### Demographic*✭*Information

#### Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who are…

Survey year | Younger Millennial | Older Millennial | Generation X | Baby Boomer | Silent | Greatest | Sample Size |
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Sample size = 2,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. | |||||||

2014 | < 1% | < 1% | < 1% | 27% | 65% | 8% | 2,272 |

2007 | < 1% | < 1% | < 1% | < 1% | 70% | 30% | 2,254 |

#### Gender composition among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who are…

Survey year | Men | Women | Sample Size |
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Sample size = 2,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. | |||

2014 | 42% | 58% | 2,272 |

2007 | 41% | 59% | 2,254 |

#### Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who identify as…

Survey year | White | Black | Asian | Latino | Other/Mixed | Sample Size |
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Sample size = 2,248. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. | ||||||

2014 | 95% | 2% | 1% | 1% | 2% | 2,248 |

2007 | 94% | 2% | < 1% | 1% | 2% | 2,241 |

#### Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who are…

Survey year | Immigrants | Second generation | Third generation or higher | Sample Size |
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Sample size = 2,257. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. | ||||

2014 | 4% | 7% | 89% | 2,257 |

2007 | 4% | 9% | 87% | 2,248 |

#### Income distribution among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who have a household income of…

Survey year | Less than $30,000 | $30,000-$49,999 | $50,000-$99,999 | $100,000 or more | Sample Size |
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Sample size = 1,838. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. | |||||

2014 | 36% | 23% | 26% | 15% | 1,838 |

2007 | 45% | 26% | 20% | 10% | 1,700 |

#### Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who have completed…

Survey year | High school or less | Some college | College | Post-graduate degree | Sample Size |
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Sample size = 2,263. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. | |||||

2014 | 41% | 26% | 18% | 15% | 2,263 |

#### Marital status among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who are…

Survey year | Married | Living with a partner | Divorced/separated | Widowed | Never married | Sample Size |
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Sample size = 2,263. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. | ||||||

2014 | 57% | 2% | 12% | 27% | 3% | 2,263 |

2007 | 48% | 1% | 10% | 38% | 3% | 2,243 |

#### Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who are…

Survey year | Parents | Non-parents | Sample Size |
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Sample size = 2,270. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. | |||

2014 | 2% | 98% | 2,270 |

2007 | 1% | 99% | 2,254 |

### Beliefs*✭*and*✭*Practices

#### Belief in God among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who say they…

Survey year | 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 |
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Sample size = 2,272. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. | |||||||

2014 | 67% | 23% | 4% | 3% | 2% | 1% | 2,272 |

2007 | 75% | 17% | 3% | 1% | 1% | 2% | 2,254 |

#### Importance of religion in one's life among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who say religion is…

Survey year | Very important | Somewhat important | Not too important | Not at all important | Don't know | Sample Size |
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2014 | 60% | 27% | 9% | 2% | 1% | 2,272 |

2007 | 64% | 26% | 7% | 2% | 1% | 2,254 |

#### Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who attend religious services…

Survey year | At least once a week | Once or twice a month/a few times a year | Seldom/never | Don't know | Sample Size |
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2014 | 43% | 33% | 24% | 1% | 2,272 |

2007 | 48% | 31% | 19% | 1% | 2,254 |

#### Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who pray…

Survey year | At least daily | Weekly | Monthly | Seldom/never | Don't know | Sample Size |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

2014 | 58% | 20% | 6% | 14% | 2% | 2,272 |

2007 | 64% | 16% | 5% | 12% | 3% | 2,254 |

#### Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who attend prayer group…

Survey year | At least once a week | Once or twice a month | Several times a year | Seldom/never | Don't know | Sample Size |
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2014 | 22% | 9% | 10% | 58% | 1% | 2,272 |

2007 | 22% | 9% | 10% | 58% | 1% | 2,254 |

#### Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who meditate…

Survey year | At least once a week | Once or twice a month | Several times a year | Seldom/never | Don't know | Sample Size |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

