year 49% 51% 450
Seldom/never 50% 50% 2,422

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,472. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 76% 13% 1% 8% 2% 2,472
Once or twice a month 80% 10% 2% 6% 2% 515
Several times a year 83% 5% 2% 7% 2% 445
Seldom/never 89% 3% 1% 5% 2% 2,402

Immigrant status among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,470. 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% 8% 84% 2,470
Once or twice a month 8% 9% 83% 516
Several times a year 14% 12% 74% 446
Seldom/never 8% 14% 77% 2,407

Income distribution among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 2,003. 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% 24% 18% 8% 2,003
Once or twice a month 41% 23% 25% 11% 425
Several times a year 39% 26% 22% 12% 378
Seldom/never 37% 23% 25% 15% 1,982

Educational distribution among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Silent generation who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,493. 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% 27% 10% 9% 2,493
Once or twice a month 53% 23% 12% 11% 523
Several times a year 47% 26% 13% 14% 448
Seldom/never 48% 22% 16% 13% 2,418

Marital status among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,493. 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% 1% 12% 32% 2% 2,493
Once or twice a month 51% 2% 14% 29% 3% 521
Several times a year 57% 4% 9% 26% 3% 450
Seldom/never 56% 3% 12% 25% 4% 2,414

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,499. 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% 2,499
Once or twice a month 2% 98% 523
Several times a year 2% 98% 449
Seldom/never 2% 98% 2,419

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Silent generation who say they…

Frequency of reading scripture 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 = 2,503. 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 90% 7% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 2,503
Once or twice a month 76% 17% 3% 2% 1% 1% 523
Several times a year 64% 27% 2% 2% 4% 1% 450
Seldom/never 48% 24% 7% 2% 14% 4% 2,422

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,503. 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 93% 5% 1% 1% 1% 2,503
Once or twice a month 74% 23% 2% 1% < 1% 523
Several times a year 55% 36% 5% 3% 1% 450
Seldom/never 37% 30% 14% 17% 1% 2,422

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,503. 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% 13% 7% 1% 2,503
Once or twice a month 50% 36% 14% < 1% 523
Several times a year 36% 43% 19% 1% 450
Seldom/never 23% 28% 48% < 1% 2,422

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,503. 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% 6% 1% 1% 1% 2,503
Once or twice a month 68% 21% 3% 6% 1% 523
Several times a year 56% 25% 9% 9% 1% 450
Seldom/never 40% 16% 6% 37% 2% 2,422

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 59% 10% 8% 21% 2% 2,503
Once or twice a month 19% 18% 16% 47% 1% 523
Several times a year 9% 5% 26% 59% 1% 450
Seldom/never 7% 2% 4% 86% 1% 2,422

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who meditate…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,503. 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 78% 4% 2% 13% 3% 2,503
Once or twice a month 54% 18% 3% 23% 2% 523
Several times a year 44% 13% 10% 30% 2% 450
Seldom/never 33% 8% 5% 51% 2% 2,422

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,503. 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 87% 5% 2% 3% 2% 2,503
Once or twice a month 67% 21% 5% 6% 2% 523
Several times a year 55% 18% 15% 9% 2% 450
Seldom/never 44% 12% 10% 31% 3% 2,422

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 57% 10% 9% 21% 3% 2,503
Once or twice a month 44% 18% 13% 22% 3% 523
Several times a year 41% 10% 24% 24% 1% 450
Seldom/never 33% 14% 13% 37% 3% 2,422

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,503. 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% 5% 25% 3% 4% 2,503
Once or twice a month 39% 6% 46% 6% 3% 523
Several times a year 26% 8% 54% 7% 5% 450
Seldom/never 18% 10% 58% 10% 3% 2,422

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who say…

Frequency of reading scripture 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 = 2,503. 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% 49% 2% 3% 2,503
Once or twice a month 36% 60% 1% 2% 523
Several times a year 33% 65% 1% 1% 450
Seldom/never 27% 70% 1% 2% 2,422

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture 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 = 2,503. 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% 23% 5% 5% 6% 2,503
Once or twice a month 40% 34% 5% 14% 6% 523
Several times a year 27% 33% 5% 26% 9% 450
Seldom/never 15% 28% 3% 45% 10% 2,422

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Silent generation who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,503. 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% 2,503
Once or twice a month 83% 9% 8% 523
Several times a year 75% 16% 9% 450
Seldom/never 59% 31% 10% 2,422

Belief in Hell among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Silent generation who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,503. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 74% 16% 10% 2,503
Once or twice a month 60% 25% 14% 523
Several times a year 56% 34% 10% 450
Seldom/never 37% 52% 11% 2,422

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Silent generation who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,503. 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% 15% 37% 2,503
Once or twice a month 42% 10% 47% 523
Several times a year 42% 7% 52% 450
Seldom/never 39% 12% 49% 2,422

Political ideology among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,503. 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% 7% 2,503
Once or twice a month 50% 27% 17% 5% 523
Several times a year 41% 33% 22% 4% 450
Seldom/never 36% 35% 25% 4% 2,422

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,503. 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% 31% 3% 6% 2,503
Once or twice a month 60% 29% 4% 7% 523
Several times a year 57% 36% 2% 5% 450
Seldom/never 58% 33% 4% 5% 2,422

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,503. 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% 41% 5% 4% 2,503
Once or twice a month 46% 48% 3% 2% 523
Several times a year 50% 45% 4% 1% 450
Seldom/never 46% 48% 3% 3% 2,422

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,503. 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 29% 65% 6% 2,503
Once or twice a month 46% 48% 6% 523
Several times a year 55% 39% 7% 450
Seldom/never 65% 28% 7% 2,422

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,503. 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 29% 61% 4% 6% 2,503
Once or twice a month 46% 41% 6% 7% 523
Several times a year 57% 35% 4% 4% 450
Seldom/never 66% 27% 4% 4% 2,422

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,503. 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 19% 72% 9% 2,503
Once or twice a month 33% 52% 15% 523
Several times a year 43% 47% 11% 450
Seldom/never 53% 36% 10% 2,422

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who say…

Frequency of reading scripture 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 = 2,503. 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% 42% 4% 9% 2,503
Once or twice a month 47% 46% 4% 3% 523
Several times a year 48% 47% 2% 3% 450
Seldom/never 39% 54% 3% 5% 2,422

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

% of adults in the Silent generation who say humans…

Frequency of reading scripture 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 = 2,503. 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% 20% 4% 55% 11% 2,503
Once or twice a month 18% 26% 6% 40% 11% 523
Several times a year 26% 32% 5% 30% 6% 450
Seldom/never 39% 22% 5% 26% 7% 2,422