Generational cohort among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by religious group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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% 11% 32% 33% 14% 2% 1,510
Evangelical Protestant 7% 9% 27% 38% 16% 2% 4,656
Historically Black Protestant 9% 11% 30% 37% 12% 1% 1,074
Jehovah's Witness 8% 11% 30% 32% 19% 2% 102
Mainline Protestant 8% 8% 23% 38% 19% 3% 1,234
Mormon 10% 16% 33% 26% 14% 1% 203
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 15% 22% 34% 24% 6% < 1% 542

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are ages…

Generational cohort 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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% 644
Older Millennial 52% 48% < 1% < 1% 867
Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 1,998
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 85% 15% 3,879
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 1,993
Greatest < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 215

Gender composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Generational cohort Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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% 54% 644
Older Millennial 44% 56% 867
Generation X 44% 56% 1,998
Baby Boomer 44% 56% 3,879
Silent 37% 63% 1,993
Greatest 36% 64% 215

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who identify as…

Generational cohort White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 641. 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% 26% 3% 23% 5% 641
Older Millennial 41% 22% 4% 30% 3% 860
Generation X 50% 20% 3% 24% 4% 1,981
Baby Boomer 62% 19% 2% 14% 3% 3,832
Silent 74% 14% 1% 8% 2% 1,970
Greatest 82% 10% 1% 6% 1% 210

Immigrant status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Generational cohort Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 634. 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% 634
Older Millennial 30% 9% 61% 847
Generation X 24% 6% 70% 1,965
Baby Boomer 13% 5% 82% 3,830
Silent 9% 8% 83% 1,966
Greatest 4% 18% 78% 212

Income distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 523. 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% 16% 20% 11% 523
Older Millennial 55% 23% 17% 5% 779
Generation X 42% 22% 23% 13% 1,801
Baby Boomer 43% 22% 24% 11% 3,403
Silent 54% 24% 16% 7% 1,592
Greatest 70% 17% 12% 1% 149

Educational distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who have completed…

Generational cohort High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 640. 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% 5% 1% 640
Older Millennial 50% 31% 13% 5% 866
Generation X 51% 29% 12% 7% 1,988
Baby Boomer 56% 29% 11% 4% 3,867
Silent 65% 23% 7% 4% 1,985
Greatest 73% 20% 5% 3% 215

Marital status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Generational cohort Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 641. 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% 9% 2% < 1% 75% 641
Older Millennial 43% 13% 8% < 1% 36% 867
Generation X 57% 6% 17% 2% 18% 1,997
Baby Boomer 59% 3% 21% 8% 9% 3,871
Silent 51% 2% 11% 34% 3% 1,982
Greatest 32% < 1% 3% 62% 4% 214

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Generational cohort Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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% 79% 644
Older Millennial 61% 39% 867
Generation X 59% 41% 1,988
Baby Boomer 14% 86% 3,875
Silent 4% 96% 1,991
Greatest < 1% 100% 215

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 644. 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 88% 10% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 644
Older Millennial 80% 17% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 867
Generation X 87% 11% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,998
Baby Boomer 91% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3,879
Silent 91% 6% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,993
Greatest 86% 7% < 1% 7% < 1% < 1% 215

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who say religion is…

Generational cohort Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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 75% 18% 4% 3% < 1% 644
Older Millennial 81% 15% 2% 2% 1% 867
Generation X 84% 13% 1% 1% 1% 1,998
Baby Boomer 86% 11% 2% 1% < 1% 3,879
Silent 91% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 1,993
Greatest 94% 4% 2% < 1% < 1% 215

Attendance at religious services among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 644. 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 58% 33% 10% < 1% 644
Older Millennial 54% 31% 15% < 1% 867
Generation X 58% 29% 13% < 1% 1,998
Baby Boomer 60% 28% 12% < 1% 3,879
Silent 69% 18% 11% 1% 1,993
Greatest 62% 17% 19% 1% 215

Frequency of prayer among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who pray…

Generational cohort At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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 70% 19% 5% 5% < 1% 644
Older Millennial 73% 16% 5% 6% < 1% 867
Generation X 79% 12% 2% 6% 1% 1,998
Baby Boomer 82% 11% 2% 4% < 1% 3,879
Silent 86% 8% 2% 3% 1% 1,993
Greatest 87% 9% 1% 1% 2% 215

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 644. 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 41% 17% 11% 30% < 1% 644
Older Millennial 38% 17% 12% 33% < 1% 867
Generation X 45% 15% 9% 31% < 1% 1,998
Baby Boomer 48% 12% 8% 31% < 1% 3,879
Silent 53% 10% 8% 28% 2% 1,993
Greatest 42% 8% 5% 41% 3% 215

Frequency of meditation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 644. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 37% 9% 4% 49% 2% 644
Older Millennial 44% 8% 3% 43% 2% 867
Generation X 49% 7% 3% 39% 2% 1,998
Baby Boomer 54% 6% 3% 35% 2% 3,879
Silent 71% 6% 3% 17% 3% 1,993
Greatest 76% 6% 3% 10% 5% 215

