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

% of adults who say science 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 14% 17% 33% 28% 7% 1% 618
Evangelical Protestant 13% 14% 34% 28% 10% 1% 248
Jewish 9% 11% 29% 32% 12% 6% 122
Mainline Protestant 14% 11% 25% 32% 16% 2% 415
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 26% 21% 27% 19% 6% < 1% 1,373

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 403. 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% 403
Older Millennial 59% 41% < 1% < 1% 483
Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 776
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 85% 15% 1,021
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 432

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

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

Generational cohort Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 403. 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 56% 44% 403
Older Millennial 58% 42% 483
Generation X 52% 48% 776
Baby Boomer 59% 41% 1,021
Silent 61% 39% 432

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 400. 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 56% 7% 9% 23% 6% 400
Older Millennial 54% 7% 10% 25% 3% 479
Generation X 56% 7% 9% 25% 4% 767
Baby Boomer 69% 7% 4% 18% 2% 1,011
Silent 76% 6% 2% 12% 4% 425

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 397. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 19% 21% 59% 397
Older Millennial 30% 12% 58% 474
Generation X 32% 10% 58% 766
Baby Boomer 24% 9% 68% 1,013
Silent 19% 15% 66% 426

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 353. 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% 24% 17% 353
Older Millennial 40% 22% 24% 14% 455
Generation X 25% 19% 27% 30% 728
Baby Boomer 28% 15% 25% 33% 906
Silent 36% 17% 30% 17% 369

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 402. 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% 38% 13% 2% 402
Older Millennial 26% 27% 27% 20% 483
Generation X 32% 22% 23% 22% 772
Baby Boomer 34% 21% 24% 21% 1,018
Silent 36% 21% 22% 21% 430

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 402. 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% 9% 1% < 1% 84% 402
Older Millennial 29% 18% 5% < 1% 48% 480
Generation X 58% 9% 14% < 1% 18% 774
Baby Boomer 59% 6% 21% 4% 11% 1,012
Silent 62% 3% 10% 22% 3% 430

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

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

Generational cohort Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 9% 91% 403
Older Millennial 36% 64% 483
Generation X 57% 43% 774
Baby Boomer 15% 85% 1,017
Silent 3% 97% 432

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 403. 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 26% 21% 9% < 1% 41% 3% 403
Older Millennial 25% 25% 13% < 1% 33% 3% 483
Generation X 35% 28% 9% 1% 24% 3% 776
Baby Boomer 38% 30% 8% 1% 19% 4% 1,021
Silent 39% 22% 9% 1% 25% 5% 432

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 403. 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% 27% 23% 34% < 1% 403
Older Millennial 24% 26% 21% 29% < 1% 483
Generation X 27% 30% 15% 28% < 1% 776
Baby Boomer 31% 29% 15% 24% 1% 1,021
Silent 37% 21% 16% 25% < 1% 432

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 403. 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% 37% 54% < 1% 403
Older Millennial 9% 35% 56% < 1% 483
Generation X 17% 34% 48% < 1% 776
Baby Boomer 19% 36% 45% 1% 1,021
Silent 27% 25% 46% 2% 432

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 403. 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 17% 14% 6% 62% < 1% 403
Older Millennial 24% 14% 10% 53% < 1% 483
Generation X 30% 19% 6% 44% < 1% 776
Baby Boomer 37% 16% 8% 39% 1% 1,021
Silent 35% 13% 6% 45% 1% 432

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 403. 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 5% 8% 7% 80% < 1% 403
Older Millennial 6% 7% 7% 80% < 1% 483
Generation X 12% 6% 7% 74% < 1% 776
Baby Boomer 12% 6% 6% 75% 1% 1,021
Silent 15% 6% 8% 70% 1% 432

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 403. 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% 11% 6% 64% 1% 403
Older Millennial 23% 11% 5% 61% < 1% 483
Generation X 32% 10% 5% 51% 2% 776
Baby Boomer 35% 9% 5% 48% 2% 1,021
Silent 44% 8% 5% 42% 1% 432

