DemographicInformation

Age distribution among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who are ages…

Generational cohort 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 100% < 1% < 1% < 1% 200
Older Millennial 55% 45% < 1% < 1% 230
Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 263
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 81% 19% 277
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 100

Gender composition among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who are…

Generational cohort Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 68% 32% 200
Older Millennial 69% 31% 230
Generation X 65% 35% 263
Baby Boomer 67% 33% 277
Silent 80% 20% 100

Racial and ethnic composition among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who identify as…

Generational cohort White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 199. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 66% 5% 13% 15% 2% 199
Older Millennial 79% 1% 5% 13% 2% 230
Generation X 81% 2% 6% 7% 4% 260
Baby Boomer 91% 2% 2% 5% 1% 273
Silent 87% 9% < 1% 3% 1% 100

Immigrant status among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who are…

Generational cohort Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 16% 21% 63% 200
Older Millennial 10% 11% 80% 227
Generation X 13% 10% 77% 260
Baby Boomer 11% 9% 80% 274
Silent 10% 13% 77% 100

Income distribution among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who have a household income of…

Generational cohort Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 174. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 31% 23% 26% 19% 174
Older Millennial 32% 22% 26% 20% 220
Generation X 15% 13% 30% 42% 250
Baby Boomer 19% 9% 29% 42% 261

Educational distribution among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who have completed…

Generational cohort High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 41% 42% 16% 1% 200
Older Millennial 14% 36% 32% 18% 230
Generation X 23% 25% 32% 20% 263
Baby Boomer 23% 25% 26% 26% 277
Silent 22% 22% 24% 32% 100

Marital status among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who are…

Generational cohort Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 199. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 4% 12% 1% < 1% 83% 199
Older Millennial 22% 22% 9% < 1% 47% 230
Generation X 55% 11% 12% 2% 21% 262
Baby Boomer 63% 8% 18% 4% 8% 276
Silent 70% 5% 17% 7% 2% 100

Parent of children under 18 among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who are…

Generational cohort Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 4% 96% 200
Older Millennial 19% 81% 230
Generation X 50% 50% 263
Baby Boomer 15% 85% 277
Silent 7% 93% 100

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who say they…

Generational cohort Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial < 1% 4% 1% < 1% 95% < 1% 200
Older Millennial 2% 3% 1% < 1% 93% < 1% 230
Generation X 3% 1% 3% < 1% 91% 1% 263
Baby Boomer 3% 5% 1% < 1% 89% 2% 277
Silent 3% < 1% 1% 5% 87% 3% 100

Importance of religion in one's life among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who say religion is…

Generational cohort Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 1% 7% 14% 77% 1% 200
Older Millennial 3% 5% 11% 82% < 1% 230
Generation X 1% 4% 9% 85% < 1% 263
Baby Boomer 2% 4% 9% 86% < 1% 277
Silent 6% 2% 3% 88% 1% 100

Attendance at religious services among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who attend religious services…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 1% 15% 84% < 1% 200
Older Millennial 1% 10% 89% < 1% 230
Generation X 1% 7% 92% < 1% 263
Baby Boomer 1% 7% 92% < 1% 277
Silent < 1% 8% 92% < 1% 100

Frequency of prayer among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who pray…

Generational cohort At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% 200
Older Millennial 1% 1% 1% 96% < 1% 230
Generation X 1% < 1% 1% 98% < 1% 263
Baby Boomer 3% 1% 1% 94% < 1% 277
Silent 6% < 1% < 1% 94% < 1% 100

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who attend prayer group…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial < 1% 1% 3% 96% < 1% 200
Older Millennial 1% < 1% 1% 98% < 1% 230
Generation X 1% < 1% < 1% 99% < 1% 263
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 2% 98% < 1% 277
Silent 5% < 1% 1% 93% 1% 100

Frequency of meditation among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who meditate…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 13% 9% 5% 72% < 1% 200
Older Millennial 17% 10% 5% 67% < 1% 230
Generation X 21% 8% 4% 67% < 1% 263
Baby Boomer 22% 6% 6% 65% < 1% 277
Silent 29% 4% 2% 65% < 1% 100

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 28% 15% 8% 47% 2% 200
Older Millennial 32% 19% 6% 41% 2% 230
Generation X 35% 10% 12% 42% 1% 263
Baby Boomer 31% 12% 7% 47% 3% 277
Silent 34% 10% 4% 48% 5% 100

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 57% 16% 10% 17% 1% 200
Older Millennial 60% 16% 8% 15% 1% 230
Generation X 48% 18% 14% 19% 1% 263
Baby Boomer 52% 16% 13% 19% < 1% 277
Silent 46% 14% 11% 27% 2% 100

