Generational cohort among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by religious group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Religious tradition Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 111. 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 24% 21% 26% 23% 7% < 1% 111
Catholic 11% 11% 28% 36% 12% 1% 3,365
Evangelical Protestant 12% 13% 28% 32% 14% 1% 2,373
Historically Black Protestant 13% 14% 28% 36% 9% 1% 737
Jewish 15% 14% 21% 31% 15% 4% 403
Mainline Protestant 10% 11% 25% 35% 17% 2% 2,925
Mormon 9% 21% 33% 28% 8% 2% 161
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 20% 21% 30% 23% 5% < 1% 4,085

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are ages…

Generational cohort 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,492. 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% 1,492
Older Millennial 58% 42% < 1% < 1% 1,921
Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 3,205
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 84% 16% 5,581
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 2,458
Greatest < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 257

Gender composition among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Generational cohort Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,492. 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% 50% 1,492
Older Millennial 51% 49% 1,921
Generation X 51% 49% 3,205
Baby Boomer 52% 48% 5,581
Silent 47% 53% 2,458
Greatest 39% 61% 257

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Generational cohort White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,485. 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% 13% 6% 22% 5% 1,485
Older Millennial 59% 12% 6% 17% 5% 1,907
Generation X 67% 11% 4% 15% 3% 3,163
Baby Boomer 75% 11% 2% 8% 4% 5,500
Silent 84% 8% 1% 4% 2% 2,430
Greatest 88% 8% 2% 1% 1% 254

Immigrant status among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Generational cohort Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,467. 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% 20% 69% 1,467
Older Millennial 15% 11% 74% 1,896
Generation X 17% 8% 75% 3,166
Baby Boomer 10% 7% 83% 5,535
Silent 7% 12% 81% 2,436
Greatest 6% 29% 65% 254

Income distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,272. 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% 20% 23% 17% 1,272
Older Millennial 39% 25% 25% 12% 1,804
Generation X 28% 19% 30% 24% 2,949
Baby Boomer 32% 20% 27% 21% 4,980
Silent 43% 24% 22% 11% 2,006
Greatest 51% 24% 17% 7% 191

Educational distribution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have completed…

Generational cohort High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,489. 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% 40% 8% 1% 1,489
Older Millennial 32% 37% 21% 10% 1,917
Generation X 40% 31% 18% 11% 3,201
Baby Boomer 45% 31% 15% 10% 5,563
Silent 54% 25% 12% 9% 2,451
Greatest 64% 20% 9% 7% 255

Marital status among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Generational cohort Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,490. 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% 12% 1% < 1% 80% 1,490
Older Millennial 35% 17% 7% < 1% 41% 1,919
Generation X 56% 10% 15% 2% 18% 3,202
Baby Boomer 58% 6% 20% 7% 9% 5,568
Silent 52% 3% 14% 29% 3% 2,448
Greatest 28% < 1% 4% 67% 1% 256

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Generational cohort Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,491. 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% 86% 1,491
Older Millennial 45% 55% 1,915
Generation X 56% 44% 3,198
Baby Boomer 12% 88% 5,574
Silent 2% 98% 2,455
Greatest 1% 99% 256

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,492. 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% 10% < 1% 18% 3% 1,492
Older Millennial 47% 26% 8% 1% 14% 4% 1,921
Generation X 55% 26% 6% < 1% 10% 3% 3,205
Baby Boomer 60% 24% 5% 1% 7% 2% 5,581
Silent 61% 22% 5% 2% 7% 2% 2,458
Greatest 58% 18% 7% 5% 9% 3% 257

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say religion is…

Generational cohort Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,492. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 27% 36% 20% 17% < 1% 1,492
Older Millennial 29% 35% 18% 17% < 1% 1,921
Generation X 37% 34% 16% 14% 1% 3,205
Baby Boomer 42% 34% 13% 11% 1% 5,581
Silent 52% 28% 10% 9% 1% 2,458
Greatest 58% 24% 9% 9% 1% 257

Attendance at religious services among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,492. 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% 44% 38% < 1% 1,492
Older Millennial 15% 39% 45% < 1% 1,921
Generation X 19% 39% 41% < 1% 3,205
Baby Boomer 23% 39% 38% < 1% 5,581
Silent 34% 32% 33% < 1% 2,458
Greatest 43% 27% 29% 1% 257

Frequency of prayer among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who pray…

Generational cohort At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,492. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 30% 19% 9% 41% < 1% 1,492
Older Millennial 34% 18% 9% 38% < 1% 1,921
Generation X 45% 18% 8% 28% 1% 3,205
Baby Boomer 48% 19% 7% 24% 1% 5,581
Silent 53% 17% 6% 23% 2% 2,458
Greatest 59% 12% 4% 23% 2% 257

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,492. 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% 10% 8% 71% < 1% 1,492
Older Millennial 9% 8% 8% 75% < 1% 1,921
Generation X 12% 8% 8% 71% < 1% 3,205
Baby Boomer 14% 6% 7% 73% < 1% 5,581
Silent 18% 6% 8% 67% 1% 2,458
Greatest 24% 7% 7% 60% 2% 257

Frequency of meditation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,492. 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% 9% 5% 64% 1% 1,492
Older Millennial 27% 10% 5% 58% < 1% 1,921
Generation X 31% 8% 5% 55% 1% 3,205
Baby Boomer 37% 8% 4% 50% 1% 5,581
Silent 45% 9% 5% 39% 2% 2,458
Greatest 55% 11% 5% 27% 2% 257

