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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 8% 10% 29% 35% 17% 2% 4,122
Evangelical Protestant 10% 12% 27% 35% 14% 1% 6,752
Historically Black Protestant 11% 13% 30% 35% 10% 1% 1,600
Jehovah's Witness 11% 10% 26% 36% 17% 1% 217
Jewish 11% 15% 27% 32% 11% 3% 267
Mainline Protestant 9% 9% 22% 38% 20% 3% 3,233
Mormon 13% 16% 31% 27% 11% 1% 547
Muslim 34% 21% 30% 12% 4% < 1% 152
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 14% 20% 32% 28% 6% < 1% 801

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Generational cohort 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 100% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,241
Older Millennial 55% 45% < 1% < 1% 1,732
Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 3,672
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 84% 16% 7,361
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 3,867
Greatest < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 399

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

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

Generational cohort Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 48% 52% 1,241
Older Millennial 44% 56% 1,732
Generation X 44% 56% 3,672
Baby Boomer 43% 57% 7,361
Silent 36% 64% 3,867
Greatest 33% 67% 399

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

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

Generational cohort White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,232. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 48% 21% 4% 20% 6% 1,232
Older Millennial 49% 19% 4% 24% 4% 1,718
Generation X 53% 18% 3% 23% 4% 3,631
Baby Boomer 67% 16% 2% 12% 4% 7,245
Silent 79% 11% 1% 7% 2% 3,824
Greatest 83% 10% 1% 4% 2% 392

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

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

Generational cohort Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,228. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 16% 16% 68% 1,228
Older Millennial 23% 9% 67% 1,709
Generation X 23% 7% 71% 3,628
Baby Boomer 12% 6% 82% 7,285
Silent 9% 9% 82% 3,826
Greatest 7% 19% 75% 392

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 1,039. 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% 18% 25% 13% 1,039
Older Millennial 45% 23% 23% 8% 1,586
Generation X 34% 20% 27% 19% 3,347
Baby Boomer 35% 20% 27% 17% 6,443
Silent 46% 25% 20% 9% 3,062
Greatest 62% 22% 12% 4% 284

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

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

Generational cohort High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,238. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 48% 43% 8% 1% 1,238
Older Millennial 37% 35% 18% 10% 1,730
Generation X 41% 31% 17% 11% 3,663
Baby Boomer 45% 30% 15% 10% 7,342
Silent 55% 25% 11% 9% 3,854
Greatest 64% 22% 9% 5% 394

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

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

Generational cohort Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,239. 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% 8% 2% < 1% 79% 1,239
Older Millennial 46% 11% 8% < 1% 34% 1,729
Generation X 61% 6% 16% 1% 16% 3,664
Baby Boomer 62% 3% 19% 7% 9% 7,335
Silent 53% 2% 11% 32% 3% 3,852
Greatest 30% < 1% 2% 65% 3% 396

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

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

Generational cohort Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,239. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 16% 84% 1,239
Older Millennial 59% 41% 1,726
Generation X 62% 38% 3,656
Baby Boomer 14% 86% 7,349
Silent 3% 97% 3,863
Greatest < 1% 100% 398

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 1,241. 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% 10% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,241
Older Millennial 84% 13% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,732
Generation X 87% 10% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3,672
Baby Boomer 89% 9% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 7,361
Silent 88% 9% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 3,867
Greatest 83% 9% 1% 5% < 1% 1% 399

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 1,241. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 59% 31% 10% < 1% 1,241
Older Millennial 53% 33% 13% 1% 1,732
Generation X 58% 31% 11% < 1% 3,672
Baby Boomer 59% 29% 11% 1% 7,361
Silent 70% 18% 11% 1% 3,867
Greatest 65% 16% 18% 1% 399

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

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

Generational cohort At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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 76% 17% 3% 3% < 1% 1,241
Older Millennial 77% 15% 4% 4% < 1% 1,732
Generation X 81% 13% 2% 3% 1% 3,672
Baby Boomer 83% 12% 2% 2% 1% 7,361
Silent 85% 10% 1% 2% 1% 3,867
Greatest 86% 8% 2% 2% 2% 399

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 1,241. 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% 17% 11% 32% < 1% 1,241
Older Millennial 36% 17% 12% 34% 1% 1,732
Generation X 42% 15% 10% 33% < 1% 3,672
Baby Boomer 42% 11% 10% 36% 1% 7,361
Silent 45% 9% 10% 34% 2% 3,867
Greatest 37% 7% 9% 44% 2% 399

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 1,241. 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% 9% 4% 46% 2% 1,241
Older Millennial 43% 9% 3% 44% 1% 1,732
Generation X 50% 8% 3% 36% 2% 3,672
Baby Boomer 56% 7% 3% 32% 2% 7,361
Silent 68% 6% 3% 20% 4% 3,867
Greatest 70% 7% 3% 14% 5% 399

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 1,241. 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 73% 15% 6% 5% 1% 1,241
Older Millennial 71% 14% 7% 7% 1% 1,732
Generation X 74% 13% 6% 5% 1% 3,672
Baby Boomer 79% 10% 5% 5% 1% 7,361
Silent 81% 8% 4% 5% 2% 3,867
Greatest 84% 5% 4% 5% 1% 399

