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

% of adults who say religion 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 7% 9% 28% 37% 17% 2% 2,154
Evangelical Protestant 9% 11% 27% 37% 14% 1% 5,180
Historically Black Protestant 11% 13% 32% 31% 10% 2% 905
Jehovah's Witness 9% 11% 29% 36% 14% 1% 187
Jewish 11% 14% 22% 35% 16% 2% 121
Mainline Protestant 10% 8% 23% 38% 20% 2% 1,791
Mormon 15% 16% 30% 27% 10% 1% 417
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 14% 25% 27% 27% 6% 1% 427

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 785. 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% 785
Older Millennial 51% 49% < 1% < 1% 1,055
Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 2,316
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 84% 16% 4,762
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 2,347
Greatest < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 218

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

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

Generational cohort Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 785. 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% 785
Older Millennial 42% 58% 1,055
Generation X 44% 56% 2,316
Baby Boomer 42% 58% 4,762
Silent 33% 67% 2,347
Greatest 37% 63% 218

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 780. 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% 20% 5% 18% 5% 780
Older Millennial 53% 19% 3% 21% 4% 1,042
Generation X 56% 17% 2% 21% 4% 2,294
Baby Boomer 71% 13% 2% 12% 3% 4,699
Silent 80% 9% 1% 7% 2% 2,324
Greatest 80% 10% 1% 7% 1% 215

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 780. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 13% 17% 70% 780
Older Millennial 22% 8% 70% 1,039
Generation X 20% 7% 73% 2,294
Baby Boomer 11% 5% 84% 4,715
Silent 8% 8% 84% 2,318
Greatest 5% 16% 79% 215

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 653. 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% 18% 26% 14% 653
Older Millennial 41% 24% 27% 7% 964
Generation X 32% 21% 28% 19% 2,131
Baby Boomer 34% 20% 29% 17% 4,196
Silent 46% 25% 20% 8% 1,867
Greatest 60% 22% 14% 4% 163

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 783. 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% 44% 8% 1% 783
Older Millennial 35% 36% 19% 10% 1,053
Generation X 39% 32% 18% 11% 2,307
Baby Boomer 45% 30% 15% 9% 4,752
Silent 55% 26% 10% 9% 2,338
Greatest 61% 25% 8% 6% 216

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 783. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 12% 6% 2% < 1% 80% 783
Older Millennial 50% 9% 8% < 1% 33% 1,050
Generation X 64% 5% 15% 1% 14% 2,311
Baby Boomer 65% 3% 18% 6% 9% 4,746
Silent 55% 1% 11% 30% 3% 2,341
Greatest 29% < 1% 2% 64% 5% 217

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

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

Generational cohort Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 783. 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% 783
Older Millennial 59% 41% 1,050
Generation X 63% 37% 2,305
Baby Boomer 14% 86% 4,752
Silent 4% 96% 2,343
Greatest 1% 99% 218

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 785. 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 89% 9% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 785
Older Millennial 85% 12% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,055
Generation X 89% 9% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,316
Baby Boomer 90% 8% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4,762
Silent 91% 8% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 2,347
Greatest 87% 8% 1% 3% < 1% 2% 218

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 785. 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 82% 14% 2% 2% < 1% 785
Older Millennial 87% 10% 2% 1% < 1% 1,055
Generation X 88% 10% 1% < 1% 1% 2,316
Baby Boomer 88% 10% 1% 1% < 1% 4,762
Silent 92% 6% 1% < 1% 1% 2,347
Greatest 94% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% 218

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 785. 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 64% 27% 8% < 1% 785
Older Millennial 61% 27% 11% 1% 1,055
Generation X 64% 27% 9% < 1% 2,316
Baby Boomer 65% 25% 10% < 1% 4,762
Silent 76% 14% 9% 1% 2,347
Greatest 64% 16% 19% 1% 218

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 785. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 76% 16% 3% 4% < 1% 785
Older Millennial 80% 13% 3% 4% < 1% 1,055
Generation X 83% 11% 2% 4% 1% 2,316
Baby Boomer 84% 11% 2% 3% 1% 4,762
Silent 89% 8% 1% 2% 1% 2,347
Greatest 88% 5% 1% 5% 2% 218

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 785. 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% 16% 11% 28% < 1% 785
Older Millennial 43% 15% 10% 31% < 1% 1,055
Generation X 49% 14% 9% 28% < 1% 2,316
Baby Boomer 48% 12% 9% 31% 1% 4,762
Silent 51% 9% 9% 29% 2% 2,347
Greatest 38% 6% 8% 46% 2% 218

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 785. 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% 10% 3% 46% 2% 785
Older Millennial 46% 8% 3% 41% 2% 1,055
Generation X 50% 7% 3% 37% 2% 2,316
Baby Boomer 55% 7% 3% 33% 2% 4,762
Silent 71% 5% 2% 18% 3% 2,347
Greatest 72% 4% 2% 14% 7% 218