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,492. 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% 22% 13% 22% 1% 1,492
Older Millennial 45% 20% 12% 22% 1% 1,921
Generation X 48% 17% 13% 21% 1% 3,205
Baby Boomer 51% 15% 11% 21% 1% 5,581
Silent 55% 12% 9% 21% 2% 2,458
Greatest 59% 7% 6% 25% 2% 257

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,492. 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% 21% 12% 21% < 1% 1,492
Older Millennial 40% 20% 15% 25% 1% 1,921
Generation X 37% 16% 15% 31% 1% 3,205
Baby Boomer 41% 15% 14% 29% 1% 5,581
Silent 36% 13% 15% 34% 2% 2,458
Greatest 37% 13% 12% 34% 4% 257

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,492. 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% 83% 1% 1% 1,492
Older Millennial 21% 77% 1% < 1% 1,921
Generation X 27% 72% 1% 1% 3,205
Baby Boomer 28% 69% 2% 1% 5,581
Silent 29% 67% 1% 2% 2,458
Greatest 28% 65% 1% 6% 257

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,492. 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% 12% 9% 64% < 1% 1,492
Older Millennial 17% 10% 9% 63% < 1% 1,921
Generation X 21% 10% 10% 58% 1% 3,205
Baby Boomer 22% 9% 9% 59% 1% 5,581
Silent 27% 9% 10% 53% 1% 2,458
Greatest 32% 10% 8% 49% 2% 257

Interpreting scripture among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,492. 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% 29% 1% 52% 4% 1,492
Older Millennial 14% 24% 1% 51% 9% 1,921
Generation X 21% 28% 2% 41% 8% 3,205
Baby Boomer 23% 27% 2% 39% 9% 5,581
Silent 27% 28% 3% 31% 11% 2,458
Greatest 31% 23% 5% 23% 17% 257

Belief in Heaven among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in heaven

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,492. 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 66% 28% 6% 1,492
Older Millennial 64% 30% 6% 1,921
Generation X 70% 23% 7% 3,205
Baby Boomer 71% 21% 8% 5,581
Silent 70% 22% 9% 2,458
Greatest 65% 25% 10% 257

Belief in Hell among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in hell

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,492. 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% 41% 5% 1,492
Older Millennial 50% 43% 7% 1,921
Generation X 54% 39% 8% 3,205
Baby Boomer 52% 38% 10% 5,581
Silent 46% 41% 12% 2,458
Greatest 45% 40% 15% 257

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Generational cohort Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,492. 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% 18% 50% 1,492
Older Millennial 30% 22% 48% 1,921
Generation X 34% 21% 45% 3,205
Baby Boomer 35% 17% 48% 5,581
Silent 39% 13% 47% 2,458
Greatest 37% 12% 51% 257

Political ideology among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Generational cohort Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,492. 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 24% 38% 31% 7% 1,492
Older Millennial 20% 40% 31% 10% 1,921
Generation X 29% 38% 26% 7% 3,205
Baby Boomer 34% 36% 24% 5% 5,581
Silent 39% 36% 21% 5% 2,458
Greatest 37% 39% 17% 7% 257

Views about size of government among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who would rather have…

Generational cohort Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,492. 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% 53% 1% 2% 1,492
Older Millennial 47% 47% 2% 3% 1,921
Generation X 53% 41% 3% 4% 3,205
Baby Boomer 54% 39% 4% 4% 5,581
Silent 59% 32% 4% 5% 2,458
Greatest 55% 31% 4% 9% 257

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,492. 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% 54% 3% 2% 1,492
Older Millennial 42% 52% 4% 2% 1,921
Generation X 48% 47% 4% 1% 3,205
Baby Boomer 43% 51% 4% 2% 5,581
Silent 50% 44% 3% 3% 2,458
Greatest 34% 55% 2% 9% 257

Views about abortion among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say abortion should be…

Generational cohort Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,492. 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 62% 36% 2% 1,492
Older Millennial 64% 34% 3% 1,921
Generation X 64% 31% 4% 3,205
Baby Boomer 66% 29% 5% 5,581
Silent 58% 35% 7% 2,458
Greatest 52% 34% 14% 257

Views about homosexuality among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say homosexuality…

Generational cohort Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,492. 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 85% 12% 2% 1% 1,492
Older Millennial 80% 14% 3% 3% 1,921
Generation X 73% 20% 4% 3% 3,205
Baby Boomer 67% 25% 4% 3% 5,581
Silent 57% 34% 4% 5% 2,458
Greatest 43% 46% 4% 7% 257

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …same-sex marriage

Generational cohort Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,492. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 80% 17% 3% 1,492
Older Millennial 76% 19% 5% 1,921
Generation X 64% 27% 9% 3,205
Baby Boomer 57% 34% 9% 5,581
Silent 44% 44% 11% 2,458
Greatest 34% 51% 15% 257

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,492. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 33% 64% 1% 2% 1,492
Older Millennial 33% 62% 3% 2% 1,921
Generation X 36% 60% 2% 2% 3,205
Baby Boomer 40% 56% 2% 3% 5,581
Silent 42% 50% 3% 5% 2,458
Greatest 31% 47% 4% 17% 257

Views about human evolution among adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by generational group

% of adults who say common sense is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,492. 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% 24% 3% 21% 2% 1,492
Older Millennial 48% 26% 5% 20% 3% 1,921
Generation X 40% 26% 4% 27% 3% 3,205
Baby Boomer 35% 28% 4% 28% 4% 5,581
Silent 29% 23% 6% 32% 10% 2,458
Greatest 23% 13% 6% 45% 12% 257