Generational cohort among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by religious group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Religious tradition Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 207. 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 25% 15% 24% 28% 8% < 1% 207
Catholic 13% 12% 28% 33% 12% 2% 4,541
Evangelical Protestant 14% 14% 27% 31% 14% 1% 3,745
Hindu 12% 38% 42% 7% 1% < 1% 156
Historically Black Protestant 14% 14% 28% 34% 9% 1% 1,264
Jewish 15% 13% 22% 31% 15% 3% 615
Mainline Protestant 12% 11% 25% 34% 16% 2% 3,815
Mormon 13% 19% 32% 24% 11% 1% 262
Muslim 29% 20% 33% 13% 4% < 1% 176
Orthodox Christian 22% 19% 28% 24% 7% 1% 108
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 24% 22% 27% 21% 5% < 1% 5,793

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are ages…

Generational cohort 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,529. 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% 2,529
Older Millennial 59% 41% < 1% < 1% 2,907
Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 4,583
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 84% 16% 7,620
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 3,540
Greatest < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 371

Gender composition among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Generational cohort Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,529. 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 51% 49% 2,529
Older Millennial 49% 51% 2,907
Generation X 47% 53% 4,583
Baby Boomer 46% 54% 7,620
Silent 40% 60% 3,540
Greatest 37% 63% 371

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who identify as…

Generational cohort White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,512. 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 54% 13% 7% 21% 5% 2,512
Older Millennial 56% 14% 7% 19% 4% 2,884
Generation X 60% 13% 5% 19% 4% 4,534
Baby Boomer 69% 12% 3% 12% 4% 7,529
Silent 80% 9% 2% 7% 2% 3,508
Greatest 85% 9% 3% 3% 1% 365

Immigrant status among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Generational cohort Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,492. 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 13% 21% 66% 2,492
Older Millennial 19% 11% 70% 2,860
Generation X 21% 8% 71% 4,528
Baby Boomer 14% 7% 79% 7,552
Silent 10% 12% 78% 3,500
Greatest 4% 29% 66% 366

Income distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 2,156. 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% 20% 23% 16% 2,156
Older Millennial 40% 24% 25% 11% 2,710
Generation X 31% 19% 27% 23% 4,251
Baby Boomer 35% 19% 25% 21% 6,792
Silent 44% 23% 22% 11% 2,883
Greatest 56% 21% 13% 9% 263

Educational distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who have completed…

Generational cohort High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,525. 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 48% 41% 10% 1% 2,525
Older Millennial 31% 34% 23% 12% 2,904
Generation X 38% 29% 19% 15% 4,568
Baby Boomer 44% 28% 16% 12% 7,597
Silent 53% 22% 13% 12% 3,531
Greatest 60% 21% 11% 8% 368

Marital status among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Generational cohort Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,522. 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% 10% 2% < 1% 82% 2,522
Older Millennial 33% 16% 7% < 1% 43% 2,899
Generation X 56% 9% 16% 1% 17% 4,575
Baby Boomer 56% 5% 21% 7% 10% 7,596
Silent 50% 3% 13% 31% 3% 3,524
Greatest 30% < 1% 3% 66% 1% 369

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Generational cohort Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,525. 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% 2,525
Older Millennial 43% 57% 2,899
Generation X 57% 43% 4,571
Baby Boomer 13% 87% 7,609
Silent 3% 97% 3,534
Greatest 1% 99% 371

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 2,529. 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 44% 23% 10% < 1% 20% 3% 2,529
Older Millennial 49% 24% 8% 1% 16% 3% 2,907
Generation X 57% 23% 6% < 1% 11% 2% 4,583
Baby Boomer 63% 22% 5% 1% 8% 2% 7,620
Silent 64% 19% 4% 2% 8% 2% 3,540
Greatest 59% 19% 6% 4% 9% 4% 371

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say religion is…

Generational cohort Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,529. 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 32% 30% 19% 19% < 1% 2,529
Older Millennial 37% 29% 16% 17% 1% 2,907
Generation X 45% 28% 13% 14% 1% 4,583
Baby Boomer 51% 27% 10% 11% 1% 7,620
Silent 60% 21% 8% 9% 1% 3,540
Greatest 67% 17% 8% 7% 1% 371

Attendance at religious services among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who attend religious services…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,529. 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% 39% 37% < 1% 2,529
Older Millennial 21% 38% 41% 1% 2,907
Generation X 27% 37% 36% < 1% 4,583
Baby Boomer 30% 35% 34% 1% 7,620
Silent 45% 25% 29% 1% 3,540
Greatest 44% 27% 28% 1% 371

Frequency of prayer among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who pray…

Generational cohort At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,529. 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% 18% 8% 40% < 1% 2,529
Older Millennial 40% 17% 8% 35% < 1% 2,907
Generation X 49% 17% 6% 27% 1% 4,583
Baby Boomer 54% 17% 6% 22% 1% 7,620
Silent 61% 14% 4% 20% 1% 3,540
Greatest 64% 11% 3% 20% 2% 371

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 2,529. 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% 9% 67% < 1% 2,529
Older Millennial 14% 9% 8% 69% < 1% 2,907
Generation X 19% 10% 8% 63% < 1% 4,583
Baby Boomer 21% 7% 7% 64% 1% 7,620
Silent 26% 7% 8% 58% 1% 3,540
Greatest 25% 8% 9% 57% 1% 371

Frequency of meditation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 2,529. 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 24% 11% 5% 59% 1% 2,529
Older Millennial 31% 10% 5% 53% 1% 2,907
Generation X 37% 9% 5% 48% 1% 4,583
Baby Boomer 42% 8% 4% 44% 2% 7,620
Silent 51% 8% 5% 33% 3% 3,540
Greatest 57% 8% 3% 25% 6% 371

