Generational cohort among adults who do not believe in Heaven by religious group

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who are…

Religious tradition Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 149. 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 13% 21% 27% 32% 7% < 1% 149
Catholic 11% 12% 28% 38% 10% 2% 699
Evangelical Protestant 10% 11% 30% 35% 12% 2% 491
Jewish 10% 12% 19% 37% 19% 4% 455
Mainline Protestant 8% 10% 21% 39% 19% 3% 848
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 22% 22% 27% 22% 6% 1% 4,373

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who are ages…

Generational cohort 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 897. 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% 897
Older Millennial 57% 43% < 1% < 1% 1,190
Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 1,668
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 83% 17% 2,769
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 1,197
Greatest < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 133

Gender composition among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who are…

Generational cohort Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 897. 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 59% 41% 897
Older Millennial 60% 40% 1,190
Generation X 58% 42% 1,668
Baby Boomer 58% 42% 2,769
Silent 58% 42% 1,197
Greatest 52% 48% 133

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who identify as…

Generational cohort White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 887. 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 62% 6% 9% 19% 5% 887
Older Millennial 64% 6% 10% 16% 4% 1,182
Generation X 69% 5% 7% 15% 4% 1,640
Baby Boomer 81% 5% 2% 9% 3% 2,725
Silent 88% 3% 1% 5% 3% 1,185
Greatest 89% 4% 4% 4% < 1% 130

Immigrant status among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who are…

Generational cohort Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 889. 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% 22% 64% 889
Older Millennial 19% 12% 69% 1,181
Generation X 21% 9% 70% 1,650
Baby Boomer 13% 9% 78% 2,747
Silent 11% 16% 73% 1,188
Greatest 9% 39% 52% 132

Income distribution among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not 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 = 789. 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% 21% 25% 21% 789
Older Millennial 32% 24% 28% 16% 1,140
Generation X 20% 17% 30% 34% 1,570
Baby Boomer 20% 15% 31% 33% 2,518
Silent 28% 20% 32% 20% 1,013
Greatest 40% 24% 21% 16% 102

Educational distribution among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who have completed…

Generational cohort High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 895. 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% 42% 14% 1% 895
Older Millennial 21% 33% 29% 16% 1,190
Generation X 27% 25% 25% 23% 1,663
Baby Boomer 27% 26% 25% 22% 2,762
Silent 32% 22% 22% 24% 1,193
Greatest 53% 16% 14% 17% 133

Marital status among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who are…

Generational cohort Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 894. 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 5% 11% 2% < 1% 83% 894
Older Millennial 30% 17% 7% < 1% 46% 1,188
Generation X 57% 11% 14% 1% 17% 1,664
Baby Boomer 63% 7% 19% 4% 8% 2,760
Silent 60% 4% 14% 18% 3% 1,194
Greatest 39% < 1% 10% 50% 1% 132

Parent of children under 18 among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who are…

Generational cohort Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 897. 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% 94% 897
Older Millennial 29% 71% 1,188
Generation X 54% 46% 1,664
Baby Boomer 13% 87% 2,768
Silent 4% 96% 1,194
Greatest 3% 97% 133

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not 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 = 897. 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% 13% 13% 1% 56% 3% 897
Older Millennial 17% 19% 13% < 1% 46% 5% 1,190
Generation X 23% 21% 12% < 1% 39% 5% 1,668
Baby Boomer 30% 23% 11% 1% 30% 5% 2,769
Silent 25% 20% 13% 2% 34% 6% 1,197
Greatest 22% 30% 13% 1% 30% 4% 133

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not 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 = 897. 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% 15% 29% 47% 1% 897
Older Millennial 12% 19% 26% 43% < 1% 1,190
Generation X 16% 20% 23% 40% 1% 1,668
Baby Boomer 23% 20% 22% 34% 1% 2,769
Silent 22% 23% 19% 35% 1% 1,197
Greatest 25% 24% 27% 23% 2% 133

Attendance at religious services among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not 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 = 897. 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% 27% 67% 1% 897
Older Millennial 6% 25% 68% < 1% 1,190
Generation X 11% 26% 63% < 1% 1,668
Baby Boomer 16% 27% 57% < 1% 2,769
Silent 16% 25% 59% 1% 1,197
Greatest 22% 31% 46% < 1% 133

Frequency of prayer among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who pray…

Generational cohort At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 897. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 11% 6% 5% 78% < 1% 897
Older Millennial 15% 8% 6% 71% < 1% 1,190
Generation X 22% 10% 6% 62% < 1% 1,668
Baby Boomer 28% 11% 6% 54% 1% 2,769
Silent 24% 9% 5% 60% 2% 1,197
Greatest 27% 10% 4% 59% 1% 133

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not 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 = 897. 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 4% 4% 5% 87% < 1% 897
Older Millennial 5% 3% 4% 88% < 1% 1,190
Generation X 10% 4% 4% 83% < 1% 1,668
Baby Boomer 11% 4% 4% 81% < 1% 2,769
Silent 12% 3% 5% 80% 1% 1,197
Greatest 15% 5% 2% 78% 1% 133

Frequency of meditation among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not 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 = 897. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 22% 12% 6% 59% 1% 897
Older Millennial 29% 12% 6% 53% < 1% 1,190
Generation X 32% 10% 6% 51% 1% 1,668
Baby Boomer 38% 8% 5% 48% 1% 2,769
Silent 32% 8% 6% 52% 2% 1,197
Greatest 34% 8% 4% 51% 3% 133

