DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics who are ages…

Generational cohort 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 533. 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% 533
Older Millennial 55% 45% < 1% < 1% 648
Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 1,472
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 84% 16% 2,905
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 1,361
Greatest < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 142

Gender composition among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics who are…

Generational cohort Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 533. 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 49% 51% 533
Older Millennial 48% 52% 648
Generation X 47% 53% 1,472
Baby Boomer 48% 52% 2,905
Silent 41% 59% 1,361
Greatest 35% 65% 142

Racial and ethnic composition among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics who identify as…

Generational cohort White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 527. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 43% 5% 5% 44% 3% 527
Older Millennial 42% 4% 4% 49% 2% 647
Generation X 49% 3% 3% 43% 2% 1,461
Baby Boomer 67% 2% 3% 26% 2% 2,861
Silent 80% 2% 1% 16% 1% 1,351
Greatest 82% < 1% 4% 11% 2% 138

Immigrant status among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics who are…

Generational cohort Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 527. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 19% 31% 51% 527
Older Millennial 38% 13% 49% 643
Generation X 39% 12% 49% 1,462
Baby Boomer 24% 9% 67% 2,880
Silent 17% 18% 65% 1,350
Greatest 10% 43% 46% 141

Income distribution among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics 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 = 449. 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 42% 16% 26% 16% 449
Older Millennial 44% 23% 24% 9% 592
Generation X 33% 18% 25% 23% 1,331
Baby Boomer 32% 18% 28% 22% 2,516
Silent 42% 26% 23% 10% 1,090
Greatest 62% 19% 15% 4% 102

Educational distribution among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics who have completed…

Generational cohort High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 529. 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 49% 41% 9% 1% 529
Older Millennial 42% 26% 23% 10% 645
Generation X 46% 24% 18% 13% 1,466
Baby Boomer 44% 27% 17% 11% 2,896
Silent 54% 25% 12% 9% 1,358
Greatest 68% 18% 9% 5% 142

Marital status among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics who are…

Generational cohort Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 530. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 6% 12% 1% < 1% 82% 530
Older Millennial 39% 18% 7% < 1% 37% 647
Generation X 60% 10% 14% 1% 15% 1,468
Baby Boomer 62% 5% 18% 5% 10% 2,902
Silent 55% 2% 8% 30% 4% 1,359
Greatest 31% < 1% < 1% 65% 3% 141

Parent of children under 18 among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics who are…

Generational cohort Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 533. 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 12% 88% 533
Older Millennial 49% 51% 647
Generation X 64% 36% 1,471
Baby Boomer 16% 84% 2,894
Silent 2% 98% 1,358
Greatest < 1% 100% 142

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics 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 = 533. 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 58% 29% 9% < 1% 3% 1% 533
Older Millennial 53% 35% 7% 1% 2% 2% 648
Generation X 64% 28% 6% 1% 1% 1% 1,472
Baby Boomer 66% 27% 3% 1% 1% 1% 2,905
Silent 73% 20% 3% 2% 1% 1% 1,361
Greatest 70% 17% 6% 5% < 1% 2% 142

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

% of Catholics who say religion is…

Generational cohort Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 533. 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% 43% 13% 3% < 1% 533
Older Millennial 51% 38% 8% 3% 1% 648
Generation X 58% 32% 8% 2% < 1% 1,472
Baby Boomer 58% 33% 7% 3% < 1% 2,905
Silent 73% 20% 5% 2% 1% 1,361
Greatest 82% 11% 6% 1% 1% 142

Attendance at religious services among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics 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 = 533. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 26% 53% 21% < 1% 533
Older Millennial 31% 48% 21% < 1% 648
Generation X 39% 43% 18% < 1% 1,472
Baby Boomer 38% 39% 22% 1% 2,905
Silent 60% 22% 17% 1% 1,361
Greatest 63% 18% 18% 1% 142

Frequency of prayer among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics who pray…

Generational cohort At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 533. 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% 24% 11% 24% < 1% 533
Older Millennial 48% 26% 11% 16% < 1% 648
Generation X 59% 20% 7% 13% 1% 1,472
Baby Boomer 60% 21% 7% 11% 1% 2,905
Silent 74% 14% 3% 8% 2% 1,361
Greatest 84% 5% 2% 8% 1% 142

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

% of Catholics 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 = 533. 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 12% 14% 10% 64% < 1% 533
Older Millennial 14% 9% 13% 65% < 1% 648
Generation X 19% 11% 10% 59% 1% 1,472
Baby Boomer 16% 8% 9% 67% 1% 2,905
Silent 21% 6% 11% 61% 1% 1,361
Greatest 20% 5% 10% 64% 2% 142

Frequency of meditation among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics 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 = 533. 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 22% 10% 6% 62% < 1% 533
Older Millennial 33% 10% 6% 50% 1% 648
Generation X 40% 10% 5% 44% 2% 1,472
Baby Boomer 42% 9% 5% 44% 1% 2,905
Silent 56% 8% 4% 30% 2% 1,361
Greatest 60% 8% 1% 29% 2% 142

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

% of Catholics 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 = 533. 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 48% 21% 16% 14% 1% 533
Older Millennial 48% 21% 13% 16% 1% 648
Generation X 56% 19% 12% 13% 1% 1,472
Baby Boomer 58% 15% 11% 15% 1% 2,905
Silent 68% 11% 6% 13% 2% 1,361
Greatest 75% 5% 6% 12% 2% 142

