DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants by generational group

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages…

Generational cohort 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 371. 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% 371
Older Millennial 53% 47% < 1% < 1% 440
Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 1,044
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 80% 20% 2,435
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 1,478
Greatest < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 178

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants by generational group

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Generational cohort Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 371. 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 50% 50% 371
Older Millennial 43% 57% 440
Generation X 45% 55% 1,044
Baby Boomer 47% 53% 2,435
Silent 40% 60% 1,478
Greatest 41% 59% 178

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants by generational group

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Generational cohort White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 369. 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 67% 6% 4% 16% 7% 369
Older Millennial 78% 4% 1% 11% 6% 437
Generation X 87% 3% 1% 5% 2% 1,034
Baby Boomer 90% 3% 1% 3% 3% 2,401
Silent 95% 2% 1% 1% 2% 1,466
Greatest 94% 4% 1% < 1% 1% 176

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants by generational group

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Generational cohort Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 365. 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% 13% 76% 365
Older Millennial 11% 6% 83% 436
Generation X 7% 6% 87% 1,035
Baby Boomer 6% 5% 89% 2,422
Silent 4% 6% 90% 1,469
Greatest 6% 14% 80% 176

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants by generational group

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 313. 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 37% 22% 22% 19% 313
Older Millennial 36% 22% 28% 14% 415
Generation X 20% 19% 32% 30% 967
Baby Boomer 25% 17% 30% 28% 2,135
Silent 38% 24% 25% 14% 1,195
Greatest 52% 24% 17% 7% 135

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants by generational group

% of Mainline Protestants who have completed…

Generational cohort High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 371. 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 47% 42% 10% 1% 371
Older Millennial 27% 35% 25% 13% 438
Generation X 30% 31% 23% 16% 1,042
Baby Boomer 37% 28% 20% 15% 2,430
Silent 43% 26% 17% 14% 1,473
Greatest 48% 27% 15% 10% 175

Marital status among Mainline Protestants by generational group

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Generational cohort Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 371. 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 8% 9% 2% < 1% 81% 371
Older Millennial 43% 13% 7% < 1% 37% 437
Generation X 66% 7% 13% 2% 12% 1,041
Baby Boomer 66% 4% 17% 7% 7% 2,427
Silent 55% 2% 11% 30% 3% 1,472
Greatest 33% < 1% 3% 63% 1% 177

Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants by generational group

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Generational cohort Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 371. 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% 87% 371
Older Millennial 52% 48% 438
Generation X 62% 38% 1,039
Baby Boomer 11% 89% 2,433
Silent 2% 98% 1,477
Greatest < 1% 100% 177

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants by generational group

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 371. 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 59% 31% 6% < 1% 1% 2% 371
Older Millennial 66% 26% 6% 1% 1% 1% 440
Generation X 64% 29% 4% < 1% 1% 2% 1,044
Baby Boomer 70% 23% 4% 1% 2% 1% 2,435
Silent 67% 23% 4% 3% 2% 1% 1,478
Greatest 64% 21% 6% 5% 2% 3% 178

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

% of Mainline Protestants who say religion is…

Generational cohort Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 371. 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% 44% 10% 2% < 1% 371
Older Millennial 46% 39% 12% 3% < 1% 440
Generation X 47% 39% 11% 3% 1% 1,044
Baby Boomer 56% 32% 10% 2% 1% 2,435
Silent 63% 26% 8% 2% 1% 1,478
Greatest 66% 23% 8% 1% 2% 178

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants by generational group

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 371. 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 32% 49% 18% < 1% 371
Older Millennial 23% 53% 24% < 1% 440
Generation X 27% 47% 26% < 1% 1,044
Baby Boomer 32% 42% 26% < 1% 2,435
Silent 46% 31% 22% 1% 1,478
Greatest 49% 26% 23% 2% 178

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants by generational group

% of Mainline Protestants who pray…

Generational cohort At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 371. 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% 31% 9% 21% < 1% 371
Older Millennial 50% 23% 9% 18% 1% 440
Generation X 53% 25% 9% 13% 1% 1,044
Baby Boomer 57% 21% 7% 14% 1% 2,435
Silent 61% 18% 6% 13% 2% 1,478
Greatest 60% 23% 2% 10% 5% 178

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 371. 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% 13% 13% 55% < 1% 371
Older Millennial 14% 11% 10% 64% < 1% 440
Generation X 17% 10% 7% 65% < 1% 1,044
Baby Boomer 19% 9% 10% 62% < 1% 2,435
Silent 25% 9% 10% 56% 1% 1,478
Greatest 30% 9% 10% 50% 1% 178

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants by generational group

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 371. 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 18% 12% 4% 65% 1% 371
Older Millennial 30% 8% 6% 56% < 1% 440
Generation X 27% 10% 6% 56% 1% 1,044
Baby Boomer 39% 9% 4% 46% 2% 2,435
Silent 53% 11% 4% 30% 3% 1,478
Greatest 59% 11% 8% 17% 6% 178

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 371. 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 47% 27% 12% 14% 1% 371
Older Millennial 50% 24% 11% 15% < 1% 440
Generation X 53% 20% 13% 13% 1% 1,044
Baby Boomer 58% 15% 11% 14% 1% 2,435
Silent 62% 13% 8% 14% 3% 1,478
Greatest 69% 11% 5% 13% 3% 178

