Generational cohort among adults who say religion is somewhat important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 15% 13% 28% 35% 8% 1% 2,188
Evangelical Protestant 14% 15% 29% 31% 10% 1% 1,369
Historically Black Protestant 24% 20% 27% 23% 5% 1% 227
Jewish 13% 11% 23% 32% 19% 2% 306
Mainline Protestant 13% 12% 28% 33% 13% 1% 1,948
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 21% 23% 29% 23% 4% < 1% 1,482

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are ages…

Generational cohort 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 932. 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% 932
Older Millennial 57% 43% < 1% < 1% 1,109
Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 1,836
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 84% 16% 3,086
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 1,110
Greatest < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 101

Gender composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Generational cohort Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 932. 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% 932
Older Millennial 51% 49% 1,109
Generation X 51% 49% 1,836
Baby Boomer 53% 47% 3,086
Silent 50% 50% 1,110
Greatest 46% 54% 101

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as…

Generational cohort White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 923. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 50% 11% 7% 27% 5% 923
Older Millennial 58% 11% 7% 19% 5% 1,098
Generation X 68% 8% 5% 16% 3% 1,815
Baby Boomer 79% 5% 3% 10% 4% 3,051
Silent 89% 3% 1% 5% 2% 1,099
Greatest 93% 3% 3% 1% < 1% 100

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Generational cohort Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 916. 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% 25% 64% 916
Older Millennial 19% 11% 70% 1,094
Generation X 18% 8% 74% 1,822
Baby Boomer 11% 7% 82% 3,062
Silent 9% 12% 78% 1,097
Greatest 6% 37% 57% 100

Income distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 787. 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 40% 21% 23% 17% 787
Older Millennial 38% 24% 28% 11% 1,046
Generation X 27% 19% 28% 26% 1,704
Baby Boomer 30% 19% 28% 24% 2,773
Silent 42% 23% 23% 13% 939

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who have completed…

Generational cohort High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 931. 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% 41% 9% 1% 931
Older Millennial 31% 36% 23% 11% 1,106
Generation X 37% 29% 19% 14% 1,827
Baby Boomer 43% 28% 17% 12% 3,081
Silent 50% 26% 14% 10% 1,106
Greatest 52% 24% 13% 12% 101

Marital status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Generational cohort Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 931. 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% 2% < 1% 82% 931
Older Millennial 33% 20% 6% < 1% 41% 1,107
Generation X 57% 10% 15% 2% 15% 1,835
Baby Boomer 60% 6% 19% 6% 10% 3,074
Silent 54% 3% 14% 26% 2% 1,107
Greatest 35% < 1% 1% 64% < 1% 101

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Generational cohort Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 931. 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% 87% 931
Older Millennial 43% 57% 1,106
Generation X 58% 42% 1,830
Baby Boomer 13% 87% 3,080
Silent 1% 99% 1,110
Greatest 3% 97% 101

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 932. 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% 39% 8% < 1% 4% 2% 932
Older Millennial 48% 36% 9% 1% 4% 2% 1,109
Generation X 53% 36% 6% < 1% 3% 1% 1,836
Baby Boomer 54% 37% 5% 1% 2% 2% 3,086
Silent 49% 38% 5% 1% 4% 2% 1,110
Greatest 36% 39% 12% 6% 2% 5% 101

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 932. 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% 61% 24% 1% 932
Older Millennial 11% 55% 34% < 1% 1,109
Generation X 12% 56% 32% < 1% 1,836
Baby Boomer 13% 52% 35% < 1% 3,086
Silent 20% 45% 34% 1% 1,110
Greatest 25% 44% 30% 1% 101

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who pray…

Generational cohort At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 932. 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% 30% 13% 27% < 1% 932
Older Millennial 34% 27% 15% 24% 1% 1,109
Generation X 41% 28% 11% 19% < 1% 1,836
Baby Boomer 38% 30% 12% 19% 1% 3,086
Silent 38% 27% 10% 22% 3% 1,110
Greatest 37% 17% 8% 33% 4% 101

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 932. 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% 13% 12% 67% < 1% 932
Older Millennial 6% 8% 8% 78% < 1% 1,109
Generation X 8% 8% 10% 74% < 1% 1,836
Baby Boomer 6% 6% 7% 81% < 1% 3,086
Silent 7% 4% 8% 80% 1% 1,110
Greatest 13% 10% 7% 69% 1% 101

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 932. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 21% 11% 6% 62% 1% 932
Older Millennial 28% 11% 7% 54% < 1% 1,109
Generation X 27% 9% 6% 58% 1% 1,836
Baby Boomer 30% 9% 5% 54% 1% 3,086
Silent 34% 13% 6% 44% 2% 1,110
Greatest 42% 8% 4% 43% 3% 101

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 932. 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 39% 25% 16% 19% 1% 932
Older Millennial 44% 23% 14% 19% 1% 1,109
Generation X 42% 22% 16% 20% 1% 1,836
Baby Boomer 42% 20% 16% 20% 1% 3,086
Silent 41% 17% 15% 25% 3% 1,110
Greatest 48% 15% 9% 27% 2% 101

