Generational cohort among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by religious group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who are…

Religious tradition Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest 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 7% 9% 29% 39% 15% 1% 2,330
Evangelical Protestant 7% 11% 29% 39% 13% 1% 4,459
Historically Black Protestant 9% 14% 34% 32% 9% 1% 569
Jehovah's Witness 7% 10% 31% 35% 16% 1% 136
Jewish 5% 10% 29% 38% 15% 2% 186
Mainline Protestant 7% 9% 25% 39% 19% 2% 1,970
Mormon 15% 16% 30% 28% 11% 1% 374
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 14% 21% 32% 27% 6% < 1% 1,489

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who are ages…

Generational cohort 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 709. 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% 709
Older Millennial 52% 48% < 1% < 1% 1,148
Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 2,567
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 84% 16% 5,103
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 2,222
Greatest < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 176

Gender composition among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who are…

Generational cohort Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 709. 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% 47% 709
Older Millennial 52% 48% 1,148
Generation X 53% 47% 2,567
Baby Boomer 52% 48% 5,103
Silent 46% 54% 2,222
Greatest 45% 55% 176

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who identify as…

Generational cohort White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 702. 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 55% 13% 5% 22% 5% 702
Older Millennial 61% 13% 4% 17% 5% 1,136
Generation X 66% 11% 3% 16% 4% 2,533
Baby Boomer 80% 9% 2% 7% 3% 5,009
Silent 88% 6% 1% 4% 2% 2,194
Greatest 83% 9% < 1% 6% 2% 173

Immigrant status among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who are…

Generational cohort Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 705. 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% 18% 69% 705
Older Millennial 19% 9% 72% 1,138
Generation X 16% 7% 77% 2,543
Baby Boomer 8% 6% 86% 5,059
Silent 6% 9% 84% 2,206
Greatest 10% 15% 75% 173

Income distribution among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 608. 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 39% 18% 26% 17% 608
Older Millennial 39% 24% 27% 10% 1,082
Generation X 24% 19% 32% 25% 2,360
Baby Boomer 26% 18% 33% 23% 4,528
Silent 40% 25% 23% 12% 1,811
Greatest 52% 26% 17% 4% 136

Educational distribution among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who have completed…

Generational cohort High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 708. 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% 44% 10% 1% 708
Older Millennial 31% 38% 21% 10% 1,148
Generation X 36% 33% 20% 12% 2,563
Baby Boomer 38% 32% 18% 11% 5,088
Silent 48% 29% 13% 11% 2,213
Greatest 57% 26% 10% 7% 175

Marital status among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who are…

Generational cohort Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 709. 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 10% 8% 1% < 1% 80% 709
Older Millennial 49% 11% 7% < 1% 33% 1,146
Generation X 65% 6% 13% 1% 15% 2,563
Baby Boomer 68% 3% 16% 5% 8% 5,081
Silent 61% 1% 10% 24% 3% 2,219
Greatest 34% < 1% 3% 57% 6% 175

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who are…

Generational cohort Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 709. 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% 86% 709
Older Millennial 54% 46% 1,145
Generation X 61% 39% 2,555
Baby Boomer 14% 86% 5,092
Silent 2% 98% 2,220
Greatest < 1% 100% 175

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 709. 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 68% 16% 5% 1% 9% 1% 709
Older Millennial 66% 20% 5% 1% 8% 1% 1,148
Generation X 75% 15% 3% < 1% 5% 1% 2,567
Baby Boomer 80% 13% 3% < 1% 3% 1% 5,103
Silent 81% 12% 2% 1% 2% 1% 2,222
Greatest 80% 9% 2% 6% 2% 1% 176

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who say religion is…

Generational cohort Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 709. 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 56% 25% 9% 8% < 1% 709
Older Millennial 61% 21% 9% 9% 1% 1,148
Generation X 65% 21% 7% 6% 1% 2,567
Baby Boomer 70% 19% 6% 5% 1% 5,103
Silent 78% 14% 3% 4% 1% 2,222
Greatest 83% 10% 3% 3% < 1% 176

Attendance at religious services among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 709. 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 42% 34% 23% 1% 709
Older Millennial 42% 32% 26% < 1% 1,148
Generation X 47% 31% 22% < 1% 2,567
Baby Boomer 51% 30% 19% < 1% 5,103
Silent 62% 20% 17% 1% 2,222
Greatest 62% 14% 23% < 1% 176

Frequency of prayer among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who pray…

Generational cohort At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 709. 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 58% 16% 5% 20% 1% 709
Older Millennial 59% 16% 6% 19% 1% 1,148
Generation X 68% 13% 5% 13% 1% 2,567
Baby Boomer 70% 14% 4% 11% 1% 5,103
Silent 75% 11% 3% 9% 1% 2,222
Greatest 79% 7% 2% 11% 2% 176

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 709. 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% 14% 8% 46% < 1% 709
Older Millennial 28% 13% 10% 49% < 1% 1,148
Generation X 34% 11% 9% 45% < 1% 2,567
Baby Boomer 36% 9% 9% 45% 1% 5,103
Silent 41% 7% 9% 42% 1% 2,222
Greatest 37% 6% 5% 51% 2% 176

Frequency of meditation among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 709. 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% 10% 3% 53% 1% 709
Older Millennial 36% 9% 3% 51% 1% 1,148
Generation X 42% 7% 3% 45% 2% 2,567
Baby Boomer 48% 6% 4% 40% 2% 5,103
Silent 62% 7% 3% 26% 3% 2,222
Greatest 62% 10% 4% 21% 2% 176

