Generational cohort among adults who attend services seldom or never by religious group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Religious tradition Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 105. 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.
Buddhist 22% 18% 21% 27% 13% < 1% 105
Catholic 11% 12% 26% 38% 11% 1% 1,311
Evangelical Protestant 7% 13% 25% 37% 16% 2% 976
Historically Black Protestant 6% 18% 29% 36% 8% 2% 177
Jewish 8% 14% 20% 35% 19% 4% 267
Mainline Protestant 8% 10% 26% 38% 16% 2% 1,317
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 20% 21% 29% 23% 6% < 1% 5,502

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are ages…

Generational cohort 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 100% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,122
Older Millennial 58% 42% < 1% < 1% 1,558
Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 2,298
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 84% 16% 3,719
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 1,493
Greatest < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 132

Gender composition among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Generational cohort Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 57% 43% 1,122
Older Millennial 57% 43% 1,558
Generation X 55% 45% 2,298
Baby Boomer 56% 44% 3,719
Silent 50% 50% 1,493
Greatest 40% 60% 132

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who identify as…

Generational cohort White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,114. 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.
Younger Millennial 60% 9% 6% 19% 5% 1,114
Older Millennial 65% 8% 6% 15% 5% 1,543
Generation X 71% 7% 4% 15% 4% 2,264
Baby Boomer 81% 6% 2% 7% 4% 3,661
Silent 88% 3% 1% 6% 2% 1,477
Greatest 85% 5% 4% 5% 1% 129

Immigrant status among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Generational cohort Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,110. 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.
Younger Millennial 11% 21% 68% 1,110
Older Millennial 15% 10% 75% 1,533
Generation X 15% 9% 76% 2,263
Baby Boomer 9% 8% 83% 3,688
Silent 10% 12% 78% 1,480
Greatest 4% 35% 61% 129

Income distribution among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who have a household income of…

Generational cohort Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 958. 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.
Younger Millennial 43% 20% 22% 16% 958
Older Millennial 39% 25% 24% 12% 1,459
Generation X 28% 19% 29% 24% 2,140
Baby Boomer 33% 18% 26% 23% 3,326
Silent 42% 23% 22% 13% 1,223

Educational distribution among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who have completed…

Generational cohort High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,120. 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.
Younger Millennial 49% 39% 10% 1% 1,120
Older Millennial 32% 35% 23% 11% 1,557
Generation X 38% 31% 18% 13% 2,292
Baby Boomer 42% 30% 16% 12% 3,704
Silent 50% 23% 14% 13% 1,487
Greatest 57% 25% 12% 7% 131

Marital status among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Generational cohort Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,120. 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.
Younger Millennial 6% 13% 2% < 1% 80% 1,120
Older Millennial 30% 18% 7% < 1% 44% 1,552
Generation X 51% 12% 15% 2% 21% 2,293
Baby Boomer 51% 8% 23% 6% 11% 3,706
Silent 50% 3% 16% 27% 4% 1,485
Greatest 35% < 1% 6% 58% < 1% 130

Parent of children under 18 among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Generational cohort Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 12% 88% 1,122
Older Millennial 37% 63% 1,553
Generation X 47% 53% 2,291
Baby Boomer 10% 90% 3,717
Silent 3% 97% 1,490
Greatest 1% 99% 132

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who say they…

Generational cohort 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 = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 22% 19% 15% 1% 39% 5% 1,122
Older Millennial 29% 24% 11% < 1% 30% 5% 1,558
Generation X 37% 26% 9% 1% 23% 4% 2,298
Baby Boomer 44% 25% 8% 1% 17% 4% 3,719
Silent 42% 24% 9% 2% 19% 5% 1,493
Greatest 47% 16% 8% 3% 21% 5% 132

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who say religion is…

Generational cohort Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 11% 20% 28% 41% < 1% 1,122
Older Millennial 15% 25% 24% 36% 1% 1,558
Generation X 18% 26% 23% 32% 1% 2,298
Baby Boomer 24% 29% 21% 25% 1% 3,719
Silent 30% 26% 16% 26% 2% 1,493
Greatest 51% 18% 12% 19% 1% 132

Frequency of prayer among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who pray…

Generational cohort At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 14% 10% 6% 70% < 1% 1,122
Older Millennial 21% 12% 7% 60% < 1% 1,558
Generation X 26% 14% 7% 51% 1% 2,298
Baby Boomer 33% 15% 7% 45% 1% 3,719
Silent 38% 11% 5% 45% 2% 1,493
Greatest 47% 6% 1% 41% 5% 132

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who attend prayer group…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 3% 2% 3% 91% < 1% 1,122
Older Millennial 3% 2% 2% 92% < 1% 1,558
Generation X 3% 2% 2% 93% < 1% 2,298
Baby Boomer 4% 1% 2% 93% < 1% 3,719
Silent 4% 2% 2% 91% 1% 1,493
Greatest 8% 1% 1% 89% 1% 132

Frequency of meditation among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who meditate…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 20% 10% 5% 64% 1% 1,122
Older Millennial 23% 10% 5% 61% 1% 1,558
Generation X 29% 8% 4% 58% 1% 2,298
Baby Boomer 31% 7% 4% 57% 1% 3,719
Silent 35% 7% 4% 52% 2% 1,493
Greatest 41% 8% 3% 38% 9% 132

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 36% 20% 10% 33% 1% 1,122
Older Millennial 39% 18% 11% 31% 1% 1,558
Generation X 42% 14% 13% 30% 1% 2,298
Baby Boomer 44% 13% 11% 30% 2% 3,719
Silent 41% 12% 8% 36% 3% 1,493
Greatest 52% 5% 7% 33% 3% 132

