Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Silent generation

% of adults in the Silent generation who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,989. 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 67% 18% 6% 7% 1% 5,989
2007 67% 20% 6% 6% 1% 7,853

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Silent generation by religious group

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 73% 20% 5% 2% 1% 1,361
Evangelical Protestant 84% 13% 2% 1% 1% 1,611
Historically Black Protestant 92% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% 249
Jewish 25% 45% 13% 16% 1% 195
Mainline Protestant 63% 26% 8% 2% 1% 1,478
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 15% 16% 18% 48% 2% 731

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,867. 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% < 1% 100% 3,867
Somewhat important < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 1,110
Not too important < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 440
Not at all important < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 509

Gender composition among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,867. 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 36% 64% 3,867
Somewhat important 50% 50% 1,110
Not too important 61% 39% 440
Not at all important 63% 37% 509

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,824. 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% 11% 1% 7% 2% 3,824
Somewhat important 89% 3% 1% 5% 2% 1,099
Not too important 91% 1% 1% 4% 2% 433
Not at all important 89% 3% 1% 5% 3% 505

Immigrant status among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,826. 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 9% 9% 82% 3,826
Somewhat important 9% 12% 78% 1,097
Not too important 10% 14% 76% 437
Not at all important 10% 17% 73% 507

Income distribution among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,062. 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% 25% 20% 9% 3,062
Somewhat important 42% 23% 23% 13% 939
Not too important 35% 20% 28% 17% 352
Not at all important 29% 20% 34% 18% 445

Educational distribution among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,854. 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% 25% 11% 9% 3,854
Somewhat important 50% 26% 14% 10% 1,106
Not too important 39% 20% 22% 18% 439
Not at all important 33% 22% 20% 25% 509

Marital status among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,852. 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% 2% 11% 32% 3% 3,852
Somewhat important 54% 3% 14% 26% 2% 1,107
Not too important 58% 4% 13% 21% 5% 437
Not at all important 59% 4% 15% 17% 5% 509

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,863. 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 3% 97% 3,863
Somewhat important 1% 99% 1,110
Not too important 1% 99% 438
Not at all important 4% 96% 507

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,867. 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% 9% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 3,867
Somewhat important 49% 38% 5% 1% 4% 2% 1,110
Not too important 20% 34% 19% 3% 14% 9% 440
Not at all important 14% 11% 11% 1% 55% 7% 509

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,867. 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 70% 18% 11% 1% 3,867
Somewhat important 20% 45% 34% 1% 1,110
Not too important 5% 32% 63% 1% 440
Not at all important 1% 8% 91% < 1% 509

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,867. 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 85% 10% 1% 2% 1% 3,867
Somewhat important 38% 27% 10% 22% 3% 1,110
Not too important 17% 10% 8% 63% 1% 440
Not at all important 11% 3% 2% 83% < 1% 509

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,867. 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% 9% 10% 34% 2% 3,867
Somewhat important 7% 4% 8% 80% 1% 1,110
Not too important 1% 2% 1% 95% 1% 440
Not at all important 3% < 1% < 1% 96% < 1% 509

Frequency of meditation among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,867. 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 68% 6% 3% 20% 4% 3,867
Somewhat important 34% 13% 6% 44% 2% 1,110
Not too important 26% 7% 6% 60% 1% 440
Not at all important 24% 7% 5% 63% 1% 509

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,867. 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% 8% 4% 5% 2% 3,867
Somewhat important 41% 17% 15% 25% 3% 1,110
Not too important 30% 12% 14% 42% 3% 440
Not at all important 29% 10% 6% 51% 5% 509

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,867. 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% 11% 10% 24% 3% 3,867
Somewhat important 31% 15% 19% 32% 3% 1,110
Not too important 30% 14% 15% 37% 4% 440
Not at all important 39% 13% 11% 35% 2% 509

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,867. 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% 4% 32% 4% 4% 3,867
Somewhat important 13% 10% 65% 7% 5% 1,110
Not too important 4% 13% 64% 17% 3% 440
Not at all important 2% 19% 55% 23% 2% 509

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,867. 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% 52% 2% 3% 3,867
Somewhat important 28% 69% 1% 2% 1,110
Not too important 20% 79% < 1% < 1% 440
Not at all important 20% 79% 1% 1% 509

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,867. 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% 9% 6% 21% 2% 3,867
Somewhat important 11% 11% 14% 62% 2% 1,110
Not too important 5% 2% 6% 87% < 1% 440
Not at all important 4% 1% 3% 92% < 1% 509

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,867. 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% 28% 5% 8% 7% 3,867
Somewhat important 16% 34% 3% 35% 11% 1,110
Not too important 3% 16% 1% 71% 9% 440
Not at all important 3% 3% 1% 86% 7% 509

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,867. 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% 5% 6% 3,867
Somewhat important 67% 21% 12% 1,110
Not too important 33% 50% 16% 440
Not at all important 15% 79% 6% 509

Belief in Hell among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,867. 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 70% 19% 11% 3,867
Somewhat important 43% 45% 12% 1,110
Not too important 22% 69% 9% 440
Not at all important 7% 88% 4% 509

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,867. 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% 13% 40% 3,867
Somewhat important 43% 12% 45% 1,110
Not too important 36% 10% 54% 440
Not at all important 24% 11% 65% 509

Political ideology among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,867. 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% 26% 14% 7% 3,867
Somewhat important 37% 38% 21% 3% 1,110
Not too important 30% 36% 29% 5% 440
Not at all important 22% 29% 43% 6% 509

Views about size of government among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,867. 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 60% 31% 3% 6% 3,867
Somewhat important 61% 31% 3% 5% 1,110
Not too important 57% 35% 5% 4% 440
Not at all important 46% 42% 7% 5% 509

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,867. 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% 42% 4% 4% 3,867
Somewhat important 50% 45% 2% 3% 1,110
Not too important 40% 54% 3% 3% 440
Not at all important 35% 56% 6% 2% 509

Views about abortion among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,867. 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% 58% 7% 3,867
Somewhat important 63% 31% 6% 1,110
Not too important 75% 19% 5% 440
Not at all important 84% 12% 4% 509

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,867. 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 36% 54% 4% 5% 3,867
Somewhat important 61% 31% 5% 4% 1,110
Not too important 74% 20% 3% 3% 440
Not at all important 81% 14% 4% 1% 509

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,867. 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 25% 66% 10% 3,867
Somewhat important 50% 38% 13% 1,110
Not too important 62% 30% 7% 440
Not at all important 73% 19% 8% 509

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,867. 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% 43% 4% 8% 3,867
Somewhat important 45% 47% 3% 5% 1,110
Not too important 34% 59% 3% 3% 440
Not at all important 26% 68% 3% 3% 509

Views about human evolution among adults in the Silent generation by importance of religion

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,867. 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 11% 24% 4% 50% 11% 3,867
Somewhat important 34% 26% 5% 27% 8% 1,110
Not too important 62% 11% 8% 13% 6% 440
Not at all important 74% 5% 4% 14% 3% 509