Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never pray by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 20% 13% 28% 30% 8% 1% 885
Evangelical Protestant 12% 14% 30% 27% 15% 2% 317
Jewish 12% 13% 24% 30% 17% 4% 401
Mainline Protestant 15% 12% 22% 34% 15% 1% 888
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 25% 22% 26% 21% 6% 1% 4,873

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never pray by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are ages…

Generational cohort 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,184. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 100% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,184
Older Millennial 60% 40% < 1% < 1% 1,352
Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 1,762
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 82% 18% 2,519
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 1,071
Greatest < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 110

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never pray by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are…

Generational cohort Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,184. 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% 1,184
Older Millennial 65% 35% 1,352
Generation X 66% 34% 1,762
Baby Boomer 66% 34% 2,519
Silent 65% 35% 1,071
Greatest 57% 43% 110

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray who identify as…

Generational cohort White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,174. 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% 4% 1,174
Older Millennial 69% 5% 8% 13% 4% 1,340
Generation X 75% 4% 6% 13% 3% 1,742
Baby Boomer 84% 4% 3% 6% 3% 2,492
Silent 91% 2% 1% 4% 2% 1,060
Greatest 91% 2% 3% 5% < 1% 108

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never pray by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are…

Generational cohort Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,171. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 12% 22% 66% 1,171
Older Millennial 15% 11% 74% 1,337
Generation X 18% 9% 73% 1,738
Baby Boomer 12% 8% 80% 2,500
Silent 9% 16% 75% 1,065
Greatest 8% 41% 52% 108

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never pray by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 1,027. 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 35% 23% 23% 19% 1,027
Older Millennial 33% 25% 28% 14% 1,277
Generation X 20% 18% 32% 31% 1,654
Baby Boomer 23% 17% 29% 31% 2,281
Silent 32% 19% 29% 20% 908

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never pray by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never pray who have completed…

Generational cohort High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,182. 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% 41% 11% 1% 1,182
Older Millennial 27% 33% 27% 13% 1,351
Generation X 32% 27% 23% 18% 1,761
Baby Boomer 36% 25% 21% 18% 2,514
Silent 38% 22% 20% 20% 1,069
Greatest 47% 21% 16% 16% 110

Marital status among adults who seldom or never pray by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are…

Generational cohort Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,183. 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% 10% 1% < 1% 84% 1,183
Older Millennial 30% 17% 7% < 1% 46% 1,349
Generation X 56% 10% 12% 1% 21% 1,760
Baby Boomer 59% 8% 18% 5% 11% 2,512
Silent 59% 4% 13% 20% 4% 1,066
Greatest 37% < 1% 9% 53% 1% 110

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are…

Generational cohort Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,183. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 7% 93% 1,183
Older Millennial 30% 70% 1,348
Generation X 51% 49% 1,758
Baby Boomer 12% 88% 2,516
Silent 2% 98% 1,068
Greatest 4% 96% 110

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray who say they…

Generational cohort Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 1,184. 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% 19% 16% < 1% 46% 5% 1,184
Older Millennial 14% 23% 14% 1% 41% 8% 1,352
Generation X 18% 26% 13% 1% 36% 6% 1,762
Baby Boomer 20% 29% 12% 1% 31% 7% 2,519
Silent 18% 24% 13% 3% 34% 8% 1,071
Greatest 17% 23% 11% 1% 39% 10% 110

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray who say religion is…

Generational cohort Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,184. 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% 22% 33% 41% < 1% 1,184
Older Millennial 6% 21% 31% 41% 1% 1,352
Generation X 8% 22% 29% 41% < 1% 1,762
Baby Boomer 8% 26% 30% 36% 1% 2,519
Silent 9% 26% 25% 38% 2% 1,071
Greatest 9% 28% 29% 33% 1% 110

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never pray by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never pray 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 = 1,184. 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% 29% 67% < 1% 1,184
Older Millennial 2% 25% 72% < 1% 1,352
Generation X 4% 23% 72% < 1% 1,762
Baby Boomer 4% 24% 72% < 1% 2,519
Silent 6% 23% 70% < 1% 1,071
Greatest 9% 30% 61% < 1% 110

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

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

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,184. 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 1% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 1,184
Older Millennial 1% 1% 2% 95% < 1% 1,352
Generation X 2% 1% 2% 94% < 1% 1,762
Baby Boomer 1% 1% 2% 95% < 1% 2,519
Silent 1% 1% 3% 95% 1% 1,071
Greatest < 1% 4% 3% 92% 1% 110

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray who meditate…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,184. 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% 10% 6% 70% 1% 1,184
Older Millennial 17% 11% 5% 66% < 1% 1,352
Generation X 17% 8% 5% 69% 1% 1,762
Baby Boomer 19% 7% 5% 69% 1% 2,519
Silent 17% 8% 6% 68% 2% 1,071
Greatest 20% 6% 4% 67% 3% 110

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

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

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,184. 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% 21% 11% 37% 1% 1,184
Older Millennial 33% 17% 12% 37% 2% 1,352
Generation X 31% 14% 14% 40% 1% 1,762
Baby Boomer 28% 14% 14% 42% 2% 2,519
Silent 25% 10% 11% 51% 3% 1,071
Greatest 25% 6% 11% 57% 1% 110

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

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

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,184. 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% 19% 11% 19% 1% 1,184
Older Millennial 43% 18% 16% 23% < 1% 1,352
Generation X 35% 16% 17% 32% < 1% 1,762
Baby Boomer 38% 15% 16% 31% 1% 2,519
Silent 32% 11% 15% 39% 2% 1,071
Greatest 26% 9% 19% 40% 6% 110