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

% of Catholics 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 = 533. 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 44% 20% 16% 19% 1% 533
Older Millennial 43% 16% 16% 25% < 1% 648
Generation X 41% 15% 16% 28% 1% 1,472
Baby Boomer 43% 15% 14% 27% 1% 2,905
Silent 42% 12% 12% 31% 3% 1,361
Greatest 37% 10% 13% 38% 2% 142

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

% of Catholics 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 = 533. 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% 16% 49% 13% 2% 533
Older Millennial 23% 10% 49% 15% 2% 648
Generation X 30% 10% 47% 12% 2% 1,472
Baby Boomer 31% 8% 50% 8% 2% 2,905
Silent 39% 8% 44% 5% 4% 1,361
Greatest 44% 9% 40% 5% 2% 142

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

% of Catholics 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 = 533. 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% 79% 1% < 1% 533
Older Millennial 24% 75% 1% < 1% 648
Generation X 30% 67% 1% 2% 1,472
Baby Boomer 33% 64% 2% 1% 2,905
Silent 34% 62% 1% 2% 1,361
Greatest 27% 67% < 1% 5% 142

Frequency of reading scripture among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics 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 = 533. 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% 15% 13% 55% 1% 533
Older Millennial 22% 11% 10% 57% < 1% 648
Generation X 27% 12% 11% 49% 1% 1,472
Baby Boomer 24% 11% 9% 55% < 1% 2,905
Silent 31% 8% 11% 47% 2% 1,361
Greatest 43% 7% 10% 37% 2% 142

Interpreting scripture among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics 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 = 533. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 19% 44% 1% 30% 6% 533
Older Millennial 26% 30% 2% 34% 8% 648
Generation X 29% 34% 2% 27% 7% 1,472
Baby Boomer 24% 36% 3% 29% 8% 2,905
Silent 27% 38% 6% 20% 9% 1,361
Greatest 39% 29% 5% 19% 9% 142

Belief in Heaven among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics who …in heaven

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 533. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 86% 10% 4% 533
Older Millennial 84% 11% 5% 648
Generation X 86% 10% 4% 1,472
Baby Boomer 83% 11% 6% 2,905
Silent 86% 7% 6% 1,361
Greatest 79% 15% 6% 142

Belief in Hell among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics who …in hell

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 533. 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% 27% 5% 533
Older Millennial 66% 28% 5% 648
Generation X 66% 27% 7% 1,472
Baby Boomer 61% 30% 10% 2,905
Silent 60% 28% 11% 1,361
Greatest 53% 36% 11% 142

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics who identify as…

Generational cohort Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 533. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 38% 18% 44% 533
Older Millennial 33% 22% 45% 648
Generation X 36% 23% 42% 1,472
Baby Boomer 38% 17% 45% 2,905
Silent 42% 13% 45% 1,361
Greatest 39% 14% 47% 142

Political ideology among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics who are…

Generational cohort Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 533. 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% 40% 28% 4% 533
Older Millennial 28% 35% 29% 8% 648
Generation X 35% 36% 23% 5% 1,472
Baby Boomer 41% 35% 20% 4% 2,905
Silent 47% 33% 16% 4% 1,361
Greatest 38% 32% 25% 5% 142

Views about size of government among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics who would rather have…

Generational cohort Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 533. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Younger Millennial 38% 60% 1% 1% 533
Older Millennial 34% 61% 2% 3% 648
Generation X 45% 50% 2% 2% 1,472
Baby Boomer 52% 41% 4% 3% 2,905
Silent 58% 34% 3% 5% 1,361
Greatest 50% 42% 3% 4% 142

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

% of Catholics 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 = 533. 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 45% 52% 3% 1% 533
Older Millennial 42% 53% 3% 2% 648
Generation X 46% 49% 4% 1% 1,472
Baby Boomer 47% 48% 4% 2% 2,905
Silent 49% 44% 3% 4% 1,361
Greatest 41% 51% 3% 5% 142

Views about abortion among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics who say abortion should be…

Generational cohort Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 533. 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 52% 46% 2% 533
Older Millennial 46% 51% 2% 648
Generation X 50% 46% 4% 1,472
Baby Boomer 51% 44% 5% 2,905
Silent 38% 54% 8% 1,361
Greatest 33% 56% 11% 142

Views about homosexuality among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics who say homosexuality…

Generational cohort Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 533. 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 82% 15% 1% 2% 533
Older Millennial 77% 17% 2% 3% 648
Generation X 71% 21% 4% 4% 1,472
Baby Boomer 70% 23% 4% 3% 2,905
Silent 56% 34% 5% 6% 1,361
Greatest 37% 48% 2% 13% 142

Views about same-sex marriage among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics who …same-sex marriage

Generational cohort Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 533. 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 75% 22% 3% 533
Older Millennial 67% 25% 7% 648
Generation X 60% 32% 9% 1,472
Baby Boomer 54% 36% 10% 2,905
Silent 40% 49% 12% 1,361
Greatest 26% 55% 19% 142

Views about environmental regulation among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics 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 = 533. 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 33% 64% 2% 2% 533
Older Millennial 40% 56% 2% 3% 648
Generation X 37% 59% 2% 3% 1,472
Baby Boomer 42% 53% 2% 4% 2,905
Silent 43% 48% 4% 5% 1,361
Greatest 36% 48% 4% 12% 142

Views about human evolution among Catholics by generational group

% of Catholics 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 = 533. 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 42% 29% 3% 24% 3% 533
Older Millennial 41% 29% 4% 23% 2% 648
Generation X 33% 31% 4% 28% 3% 1,472
Baby Boomer 26% 35% 4% 30% 4% 2,905
Silent 20% 29% 6% 36% 10% 1,361
Greatest 21% 18% 4% 40% 18% 142