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 2,529. 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 46% 22% 11% 21% 1% 2,529
Older Millennial 49% 19% 11% 20% 1% 2,907
Generation X 53% 16% 12% 18% 1% 4,583
Baby Boomer 57% 14% 10% 17% 1% 7,620
Silent 61% 12% 8% 17% 3% 3,540
Greatest 67% 7% 6% 18% 2% 371

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 2,529. 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 50% 20% 11% 19% 1% 2,529
Older Millennial 45% 18% 15% 23% < 1% 2,907
Generation X 42% 16% 15% 27% 1% 4,583
Baby Boomer 46% 15% 13% 25% 2% 7,620
Silent 41% 13% 13% 30% 3% 3,540
Greatest 40% 10% 16% 30% 4% 371

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 2,529. 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 18% 18% 49% 14% 1% 2,529
Older Millennial 19% 14% 52% 12% 2% 2,907
Generation X 24% 11% 51% 12% 2% 4,583
Baby Boomer 27% 10% 51% 9% 2% 7,620
Silent 32% 9% 48% 8% 4% 3,540
Greatest 35% 9% 45% 8% 4% 371

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 2,529. 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% 13% 9% 58% < 1% 2,529
Older Millennial 23% 10% 9% 58% < 1% 2,907
Generation X 28% 11% 10% 51% 1% 4,583
Baby Boomer 30% 10% 9% 51% 1% 7,620
Silent 37% 9% 8% 45% 1% 3,540
Greatest 40% 10% 8% 40% 3% 371

Interpreting scripture among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 2,529. 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 16% 29% 1% 49% 5% 2,529
Older Millennial 18% 24% 1% 49% 8% 2,907
Generation X 27% 25% 1% 40% 7% 4,583
Baby Boomer 29% 25% 3% 36% 8% 7,620
Silent 32% 26% 4% 29% 9% 3,540
Greatest 37% 22% 5% 24% 11% 371

Belief in Heaven among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …in heaven

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,529. 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 65% 29% 6% 2,529
Older Millennial 63% 30% 7% 2,907
Generation X 69% 24% 6% 4,583
Baby Boomer 71% 21% 8% 7,620
Silent 71% 21% 8% 3,540
Greatest 62% 26% 12% 371

Belief in Hell among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …in hell

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,529. 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 53% 42% 5% 2,529
Older Millennial 51% 42% 7% 2,907
Generation X 54% 39% 8% 4,583
Baby Boomer 52% 39% 9% 7,620
Silent 50% 39% 11% 3,540
Greatest 44% 41% 15% 371

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who identify as…

Generational cohort Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,529. 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 29% 19% 52% 2,529
Older Millennial 27% 22% 51% 2,907
Generation X 29% 21% 50% 4,583
Baby Boomer 29% 17% 54% 7,620
Silent 34% 13% 53% 3,540
Greatest 31% 10% 59% 371

Political ideology among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Generational cohort Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,529. 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% 39% 32% 6% 2,529
Older Millennial 21% 36% 35% 8% 2,907
Generation X 27% 37% 30% 6% 4,583
Baby Boomer 30% 36% 28% 6% 7,620
Silent 36% 34% 24% 6% 3,540
Greatest 37% 37% 20% 6% 371

Views about size of government among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who would rather have…

Generational cohort Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,529. 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 41% 55% 1% 2% 2,529
Older Millennial 41% 52% 3% 4% 2,907
Generation X 45% 49% 3% 3% 4,583
Baby Boomer 45% 47% 3% 4% 7,620
Silent 51% 39% 4% 7% 3,540
Greatest 50% 33% 7% 9% 371

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 2,529. 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 38% 58% 3% 1% 2,529
Older Millennial 37% 57% 4% 2% 2,907
Generation X 39% 55% 4% 1% 4,583
Baby Boomer 36% 58% 4% 2% 7,620
Silent 40% 53% 4% 4% 3,540
Greatest 31% 59% 3% 7% 371

Views about abortion among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say abortion should be…

Generational cohort Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,529. 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% 38% 2% 2,529
Older Millennial 61% 36% 3% 2,907
Generation X 62% 35% 4% 4,583
Baby Boomer 63% 32% 4% 7,620
Silent 56% 38% 6% 3,540
Greatest 49% 40% 10% 371

Views about homosexuality among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say homosexuality…

Generational cohort Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,529. 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 84% 14% 1% 1% 2,529
Older Millennial 77% 17% 4% 2% 2,907
Generation X 71% 23% 4% 3% 4,583
Baby Boomer 67% 26% 4% 3% 7,620
Silent 55% 36% 4% 5% 3,540
Greatest 43% 44% 5% 8% 371

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …same-sex marriage

Generational cohort Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,529. 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 78% 19% 3% 2,529
Older Millennial 73% 22% 5% 2,907
Generation X 63% 30% 7% 4,583
Baby Boomer 57% 35% 8% 7,620
Silent 44% 46% 10% 3,540
Greatest 33% 54% 13% 371

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 2,529. 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 31% 66% 1% 2% 2,529
Older Millennial 29% 66% 2% 2% 2,907
Generation X 32% 64% 2% 2% 4,583
Baby Boomer 34% 61% 2% 3% 7,620
Silent 36% 54% 3% 6% 3,540
Greatest 30% 50% 4% 15% 371

Views about human evolution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by generational group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 2,529. 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 50% 24% 3% 21% 2% 2,529
Older Millennial 45% 27% 5% 21% 2% 2,907
Generation X 39% 25% 4% 28% 3% 4,583
Baby Boomer 34% 27% 5% 30% 4% 7,620
Silent 29% 22% 5% 35% 10% 3,540
Greatest 28% 12% 7% 37% 16% 371