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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 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 18% 12% 29% 29% 11% 1% 726
Evangelical Protestant 18% 20% 28% 24% 10% < 1% 404
Historically Black Protestant 20% 21% 20% 35% 4% < 1% 110
Jewish 15% 11% 28% 32% 14% < 1% 142
Mainline Protestant 15% 13% 28% 32% 11% 1% 633
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 28% 22% 25% 20% 4% < 1% 1,379

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. 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% 550
Older Millennial 61% 39% < 1% < 1% 580
Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 821
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 86% 14% 1,311
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 521

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Generational cohort Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 550. 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% 550
Older Millennial 55% 45% 580
Generation X 55% 45% 821
Baby Boomer 52% 48% 1,311
Silent 50% 50% 521

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 542. 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 52% 11% 10% 22% 5% 542
Older Millennial 61% 10% 7% 17% 5% 577
Generation X 67% 6% 6% 17% 4% 813
Baby Boomer 77% 8% 2% 10% 3% 1,296
Silent 86% 3% 1% 9% 2% 518

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 545. 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% 26% 59% 545
Older Millennial 19% 12% 69% 573
Generation X 19% 9% 72% 814
Baby Boomer 13% 9% 78% 1,297
Silent 12% 11% 76% 520

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 479. 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% 22% 23% 17% 479
Older Millennial 41% 22% 25% 12% 546
Generation X 23% 15% 28% 33% 769
Baby Boomer 25% 13% 30% 32% 1,199
Silent 34% 21% 24% 21% 443

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. 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% 44% 12% 1% 550
Older Millennial 23% 37% 27% 13% 580
Generation X 24% 27% 26% 24% 819
Baby Boomer 26% 27% 24% 23% 1,306
Silent 32% 20% 23% 25% 521

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. 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% 9% 1% < 1% 86% 550
Older Millennial 32% 17% 7% < 1% 44% 579
Generation X 56% 10% 17% 1% 16% 819
Baby Boomer 58% 7% 21% 5% 10% 1,306
Silent 51% 3% 14% 28% 5% 520

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Generational cohort Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 549. 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 7% 93% 549
Older Millennial 33% 67% 579
Generation X 54% 46% 818
Baby Boomer 15% 85% 1,311
Silent 1% 99% 521

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. 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% 25% 16% < 1% 21% 5% 550
Older Millennial 39% 26% 11% 1% 19% 4% 580
Generation X 45% 26% 9% 1% 16% 3% 821
Baby Boomer 47% 27% 8% 1% 14% 3% 1,311
Silent 49% 24% 6% 1% 15% 5% 521

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. 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% 32% 24% 22% 1% 550
Older Millennial 25% 34% 19% 21% 1% 580
Generation X 32% 33% 18% 17% < 1% 821
Baby Boomer 36% 30% 17% 17% 1% 1,311
Silent 42% 26% 11% 19% 2% 521

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. 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% 38% 46% < 1% 550
Older Millennial 14% 41% 45% < 1% 580
Generation X 18% 42% 39% < 1% 821
Baby Boomer 20% 37% 43% < 1% 1,311
Silent 34% 24% 41% 2% 521

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. 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% 19% 9% 47% 1% 550
Older Millennial 35% 17% 7% 41% < 1% 580
Generation X 38% 20% 9% 32% 1% 821
Baby Boomer 44% 19% 7% 30% 1% 1,311
Silent 49% 16% 4% 30% 1% 521

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. 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 10% 9% 8% 73% 1% 550
Older Millennial 10% 8% 7% 75% < 1% 580
Generation X 12% 9% 9% 70% < 1% 821
Baby Boomer 11% 6% 9% 73% 1% 1,311
Silent 18% 6% 6% 68% 1% 521

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. 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% 13% 5% 53% < 1% 550
Older Millennial 35% 13% 5% 45% 1% 580
Generation X 43% 12% 6% 39% < 1% 821
Baby Boomer 46% 9% 5% 38% 1% 1,311
Silent 49% 11% 5% 33% 2% 521

