Generational cohort among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by religious group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Religious tradition Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 198. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 21% 19% 26% 29% 6% < 1% 198
Catholic 12% 14% 28% 36% 10% 1% 2,042
Evangelical Protestant 14% 18% 26% 31% 10% < 1% 629
Hindu 15% 39% 39% 5% 2% < 1% 118
Historically Black Protestant 16% 16% 31% 31% 5% 1% 173
Jewish 11% 13% 22% 35% 16% 4% 505
Mainline Protestant 10% 12% 27% 36% 14% 1% 1,810
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 24% 22% 27% 22% 5% < 1% 5,633

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are ages…

Generational cohort 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,459. 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% 1,459
Older Millennial 58% 42% < 1% < 1% 1,855
Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 2,651
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 84% 16% 4,246
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 1,608
Greatest < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 133

Gender composition among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Generational cohort Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,459. 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 57% 43% 1,459
Older Millennial 56% 44% 1,855
Generation X 56% 44% 2,651
Baby Boomer 56% 44% 4,246
Silent 55% 45% 1,608
Greatest 54% 46% 133

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who identify as…

Generational cohort White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,441. 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% 7% 9% 20% 5% 1,441
Older Millennial 66% 8% 8% 14% 5% 1,838
Generation X 71% 6% 6% 14% 4% 2,615
Baby Boomer 81% 5% 3% 8% 3% 4,181
Silent 88% 2% 1% 6% 2% 1,592
Greatest 84% 4% 6% 4% 2% 130

Immigrant status among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Generational cohort Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,442. 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% 23% 65% 1,442
Older Millennial 15% 12% 73% 1,837
Generation X 18% 10% 72% 2,621
Baby Boomer 12% 8% 80% 4,224
Silent 10% 15% 75% 1,596
Greatest 8% 44% 48% 130

Income distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 1,293. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 36% 21% 25% 18% 1,293
Older Millennial 34% 24% 27% 15% 1,776
Generation X 20% 17% 30% 32% 2,491
Baby Boomer 22% 16% 31% 32% 3,867
Silent 31% 21% 29% 19% 1,357
Greatest 28% 24% 26% 22% 100

Educational distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who have completed…

Generational cohort High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,457. 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% 43% 12% 1% 1,457
Older Millennial 21% 36% 28% 15% 1,853
Generation X 28% 28% 24% 21% 2,647
Baby Boomer 30% 28% 23% 19% 4,234
Silent 35% 24% 20% 21% 1,606
Greatest 45% 24% 16% 15% 131

Marital status among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Generational cohort Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,455. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 4% 12% 1% < 1% 82% 1,455
Older Millennial 31% 18% 6% < 1% 44% 1,848
Generation X 57% 11% 13% 1% 18% 2,649
Baby Boomer 60% 7% 19% 5% 9% 4,233
Silent 57% 3% 15% 22% 3% 1,604
Greatest 35% < 1% 8% 56% 1% 132

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Generational cohort Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,457. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 9% 91% 1,457
Older Millennial 33% 67% 1,851
Generation X 54% 46% 2,644
Baby Boomer 12% 88% 4,241
Silent 2% 98% 1,605
Greatest < 1% 100% 133

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 1,459. 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% 23% 16% < 1% 38% 5% 1,459
Older Millennial 25% 26% 14% < 1% 30% 5% 1,855
Generation X 29% 30% 11% < 1% 25% 4% 2,651
Baby Boomer 34% 31% 11% 1% 19% 4% 4,246
Silent 29% 30% 11% 2% 23% 6% 1,608
Greatest 16% 29% 13% 1% 30% 12% 133

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who say religion is…

Generational cohort Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,459. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 9% 27% 29% 34% < 1% 1,459
Older Millennial 13% 30% 25% 32% < 1% 1,855
Generation X 15% 31% 24% 29% 1% 2,651
Baby Boomer 22% 32% 22% 24% 1% 4,246
Silent 24% 28% 20% 27% 2% 1,608
Greatest 23% 23% 28% 23% 2% 133

Attendance at religious services among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 1,459. 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% 34% 59% < 1% 1,459
Older Millennial 5% 33% 61% < 1% 1,855
Generation X 8% 33% 59% < 1% 2,651
Baby Boomer 12% 34% 55% < 1% 4,246
Silent 17% 26% 56% 1% 1,608
Greatest 21% 32% 47% < 1% 133

Frequency of prayer among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who pray…

Generational cohort At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,459. 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% 12% 9% 66% < 1% 1,459
Older Millennial 20% 13% 8% 58% < 1% 1,855
Generation X 25% 16% 9% 50% < 1% 2,651
Baby Boomer 31% 17% 8% 44% 1% 4,246
Silent 30% 13% 5% 50% 2% 1,608
Greatest 27% 7% 5% 60% 1% 133

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 1,459. 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% 5% 88% < 1% 1,459
Older Millennial 3% 3% 5% 89% < 1% 1,855
Generation X 6% 4% 5% 85% < 1% 2,651
Baby Boomer 6% 4% 5% 85% < 1% 4,246
Silent 6% 3% 5% 85% < 1% 1,608
Greatest 5% 2% 2% 90% 1% 133

Frequency of meditation among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 1,459. 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 20% 11% 5% 62% 1% 1,459
Older Millennial 26% 12% 6% 56% < 1% 1,855
Generation X 32% 10% 6% 52% 1% 2,651
Baby Boomer 34% 9% 5% 51% 1% 4,246
Silent 34% 9% 5% 50% 1% 1,608
Greatest 26% 10% 5% 55% 4% 133