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 709. 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 63% 16% 9% 12% 1% 709
Older Millennial 65% 14% 8% 12% 1% 1,148
Generation X 65% 14% 9% 11% 1% 2,567
Baby Boomer 70% 11% 7% 10% 1% 5,103
Silent 75% 8% 5% 11% 1% 2,222
Greatest 76% 7% 5% 11% 1% 176

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 709. 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% 12% 19% 1% 709
Older Millennial 43% 18% 14% 24% 1% 1,148
Generation X 44% 17% 12% 26% 1% 2,567
Baby Boomer 50% 15% 11% 23% 1% 5,103
Silent 52% 11% 11% 23% 3% 2,222
Greatest 48% 14% 5% 30% 3% 176

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 709. 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% 12% 35% 8% 2% 709
Older Millennial 43% 11% 37% 7% 2% 1,148
Generation X 49% 8% 35% 6% 2% 2,567
Baby Boomer 55% 6% 33% 4% 2% 5,103
Silent 55% 5% 33% 4% 3% 2,222
Greatest 52% 2% 39% 4% 2% 176

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 709. 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 42% 13% 6% 38% < 1% 709
Older Millennial 43% 12% 7% 37% 1% 1,148
Generation X 50% 10% 8% 31% < 1% 2,567
Baby Boomer 51% 9% 7% 32% 1% 5,103
Silent 55% 8% 7% 28% 2% 2,222
Greatest 53% 8% 4% 34% 2% 176

Interpreting scripture among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 709. 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 30% 36% 2% 27% 4% 709
Older Millennial 36% 31% 2% 26% 5% 1,148
Generation X 41% 30% 4% 20% 6% 2,567
Baby Boomer 44% 28% 3% 19% 5% 5,103
Silent 48% 27% 5% 13% 6% 2,222
Greatest 57% 19% 3% 9% 13% 176

Belief in Heaven among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who …in heaven

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 709. 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% 18% 4% 709
Older Millennial 77% 18% 5% 1,148
Generation X 78% 14% 8% 2,567
Baby Boomer 80% 13% 7% 5,103
Silent 82% 10% 8% 2,222
Greatest 85% 10% 5% 176

Belief in Hell among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who …in hell

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 709. 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 69% 26% 5% 709
Older Millennial 67% 28% 5% 1,148
Generation X 70% 23% 7% 2,567
Baby Boomer 70% 22% 8% 5,103
Silent 68% 22% 10% 2,222
Greatest 64% 22% 14% 176

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who identify as…

Generational cohort Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 709. 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% 20% 33% 709
Older Millennial 44% 23% 32% 1,148
Generation X 52% 18% 30% 2,567
Baby Boomer 57% 13% 30% 5,103
Silent 61% 11% 28% 2,222
Greatest 58% 10% 32% 176

Political ideology among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who are…

Generational cohort Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 709. 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% 34% 21% 9% 709
Older Millennial 39% 34% 18% 8% 1,148
Generation X 51% 28% 15% 6% 2,567
Baby Boomer 59% 25% 12% 4% 5,103
Silent 63% 22% 10% 5% 2,222
Greatest 60% 20% 15% 4% 176

Views about size of government among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who would rather have…

Generational cohort Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 709. 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% 45% 1% 2% 709
Older Millennial 54% 41% 2% 3% 1,148
Generation X 65% 30% 3% 3% 2,567
Baby Boomer 70% 24% 3% 3% 5,103
Silent 73% 21% 2% 4% 2,222
Greatest 62% 27% 5% 6% 176

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 709. 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% 45% 2% 1% 709
Older Millennial 51% 44% 3% 1% 1,148
Generation X 58% 36% 4% 1% 2,567
Baby Boomer 60% 35% 3% 2% 5,103
Silent 63% 31% 4% 3% 2,222
Greatest 47% 43% 5% 5% 176

Views about abortion among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who say abortion should be…

Generational cohort Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 709. 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 39% 59% 2% 709
Older Millennial 42% 55% 3% 1,148
Generation X 40% 56% 4% 2,567
Baby Boomer 39% 57% 4% 5,103
Silent 33% 61% 5% 2,222
Greatest 33% 58% 9% 176

Views about homosexuality among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who say homosexuality…

Generational cohort Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 709. 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% 34% 3% 3% 709
Older Millennial 57% 37% 3% 3% 1,148
Generation X 48% 43% 5% 4% 2,567
Baby Boomer 42% 50% 4% 3% 5,103
Silent 34% 57% 4% 4% 2,222
Greatest 30% 63% 4% 3% 176

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong who …same-sex marriage

Generational cohort Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 709. 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 55% 40% 5% 709
Older Millennial 51% 43% 6% 1,148
Generation X 39% 53% 9% 2,567
Baby Boomer 32% 61% 7% 5,103
Silent 22% 69% 9% 2,222
Greatest 22% 65% 13% 176

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 709. 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 37% 59% 2% 2% 709
Older Millennial 41% 56% 2% 2% 1,148
Generation X 45% 49% 3% 3% 2,567
Baby Boomer 54% 43% 2% 2% 5,103
Silent 56% 36% 3% 5% 2,222
Greatest 47% 36% 8% 10% 176

Views about human evolution among adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say that there are clear standards for what is right and wrong 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 = 709. 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% 24% 1% 41% 2% 709
Older Millennial 29% 26% 2% 41% 2% 1,148
Generation X 22% 24% 3% 48% 3% 2,567
Baby Boomer 18% 27% 3% 49% 4% 5,103
Silent 14% 24% 4% 50% 8% 2,222
Greatest 13% 15% 3% 56% 13% 176