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. 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% 25% 8% 21% 2% 550
Older Millennial 50% 17% 12% 20% 1% 580
Generation X 52% 19% 12% 17% < 1% 821
Baby Boomer 53% 17% 11% 17% 2% 1,311
Silent 56% 12% 8% 22% 2% 521

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. 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% 19% 8% 11% < 1% 550
Older Millennial 57% 17% 13% 13% < 1% 580
Generation X 52% 17% 14% 16% < 1% 821
Baby Boomer 56% 14% 12% 17% 2% 1,311
Silent 50% 12% 14% 22% 2% 521

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. 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% 85% < 1% < 1% 550
Older Millennial 23% 75% 2% 1% 580
Generation X 27% 70% 2% < 1% 821
Baby Boomer 26% 70% 3% 1% 1,311
Silent 26% 71% 1% 2% 521

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. 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% 12% 9% 61% < 1% 550
Older Millennial 18% 14% 9% 59% < 1% 580
Generation X 20% 11% 12% 56% 1% 821
Baby Boomer 20% 11% 10% 59% < 1% 1,311
Silent 29% 7% 8% 55% 1% 521

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. 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% 25% 1% 59% 6% 550
Older Millennial 8% 23% 1% 60% 8% 580
Generation X 13% 21% 1% 56% 9% 821
Baby Boomer 15% 20% 1% 58% 7% 1,311
Silent 16% 25% 3% 50% 6% 521

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. 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% 37% 8% 550
Older Millennial 52% 38% 10% 580
Generation X 54% 38% 8% 821
Baby Boomer 53% 37% 10% 1,311
Silent 54% 33% 12% 521

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 39% 55% 7% 550
Older Millennial 41% 51% 8% 580
Generation X 37% 55% 8% 821
Baby Boomer 34% 57% 9% 1,311
Silent 38% 53% 9% 521

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. 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% 17% 58% 550
Older Millennial 25% 23% 52% 580
Generation X 27% 18% 55% 821
Baby Boomer 28% 12% 60% 1,311
Silent 35% 9% 56% 521

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. 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% 39% 40% 4% 550
Older Millennial 16% 35% 45% 4% 580
Generation X 21% 39% 37% 3% 821
Baby Boomer 22% 36% 38% 4% 1,311
Silent 33% 32% 33% 2% 521

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. 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% 1% 3% 550
Older Millennial 41% 51% 3% 5% 580
Generation X 48% 47% 4% 2% 821
Baby Boomer 46% 46% 4% 3% 1,311
Silent 49% 40% 5% 5% 521

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. 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% 62% 3% < 1% 550
Older Millennial 30% 65% 5% 1% 580
Generation X 31% 63% 5% 1% 821
Baby Boomer 34% 61% 3% 2% 1,311
Silent 36% 59% 3% 2% 521

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. 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 67% 31% 2% 550
Older Millennial 68% 29% 2% 580
Generation X 73% 25% 2% 821
Baby Boomer 71% 25% 4% 1,311
Silent 65% 29% 6% 521

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 91% 6% 2% 1% 550
Older Millennial 85% 12% 2% 1% 580
Generation X 83% 11% 4% 2% 821
Baby Boomer 78% 16% 3% 2% 1,311
Silent 72% 23% 4% 2% 521

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. 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% 11% 3% 550
Older Millennial 85% 13% 2% 580
Generation X 77% 17% 6% 821
Baby Boomer 72% 22% 6% 1,311
Silent 57% 31% 11% 521

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. 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% 1% 550
Older Millennial 23% 73% 2% 3% 580
Generation X 26% 70% 3% 1% 821
Baby Boomer 26% 70% 2% 2% 1,311
Silent 29% 63% 4% 4% 521

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

% of adults who say philosophy/reason 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 = 550. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 60% 21% 4% 14% 1% 550
Older Millennial 54% 27% 3% 12% 3% 580
Generation X 53% 23% 5% 17% 2% 821
Baby Boomer 49% 26% 6% 16% 3% 1,311
Silent 45% 21% 6% 23% 5% 521