DemographicInformation

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Age distribution Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 586. 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.
18-29 66% 34% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 586
30-49 < 1% 16% 84% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,269
50-64 < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 1,819
65+ < 1% < 1% < 1% 27% 65% 8% 2,272

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Age distribution Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 586. 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.
18-29 47% 53% 586
30-49 45% 55% 1,269
50-64 46% 54% 1,819
65+ 42% 58% 2,272

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Age distribution White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 583. 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.
18-29 70% 5% 4% 14% 7% 583
30-49 86% 3% 1% 6% 3% 1,257
50-64 89% 3% 1% 4% 4% 1,795
65+ 95% 2% 1% 1% 2% 2,248

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Age distribution Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 579. 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.
18-29 10% 11% 79% 579
30-49 8% 6% 86% 1,257
50-64 6% 5% 89% 1,810
65+ 4% 7% 89% 2,257

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who have a household income of…

Age distribution Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 520. 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.
18-29 38% 22% 24% 15% 520
30-49 21% 19% 31% 28% 1,175
50-64 25% 16% 29% 29% 1,627
65+ 36% 23% 26% 15% 1,838

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who have completed…

Age distribution High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 586. 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.
18-29 40% 41% 14% 5% 586
30-49 29% 31% 23% 16% 1,265
50-64 38% 28% 20% 14% 1,815
65+ 41% 26% 18% 15% 2,263

Marital status among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Age distribution Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 585. 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.
18-29 17% 11% 3% < 1% 68% 585
30-49 63% 8% 13% 1% 15% 1,264
50-64 66% 4% 18% 6% 7% 1,813
65+ 57% 2% 12% 27% 3% 2,263

Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Age distribution Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 586. 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.
18-29 25% 75% 586
30-49 61% 39% 1,262
50-64 13% 87% 1,817
65+ 2% 98% 2,270

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who say they…

Age distribution 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 = 586. 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.
18-29 61% 29% 6% < 1% 1% 2% 586
30-49 64% 29% 4% < 1% 1% 1% 1,269
50-64 70% 23% 4% 1% 2% 1% 1,819
65+ 67% 23% 4% 3% 2% 1% 2,272

Importance of religion in one's life among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who say religion is…

Age distribution Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 586. 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.
18-29 44% 42% 11% 2% < 1% 586
30-49 47% 39% 11% 3% 1% 1,269
50-64 57% 32% 9% 2% < 1% 1,819
65+ 60% 27% 9% 2% 1% 2,272

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who attend religious services…

Age distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 586. 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.
18-29 28% 51% 20% < 1% 586
30-49 27% 48% 26% < 1% 1,269
50-64 32% 43% 25% < 1% 1,819
65+ 43% 33% 24% 1% 2,272

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who pray…

Age distribution At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 586. 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.
18-29 43% 29% 8% 20% < 1% 586
30-49 52% 24% 9% 14% 1% 1,269
50-64 58% 20% 6% 14% 1% 1,819
65+ 58% 20% 6% 14% 2% 2,272

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who attend prayer group…

Age distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 586. 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.
18-29 16% 13% 12% 59% < 1% 586
30-49 17% 10% 8% 65% < 1% 1,269
50-64 20% 8% 10% 61% < 1% 1,819
65+ 22% 9% 10% 58% 1% 2,272

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who meditate…

Age distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 586. 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.
18-29 21% 11% 5% 62% 1% 586
30-49 28% 9% 6% 56% 1% 1,269
50-64 39% 9% 4% 47% 1% 1,819
65+ 50% 10% 5% 33% 3% 2,272

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Age distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 586. 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.
18-29 45% 27% 12% 15% 1% 586
30-49 54% 20% 12% 13% 1% 1,269
50-64 59% 15% 11% 14% 1% 1,819
65+ 60% 14% 9% 14% 3% 2,272