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 932. 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% 20% 12% 21% < 1% 932
Older Millennial 42% 18% 16% 23% 1% 1,109
Generation X 36% 17% 16% 31% < 1% 1,836
Baby Boomer 38% 17% 16% 29% 1% 3,086
Silent 31% 15% 19% 32% 3% 1,110
Greatest 34% 12% 16% 35% 4% 101

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 932. 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% 19% 57% 11% 1% 932
Older Millennial 10% 17% 61% 10% 2% 1,109
Generation X 13% 13% 61% 12% 1% 1,836
Baby Boomer 16% 11% 62% 9% 2% 3,086
Silent 13% 10% 65% 7% 5% 1,110
Greatest 13% 7% 71% 7% 1% 101

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 932. 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 18% 81% 1% < 1% 932
Older Millennial 22% 77% 1% 1% 1,109
Generation X 29% 70% 1% < 1% 1,836
Baby Boomer 30% 68% 1% 1% 3,086
Silent 28% 69% 1% 2% 1,110
Greatest 21% 71% 1% 7% 101

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 932. 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% 15% 13% 59% < 1% 932
Older Millennial 13% 11% 12% 63% 1% 1,109
Generation X 15% 12% 13% 59% < 1% 1,836
Baby Boomer 12% 9% 13% 66% < 1% 3,086
Silent 11% 11% 14% 62% 2% 1,110
Greatest 17% 9% 10% 63% 1% 101

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 932. 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% 40% < 1% 42% 6% 932
Older Millennial 13% 30% 1% 47% 9% 1,109
Generation X 17% 32% 2% 40% 9% 1,836
Baby Boomer 16% 33% 2% 39% 9% 3,086
Silent 16% 34% 3% 35% 11% 1,110
Greatest 12% 36% 2% 31% 19% 101

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …in heaven

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 932. 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 80% 14% 6% 932
Older Millennial 74% 19% 7% 1,109
Generation X 77% 16% 7% 1,836
Baby Boomer 75% 16% 9% 3,086
Silent 67% 21% 12% 1,110
Greatest 50% 35% 15% 101

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …in hell

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 932. 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% 31% 6% 932
Older Millennial 57% 36% 7% 1,109
Generation X 58% 35% 8% 1,836
Baby Boomer 54% 36% 10% 3,086
Silent 43% 45% 12% 1,110
Greatest 27% 58% 14% 101

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as…

Generational cohort Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 932. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 33% 19% 49% 932
Older Millennial 29% 23% 48% 1,109
Generation X 38% 20% 42% 1,836
Baby Boomer 37% 16% 46% 3,086
Silent 43% 12% 45% 1,110
Greatest 43% 18% 39% 101

Political ideology among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Generational cohort Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 932. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 23% 41% 29% 7% 932
Older Millennial 20% 39% 33% 9% 1,109
Generation X 29% 41% 26% 5% 1,836
Baby Boomer 35% 38% 23% 4% 3,086
Silent 37% 38% 21% 3% 1,110
Greatest 30% 48% 17% 4% 101

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who would rather have…

Generational cohort Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 932. 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 42% 55% 1% 3% 932
Older Millennial 46% 48% 3% 3% 1,109
Generation X 54% 41% 3% 3% 1,836
Baby Boomer 56% 36% 4% 4% 3,086
Silent 61% 31% 3% 5% 1,110
Greatest 66% 21% 8% 5% 101

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 932. 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 40% 57% 2% 1% 932
Older Millennial 40% 54% 4% 2% 1,109
Generation X 48% 47% 5% 1% 1,836
Baby Boomer 46% 49% 4% 2% 3,086
Silent 50% 45% 2% 3% 1,110
Greatest 35% 52% 6% 7% 101

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 932. 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 60% 38% 2% 932
Older Millennial 62% 34% 3% 1,109
Generation X 67% 29% 3% 1,836
Baby Boomer 67% 28% 5% 3,086
Silent 63% 31% 6% 1,110
Greatest 65% 26% 9% 101

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who say homosexuality…

Generational cohort Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 932. 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 87% 11% 2% 1% 932
Older Millennial 82% 13% 3% 2% 1,109
Generation X 76% 17% 4% 3% 1,836
Baby Boomer 71% 22% 4% 3% 3,086
Silent 61% 31% 5% 4% 1,110
Greatest 50% 35% 7% 7% 101

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …same-sex marriage

Generational cohort Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 932. 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% 16% 3% 932
Older Millennial 77% 17% 6% 1,109
Generation X 66% 26% 8% 1,836
Baby Boomer 59% 33% 8% 3,086
Silent 50% 38% 13% 1,110
Greatest 33% 48% 19% 101

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 932. 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% 63% 1% 2% 932
Older Millennial 31% 65% 2% 2% 1,109
Generation X 33% 62% 2% 2% 1,836
Baby Boomer 39% 55% 2% 3% 3,086
Silent 45% 47% 3% 5% 1,110
Greatest 35% 50% 3% 12% 101

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by generational group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 932. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 46% 29% 4% 19% 2% 932
Older Millennial 45% 31% 6% 17% 2% 1,109
Generation X 38% 28% 4% 27% 3% 1,836
Baby Boomer 34% 32% 5% 26% 4% 3,086
Silent 34% 26% 5% 27% 8% 1,110
Greatest 34% 11% 9% 35% 11% 101