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 785. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 73% 15% 5% 6% 1% 785
Older Millennial 75% 12% 6% 5% 1% 1,055
Generation X 76% 12% 6% 5% 1% 2,316
Baby Boomer 81% 9% 5% 5% 1% 4,762
Silent 83% 8% 3% 4% 2% 2,347
Greatest 87% 6% 3% 3% 1% 218

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 785. 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% 19% 13% 21% 1% 785
Older Millennial 42% 17% 15% 26% 1% 1,055
Generation X 46% 17% 11% 24% 2% 2,316
Baby Boomer 52% 15% 9% 22% 2% 4,762
Silent 54% 11% 9% 22% 4% 2,347
Greatest 54% 10% 11% 22% 4% 218

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 785. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 38% 59% 1% 1% 785
Older Millennial 45% 52% 1% 1% 1,055
Generation X 51% 46% 1% 1% 2,316
Baby Boomer 55% 43% 1% 1% 4,762
Silent 49% 47% 2% 2% 2,347
Greatest 41% 54% 1% 4% 218

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 785. 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% 16% 7% 18% < 1% 785
Older Millennial 65% 11% 6% 18% 1% 1,055
Generation X 67% 12% 7% 15% < 1% 2,316
Baby Boomer 66% 10% 6% 17% 1% 4,762
Silent 69% 8% 5% 17% 2% 2,347
Greatest 64% 9% 2% 23% 2% 218

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 785. 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% 44% 3% 7% 3% 785
Older Millennial 51% 35% 3% 7% 4% 1,055
Generation X 57% 29% 4% 6% 4% 2,316
Baby Boomer 57% 28% 4% 6% 5% 4,762
Silent 58% 26% 5% 5% 5% 2,347
Greatest 64% 19% 5% 5% 7% 218

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 785. 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 92% 6% 2% 785
Older Millennial 90% 6% 4% 1,055
Generation X 88% 6% 6% 2,316
Baby Boomer 87% 7% 7% 4,762
Silent 90% 4% 6% 2,347
Greatest 85% 9% 7% 218

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 785. 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 84% 13% 3% 785
Older Millennial 80% 15% 5% 1,055
Generation X 81% 12% 7% 2,316
Baby Boomer 77% 16% 7% 4,762
Silent 77% 14% 9% 2,347
Greatest 64% 24% 12% 218

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 785. 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% 20% 33% 785
Older Millennial 44% 23% 34% 1,055
Generation X 48% 20% 33% 2,316
Baby Boomer 51% 15% 34% 4,762
Silent 53% 13% 34% 2,347
Greatest 48% 10% 42% 218

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 785. 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% 35% 16% 8% 785
Older Millennial 46% 29% 16% 9% 1,055
Generation X 54% 26% 14% 6% 2,316
Baby Boomer 57% 25% 13% 6% 4,762
Silent 61% 22% 10% 7% 2,347
Greatest 54% 27% 14% 5% 218

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 785. 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% 2% 2% 785
Older Millennial 47% 46% 3% 4% 1,055
Generation X 56% 39% 3% 2% 2,316
Baby Boomer 61% 33% 3% 3% 4,762
Silent 65% 27% 3% 5% 2,347
Greatest 54% 31% 7% 8% 218

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 785. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 48% 49% 2% 1% 785
Older Millennial 48% 46% 5% 2% 1,055
Generation X 50% 44% 4% 2% 2,316
Baby Boomer 53% 41% 4% 2% 4,762
Silent 53% 39% 4% 4% 2,347
Greatest 42% 49% 3% 6% 218

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 785. 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% 70% 1% 785
Older Millennial 29% 68% 3% 1,055
Generation X 29% 67% 4% 2,316
Baby Boomer 31% 65% 4% 4,762
Silent 27% 68% 5% 2,347
Greatest 27% 67% 6% 218

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 785. 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% 43% 4% 2% 785
Older Millennial 42% 49% 5% 4% 1,055
Generation X 37% 53% 5% 4% 2,316
Baby Boomer 36% 56% 4% 4% 4,762
Silent 28% 62% 5% 5% 2,347
Greatest 24% 62% 7% 7% 218

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 785. 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% 51% 6% 785
Older Millennial 34% 59% 7% 1,055
Generation X 28% 64% 8% 2,316
Baby Boomer 26% 68% 7% 4,762
Silent 18% 73% 9% 2,347
Greatest 17% 71% 12% 218

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 785. 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% 57% 1% 3% 785
Older Millennial 39% 56% 2% 3% 1,055
Generation X 44% 50% 3% 3% 2,316
Baby Boomer 50% 45% 3% 3% 4,762
Silent 51% 38% 4% 8% 2,347
Greatest 41% 38% 7% 13% 218

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 785. 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% 32% 1% 51% 3% 785
Older Millennial 11% 32% 2% 52% 2% 1,055
Generation X 10% 26% 2% 58% 4% 2,316
Baby Boomer 9% 26% 3% 58% 4% 4,762
Silent 8% 22% 3% 57% 9% 2,347
Greatest 12% 14% 6% 48% 20% 218