Importance of religion in one's life among adults in Generation X

% of adults in Generation X who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,303. 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 53% 25% 11% 11% 1% 7,303
2007 52% 29% 10% 7% 1% 8,092

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults in Generation X by religious group

% of adults in Generation X who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know 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 58% 32% 8% 2% < 1% 1,472
Evangelical Protestant 78% 18% 2% 1% 1% 1,751
Historically Black Protestant 86% 11% 1% 2% < 1% 450
Jewish 40% 35% 15% 10% < 1% 140
Mainline Protestant 47% 39% 11% 3% 1% 1,044
Mormon 83% 11% 5% 2% < 1% 166
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 14% 22% 25% 39% 1% 1,764

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,672. 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% 100% < 1% < 1% 3,672
Somewhat important < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 1,836
Not too important < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 873
Not at all important < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 877

Gender composition among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,672. 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% 56% 3,672
Somewhat important 51% 49% 1,836
Not too important 57% 43% 873
Not at all important 61% 39% 877

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,631. 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 53% 18% 3% 23% 4% 3,631
Somewhat important 68% 8% 5% 16% 3% 1,815
Not too important 78% 4% 6% 8% 4% 866
Not at all important 76% 5% 6% 10% 4% 863

Immigrant status among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,628. 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 23% 7% 71% 3,628
Somewhat important 18% 8% 74% 1,822
Not too important 13% 9% 77% 861
Not at all important 15% 11% 74% 864

Income distribution among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 3,347. 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% 20% 27% 19% 3,347
Somewhat important 27% 19% 28% 26% 1,704
Not too important 19% 18% 33% 30% 821
Not at all important 18% 18% 29% 35% 830

Educational distribution among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,663. 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 41% 31% 17% 11% 3,663
Somewhat important 37% 29% 19% 14% 1,827
Not too important 27% 30% 24% 19% 872
Not at all important 28% 29% 24% 19% 876

Marital status among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,664. 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 61% 6% 16% 1% 16% 3,664
Somewhat important 57% 10% 15% 2% 15% 1,835
Not too important 58% 11% 11% 1% 19% 871
Not at all important 51% 12% 14% 1% 22% 875

Parent of children under 18 among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,656. 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% 38% 3,656
Somewhat important 58% 42% 1,830
Not too important 51% 49% 872
Not at all important 47% 53% 873

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 3,672. 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% 10% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3,672
Somewhat important 53% 36% 6% < 1% 3% 1% 1,836
Not too important 22% 39% 18% < 1% 15% 6% 873
Not at all important 15% 15% 9% < 1% 54% 7% 877

Attendance at religious services among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 3,672. 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 58% 31% 11% < 1% 3,672
Somewhat important 12% 56% 32% < 1% 1,836
Not too important 2% 32% 65% < 1% 873
Not at all important 1% 9% 89% < 1% 877

Frequency of prayer among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,672. 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 81% 13% 2% 3% 1% 3,672
Somewhat important 41% 28% 11% 19% < 1% 1,836
Not too important 16% 13% 12% 59% < 1% 873
Not at all important 10% 4% 3% 82% < 1% 877

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 3,672. 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% 15% 10% 33% < 1% 3,672
Somewhat important 8% 8% 10% 74% < 1% 1,836
Not too important 2% 2% 3% 94% < 1% 873
Not at all important 2% 1% 1% 96% < 1% 877

Frequency of meditation among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 3,672. 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% 8% 3% 36% 2% 3,672
Somewhat important 27% 9% 6% 58% 1% 1,836
Not too important 23% 11% 5% 60% 1% 873
Not at all important 25% 8% 5% 61% < 1% 877

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 3,672. 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 74% 13% 6% 5% 1% 3,672
Somewhat important 42% 22% 16% 20% 1% 1,836
Not too important 35% 13% 19% 32% 1% 873
Not at all important 36% 13% 11% 38% 1% 877

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 3,672. 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 47% 16% 11% 24% 2% 3,672
Somewhat important 36% 17% 16% 31% < 1% 1,836
Not too important 37% 18% 17% 28% < 1% 873
Not at all important 43% 15% 15% 26% 1% 877

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 3,672. 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% 6% 31% 5% 3% 3,672
Somewhat important 13% 13% 61% 12% 1% 1,836
Not too important 4% 17% 65% 13% 1% 873
Not at all important 1% 16% 56% 25% 2% 877

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 3,672. 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% 54% 2% 1% 3,672
Somewhat important 29% 70% 1% < 1% 1,836
Not too important 22% 76% 1% 1% 873
Not at all important 20% 78% 1% 1% 877

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 3,672. 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% 13% 9% 19% 1% 3,672
Somewhat important 15% 12% 13% 59% < 1% 1,836
Not too important 5% 5% 5% 85% < 1% 873
Not at all important 4% 3% 4% 88% < 1% 877

Interpreting scripture among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 3,672. 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% 31% 4% 10% 6% 3,672
Somewhat important 17% 32% 2% 40% 9% 1,836
Not too important 4% 15% < 1% 72% 8% 873
Not at all important 3% 4% < 1% 88% 5% 877

Belief in Heaven among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,672. 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 88% 6% 6% 3,672
Somewhat important 77% 16% 7% 1,836
Not too important 46% 43% 11% 873
Not at all important 18% 75% 7% 877

Belief in Hell among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,672. 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 76% 16% 7% 3,672
Somewhat important 58% 35% 8% 1,836
Not too important 31% 60% 10% 873
Not at all important 12% 81% 7% 877

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,672. 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 41% 20% 38% 3,672
Somewhat important 38% 20% 42% 1,836
Not too important 32% 17% 51% 873
Not at all important 21% 20% 59% 877

Political ideology among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,672. 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 47% 29% 17% 7% 3,672
Somewhat important 29% 41% 26% 5% 1,836
Not too important 20% 40% 35% 5% 873
Not at all important 14% 33% 46% 7% 877

Views about size of government among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 3,672. 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% 42% 3% 3% 3,672
Somewhat important 54% 41% 3% 3% 1,836
Not too important 55% 40% 3% 3% 873
Not at all important 48% 44% 4% 5% 877

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 3,672. 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% 3,672
Somewhat important 48% 47% 5% 1% 1,836
Not too important 42% 54% 3% 1% 873
Not at all important 34% 60% 5% 1% 877

Views about abortion among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 3,672. 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 37% 58% 5% 3,672
Somewhat important 67% 29% 3% 1,836
Not too important 79% 18% 2% 873
Not at all important 80% 16% 4% 877

Views about homosexuality among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 3,672. 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 47% 44% 5% 4% 3,672
Somewhat important 76% 17% 4% 3% 1,836
Not too important 83% 13% 2% 2% 873
Not at all important 86% 9% 3% 2% 877

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,672. 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 37% 54% 9% 3,672
Somewhat important 66% 26% 8% 1,836
Not too important 78% 16% 5% 873
Not at all important 84% 10% 6% 877

Views about environmental regulation among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 3,672. 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% 53% 3% 3% 3,672
Somewhat important 33% 62% 2% 2% 1,836
Not too important 31% 67% 1% 1% 873
Not at all important 24% 71% 3% 2% 877

Views about human evolution among adults in Generation X by importance of religion

% of adults in Generation X 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 = 3,672. 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 15% 29% 3% 49% 4% 3,672
Somewhat important 38% 28% 4% 27% 3% 1,836
Not too important 64% 16% 6% 13% 1% 873
Not at all important 77% 7% 3% 10% 3% 877