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 1,459. 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% 21% 11% 29% 1% 1,459
Older Millennial 40% 19% 12% 27% 1% 1,855
Generation X 43% 16% 13% 27% 1% 2,651
Baby Boomer 45% 15% 13% 26% 1% 4,246
Silent 41% 13% 10% 33% 3% 1,608
Greatest 40% 8% 11% 41% < 1% 133

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 1,459. 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 54% 19% 11% 16% < 1% 1,459
Older Millennial 49% 20% 13% 18% < 1% 1,855
Generation X 44% 17% 15% 23% 1% 2,651
Baby Boomer 48% 15% 15% 22% 1% 4,246
Silent 42% 15% 13% 29% 1% 1,608
Greatest 37% 11% 17% 31% 5% 133

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 1,459. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 4% 23% 54% 18% 1% 1,459
Older Millennial 4% 19% 58% 17% 2% 1,855
Generation X 6% 17% 57% 18% 2% 2,651
Baby Boomer 8% 17% 59% 13% 2% 4,246
Silent 9% 16% 57% 16% 3% 1,608
Greatest 11% 15% 52% 16% 6% 133

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 1,459. 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% 86% < 1% < 1% 1,459
Older Millennial 17% 81% 1% 1% 1,855
Generation X 21% 77% 1% 1% 2,651
Baby Boomer 25% 73% 2% 1% 4,246
Silent 21% 76% 1% 1% 1,608
Greatest 14% 78% 2% 6% 133

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 1,459. 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% 7% 6% 81% < 1% 1,459
Older Millennial 8% 6% 8% 78% < 1% 1,855
Generation X 9% 6% 8% 76% < 1% 2,651
Baby Boomer 9% 7% 8% 76% < 1% 4,246
Silent 10% 5% 9% 75% < 1% 1,608
Greatest 11% 2% 10% 78% < 1% 133

Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who …in heaven

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,459. 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% 52% 8% 1,459
Older Millennial 39% 53% 8% 1,855
Generation X 41% 50% 8% 2,651
Baby Boomer 44% 46% 10% 4,246
Silent 37% 51% 12% 1,608
Greatest 11% 73% 16% 133

Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who …in hell

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,459. 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% 65% 6% 1,459
Older Millennial 27% 66% 7% 1,855
Generation X 27% 66% 7% 2,651
Baby Boomer 27% 65% 9% 4,246
Silent 19% 73% 8% 1,608
Greatest 8% 85% 6% 133

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who identify as…

Generational cohort Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,459. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 22% 19% 59% 1,459
Older Millennial 22% 20% 58% 1,855
Generation X 26% 19% 55% 2,651
Baby Boomer 28% 15% 58% 4,246
Silent 31% 10% 59% 1,608
Greatest 25% 12% 63% 133

Political ideology among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Generational cohort Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,459. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 15% 36% 42% 6% 1,459
Older Millennial 13% 38% 44% 6% 1,855
Generation X 17% 37% 40% 5% 2,651
Baby Boomer 22% 37% 38% 4% 4,246
Silent 27% 35% 34% 3% 1,608
Greatest 26% 33% 36% 4% 133

Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who would rather have…

Generational cohort Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,459. 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% 2% 3% 1,459
Older Millennial 46% 47% 4% 4% 1,855
Generation X 51% 43% 3% 3% 2,651
Baby Boomer 50% 42% 4% 4% 4,246
Silent 51% 39% 6% 5% 1,608
Greatest 50% 36% 7% 6% 133

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 1,459. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 36% 61% 2% 1% 1,459
Older Millennial 34% 61% 3% 2% 1,855
Generation X 37% 58% 4% 1% 2,651
Baby Boomer 34% 61% 3% 2% 4,246
Silent 39% 56% 3% 2% 1,608
Greatest 32% 65% 3% 1% 133

Views about abortion among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who say abortion should be…

Generational cohort Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,459. 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% 23% 2% 1,459
Older Millennial 78% 20% 2% 1,855
Generation X 79% 17% 3% 2,651
Baby Boomer 81% 16% 3% 4,246
Silent 75% 19% 5% 1,608
Greatest 71% 23% 6% 133

Views about homosexuality among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who say homosexuality…

Generational cohort Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,459. 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% 6% 1% 1% 1,459
Older Millennial 91% 6% 2% 1% 1,855
Generation X 86% 10% 3% 2% 2,651
Baby Boomer 83% 12% 3% 2% 4,246
Silent 76% 17% 4% 3% 1,608
Greatest 63% 31% 1% 5% 133

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who …same-sex marriage

Generational cohort Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,459. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 90% 8% 2% 1,459
Older Millennial 89% 8% 3% 1,855
Generation X 81% 13% 6% 2,651
Baby Boomer 76% 18% 6% 4,246
Silent 66% 25% 9% 1,608
Greatest 62% 31% 6% 133

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 1,459. 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% 2% 2% 1,459
Older Millennial 23% 74% 2% 2% 1,855
Generation X 26% 71% 2% 2% 2,651
Baby Boomer 28% 68% 2% 2% 4,246
Silent 33% 61% 3% 3% 1,608
Greatest 31% 60% 1% 8% 133

Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 1,459. 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% 14% 3% 9% 1% 1,459
Older Millennial 67% 19% 4% 8% 1% 1,855
Generation X 66% 16% 4% 13% 2% 2,651
Baby Boomer 60% 20% 5% 13% 2% 4,246
Silent 58% 16% 6% 15% 5% 1,608
Greatest 51% 8% 4% 23% 14% 133