Generational cohort among adults who say religion is not at all important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 16% 14% 22% 39% 9% < 1% 160
Mainline Protestant 10% 13% 29% 30% 18% 1% 133
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 23% 21% 28% 22% 7% 1% 3,189

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are ages…

Generational cohort 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 545. 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% 545
Older Millennial 57% 43% < 1% < 1% 666
Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 877
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 82% 18% 1,269
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 509

Gender composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Generational cohort Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 545. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 66% 34% 545
Older Millennial 60% 40% 666
Generation X 61% 39% 877
Baby Boomer 63% 37% 1,269
Silent 63% 37% 509

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who identify as…

Generational cohort White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 542. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 65% 7% 8% 16% 4% 542
Older Millennial 74% 4% 5% 13% 3% 659
Generation X 76% 5% 6% 10% 4% 863
Baby Boomer 85% 2% 2% 6% 3% 1,243
Silent 89% 3% 1% 5% 3% 505

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Generational cohort Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 536. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 13% 20% 67% 536
Older Millennial 10% 12% 78% 657
Generation X 15% 11% 74% 864
Baby Boomer 11% 10% 80% 1,261
Silent 10% 17% 73% 507

Income distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 479. 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% 19% 26% 18% 479
Older Millennial 34% 23% 28% 15% 638
Generation X 18% 18% 29% 35% 830
Baby Boomer 21% 15% 30% 35% 1,150
Silent 29% 20% 34% 18% 445

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who have completed…

Generational cohort High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 545. 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% 40% 12% 1% 545
Older Millennial 23% 35% 27% 15% 666
Generation X 28% 29% 24% 19% 876
Baby Boomer 30% 26% 23% 20% 1,261
Silent 33% 22% 20% 25% 509

Marital status among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Generational cohort Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 543. 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% 11% 1% < 1% 84% 543
Older Millennial 27% 19% 6% < 1% 48% 663
Generation X 51% 12% 14% 1% 22% 875
Baby Boomer 56% 8% 21% 5% 11% 1,265
Silent 59% 4% 15% 17% 5% 509

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Generational cohort Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 545. 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% 545
Older Millennial 30% 70% 664
Generation X 47% 53% 873
Baby Boomer 9% 91% 1,267
Silent 4% 96% 507

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 545. 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% 8% 13% < 1% 65% 5% 545
Older Millennial 11% 11% 9% 1% 60% 8% 666
Generation X 15% 15% 9% < 1% 54% 7% 877
Baby Boomer 19% 15% 10% 1% 48% 7% 1,269
Silent 14% 11% 11% 1% 55% 7% 509

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 545. 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% 13% 84% < 1% 545
Older Millennial 1% 10% 89% < 1% 666
Generation X 1% 9% 89% < 1% 877
Baby Boomer 3% 9% 88% < 1% 1,269
Silent 1% 8% 91% < 1% 509

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who pray…

Generational cohort At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 545. 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% 3% 4% 89% < 1% 545
Older Millennial 7% 4% 3% 86% < 1% 666
Generation X 10% 4% 3% 82% < 1% 877
Baby Boomer 12% 6% 4% 77% 1% 1,269
Silent 11% 3% 2% 83% < 1% 509

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 545. 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% 1% 2% 95% < 1% 545
Older Millennial 2% < 1% 1% 95% 1% 666
Generation X 2% 1% 1% 96% < 1% 877
Baby Boomer 3% 1% 1% 95% < 1% 1,269
Silent 3% < 1% < 1% 96% < 1% 509

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 545. 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% 10% 5% 67% < 1% 545
Older Millennial 22% 9% 4% 65% 1% 666
Generation X 25% 8% 5% 61% < 1% 877
Baby Boomer 28% 7% 5% 59% 1% 1,269
Silent 24% 7% 5% 63% 1% 509

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 545. 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 34% 18% 8% 38% 2% 545
Older Millennial 37% 16% 9% 36% 2% 666
Generation X 36% 13% 11% 38% 1% 877
Baby Boomer 39% 11% 8% 38% 3% 1,269
Silent 29% 10% 6% 51% 5% 509

