Generational cohort among adults who believe in Heaven by religious group

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 11% 11% 29% 34% 13% 1% 5,967
Evangelical Protestant 11% 13% 27% 34% 14% 1% 7,309
Historically Black Protestant 13% 14% 30% 32% 9% 1% 1,724
Jehovah's Witness 13% 8% 23% 33% 22% < 1% 123
Jewish 16% 15% 30% 27% 11% 2% 280
Mainline Protestant 11% 11% 25% 35% 16% 2% 4,583
Mormon 14% 18% 31% 27% 10% 1% 613
Muslim 31% 23% 29% 13% 4% < 1% 200
Orthodox Christian 19% 17% 35% 22% 6% < 1% 132
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 22% 22% 30% 23% 3% < 1% 2,388

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are ages…

Generational cohort 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,204. 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% 2,204
Older Millennial 57% 43% < 1% < 1% 2,663
Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 5,112
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 84% 16% 9,234
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 4,248
Greatest < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 388

Gender composition among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are…

Generational cohort Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,204. 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% 51% 2,204
Older Millennial 46% 54% 2,663
Generation X 46% 54% 5,112
Baby Boomer 46% 54% 9,234
Silent 39% 61% 4,248
Greatest 34% 66% 388

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven who identify as…

Generational cohort White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,193. 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% 17% 6% 22% 5% 2,193
Older Millennial 54% 17% 4% 20% 4% 2,639
Generation X 59% 14% 3% 19% 4% 5,068
Baby Boomer 71% 13% 2% 11% 3% 9,105
Silent 81% 9% 1% 7% 2% 4,202
Greatest 84% 10% 1% 4% 1% 383

Immigrant status among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are…

Generational cohort Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,176. 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% 20% 68% 2,176
Older Millennial 20% 10% 70% 2,616
Generation X 19% 8% 73% 5,052
Baby Boomer 11% 6% 83% 9,149
Silent 8% 9% 82% 4,199
Greatest 5% 18% 77% 382

Income distribution among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 1,854. 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% 19% 24% 14% 1,854
Older Millennial 43% 24% 25% 8% 2,466
Generation X 32% 20% 28% 21% 4,701
Baby Boomer 35% 20% 27% 18% 8,174
Silent 47% 24% 20% 9% 3,415
Greatest 59% 24% 14% 3% 281

Educational distribution among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven who have completed…

Generational cohort High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,199. 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% 41% 8% 1% 2,199
Older Millennial 35% 37% 19% 9% 2,657
Generation X 40% 32% 17% 11% 5,099
Baby Boomer 46% 30% 15% 9% 9,206
Silent 57% 25% 10% 8% 4,235
Greatest 64% 23% 9% 5% 386

Marital status among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are…

Generational cohort Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,200. 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 8% 9% 2% < 1% 81% 2,200
Older Millennial 41% 14% 7% < 1% 37% 2,656
Generation X 59% 8% 15% 2% 17% 5,104
Baby Boomer 60% 4% 20% 7% 9% 9,204
Silent 52% 2% 11% 32% 3% 4,235
Greatest 28% < 1% 2% 67% 3% 387

Parent of children under 18 among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are…

Generational cohort Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,201. 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% 2,201
Older Millennial 53% 47% 2,653
Generation X 60% 40% 5,096
Baby Boomer 13% 87% 9,214
Silent 3% 97% 4,245
Greatest < 1% 100% 387

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 2,204. 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 66% 24% 6% < 1% 2% 1% 2,204
Older Millennial 70% 24% 5% 1% 1% 1% 2,663
Generation X 76% 20% 3% < 1% 1% 1% 5,112
Baby Boomer 80% 17% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 9,234
Silent 82% 14% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 4,248
Greatest 83% 10% 2% 5% < 1% < 1% 388

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven who say religion is…

Generational cohort Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,204. 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% 34% 11% 4% < 1% 2,204
Older Millennial 58% 30% 9% 4% < 1% 2,663
Generation X 64% 26% 7% 3% < 1% 5,112
Baby Boomer 69% 24% 5% 2% 1% 9,234
Silent 79% 16% 3% 1% 1% 4,248
Greatest 88% 11% 1% < 1% < 1% 388

Attendance at religious services among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 2,204. 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% 43% 20% < 1% 2,204
Older Millennial 35% 41% 24% 1% 2,663
Generation X 40% 38% 21% < 1% 5,112
Baby Boomer 44% 35% 20% < 1% 9,234
Silent 61% 23% 16% 1% 4,248
Greatest 62% 19% 19% 1% 388

Frequency of prayer among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven who pray…

Generational cohort At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,204. 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% 23% 8% 18% < 1% 2,204
Older Millennial 58% 20% 8% 14% < 1% 2,663
Generation X 66% 17% 6% 10% 1% 5,112
Baby Boomer 70% 17% 5% 8% 1% 9,234
Silent 77% 13% 3% 6% 1% 4,248
Greatest 83% 10% 1% 4% 2% 388

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 2,204. 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% 14% 10% 51% < 1% 2,204
Older Millennial 23% 12% 10% 54% < 1% 2,663
Generation X 29% 12% 9% 49% < 1% 5,112
Baby Boomer 31% 9% 9% 50% 1% 9,234
Silent 37% 8% 9% 44% 1% 4,248
Greatest 35% 7% 9% 47% 2% 388

Frequency of meditation among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 2,204. 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 28% 10% 4% 57% 1% 2,204
Older Millennial 34% 9% 4% 52% 1% 2,663
Generation X 40% 8% 4% 46% 2% 5,112
Baby Boomer 47% 8% 4% 40% 1% 9,234
Silent 62% 7% 3% 25% 3% 4,248
Greatest 70% 7% 3% 15% 5% 388

