Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never read scripture by religious group

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

Religious tradition Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 145. 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 24% 18% 20% 32% 5% < 1% 145
Catholic 12% 12% 27% 37% 12% 1% 3,741
Evangelical Protestant 10% 14% 27% 35% 12% 1% 1,444
Hindu 11% 48% 35% 7% < 1% < 1% 118
Historically Black Protestant 17% 20% 26% 32% 6% < 1% 303
Jewish 12% 12% 23% 31% 18% 4% 572
Mainline Protestant 11% 10% 25% 36% 15% 2% 2,598
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 22% 21% 28% 23% 6% < 1% 6,027

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are ages…

Generational cohort 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,761. 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% 1,761
Older Millennial 56% 44% < 1% < 1% 2,193
Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 3,367
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 83% 17% 5,836
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 2,422
Greatest < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 241

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by generational group

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

Generational cohort Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,761. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 53% 47% 1,761
Older Millennial 54% 46% 2,193
Generation X 53% 47% 3,367
Baby Boomer 55% 45% 5,836
Silent 50% 50% 2,422
Greatest 46% 54% 241

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who identify as…

Generational cohort White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,748. 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% 8% 8% 20% 4% 1,748
Older Millennial 63% 9% 8% 16% 4% 2,181
Generation X 71% 6% 5% 15% 3% 3,329
Baby Boomer 81% 5% 2% 8% 3% 5,754
Silent 89% 3% 1% 5% 2% 2,402
Greatest 91% 1% 2% 4% 1% 238

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by generational group

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

Generational cohort Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,737. 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% 1,737
Older Millennial 17% 10% 73% 2,168
Generation X 18% 9% 73% 3,332
Baby Boomer 11% 8% 81% 5,783
Silent 8% 14% 77% 2,407
Greatest 5% 36% 59% 235

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 1,494. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 38% 20% 25% 17% 1,494
Older Millennial 36% 24% 27% 13% 2,057
Generation X 24% 17% 29% 30% 3,124
Baby Boomer 27% 18% 28% 27% 5,185
Silent 37% 23% 25% 15% 1,982
Greatest 41% 26% 20% 13% 181

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who have completed…

Generational cohort High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,756. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 48% 41% 10% 1% 1,756
Older Millennial 29% 34% 25% 13% 2,190
Generation X 35% 28% 21% 16% 3,359
Baby Boomer 40% 28% 18% 14% 5,814
Silent 48% 22% 16% 13% 2,418
Greatest 52% 24% 14% 10% 240

Marital status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by generational group

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

Generational cohort Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,758. 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% 1% < 1% 82% 1,758
Older Millennial 33% 18% 6% < 1% 43% 2,189
Generation X 58% 10% 13% 1% 18% 3,363
Baby Boomer 60% 6% 19% 5% 10% 5,819
Silent 56% 3% 12% 25% 4% 2,414
Greatest 31% < 1% 5% 63% 1% 240

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

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

Generational cohort Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,758. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 10% 90% 1,758
Older Millennial 39% 61% 2,186
Generation X 55% 45% 3,359
Baby Boomer 12% 88% 5,827
Silent 2% 98% 2,419
Greatest 2% 98% 241

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 1,761. 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% 26% 13% < 1% 29% 4% 1,761
Older Millennial 33% 28% 11% < 1% 23% 4% 2,193
Generation X 40% 29% 9% < 1% 17% 4% 3,367
Baby Boomer 48% 28% 7% 1% 13% 3% 5,836
Silent 48% 24% 7% 2% 14% 4% 2,422
Greatest 44% 21% 10% 3% 17% 5% 241

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say religion is…

Generational cohort Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,761. 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% 32% 27% 27% < 1% 1,761
Older Millennial 19% 33% 22% 26% 1% 2,193
Generation X 23% 34% 21% 22% < 1% 3,367
Baby Boomer 29% 36% 17% 17% 1% 5,836
Silent 37% 30% 14% 17% 1% 2,422
Greatest 45% 24% 15% 14% 1% 241

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 1,761. 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 9% 38% 53% < 1% 1,761
Older Millennial 7% 36% 57% < 1% 2,193
Generation X 9% 36% 55% < 1% 3,367
Baby Boomer 13% 36% 50% < 1% 5,836
Silent 23% 28% 48% < 1% 2,422
Greatest 27% 27% 46% < 1% 241

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never read scripture by generational group

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

Generational cohort At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,761. 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% 15% 9% 59% < 1% 1,761
Older Millennial 22% 16% 10% 52% < 1% 2,193
Generation X 27% 19% 9% 44% < 1% 3,367
Baby Boomer 34% 20% 9% 36% 1% 5,836
Silent 40% 16% 6% 37% 2% 2,422
Greatest 39% 10% 4% 44% 3% 241

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 1,761. 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% 4% 5% 88% < 1% 1,761
Older Millennial 3% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 2,193
Generation X 4% 2% 4% 90% < 1% 3,367
Baby Boomer 4% 2% 4% 90% < 1% 5,836
Silent 7% 2% 4% 86% 1% 2,422
Greatest 8% 3% 4% 83% 1% 241

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 1,761. 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% 10% 5% 69% 1% 1,761
Older Millennial 21% 9% 5% 64% < 1% 2,193
Generation X 25% 8% 4% 62% 1% 3,367
Baby Boomer 27% 7% 5% 60% 1% 5,836
Silent 33% 8% 5% 51% 2% 2,422
Greatest 35% 12% 5% 46% 3% 241