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 545. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 51% 19% 9% 21% < 1% 545
Older Millennial 50% 17% 13% 20% < 1% 666
Generation X 43% 15% 15% 26% 1% 877
Baby Boomer 51% 11% 13% 25% 1% 1,269
Silent 39% 13% 11% 35% 2% 509

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 545. 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% 23% 49% 25% 1% 545
Older Millennial 3% 19% 56% 21% 1% 666
Generation X 1% 16% 56% 25% 2% 877
Baby Boomer 3% 18% 57% 20% 2% 1,269
Silent 2% 19% 55% 23% 2% 509

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 545. 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% 89% < 1% < 1% 545
Older Millennial 16% 82% 1% 1% 666
Generation X 20% 78% 1% 1% 877
Baby Boomer 22% 76% 1% 1% 1,269
Silent 20% 79% 1% 1% 509

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 545. 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% 3% 4% 89% < 1% 545
Older Millennial 3% 3% 3% 90% < 1% 666
Generation X 4% 3% 4% 88% < 1% 877
Baby Boomer 5% 2% 2% 91% < 1% 1,269
Silent 4% 1% 3% 92% < 1% 509

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 545. 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% 3% < 1% 90% 3% 545
Older Millennial 3% 3% < 1% 91% 3% 666
Generation X 3% 4% < 1% 88% 5% 877
Baby Boomer 3% 5% 1% 86% 6% 1,269
Silent 3% 3% 1% 86% 7% 509

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …in heaven

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 545. 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 17% 75% 8% 545
Older Millennial 16% 77% 7% 666
Generation X 18% 75% 7% 877
Baby Boomer 17% 76% 7% 1,269
Silent 15% 79% 6% 509

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …in hell

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 545. 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% 80% 7% 545
Older Millennial 12% 83% 5% 666
Generation X 12% 81% 7% 877
Baby Boomer 11% 83% 6% 1,269
Silent 7% 88% 4% 509

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who identify as…

Generational cohort Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 545. 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 17% 23% 60% 545
Older Millennial 19% 22% 59% 666
Generation X 21% 20% 59% 877
Baby Boomer 23% 17% 60% 1,269
Silent 24% 11% 65% 509

Political ideology among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Generational cohort Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 545. 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% 33% 45% 8% 545
Older Millennial 10% 31% 52% 8% 666
Generation X 14% 33% 46% 7% 877
Baby Boomer 16% 31% 47% 5% 1,269
Silent 22% 29% 43% 6% 509

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who would rather have…

Generational cohort Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 545. 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% 2% 2% 545
Older Millennial 46% 46% 4% 5% 666
Generation X 48% 44% 4% 5% 877
Baby Boomer 49% 43% 4% 4% 1,269
Silent 46% 42% 7% 5% 509

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 545. 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% 2% 1% 545
Older Millennial 33% 63% 2% 1% 666
Generation X 34% 60% 5% 1% 877
Baby Boomer 30% 65% 3% 2% 1,269
Silent 35% 56% 6% 2% 509

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say abortion should be…

Generational cohort Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 545. 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 77% 21% 2% 545
Older Millennial 83% 14% 3% 666
Generation X 80% 16% 4% 877
Baby Boomer 86% 11% 3% 1,269
Silent 84% 12% 4% 509

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say homosexuality…

Generational cohort Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 545. 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% 5% 1% 1% 545
Older Millennial 92% 5% 2% 1% 666
Generation X 86% 9% 3% 2% 877
Baby Boomer 84% 11% 2% 2% 1,269
Silent 81% 14% 4% 1% 509

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …same-sex marriage

Generational cohort Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 545. 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% 8% 2% 545
Older Millennial 91% 5% 4% 666
Generation X 84% 10% 6% 877
Baby Boomer 80% 15% 5% 1,269
Silent 73% 19% 8% 509

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 545. 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% 73% 2% 3% 545
Older Millennial 19% 78% 1% 2% 666
Generation X 24% 71% 3% 2% 877
Baby Boomer 26% 72% 2% 1% 1,269
Silent 26% 68% 3% 3% 509

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is not at all important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 545. 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 81% 7% 2% 8% 2% 545
Older Millennial 79% 11% 3% 6% 1% 666
Generation X 77% 7% 3% 10% 3% 877
Baby Boomer 75% 9% 3% 10% 2% 1,269
Silent 74% 5% 4% 14% 3% 509