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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 19% 11% 30% 31% 8% 1% 563
Evangelical Protestant 12% 12% 32% 32% 10% 1% 173
Jewish 19% 14% 18% 37% 10% 3% 165
Mainline Protestant 11% 12% 26% 35% 14% 2% 591
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 26% 23% 27% 20% 4% < 1% 1,894

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Generational cohort 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 560. 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% 560
Older Millennial 60% 40% < 1% < 1% 599
Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 873
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 84% 16% 1,233
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 440

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Generational cohort Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 560. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 49% 51% 560
Older Millennial 60% 40% 599
Generation X 57% 43% 873
Baby Boomer 59% 41% 1,233
Silent 61% 39% 440

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

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

Generational cohort White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 556. 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 61% 8% 9% 18% 4% 556
Older Millennial 65% 8% 10% 12% 5% 593
Generation X 78% 4% 6% 8% 4% 866
Baby Boomer 87% 3% 4% 5% 2% 1,222
Silent 91% 1% 1% 4% 2% 433

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Generational cohort Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 556. 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% 24% 66% 556
Older Millennial 18% 9% 73% 589
Generation X 13% 9% 77% 861
Baby Boomer 10% 9% 81% 1,225
Silent 10% 14% 76% 437

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 484. 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% 22% 23% 20% 484
Older Millennial 34% 28% 25% 13% 563
Generation X 19% 18% 33% 30% 821
Baby Boomer 21% 15% 33% 30% 1,132
Silent 35% 20% 28% 17% 352

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

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

Generational cohort High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 558. 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% 42% 11% 2% 558
Older Millennial 22% 37% 26% 14% 598
Generation X 27% 30% 24% 19% 872
Baby Boomer 31% 30% 22% 17% 1,230
Silent 39% 20% 22% 18% 439

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Generational cohort Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 558. 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% 9% 1% < 1% 86% 558
Older Millennial 31% 13% 7% < 1% 48% 596
Generation X 58% 11% 11% 1% 19% 871
Baby Boomer 60% 7% 19% 4% 10% 1,231
Silent 58% 4% 13% 21% 5% 437

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Generational cohort Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 559. 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% 559
Older Millennial 29% 71% 598
Generation X 51% 49% 872
Baby Boomer 11% 89% 1,233
Silent 1% 99% 438

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 560. 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% 27% 24% < 1% 31% 6% 560
Older Millennial 16% 36% 19% < 1% 22% 7% 599
Generation X 22% 39% 18% < 1% 15% 6% 873
Baby Boomer 24% 36% 17% 1% 15% 6% 1,233
Silent 20% 34% 19% 3% 14% 9% 440

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 560. 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% 40% 57% < 1% 560
Older Millennial 2% 34% 64% < 1% 599
Generation X 2% 32% 65% < 1% 873
Baby Boomer 2% 31% 67% < 1% 1,233
Silent 5% 32% 63% 1% 440

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who pray…

Generational cohort At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 560. 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% 13% 9% 71% < 1% 560
Older Millennial 11% 11% 10% 68% < 1% 599
Generation X 16% 13% 12% 59% < 1% 873
Baby Boomer 17% 13% 10% 60% < 1% 1,233
Silent 17% 10% 8% 63% 1% 440

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 560. 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% 5% 90% < 1% 560
Older Millennial 1% 2% 4% 94% < 1% 599
Generation X 2% 2% 3% 94% < 1% 873
Baby Boomer 2% 1% 2% 95% < 1% 1,233
Silent 1% 2% 1% 95% 1% 440

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 560. 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% 12% 5% 69% 1% 560
Older Millennial 21% 12% 6% 61% < 1% 599
Generation X 23% 11% 5% 60% 1% 873
Baby Boomer 25% 9% 6% 60% < 1% 1,233
Silent 26% 7% 6% 60% 1% 440

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 560. 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% 26% 12% 31% 1% 560
Older Millennial 32% 19% 15% 33% 1% 599
Generation X 35% 13% 19% 32% 1% 873
Baby Boomer 31% 15% 15% 37% 1% 1,233
Silent 30% 12% 14% 42% 3% 440