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 403. 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% 20% 15% 29% 1% 403
Older Millennial 37% 19% 12% 30% 1% 483
Generation X 48% 14% 13% 24% 2% 776
Baby Boomer 48% 16% 12% 23% 1% 1,021
Silent 46% 12% 10% 29% 4% 432

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 403. 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% 21% 13% 22% 1% 403
Older Millennial 50% 16% 14% 20% < 1% 483
Generation X 47% 14% 16% 22% 1% 776
Baby Boomer 50% 16% 15% 19% 1% 1,021
Silent 46% 16% 11% 25% 2% 432

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 403. 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% < 1% 403
Older Millennial 19% 80% < 1% 1% 483
Generation X 23% 74% 1% 2% 776
Baby Boomer 24% 73% 1% 1% 1,021
Silent 25% 71% 2% 2% 432

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 403. 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% 11% 7% 75% < 1% 403
Older Millennial 9% 7% 7% 76% < 1% 483
Generation X 15% 8% 11% 65% 1% 776
Baby Boomer 16% 6% 9% 68% 1% 1,021
Silent 21% 8% 8% 62% 2% 432

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 403. 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% 1% 64% 5% 403
Older Millennial 15% 13% < 1% 67% 5% 483
Generation X 17% 16% 1% 61% 5% 776
Baby Boomer 17% 18% 2% 56% 8% 1,021
Silent 17% 17% 1% 58% 7% 432

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 403. 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% 46% 7% 403
Older Millennial 44% 51% 5% 483
Generation X 52% 42% 6% 776
Baby Boomer 52% 41% 6% 1,021
Silent 47% 43% 10% 432

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 403. 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% 57% 5% 403
Older Millennial 36% 58% 6% 483
Generation X 39% 55% 6% 776
Baby Boomer 36% 58% 7% 1,021
Silent 27% 64% 9% 432

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 403. 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% 21% 54% 403
Older Millennial 19% 20% 60% 483
Generation X 23% 18% 59% 776
Baby Boomer 25% 14% 61% 1,021
Silent 24% 12% 64% 432

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 19% 37% 38% 6% 403
Older Millennial 17% 32% 47% 3% 483
Generation X 20% 36% 40% 4% 776
Baby Boomer 27% 33% 36% 4% 1,021
Silent 27% 30% 38% 4% 432

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 403. 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% 58% 1% 2% 403
Older Millennial 31% 63% 4% 2% 483
Generation X 40% 54% 2% 3% 776
Baby Boomer 42% 53% 2% 3% 1,021
Silent 43% 48% 4% 4% 432

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 403. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 31% 67% 1% < 1% 403
Older Millennial 34% 64% 2% 1% 483
Generation X 36% 58% 4% 2% 776
Baby Boomer 35% 61% 3% 2% 1,021
Silent 34% 60% 2% 4% 432

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 403. 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 69% 29% 2% 403
Older Millennial 69% 28% 3% 483
Generation X 71% 25% 3% 776
Baby Boomer 73% 22% 4% 1,021
Silent 69% 26% 5% 432

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 403. 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% 7% < 1% 1% 403
Older Millennial 83% 14% 1% 3% 483
Generation X 80% 15% 3% 2% 776
Baby Boomer 78% 17% 2% 2% 1,021
Silent 69% 26% 3% 3% 432

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 403. 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% 13% 1% 403
Older Millennial 81% 14% 6% 483
Generation X 72% 22% 6% 776
Baby Boomer 70% 24% 6% 1,021
Silent 62% 31% 7% 432

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 403. 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 28% 69% 1% 1% 403
Older Millennial 25% 73% 1% 2% 483
Generation X 24% 73% 2% 2% 776
Baby Boomer 28% 67% 2% 3% 1,021
Silent 29% 65% 3% 4% 432

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

% of adults who say science 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 = 403. 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 74% 13% < 1% 12% 1% 403
Older Millennial 66% 16% 3% 13% 1% 483
Generation X 60% 16% 4% 18% 2% 776
Baby Boomer 56% 19% 4% 18% 3% 1,021
Silent 56% 15% 3% 23% 4% 432