Importance of religion in one's life among baby Boomers

% of baby Boomers who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 13,049. 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.
2014 59% 24% 9% 8% 1% 13,049
2007 58% 26% 9% 7% 1% 13,662

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Importance of religion in one's life among baby Boomers by religious group

% of baby Boomers who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 107. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 37% 34% 19% 9% 1% 107
Catholic 58% 33% 7% 3% < 1% 2,905
Evangelical Protestant 81% 16% 2% 1% < 1% 3,416
Historically Black Protestant 90% 9% 1% < 1% 1% 749
Jewish 35% 36% 23% 7% < 1% 330
Mainline Protestant 56% 32% 10% 2% 1% 2,435
Mormon 85% 13% 1% < 1% < 1% 214
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 16% 22% 23% 38% 1% 2,281

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,361. 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.
Very important < 1% < 1% 84% 16% 7,361
Somewhat important < 1% < 1% 84% 16% 3,086
Not too important < 1% < 1% 84% 16% 1,233
Not at all important < 1% < 1% 82% 18% 1,269
Don't know < 1% < 1% 77% 23% 100

Gender composition among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,361. 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.
Very important 43% 57% 7,361
Somewhat important 53% 47% 3,086
Not too important 59% 41% 1,233
Not at all important 63% 37% 1,269
Don't know 59% 41% 100

Racial and ethnic composition among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,245. 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.
Very important 67% 16% 2% 12% 4% 7,245
Somewhat important 79% 5% 3% 10% 4% 3,051
Not too important 87% 3% 4% 5% 2% 1,222
Not at all important 85% 2% 2% 6% 3% 1,243

Immigrant status among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,285. 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.
Very important 12% 6% 82% 7,285
Somewhat important 11% 7% 82% 3,062
Not too important 10% 9% 81% 1,225
Not at all important 11% 10% 80% 1,261

Income distribution among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who have a household income of…

Importance of religion in one's life Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 6,443. 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.
Very important 35% 20% 27% 17% 6,443
Somewhat important 30% 19% 28% 24% 2,773
Not too important 21% 15% 33% 30% 1,132
Not at all important 21% 15% 30% 35% 1,150

Educational distribution among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 7,342. 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.
Very important 45% 30% 15% 10% 7,342
Somewhat important 43% 28% 17% 12% 3,081
Not too important 31% 30% 22% 17% 1,230
Not at all important 30% 26% 23% 20% 1,261

Marital status among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 7,335. 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.
Very important 62% 3% 19% 7% 9% 7,335
Somewhat important 60% 6% 19% 6% 10% 3,074
Not too important 60% 7% 19% 4% 10% 1,231
Not at all important 56% 8% 21% 5% 11% 1,265

Parent of children under 18 among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,349. 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.
Very important 14% 86% 7,349
Somewhat important 13% 87% 3,080
Not too important 11% 89% 1,233
Not at all important 9% 91% 1,267

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who say they…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 7,361. 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.
Very important 89% 9% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 7,361
Somewhat important 54% 37% 5% 1% 2% 2% 3,086
Not too important 24% 36% 17% 1% 15% 6% 1,233
Not at all important 19% 15% 10% 1% 48% 7% 1,269
Don't know 64% 9% 4% 9% 5% 10% 100

Attendance at religious services among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who attend religious services…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,361. 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.
Very important 59% 29% 11% 1% 7,361
Somewhat important 13% 52% 35% < 1% 3,086
Not too important 2% 31% 67% < 1% 1,233
Not at all important 3% 9% 88% < 1% 1,269
Don't know 23% 23% 40% 14% 100

Frequency of prayer among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,361. 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.
Very important 83% 12% 2% 2% 1% 7,361
Somewhat important 38% 30% 12% 19% 1% 3,086
Not too important 17% 13% 10% 60% < 1% 1,233
Not at all important 12% 6% 4% 77% 1% 1,269
Don't know 55% 10% 2% 12% 21% 100

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who attend prayer group…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,361. 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.
Very important 42% 11% 10% 36% 1% 7,361
Somewhat important 6% 6% 7% 81% < 1% 3,086
Not too important 2% 1% 2% 95% < 1% 1,233
Not at all important 3% 1% 1% 95% < 1% 1,269
Don't know 19% 7% 7% 52% 15% 100

Frequency of meditation among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who meditate…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,361. 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.
Very important 56% 7% 3% 32% 2% 7,361
Somewhat important 30% 9% 5% 54% 1% 3,086
Not too important 25% 9% 6% 60% < 1% 1,233
Not at all important 28% 7% 5% 59% 1% 1,269
Don't know 55% 6% 4% 19% 16% 100

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,361. 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.
Very important 79% 10% 5% 5% 1% 7,361
Somewhat important 42% 20% 16% 20% 1% 3,086
Not too important 31% 15% 15% 37% 1% 1,233
Not at all important 39% 11% 8% 38% 3% 1,269
Don't know 58% 14% 7% 8% 12% 100