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 2,204. 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% 20% 11% 13% 1% 2,204
Older Millennial 58% 17% 10% 13% 1% 2,663
Generation X 62% 16% 10% 11% 1% 5,112
Baby Boomer 67% 13% 8% 11% 1% 9,234
Silent 73% 10% 6% 9% 2% 4,248
Greatest 82% 6% 4% 7% 1% 388

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 2,204. 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% 20% 12% 21% 1% 2,204
Older Millennial 41% 18% 14% 26% 1% 2,663
Generation X 41% 16% 13% 29% 1% 5,112
Baby Boomer 46% 15% 12% 25% 2% 9,234
Silent 45% 12% 12% 28% 3% 4,248
Greatest 47% 11% 9% 29% 4% 388

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 2,204. 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% 13% 44% 9% 2% 2,204
Older Millennial 35% 10% 46% 7% 2% 2,663
Generation X 40% 8% 44% 7% 2% 5,112
Baby Boomer 44% 6% 42% 5% 2% 9,234
Silent 49% 5% 39% 4% 4% 4,248
Greatest 49% 4% 41% 3% 3% 388

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 2,204. 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% 74% 1% 1% 2,204
Older Millennial 32% 66% 1% 1% 2,663
Generation X 37% 61% 1% 1% 5,112
Baby Boomer 41% 57% 2% 1% 9,234
Silent 40% 56% 2% 3% 4,248
Greatest 38% 56% 1% 5% 388

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 2,204. 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% 16% 9% 42% < 1% 2,204
Older Millennial 37% 13% 9% 41% 1% 2,663
Generation X 43% 12% 10% 35% < 1% 5,112
Baby Boomer 44% 11% 9% 36% 1% 9,234
Silent 52% 9% 7% 30% 2% 4,248
Greatest 56% 11% 5% 26% 2% 388

Interpreting scripture among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 2,204. 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% 41% 2% 26% 4% 2,204
Older Millennial 31% 35% 2% 25% 7% 2,663
Generation X 40% 33% 3% 19% 6% 5,112
Baby Boomer 42% 31% 3% 17% 7% 9,234
Silent 48% 30% 5% 11% 6% 4,248
Greatest 58% 25% 6% 3% 9% 388

Belief in Hell among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven who …in hell

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,204. 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 79% 19% 2% 2,204
Older Millennial 79% 17% 4% 2,663
Generation X 78% 17% 5% 5,112
Baby Boomer 75% 18% 6% 9,234
Silent 72% 19% 9% 4,248
Greatest 68% 20% 13% 388

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven who identify as…

Generational cohort Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,204. 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% 19% 43% 2,204
Older Millennial 36% 22% 43% 2,663
Generation X 41% 19% 40% 5,112
Baby Boomer 43% 15% 42% 9,234
Silent 48% 13% 40% 4,248
Greatest 45% 10% 45% 388

Political ideology among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are…

Generational cohort Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,204. 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% 39% 23% 7% 2,204
Older Millennial 32% 35% 24% 9% 2,663
Generation X 41% 34% 19% 6% 5,112
Baby Boomer 46% 32% 17% 5% 9,234
Silent 52% 29% 14% 6% 4,248
Greatest 50% 32% 13% 5% 388

Views about size of government among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven who would rather have…

Generational cohort Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,204. 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% 55% 1% 2% 2,204
Older Millennial 44% 50% 2% 3% 2,663
Generation X 53% 42% 3% 3% 5,112
Baby Boomer 56% 37% 3% 4% 9,234
Silent 61% 31% 3% 5% 4,248
Greatest 56% 30% 5% 8% 388

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 2,204. 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% 52% 3% 1% 2,204
Older Millennial 44% 50% 4% 2% 2,663
Generation X 49% 46% 4% 1% 5,112
Baby Boomer 49% 46% 4% 2% 9,234
Silent 51% 41% 4% 4% 4,248
Greatest 41% 50% 3% 6% 388

Views about abortion among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven who say abortion should be…

Generational cohort Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,204. 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% 52% 2% 2,204
Older Millennial 47% 51% 3% 2,663
Generation X 48% 48% 4% 5,112
Baby Boomer 48% 48% 4% 9,234
Silent 39% 54% 7% 4,248
Greatest 35% 55% 10% 388

Views about homosexuality among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven who say homosexuality…

Generational cohort Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,204. 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 73% 23% 2% 2% 2,204
Older Millennial 64% 29% 4% 3% 2,663
Generation X 57% 34% 5% 4% 5,112
Baby Boomer 52% 40% 5% 3% 9,234
Silent 40% 51% 4% 5% 4,248
Greatest 33% 56% 4% 8% 388

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven who …same-sex marriage

Generational cohort Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,204. 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% 30% 4% 2,204
Older Millennial 58% 36% 6% 2,663
Generation X 47% 45% 9% 5,112
Baby Boomer 40% 52% 8% 9,234
Silent 28% 62% 10% 4,248
Greatest 22% 65% 13% 388

Views about environmental regulation among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 2,204. 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% 60% 1% 2% 2,204
Older Millennial 37% 59% 2% 2% 2,663
Generation X 40% 55% 2% 2% 5,112
Baby Boomer 46% 50% 2% 3% 9,234
Silent 46% 43% 3% 7% 4,248
Greatest 40% 41% 6% 13% 388

Views about human evolution among adults who believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 2,204. 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% 31% 3% 32% 2% 2,204
Older Millennial 27% 34% 3% 34% 3% 2,663
Generation X 22% 30% 3% 41% 4% 5,112
Baby Boomer 18% 31% 3% 43% 4% 9,234
Silent 14% 25% 4% 47% 10% 4,248
Greatest 16% 15% 6% 47% 16% 388