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 1,241. 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% 21% 11% 18% 1% 1,241
Older Millennial 44% 18% 13% 24% 1% 1,732
Generation X 47% 16% 11% 24% 2% 3,672
Baby Boomer 52% 14% 10% 21% 2% 7,361
Silent 51% 11% 10% 24% 3% 3,867
Greatest 51% 11% 8% 26% 4% 399

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 1,241. 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% 9% 32% 5% 2% 1,241
Older Millennial 52% 8% 32% 6% 2% 1,732
Generation X 55% 6% 31% 5% 3% 3,672
Baby Boomer 57% 5% 32% 4% 3% 7,361
Silent 56% 4% 32% 4% 4% 3,867
Greatest 53% 5% 35% 3% 4% 399

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 1,241. 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 31% 66% 2% 1% 1,241
Older Millennial 39% 59% 1% 1% 1,732
Generation X 43% 54% 2% 1% 3,672
Baby Boomer 45% 52% 2% 1% 7,361
Silent 43% 52% 2% 3% 3,867
Greatest 36% 58% 1% 5% 399

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 1,241. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 53% 19% 8% 19% 1% 1,241
Older Millennial 55% 14% 8% 22% 1% 1,732
Generation X 59% 13% 9% 19% 1% 3,672
Baby Boomer 59% 11% 7% 22% 1% 7,361
Silent 61% 9% 6% 21% 2% 3,867
Greatest 58% 9% 5% 24% 3% 399

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 1,241. 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% 44% 4% 10% 3% 1,241
Older Millennial 43% 35% 3% 13% 6% 1,732
Generation X 50% 31% 4% 10% 6% 3,672
Baby Boomer 51% 28% 4% 11% 7% 7,361
Silent 52% 28% 5% 8% 7% 3,867
Greatest 58% 21% 6% 6% 9% 399

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

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

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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 91% 6% 3% 1,241
Older Millennial 88% 7% 4% 1,732
Generation X 88% 6% 6% 3,672
Baby Boomer 87% 7% 6% 7,361
Silent 88% 5% 6% 3,867
Greatest 85% 8% 7% 399

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

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

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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% 1,241
Older Millennial 77% 18% 5% 1,732
Generation X 76% 16% 7% 3,672
Baby Boomer 73% 19% 8% 7,361
Silent 70% 19% 11% 3,867
Greatest 62% 22% 15% 399

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Generational cohort Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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% 19% 37% 1,241
Older Millennial 39% 22% 39% 1,732
Generation X 41% 20% 38% 3,672
Baby Boomer 45% 15% 41% 7,361
Silent 47% 13% 40% 3,867
Greatest 42% 10% 47% 399

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

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

Generational cohort Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 38% 36% 19% 8% 1,241
Older Millennial 40% 32% 19% 8% 1,732
Generation X 47% 29% 17% 7% 3,672
Baby Boomer 50% 29% 16% 6% 7,361
Silent 53% 26% 14% 7% 3,867
Greatest 51% 29% 14% 6% 399

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

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

Generational cohort Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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% 52% 1% 2% 1,241
Older Millennial 43% 51% 3% 3% 1,732
Generation X 51% 42% 3% 3% 3,672
Baby Boomer 55% 38% 3% 4% 7,361
Silent 60% 31% 3% 6% 3,867
Greatest 54% 31% 6% 10% 399

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 1,241. 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% 49% 3% 2% 1,241
Older Millennial 45% 48% 5% 2% 1,732
Generation X 48% 46% 4% 2% 3,672
Baby Boomer 48% 46% 4% 2% 7,361
Silent 50% 42% 4% 4% 3,867
Greatest 37% 52% 3% 8% 399

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 1,241. 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% 65% 3% 1,241
Older Millennial 36% 61% 3% 1,732
Generation X 37% 58% 5% 3,672
Baby Boomer 40% 56% 4% 7,361
Silent 35% 58% 7% 3,867
Greatest 33% 57% 10% 399

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

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

Generational cohort Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 59% 36% 3% 2% 1,241
Older Millennial 52% 40% 5% 4% 1,732
Generation X 47% 44% 5% 4% 3,672
Baby Boomer 44% 47% 5% 4% 7,361
Silent 36% 54% 4% 5% 3,867
Greatest 30% 57% 4% 8% 399

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

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

Generational cohort Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,241. 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% 44% 6% 1,241
Older Millennial 45% 48% 6% 1,732
Generation X 37% 54% 9% 3,672
Baby Boomer 34% 58% 8% 7,361
Silent 25% 66% 10% 3,867
Greatest 22% 64% 13% 399

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 1,241. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 38% 58% 2% 2% 1,241
Older Millennial 40% 54% 2% 3% 1,732
Generation X 42% 53% 3% 3% 3,672
Baby Boomer 46% 49% 2% 3% 7,361
Silent 45% 43% 4% 8% 3,867
Greatest 37% 41% 6% 16% 399

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 1,241. 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% 33% 3% 45% 2% 1,241
Older Millennial 17% 33% 3% 45% 3% 1,732
Generation X 15% 29% 3% 49% 4% 3,672
Baby Boomer 13% 29% 3% 50% 5% 7,361
Silent 11% 24% 4% 50% 11% 3,867
Greatest 15% 14% 5% 47% 18% 399