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Age distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 586. 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.
18-29 46% 21% 14% 19% < 1% 586
30-49 39% 17% 15% 28% 1% 1,269
50-64 45% 17% 14% 23% 1% 1,819
65+ 43% 13% 14% 25% 4% 2,272

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Mainline Protestants by age group

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

Age distribution Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 586. 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.
18-29 25% 15% 52% 8% 1% 586
30-49 27% 12% 53% 6% 2% 1,269
50-64 33% 10% 50% 5% 3% 1,819
65+ 31% 7% 52% 6% 3% 2,272

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who say…

Age distribution 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 = 586. 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.
18-29 22% 76% 1% < 1% 586
30-49 32% 66% 1% 1% 1,269
50-64 36% 62% 2% 1% 1,819
65+ 34% 62% 2% 2% 2,272

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who read scripture…

Age distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 586. 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.
18-29 25% 16% 11% 47% < 1% 586
30-49 27% 13% 14% 45% 1% 1,269
50-64 31% 13% 11% 44% < 1% 1,819
65+ 36% 11% 9% 42% 1% 2,272

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who say the holy scripture is…

Age distribution 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 = 586. 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.
18-29 19% 45% 1% 29% 5% 586
30-49 22% 37% 2% 32% 8% 1,269
50-64 27% 31% 3% 28% 10% 1,819
65+ 26% 34% 4% 25% 12% 2,272

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who …in heaven

Age distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 586. 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.
18-29 86% 9% 5% 586
30-49 82% 11% 7% 1,269
50-64 79% 12% 9% 1,819
65+ 76% 14% 10% 2,272

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who …in hell

Age distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 586. 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.
18-29 74% 21% 5% 586
30-49 64% 27% 9% 1,269
50-64 60% 30% 10% 1,819
65+ 50% 36% 14% 2,272

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Age distribution Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 586. 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.
18-29 43% 20% 37% 586
30-49 43% 16% 41% 1,269
50-64 46% 15% 40% 1,819
65+ 46% 12% 41% 2,272

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Age distribution Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 586. 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.
18-29 28% 43% 20% 8% 586
30-49 34% 38% 23% 5% 1,269
50-64 41% 36% 19% 4% 1,819
65+ 43% 36% 17% 5% 2,272

Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who would rather have…

Age distribution Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 586. 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.
18-29 48% 49% 1% 3% 586
30-49 60% 33% 4% 3% 1,269
50-64 60% 33% 4% 3% 1,819
65+ 63% 27% 5% 6% 2,272

Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who say government aid to the poor…

Age distribution Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 586. 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.
18-29 47% 49% 3% 1% 586
30-49 50% 44% 4% 2% 1,269
50-64 48% 46% 4% 2% 1,819
65+ 46% 47% 4% 3% 2,272

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who say abortion should be…

Age distribution Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 586. 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.
18-29 54% 44% 2% 586
30-49 61% 36% 3% 1,269
50-64 63% 33% 4% 1,819
65+ 61% 32% 7% 2,272

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who say homosexuality…

Age distribution Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 586. 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.
18-29 80% 16% 3% 1% 586
30-49 71% 21% 5% 3% 1,269
50-64 62% 29% 6% 3% 1,819
65+ 57% 34% 5% 5% 2,272

Views about same-sex marriage among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who …same-sex marriage

Age distribution Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 586. 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.
18-29 73% 22% 5% 586
30-49 63% 29% 8% 1,269
50-64 53% 39% 8% 1,819
65+ 45% 44% 10% 2,272

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who say…

Age distribution 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 = 586. 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.
18-29 35% 61% 1% 2% 586
30-49 36% 60% 2% 1% 1,269
50-64 42% 55% 2% 1% 1,819
65+ 40% 51% 3% 6% 2,272

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants by age group

% of Mainline Protestants who say humans…

Age distribution 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 = 586. 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.
18-29 31% 35% 4% 26% 3% 586
30-49 31% 31% 4% 31% 3% 1,269
50-64 27% 33% 5% 30% 4% 1,819
65+ 26% 29% 6% 30% 9% 2,272