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among atheists by generational group

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

Generational cohort Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial < 1% 27% 40% 32% 1% 200
Older Millennial 1% 20% 40% 38% 1% 230
Generation X < 1% 18% 49% 31% 2% 263
Baby Boomer 1% 20% 47% 30% 2% 277
Silent 6% 20% 47% 25% 2% 100

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who say…

Generational cohort There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 11% 89% < 1% < 1% 200
Older Millennial 16% 82% 1% 2% 230
Generation X 17% 81% 1% < 1% 263
Baby Boomer 20% 79% < 1% 1% 277
Silent 13% 87% < 1% < 1% 100

Frequency of reading scripture among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who read scripture…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 3% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 200
Older Millennial 1% 3% 6% 89% < 1% 230
Generation X 2% 5% 5% 88% < 1% 263
Baby Boomer 2% 2% 6% 90% < 1% 277
Silent 6% 3% 1% 90% 1% 100

Interpreting scripture among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who say the holy scripture is…

Generational cohort Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% 200
Older Millennial 1% 2% < 1% 94% 3% 230
Generation X < 1% 1% < 1% 97% 2% 263
Baby Boomer 1% 3% < 1% 95% 1% 277
Silent 5% < 1% < 1% 92% 3% 100

Belief in Heaven among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who …in heaven

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 7% 92% 1% 200
Older Millennial 4% 95% 1% 230
Generation X 3% 96% 1% 263
Baby Boomer 4% 94% 2% 277
Silent < 1% 93% 7% 100

Belief in Hell among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who …in hell

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 5% 95% < 1% 200
Older Millennial 4% 95% 1% 230
Generation X 2% 96% 2% 263
Baby Boomer 4% 95% 1% 277
Silent < 1% 93% 7% 100

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who identify as…

Generational cohort Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 15% 18% 67% 200
Older Millennial 11% 20% 69% 230
Generation X 17% 17% 66% 263
Baby Boomer 16% 13% 71% 277
Silent 11% 8% 81% 100

Political ideology among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who are…

Generational cohort Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 10% 31% 54% 4% 200
Older Millennial 8% 26% 59% 7% 230
Generation X 13% 30% 53% 4% 263
Baby Boomer 8% 30% 60% 2% 277
Silent 9% 28% 62% 1% 100

Views about size of government among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who would rather have…

Generational cohort Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 39% 58% 1% 2% 200
Older Millennial 42% 52% 4% 2% 230
Generation X 45% 47% 5% 3% 263
Baby Boomer 39% 53% 5% 3% 277
Silent 26% 59% 10% 6% 100

Views about government aid to the poor among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who say government aid to the poor…

Generational cohort Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 23% 75% 1% 1% 200
Older Millennial 23% 74% 2% 1% 230
Generation X 23% 72% 5% < 1% 263
Baby Boomer 23% 74% 2% 1% 277
Silent 16% 81% 3% 1% 100

Views about abortion among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who say abortion should be…

Generational cohort Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 83% 15% 2% 200
Older Millennial 87% 11% 2% 230
Generation X 87% 9% 4% 263
Baby Boomer 93% 5% 2% 277
Silent 91% 9% < 1% 100

Views about homosexuality among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who say homosexuality…

Generational cohort Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 98% 1% < 1% 1% 200
Older Millennial 95% 4% 1% < 1% 230
Generation X 92% 4% 2% 1% 263
Baby Boomer 93% 6% 1% 1% 277
Silent 89% 10% 2% < 1% 100

Views about same-sex marriage among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who …same-sex marriage

Generational cohort Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 97% 1% 2% 200
Older Millennial 95% 4% 2% 230
Generation X 93% 5% 2% 263
Baby Boomer 88% 7% 5% 277
Silent 81% 7% 12% 100

Views about environmental regulation among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who say…

Generational cohort Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 20% 75% 4% 1% 200
Older Millennial 12% 84% < 1% 4% 230
Generation X 17% 79% 2% 2% 263
Baby Boomer 21% 76% 2% 1% 277
Silent 18% 80% 2% < 1% 100

Views about human evolution among atheists by generational group

% of atheists who say humans…

Generational cohort Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 200. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 92% 3% 2% 3% < 1% 200
Older Millennial 88% 3% 1% 8% < 1% 230
Generation X 93% < 1% < 1% 6% 1% 263
Baby Boomer 90% 5% < 1% 4% 1% 277
Silent 92% 1% 5% 2% < 1% 100