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not 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 = 897. 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% 20% 9% 33% 1% 897
Older Millennial 41% 18% 11% 29% 1% 1,190
Generation X 43% 14% 12% 30% 1% 1,668
Baby Boomer 46% 14% 10% 28% 2% 2,769
Silent 39% 11% 10% 37% 3% 1,197
Greatest 40% 9% 9% 40% 1% 133

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not 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 = 897. 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% 19% 10% 16% < 1% 897
Older Millennial 50% 18% 15% 17% < 1% 1,190
Generation X 46% 18% 15% 21% 1% 1,668
Baby Boomer 53% 13% 13% 20% 1% 2,769
Silent 44% 13% 14% 28% 2% 1,197
Greatest 36% 7% 19% 34% 4% 133

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not 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 = 897. 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 5% 24% 49% 21% 1% 897
Older Millennial 6% 19% 53% 21% 1% 1,190
Generation X 9% 19% 50% 20% 1% 1,668
Baby Boomer 14% 18% 51% 16% 2% 2,769
Silent 10% 14% 55% 17% 4% 1,197
Greatest 16% 12% 50% 17% 5% 133

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not 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 = 897. 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% 85% < 1% 1% 897
Older Millennial 19% 80% 1% 1% 1,190
Generation X 24% 75% 1% < 1% 1,668
Baby Boomer 27% 70% 2% 1% 2,769
Silent 23% 74% 2% 1% 1,197
Greatest 15% 75% 2% 8% 133

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not 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 = 897. 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% 6% 7% 79% < 1% 897
Older Millennial 9% 5% 7% 79% 1% 1,190
Generation X 11% 6% 7% 75% < 1% 1,668
Baby Boomer 15% 5% 6% 74% < 1% 2,769
Silent 15% 5% 7% 72% 1% 1,197
Greatest 14% 6% 7% 71% 2% 133

Interpreting scripture among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not 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 = 897. 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 4% 8% < 1% 86% 3% 897
Older Millennial 5% 5% < 1% 85% 5% 1,190
Generation X 7% 8% 1% 80% 4% 1,668
Baby Boomer 9% 10% 1% 74% 5% 2,769
Silent 7% 10% 2% 72% 9% 1,197
Greatest 13% 8% 1% 65% 13% 133

Belief in Hell among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who …in hell

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 897. 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% 93% 1% 897
Older Millennial 6% 93% 1% 1,190
Generation X 6% 93% 1% 1,668
Baby Boomer 8% 90% 2% 2,769
Silent 7% 91% 2% 1,197
Greatest 12% 84% 4% 133

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who identify as…

Generational cohort Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 897. 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% 19% 61% 897
Older Millennial 22% 21% 57% 1,190
Generation X 23% 19% 58% 1,668
Baby Boomer 26% 17% 57% 2,769
Silent 26% 13% 61% 1,197
Greatest 25% 14% 62% 133

Political ideology among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who are…

Generational cohort Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 897. 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 15% 33% 46% 6% 897
Older Millennial 13% 34% 46% 7% 1,190
Generation X 16% 34% 44% 5% 1,668
Baby Boomer 22% 32% 41% 4% 2,769
Silent 26% 31% 38% 5% 1,197
Greatest 24% 37% 36% 3% 133

Views about size of government among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not 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 = 897. 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% 50% 2% 2% 897
Older Millennial 47% 47% 3% 3% 1,190
Generation X 46% 47% 4% 3% 1,668
Baby Boomer 49% 44% 4% 3% 2,769
Silent 48% 40% 6% 6% 1,197
Greatest 48% 39% 7% 6% 133

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not 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 = 897. 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% 64% 2% 1% 897
Older Millennial 34% 62% 3% 2% 1,190
Generation X 35% 61% 4% 1% 1,668
Baby Boomer 33% 63% 3% 1% 2,769
Silent 34% 59% 4% 3% 1,197
Greatest 28% 62% 4% 6% 133

Views about abortion among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not 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 = 897. 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% 20% 1% 897
Older Millennial 78% 19% 3% 1,190
Generation X 76% 21% 3% 1,668
Baby Boomer 78% 19% 3% 2,769
Silent 77% 18% 5% 1,197
Greatest 70% 25% 5% 133

Views about homosexuality among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who say homosexuality…

Generational cohort Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 897. 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 92% 6% 1% 1% 897
Older Millennial 88% 9% 1% 2% 1,190
Generation X 83% 13% 3% 1% 1,668
Baby Boomer 78% 17% 3% 2% 2,769
Silent 73% 20% 4% 4% 1,197
Greatest 54% 37% 6% 4% 133

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not believe in Heaven who …same-sex marriage

Generational cohort Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 897. 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 89% 9% 2% 897
Older Millennial 88% 10% 2% 1,190
Generation X 80% 15% 5% 1,668
Baby Boomer 73% 21% 6% 2,769
Silent 65% 27% 9% 1,197
Greatest 52% 36% 12% 133

Views about environmental regulation among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not 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 = 897. 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 21% 75% 2% 2% 897
Older Millennial 22% 75% 1% 2% 1,190
Generation X 23% 73% 2% 2% 1,668
Baby Boomer 27% 69% 2% 1% 2,769
Silent 28% 65% 3% 4% 1,197
Greatest 24% 59% 2% 15% 133

Views about human evolution among adults who do not believe in Heaven by generational group

% of adults who do not 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 = 897. 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% 8% 1% 10% 1% 897
Older Millennial 74% 11% 4% 10% 1% 1,190
Generation X 70% 11% 3% 15% 1% 1,668
Baby Boomer 65% 12% 4% 17% 2% 2,769
Silent 64% 9% 5% 17% 5% 1,197
Greatest 41% 9% 4% 31% 15% 133