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 52% 18% 11% 19% 1% 1,122
Older Millennial 47% 18% 13% 22% < 1% 1,558
Generation X 41% 15% 14% 28% 1% 2,298
Baby Boomer 44% 14% 13% 28% 1% 3,719
Silent 37% 12% 13% 36% 3% 1,493
Greatest 37% 10% 13% 35% 6% 132

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Generational cohort Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 6% 23% 51% 19% 1% 1,122
Older Millennial 8% 16% 58% 16% 2% 1,558
Generation X 9% 13% 61% 15% 2% 2,298
Baby Boomer 13% 13% 60% 11% 3% 3,719
Silent 15% 12% 57% 12% 4% 1,493
Greatest 30% 11% 50% 6% 4% 132

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who say…

Generational cohort 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 = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 14% 84% < 1% 1% 1,122
Older Millennial 19% 78% 1% 1% 1,558
Generation X 25% 73% 1% < 1% 2,298
Baby Boomer 26% 71% 2% 1% 3,719
Silent 26% 71% 1% 2% 1,493
Greatest 29% 68% < 1% 3% 132

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who read scripture…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 7% 5% 4% 83% < 1% 1,122
Older Millennial 8% 5% 6% 80% < 1% 1,558
Generation X 9% 6% 6% 79% 1% 2,298
Baby Boomer 10% 5% 7% 78% < 1% 3,719
Silent 13% 5% 6% 75% 1% 1,493
Greatest 21% 5% 4% 68% 2% 132

Interpreting scripture among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who say the holy scripture is…

Generational cohort 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 = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 6% 14% < 1% 76% 4% 1,122
Older Millennial 9% 13% < 1% 69% 8% 1,558
Generation X 13% 16% 1% 62% 7% 2,298
Baby Boomer 15% 18% 2% 56% 8% 3,719
Silent 18% 18% 3% 52% 9% 1,493
Greatest 33% 14% 4% 36% 14% 132

Belief in Heaven among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who …in heaven

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 40% 52% 8% 1,122
Older Millennial 42% 49% 8% 1,558
Generation X 50% 42% 8% 2,298
Baby Boomer 53% 37% 10% 3,719
Silent 49% 40% 11% 1,493
Greatest 51% 40% 9% 132

Belief in Hell among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who …in hell

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 33% 60% 7% 1,122
Older Millennial 35% 57% 8% 1,558
Generation X 38% 54% 8% 2,298
Baby Boomer 38% 52% 10% 3,719
Silent 32% 57% 10% 1,493
Greatest 37% 52% 11% 132

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who identify as…

Generational cohort Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 23% 24% 53% 1,122
Older Millennial 25% 25% 51% 1,558
Generation X 29% 22% 49% 2,298
Baby Boomer 31% 18% 51% 3,719
Silent 33% 13% 53% 1,493
Greatest 32% 11% 57% 132

Political ideology among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Generational cohort Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 19% 33% 41% 7% 1,122
Older Millennial 15% 34% 41% 9% 1,558
Generation X 22% 35% 34% 8% 2,298
Baby Boomer 27% 33% 33% 6% 3,719
Silent 33% 31% 29% 6% 1,493
Greatest 38% 29% 25% 8% 132

Views about size of government among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who would rather have…

Generational cohort Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 45% 51% 2% 3% 1,122
Older Millennial 45% 48% 3% 5% 1,558
Generation X 50% 42% 3% 5% 2,298
Baby Boomer 52% 40% 4% 5% 3,719
Silent 54% 34% 5% 7% 1,493
Greatest 48% 35% 8% 9% 132

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who say government aid to the poor…

Generational cohort Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 36% 59% 3% 1% 1,122
Older Millennial 38% 57% 3% 2% 1,558
Generation X 41% 53% 5% 2% 2,298
Baby Boomer 38% 55% 4% 2% 3,719
Silent 43% 50% 3% 4% 1,493
Greatest 38% 53% 4% 5% 132

Views about abortion among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who say abortion should be…

Generational cohort Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 71% 27% 2% 1,122
Older Millennial 71% 24% 4% 1,558
Generation X 72% 24% 5% 2,298
Baby Boomer 72% 23% 4% 3,719
Silent 67% 26% 7% 1,493
Greatest 56% 36% 9% 132

Views about homosexuality among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who say homosexuality…

Generational cohort Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 91% 7% 1% 1% 1,122
Older Millennial 86% 10% 2% 2% 1,558
Generation X 78% 15% 4% 3% 2,298
Baby Boomer 74% 19% 4% 3% 3,719
Silent 64% 27% 4% 5% 1,493
Greatest 52% 36% 3% 8% 132

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who …same-sex marriage

Generational cohort Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 88% 10% 2% 1,122
Older Millennial 83% 12% 4% 1,558
Generation X 72% 20% 7% 2,298
Baby Boomer 65% 26% 9% 3,719
Silent 54% 35% 11% 1,493
Greatest 40% 46% 14% 132

Views about environmental regulation among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who say…

Generational cohort 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 = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 27% 68% 2% 3% 1,122
Older Millennial 26% 69% 2% 3% 1,558
Generation X 31% 64% 2% 2% 2,298
Baby Boomer 35% 60% 2% 3% 3,719
Silent 37% 53% 4% 6% 1,493
Greatest 24% 55% 9% 12% 132

Views about human evolution among adults who attend services seldom or never by generational group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who say humans…

Generational cohort 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 = 1,122. 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.
Younger Millennial 71% 12% 3% 12% 2% 1,122
Older Millennial 62% 18% 5% 12% 3% 1,558
Generation X 55% 18% 5% 19% 3% 2,298
Baby Boomer 48% 22% 5% 21% 5% 3,719
Silent 44% 17% 6% 24% 9% 1,493
Greatest 31% 15% 5% 31% 18% 132