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 1,761. 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% 22% 12% 29% 1% 1,761
Older Millennial 38% 20% 13% 28% 1% 2,193
Generation X 39% 16% 15% 29% 1% 3,367
Baby Boomer 43% 16% 13% 27% 2% 5,836
Silent 44% 12% 10% 31% 3% 2,422
Greatest 49% 8% 8% 34% 2% 241

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 1,761. 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 47% 18% 13% 22% < 1% 1,761
Older Millennial 41% 18% 16% 25% < 1% 2,193
Generation X 35% 16% 16% 32% < 1% 3,367
Baby Boomer 39% 14% 15% 30% 1% 5,836
Silent 33% 14% 13% 37% 3% 2,422
Greatest 32% 11% 17% 37% 3% 241

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 1,761. 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% 19% 55% 17% 1% 1,761
Older Millennial 9% 15% 58% 16% 2% 2,193
Generation X 11% 13% 60% 14% 2% 3,367
Baby Boomer 15% 12% 60% 11% 2% 5,836
Silent 18% 10% 58% 10% 3% 2,422
Greatest 24% 7% 56% 8% 5% 241

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 1,761. 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% 84% 1% 1% 1,761
Older Millennial 20% 78% 2% 1% 2,193
Generation X 24% 74% 1% 1% 3,367
Baby Boomer 28% 70% 2% 1% 5,836
Silent 27% 70% 1% 2% 2,422
Greatest 28% 65% 1% 6% 241

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 1,761. 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% 20% 1% 66% 5% 1,761
Older Millennial 10% 17% 1% 64% 8% 2,193
Generation X 13% 22% 1% 56% 8% 3,367
Baby Boomer 15% 24% 2% 51% 8% 5,836
Silent 15% 28% 3% 45% 10% 2,422
Greatest 23% 18% 2% 40% 17% 241

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who …in heaven

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,761. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 53% 39% 8% 1,761
Older Millennial 53% 41% 7% 2,193
Generation X 57% 35% 8% 3,367
Baby Boomer 61% 31% 9% 5,836
Silent 59% 31% 10% 2,422
Greatest 48% 41% 12% 241

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who …in hell

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,761. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 41% 52% 7% 1,761
Older Millennial 40% 53% 7% 2,193
Generation X 42% 49% 8% 3,367
Baby Boomer 43% 47% 10% 5,836
Silent 37% 52% 11% 2,422
Greatest 28% 61% 11% 241

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who identify as…

Generational cohort Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,761. 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% 20% 53% 1,761
Older Millennial 26% 23% 51% 2,193
Generation X 31% 20% 49% 3,367
Baby Boomer 34% 17% 49% 5,836
Silent 39% 12% 49% 2,422
Greatest 36% 13% 51% 241

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never read scripture by generational group

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

Generational cohort Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,761. 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 19% 37% 36% 7% 1,761
Older Millennial 17% 37% 37% 9% 2,193
Generation X 24% 38% 32% 6% 3,367
Baby Boomer 30% 35% 29% 6% 5,836
Silent 36% 35% 25% 4% 2,422
Greatest 35% 35% 24% 6% 241

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who would rather have…

Generational cohort Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,761. 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% 53% 1% 3% 1,761
Older Millennial 45% 48% 3% 4% 2,193
Generation X 49% 45% 3% 3% 3,367
Baby Boomer 53% 39% 4% 4% 5,836
Silent 58% 33% 4% 5% 2,422
Greatest 55% 31% 6% 8% 241

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 1,761. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 38% 57% 3% 1% 1,761
Older Millennial 39% 55% 4% 3% 2,193
Generation X 44% 50% 5% 2% 3,367
Baby Boomer 42% 53% 3% 2% 5,836
Silent 46% 48% 3% 3% 2,422
Greatest 35% 54% 3% 8% 241

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

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

Generational cohort Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,761. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 68% 30% 2% 1,761
Older Millennial 69% 27% 4% 2,193
Generation X 71% 25% 4% 3,367
Baby Boomer 70% 26% 4% 5,836
Silent 65% 28% 7% 2,422
Greatest 60% 32% 8% 241

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say homosexuality…

Generational cohort Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,761. 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% 7% 1% 1% 1,761
Older Millennial 85% 10% 3% 2% 2,193
Generation X 79% 15% 3% 3% 3,367
Baby Boomer 74% 19% 4% 3% 5,836
Silent 66% 27% 4% 4% 2,422
Greatest 51% 37% 6% 6% 241

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

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

Generational cohort Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,761. 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 86% 11% 3% 1,761
Older Millennial 82% 13% 5% 2,193
Generation X 72% 21% 7% 3,367
Baby Boomer 64% 27% 8% 5,836
Silent 53% 36% 10% 2,422
Greatest 43% 44% 12% 241

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 1,761. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 29% 67% 1% 3% 1,761
Older Millennial 27% 68% 2% 3% 2,193
Generation X 31% 65% 2% 2% 3,367
Baby Boomer 36% 59% 2% 3% 5,836
Silent 39% 54% 3% 5% 2,422
Greatest 31% 50% 5% 14% 241

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 1,761. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 63% 18% 3% 14% 2% 1,761
Older Millennial 57% 22% 5% 14% 2% 2,193
Generation X 53% 20% 5% 19% 3% 3,367
Baby Boomer 45% 25% 5% 22% 4% 5,836
Silent 39% 22% 5% 26% 7% 2,422
Greatest 35% 16% 9% 28% 12% 241