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

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

Generational cohort Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,184. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 3% 22% 53% 21% 1% 1,184
Older Millennial 3% 18% 58% 19% 2% 1,352
Generation X 6% 15% 58% 20% 2% 1,762
Baby Boomer 5% 15% 62% 15% 3% 2,519
Silent 5% 14% 61% 19% 2% 1,071
Greatest 11% 11% 57% 16% 5% 110

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray who say…

Generational cohort There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,184. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 12% 87% < 1% < 1% 1,184
Older Millennial 17% 81% 1% 1% 1,352
Generation X 21% 78% 1% < 1% 1,762
Baby Boomer 24% 73% 2% 1% 2,519
Silent 22% 76% 1% 1% 1,071
Greatest 20% 73% 1% 6% 110

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray who read scripture…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,184. 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 2% 3% 6% 89% < 1% 1,184
Older Millennial 2% 3% 5% 89% < 1% 1,352
Generation X 3% 3% 5% 89% < 1% 1,762
Baby Boomer 2% 3% 5% 91% < 1% 2,519
Silent 2% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 1,071
Greatest 1% < 1% 1% 98% < 1% 110

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never pray by generational group

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

Generational cohort Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,184. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 3% 11% < 1% 81% 5% 1,184
Older Millennial 5% 8% < 1% 80% 7% 1,352
Generation X 8% 10% < 1% 75% 6% 1,762
Baby Boomer 8% 12% 1% 73% 6% 2,519
Silent 6% 11% 1% 74% 8% 1,071
Greatest 2% 7% < 1% 68% 22% 110

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray who …in heaven

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,184. 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% 57% 9% 1,184
Older Millennial 30% 61% 9% 1,352
Generation X 34% 58% 8% 1,762
Baby Boomer 34% 56% 10% 2,519
Silent 27% 63% 10% 1,071
Greatest 15% 75% 11% 110

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray who …in hell

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,184. 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% 65% 7% 1,184
Older Millennial 23% 69% 8% 1,352
Generation X 24% 68% 8% 1,762
Baby Boomer 24% 67% 9% 2,519
Silent 17% 75% 8% 1,071
Greatest 8% 87% 6% 110

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never pray by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never pray who identify as…

Generational cohort Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,184. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 23% 20% 57% 1,184
Older Millennial 22% 24% 54% 1,352
Generation X 27% 20% 54% 1,762
Baby Boomer 28% 18% 54% 2,519
Silent 32% 12% 57% 1,071
Greatest 26% 15% 58% 110

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never pray by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never pray who are…

Generational cohort Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,184. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 16% 38% 40% 7% 1,184
Older Millennial 12% 36% 43% 9% 1,352
Generation X 19% 36% 39% 6% 1,762
Baby Boomer 22% 35% 38% 5% 2,519
Silent 28% 31% 36% 5% 1,071
Greatest 26% 35% 34% 5% 110

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray who would rather have…

Generational cohort Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,184. 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% 50% 2% 3% 1,184
Older Millennial 45% 48% 3% 4% 1,352
Generation X 49% 45% 3% 3% 1,762
Baby Boomer 51% 42% 3% 4% 2,519
Silent 54% 36% 4% 5% 1,071
Greatest 46% 39% 8% 7% 110

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

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

Generational cohort Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,184. 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 35% 61% 3% 1% 1,184
Older Millennial 36% 59% 4% 2% 1,352
Generation X 40% 55% 4% 1% 1,762
Baby Boomer 37% 58% 4% 2% 2,519
Silent 40% 54% 3% 3% 1,071
Greatest 34% 57% 4% 6% 110

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

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

Generational cohort Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,184. 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 75% 24% 2% 1,184
Older Millennial 77% 20% 3% 1,352
Generation X 78% 18% 4% 1,762
Baby Boomer 80% 16% 3% 2,519
Silent 78% 17% 5% 1,071
Greatest 80% 15% 6% 110

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray who say homosexuality…

Generational cohort Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,184. 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 93% 6% 1% 1% 1,184
Older Millennial 90% 6% 2% 2% 1,352
Generation X 83% 11% 3% 2% 1,762
Baby Boomer 78% 16% 4% 3% 2,519
Silent 73% 20% 4% 3% 1,071
Greatest 64% 23% 8% 5% 110

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

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

Generational cohort Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,184. 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 90% 9% 2% 1,184
Older Millennial 88% 9% 4% 1,352
Generation X 79% 15% 6% 1,762
Baby Boomer 72% 21% 7% 2,519
Silent 64% 28% 8% 1,071
Greatest 59% 28% 13% 110

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray who say…

Generational cohort Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,184. 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 26% 70% 2% 2% 1,184
Older Millennial 22% 73% 2% 3% 1,352
Generation X 28% 68% 2% 2% 1,762
Baby Boomer 32% 64% 2% 2% 2,519
Silent 33% 60% 3% 4% 1,071
Greatest 31% 52% 6% 11% 110

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

% of adults who seldom or never pray who say humans…

Generational cohort Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,184. 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% 10% 3% 8% 1% 1,184
Older Millennial 72% 14% 5% 7% 2% 1,352
Generation X 72% 10% 5% 12% 2% 1,762
Baby Boomer 66% 14% 5% 13% 3% 2,519
Silent 62% 10% 5% 18% 5% 1,071
Greatest 49% 10% 8% 24% 9% 110