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,361. 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.
Very important 52% 14% 10% 21% 2% 7,361
Somewhat important 38% 17% 16% 29% 1% 3,086
Not too important 38% 17% 15% 29% 1% 1,233
Not at all important 51% 11% 13% 25% 1% 1,269
Don't know 47% 12% 5% 19% 16% 100

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Importance of religion in one's life Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,361. 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.
Very important 57% 5% 32% 4% 3% 7,361
Somewhat important 16% 11% 62% 9% 2% 3,086
Not too important 4% 17% 65% 12% 2% 1,233
Not at all important 3% 18% 57% 20% 2% 1,269
Don't know 23% 7% 41% 7% 23% 100

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who say…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 7,361. 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.
Very important 45% 52% 2% 1% 7,361
Somewhat important 30% 68% 1% 1% 3,086
Not too important 27% 70% 3% < 1% 1,233
Not at all important 22% 76% 1% 1% 1,269
Don't know 26% 64% 2% 8% 100

Frequency of reading scripture among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who read scripture…

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,361. 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.
Very important 59% 11% 7% 22% 1% 7,361
Somewhat important 12% 9% 13% 66% < 1% 3,086
Not too important 4% 4% 6% 86% < 1% 1,233
Not at all important 5% 2% 2% 91% < 1% 1,269
Don't know 27% 2% 6% 47% 17% 100

Interpreting scripture among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who say the holy scripture is…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 7,361. 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.
Very important 51% 28% 4% 11% 7% 7,361
Somewhat important 16% 33% 2% 39% 9% 3,086
Not too important 6% 13% 1% 73% 7% 1,233
Not at all important 3% 5% 1% 86% 6% 1,269
Don't know 17% 13% 7% 37% 26% 100

Belief in Heaven among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,361. 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.
Very important 87% 7% 6% 7,361
Somewhat important 75% 16% 9% 3,086
Not too important 41% 46% 13% 1,233
Not at all important 17% 76% 7% 1,269
Don't know 52% 17% 31% 100

Belief in Hell among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,361. 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.
Very important 73% 19% 8% 7,361
Somewhat important 54% 36% 10% 3,086
Not too important 27% 63% 10% 1,233
Not at all important 11% 83% 6% 1,269
Don't know 25% 47% 28% 100

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 7,361. 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.
Very important 45% 15% 41% 7,361
Somewhat important 37% 16% 46% 3,086
Not too important 31% 16% 52% 1,233
Not at all important 23% 17% 60% 1,269
Don't know 30% 32% 38% 100

Political ideology among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,361. 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.
Very important 50% 29% 16% 6% 7,361
Somewhat important 35% 38% 23% 4% 3,086
Not too important 23% 38% 34% 6% 1,233
Not at all important 16% 31% 47% 5% 1,269
Don't know 32% 21% 21% 26% 100

Views about size of government among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who would rather have…

Importance of religion in one's life Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,361. 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.
Very important 55% 38% 3% 4% 7,361
Somewhat important 56% 36% 4% 4% 3,086
Not too important 56% 38% 3% 3% 1,233
Not at all important 49% 43% 4% 4% 1,269
Don't know 55% 20% 6% 19% 100

Views about government aid to the poor among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who say government aid to the poor…

Importance of religion in one's life Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,361. 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.
Very important 48% 46% 4% 2% 7,361
Somewhat important 46% 49% 4% 2% 3,086
Not too important 40% 55% 3% 2% 1,233
Not at all important 30% 65% 3% 2% 1,269
Don't know 37% 35% 11% 18% 100

Views about abortion among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who say abortion should be…

Importance of religion in one's life Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,361. 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.
Very important 40% 56% 4% 7,361
Somewhat important 67% 28% 5% 3,086
Not too important 81% 15% 4% 1,233
Not at all important 86% 11% 3% 1,269
Don't know 50% 26% 24% 100

Views about homosexuality among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who say homosexuality…

Importance of religion in one's life Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,361. 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.
Very important 44% 47% 5% 4% 7,361
Somewhat important 71% 22% 4% 3% 3,086
Not too important 79% 16% 2% 3% 1,233
Not at all important 84% 11% 2% 2% 1,269
Don't know 51% 27% 8% 13% 100

Views about same-sex marriage among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,361. 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.
Very important 34% 58% 8% 7,361
Somewhat important 59% 33% 8% 3,086
Not too important 72% 21% 7% 1,233
Not at all important 80% 15% 5% 1,269
Don't know 39% 35% 26% 100

Views about environmental regulation among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who say…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 7,361. 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.
Very important 46% 49% 2% 3% 7,361
Somewhat important 39% 55% 2% 3% 3,086
Not too important 32% 65% 1% 2% 1,233
Not at all important 26% 72% 2% 1% 1,269
Don't know 33% 39% 8% 20% 100

Views about human evolution among baby Boomers by importance of religion

% of baby Boomers who say humans…

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 7,361. 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.
Very important 13% 29% 3% 50% 5% 7,361
Somewhat important 34% 32% 5% 26% 4% 3,086
Not too important 64% 17% 5% 11% 3% 1,233
Not at all important 75% 9% 3% 10% 2% 1,269
Don't know 29% 18% 8% 28% 17% 100