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 560. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 49% 20% 14% 16% 1% 560
Older Millennial 42% 20% 17% 21% 1% 599
Generation X 37% 18% 17% 28% < 1% 873
Baby Boomer 38% 17% 15% 29% 1% 1,233
Silent 30% 14% 15% 37% 4% 440

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 560. 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% 24% 55% 17% 1% 560
Older Millennial 3% 18% 62% 16% 1% 599
Generation X 4% 17% 65% 13% 1% 873
Baby Boomer 4% 17% 65% 12% 2% 1,233
Silent 4% 13% 64% 17% 3% 440

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 560. 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% 560
Older Millennial 17% 81% 2% < 1% 599
Generation X 22% 76% 1% 1% 873
Baby Boomer 27% 70% 3% < 1% 1,233
Silent 20% 79% < 1% < 1% 440

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 560. 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% 5% 6% 87% < 1% 560
Older Millennial 4% 6% 7% 83% < 1% 599
Generation X 5% 5% 5% 85% < 1% 873
Baby Boomer 4% 4% 6% 86% < 1% 1,233
Silent 5% 2% 6% 87% < 1% 440

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 560. 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% 12% < 1% 77% 6% 560
Older Millennial 4% 11% < 1% 75% 10% 599
Generation X 4% 15% < 1% 72% 8% 873
Baby Boomer 6% 13% 1% 73% 7% 1,233
Silent 3% 16% 1% 71% 9% 440

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

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

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 560. 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% 46% 10% 560
Older Millennial 41% 49% 10% 599
Generation X 46% 43% 11% 873
Baby Boomer 41% 46% 13% 1,233
Silent 33% 50% 16% 440

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

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

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 560. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 32% 60% 8% 560
Older Millennial 32% 59% 9% 599
Generation X 31% 60% 10% 873
Baby Boomer 27% 63% 10% 1,233
Silent 22% 69% 9% 440

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Generational cohort Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 560. 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% 17% 57% 560
Older Millennial 27% 22% 51% 599
Generation X 32% 17% 51% 873
Baby Boomer 31% 16% 52% 1,233
Silent 36% 10% 54% 440

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who are…

Generational cohort Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 560. 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% 38% 40% 5% 560
Older Millennial 13% 44% 35% 8% 599
Generation X 20% 40% 35% 5% 873
Baby Boomer 23% 38% 34% 6% 1,233
Silent 30% 36% 29% 5% 440

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

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

Generational cohort Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 560. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 44% 50% 2% 3% 560
Older Millennial 46% 46% 3% 5% 599
Generation X 55% 40% 3% 3% 873
Baby Boomer 56% 38% 3% 3% 1,233
Silent 57% 35% 5% 4% 440

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 560. 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% 60% 5% 1% 560
Older Millennial 37% 56% 4% 2% 599
Generation X 42% 54% 3% 1% 873
Baby Boomer 40% 55% 3% 2% 1,233
Silent 40% 54% 3% 3% 440

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 560. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 78% 20% 3% 560
Older Millennial 76% 22% 2% 599
Generation X 79% 18% 2% 873
Baby Boomer 81% 15% 4% 1,233
Silent 75% 19% 5% 440

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

% of adults who say religion is not too important who say homosexuality…

Generational cohort Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 560. 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% 4% 1% 1% 560
Older Millennial 89% 7% 1% 3% 599
Generation X 83% 13% 2% 2% 873
Baby Boomer 79% 16% 2% 3% 1,233
Silent 74% 20% 3% 3% 440

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

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

Generational cohort Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 560. 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% 3% 560
Older Millennial 88% 10% 3% 599
Generation X 78% 16% 5% 873
Baby Boomer 72% 21% 7% 1,233
Silent 62% 30% 7% 440

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 560. 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 25% 72% 1% 2% 560
Older Millennial 24% 70% 3% 4% 599
Generation X 31% 67% 1% 1% 873
Baby Boomer 32% 65% 1% 2% 1,233
Silent 34% 59% 3% 3% 440

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

% of adults who say religion is not too 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 = 560. 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% 10% 2% 10% 2% 560
Older Millennial 68% 15% 6% 10% 1% 599
Generation X 64% 16% 6% 13% 1% 873
Baby Boomer 64% 17% 5% 11% 3% 1,233
Silent 62% 11% 8% 13% 6% 440