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 371. 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 46% 21% 13% 19% < 1% 371
Older Millennial 44% 19% 15% 21% 1% 440
Generation X 38% 17% 16% 28% 1% 1,044
Baby Boomer 45% 16% 14% 23% 1% 2,435
Silent 43% 14% 14% 25% 4% 1,478
Greatest 38% 14% 11% 31% 6% 178

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 371. 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 27% 15% 49% 8% 1% 371
Older Millennial 22% 13% 56% 6% 2% 440
Generation X 27% 12% 52% 6% 2% 1,044
Baby Boomer 32% 9% 50% 6% 3% 2,435
Silent 34% 7% 50% 6% 3% 1,478
Greatest 24% 6% 60% 5% 5% 178

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 371. 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 21% 77% 1% 1% 371
Older Millennial 27% 71% 1% < 1% 440
Generation X 33% 65% 1% 1% 1,044
Baby Boomer 35% 62% 2% 1% 2,435
Silent 35% 62% 2% 2% 1,478
Greatest 35% 59% 2% 5% 178

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants by generational group

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 371. 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 24% 16% 12% 48% 1% 371
Older Millennial 28% 14% 13% 45% < 1% 440
Generation X 27% 14% 14% 45% < 1% 1,044
Baby Boomer 30% 13% 11% 45% 1% 2,435
Silent 39% 11% 9% 40% 1% 1,478
Greatest 38% 17% 8% 34% 3% 178

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants by generational group

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 371. 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% 49% 1% 27% 4% 371
Older Millennial 19% 37% 2% 34% 8% 440
Generation X 22% 37% 2% 31% 8% 1,044
Baby Boomer 26% 32% 3% 29% 11% 2,435
Silent 27% 34% 4% 23% 11% 1,478
Greatest 36% 25% 7% 17% 15% 178

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants by generational group

% of Mainline Protestants who …in heaven

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 371. 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% 9% 5% 371
Older Millennial 83% 12% 5% 440
Generation X 83% 11% 7% 1,044
Baby Boomer 78% 13% 8% 2,435
Silent 76% 13% 10% 1,478
Greatest 70% 18% 13% 178

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants by generational group

% of Mainline Protestants who …in hell

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 371. 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 77% 19% 4% 371
Older Millennial 66% 24% 9% 440
Generation X 64% 28% 9% 1,044
Baby Boomer 59% 31% 10% 2,435
Silent 49% 36% 15% 1,478
Greatest 42% 36% 22% 178

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants by generational group

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Generational cohort Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 371. 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% 18% 38% 371
Older Millennial 39% 23% 39% 440
Generation X 44% 15% 41% 1,044
Baby Boomer 45% 15% 40% 2,435
Silent 47% 12% 41% 1,478
Greatest 49% 7% 43% 178

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants by generational group

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Generational cohort Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 371. 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 29% 42% 20% 9% 371
Older Millennial 26% 40% 26% 8% 440
Generation X 35% 39% 21% 4% 1,044
Baby Boomer 41% 36% 19% 4% 2,435
Silent 43% 36% 17% 5% 1,478
Greatest 48% 39% 8% 5% 178

Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants by generational group

% of Mainline Protestants who would rather have…

Generational cohort Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 371. 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% 53% < 1% 2% 371
Older Millennial 54% 39% 2% 5% 440
Generation X 61% 33% 4% 2% 1,044
Baby Boomer 60% 32% 4% 4% 2,435
Silent 63% 26% 5% 6% 1,478
Greatest 61% 23% 7% 8% 178

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

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 371. 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 46% 50% 3% 1% 371
Older Millennial 46% 48% 3% 3% 440
Generation X 51% 44% 4% 1% 1,044
Baby Boomer 48% 46% 4% 2% 2,435
Silent 49% 45% 4% 3% 1,478
Greatest 26% 61% 4% 9% 178

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants by generational group

% of Mainline Protestants who say abortion should be…

Generational cohort Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 371. 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 53% 45% 1% 371
Older Millennial 57% 40% 3% 440
Generation X 62% 35% 3% 1,044
Baby Boomer 64% 32% 4% 2,435
Silent 60% 34% 6% 1,478
Greatest 51% 35% 15% 178

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants by generational group

% of Mainline Protestants who say homosexuality…

Generational cohort Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 371. 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 80% 17% 2% 1% 371
Older Millennial 77% 17% 5% 2% 440
Generation X 70% 21% 5% 3% 1,044
Baby Boomer 63% 29% 5% 3% 2,435
Silent 56% 34% 5% 4% 1,478
Greatest 39% 48% 3% 10% 178

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

% of Mainline Protestants who …same-sex marriage

Generational cohort Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 371. 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% 21% 4% 371
Older Millennial 69% 25% 6% 440
Generation X 62% 30% 9% 1,044
Baby Boomer 53% 39% 8% 2,435
Silent 44% 45% 11% 1,478
Greatest 31% 57% 12% 178

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants by generational group

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 371. 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% 59% 1% 2% 371
Older Millennial 32% 64% 2% 2% 440
Generation X 37% 60% 2% 1% 1,044
Baby Boomer 41% 55% 2% 2% 2,435
Silent 42% 49% 3% 5% 1,478
Greatest 31% 49% 4% 17% 178

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants by generational group

% of Mainline Protestants 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 = 371. 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 30% 35% 4% 28% 3% 371
Older Millennial 32% 35% 5% 25% 4% 440
Generation X 31% 30% 4% 31% 4% 1,044
Baby Boomer 28% 33% 6% 29% 4% 2,435
Silent 25% 29% 5% 32% 9% 1,478
Greatest 24% 12% 8% 41% 15% 178