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 644. 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 68% 14% 8% 9% < 1% 644
Older Millennial 70% 13% 8% 8% 1% 867
Generation X 73% 12% 7% 7% 1% 1,998
Baby Boomer 78% 9% 5% 7% 1% 3,879
Silent 81% 8% 3% 6% 2% 1,993
Greatest 86% 8% 2% 4% < 1% 215

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 644. 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 41% 20% 12% 25% 2% 644
Older Millennial 43% 15% 14% 27% 1% 867
Generation X 44% 15% 11% 28% 2% 1,998
Baby Boomer 48% 14% 9% 26% 2% 3,879
Silent 48% 10% 10% 27% 4% 1,993
Greatest 53% 10% 8% 24% 4% 215

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 644. 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% 8% 33% 7% 1% 644
Older Millennial 57% 5% 29% 7% 1% 867
Generation X 59% 4% 30% 5% 2% 1,998
Baby Boomer 62% 4% 29% 3% 2% 3,879
Silent 62% 3% 29% 3% 3% 1,993
Greatest 58% 5% 31% 4% 2% 215

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 644. 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% 1% 2% 644
Older Millennial 43% 55% 1% 1% 867
Generation X 45% 54% 1% 1% 1,998
Baby Boomer 48% 49% 1% 1% 3,879
Silent 46% 49% 2% 3% 1,993
Greatest 40% 53% 1% 6% 215

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 644. 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% 16% 11% 22% 1% 644
Older Millennial 58% 13% 6% 23% 1% 867
Generation X 62% 12% 7% 19% 1% 1,998
Baby Boomer 65% 10% 6% 19% 1% 3,879
Silent 69% 9% 5% 15% 2% 1,993
Greatest 62% 12% 3% 20% 4% 215

Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who …in heaven

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 93% 5% 2% 644
Older Millennial 90% 6% 4% 867
Generation X 91% 4% 5% 1,998
Baby Boomer 90% 5% 5% 3,879
Silent 93% 3% 4% 1,993
Greatest 90% 7% 3% 215

Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who …in hell

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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 86% 12% 2% 644
Older Millennial 82% 13% 5% 867
Generation X 82% 12% 6% 1,998
Baby Boomer 82% 12% 6% 3,879
Silent 82% 10% 8% 1,993
Greatest 73% 15% 12% 215

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who identify as…

Generational cohort Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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% 20% 37% 644
Older Millennial 37% 26% 37% 867
Generation X 42% 21% 36% 1,998
Baby Boomer 46% 15% 39% 3,879
Silent 49% 13% 38% 1,993
Greatest 43% 10% 47% 215

Political ideology among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Generational cohort Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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 41% 33% 17% 8% 644
Older Millennial 44% 26% 20% 11% 867
Generation X 52% 25% 16% 7% 1,998
Baby Boomer 56% 24% 14% 6% 3,879
Silent 59% 22% 13% 7% 1,993
Greatest 55% 25% 13% 7% 215

Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who would rather have…

Generational cohort Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 35% 63% 1% 2% 644
Older Millennial 35% 60% 2% 3% 867
Generation X 48% 48% 2% 2% 1,998
Baby Boomer 53% 42% 2% 3% 3,879
Silent 59% 34% 2% 5% 1,993
Greatest 60% 27% 6% 8% 215

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 644. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 45% 51% 2% 2% 644
Older Millennial 45% 50% 4% 2% 867
Generation X 50% 44% 4% 2% 1,998
Baby Boomer 51% 43% 4% 2% 3,879
Silent 53% 40% 3% 4% 1,993
Greatest 40% 50% 3% 7% 215

Views about abortion among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who say abortion should be…

Generational cohort Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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% 67% 2% 644
Older Millennial 31% 66% 3% 867
Generation X 32% 63% 5% 1,998
Baby Boomer 33% 62% 4% 3,879
Silent 28% 66% 6% 1,993
Greatest 30% 64% 6% 215

Views about homosexuality among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who say homosexuality…

Generational cohort Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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 55% 40% 3% 2% 644
Older Millennial 45% 47% 5% 4% 867
Generation X 40% 51% 5% 4% 1,998
Baby Boomer 34% 59% 4% 4% 3,879
Silent 23% 68% 4% 5% 1,993
Greatest 23% 67% 4% 6% 215

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who …same-sex marriage

Generational cohort Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 644. 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% 5% 644
Older Millennial 38% 54% 8% 867
Generation X 28% 62% 10% 1,998
Baby Boomer 23% 70% 7% 3,879
Silent 13% 79% 8% 1,993
Greatest 16% 72% 13% 215

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 644. 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% 48% 1% 3% 644
Older Millennial 46% 50% 2% 3% 867
Generation X 46% 48% 3% 3% 1,998
Baby Boomer 52% 43% 2% 3% 3,879
Silent 49% 38% 4% 9% 1,993
Greatest 40% 38% 6% 16% 215

Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by generational group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally 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 = 644. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 19% 26% 1% 51% 3% 644
Older Millennial 17% 27% 2% 51% 3% 867
Generation X 13% 24% 2% 58% 3% 1,998
Baby Boomer 9% 22% 2% 62% 5% 3,879
Silent 9% 16% 3% 61% 11% 1,993
Greatest 11% 10% 5% 54% 21% 215