2014 | 50% | 10% | 5% | 33% | 3% | 2,272 |

2007 | 51% | 9% | 5% | 30% | 5% | 2,254 |

#### Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Survey year | At least once a week | Once or twice a month | Several times a year | Seldom/never | Don't know | Sample Size |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

2014 | 60% | 14% | 9% | 14% | 3% | 2,272 |

2007 | 54% | 14% | 10% | 14% | 7% | 2,254 |

#### Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Survey year | At least once a week | Once or twice a month | Several times a year | Seldom/never | Don't know | Sample Size |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

2014 | 43% | 13% | 14% | 25% | 4% | 2,272 |

2007 | 39% | 14% | 14% | 26% | 7% | 2,254 |

#### Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Survey year | Religion | Philosophy/reason | Common sense | Science | Don't know | Sample Size |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

2014 | 31% | 7% | 52% | 6% | 3% | 2,272 |

2007 | 28% | 7% | 56% | 4% | 5% | 2,254 |

#### Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who say…

Survey year | 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 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

2014 | 34% | 62% | 2% | 2% | 2,272 |

#### Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who read scripture…

Survey year | At least once a week | Once or twice a month | Several times a year | Seldom/never | Don't know | Sample Size |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

2014 | 36% | 11% | 9% | 42% | 1% | 2,272 |

2007 | 38% | 11% | 9% | 40% | 2% | 2,254 |

#### Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who say the holy scripture is…

Survey year | 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 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

2014 | 26% | 34% | 4% | 25% | 12% | 2,272 |

2007 | 27% | 34% | 5% | 20% | 13% | 2,254 |

#### Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who …in heaven

Survey year | Believe | Don't believe | Other/don't know | Sample Size |
---|---|---|---|---|

2014 | 76% | 14% | 10% | 2,272 |

2007 | 74% | 13% | 13% | 2,254 |

#### Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who …in hell

Survey year | Believe | Don't believe | Other/don't know | Sample Size |
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2014 | 50% | 36% | 14% | 2,272 |

2007 | 48% | 33% | 19% | 2,254 |

### Social*✭*and*✭*Political*✭*Views

#### Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who identify as…

Survey year | Republican/lean Rep. | No lean | Democrat/lean Dem. | Sample Size |
---|---|---|---|---|

2014 | 46% | 12% | 41% | 2,272 |

2007 | 42% | 15% | 43% | 2,254 |

#### Political ideology among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who are…

Survey year | Conservative | Moderate | Liberal | Don't know | Sample Size |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

2014 | 43% | 36% | 17% | 5% | 2,272 |

2007 | 44% | 37% | 12% | 7% | 2,254 |

#### Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who would rather have…

Survey year | Smaller government; fewer services | Bigger government; more services | Depends | Don't know | Sample Size |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

2014 | 63% | 27% | 5% | 6% | 2,272 |

2007 | 59% | 24% | 6% | 11% | 2,254 |

#### Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who say government aid to the poor…

Survey year | Does more harm than good | Does more good than harm | Neither/both equally | Don't know | Sample Size |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

2014 | 46% | 47% | 4% | 3% | 2,272 |

#### Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who say abortion should be…

Survey year | Legal in all/most cases | Illegal in all/most cases | Don't know | Sample Size |
---|---|---|---|---|

2014 | 61% | 32% | 7% | 2,272 |

2007 | 56% | 34% | 10% | 2,254 |

#### Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who say homosexuality…

Survey year | Should be accepted | Should be discouraged | Neither/both equally | Don't know | Sample Size |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

2014 | 57% | 34% | 5% | 5% | 2,272 |

2007 | 42% | 45% | 6% | 7% | 2,254 |

#### Views about same-sex marriage among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who …same-sex marriage

Survey year | Strongly favor/favor | Oppose/strongly oppose | Don't know | Sample Size |
---|---|---|---|---|

2014 | 45% | 44% | 10% | 2,272 |

#### Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who say…

Survey year | 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 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

2014 | 40% | 51% | 3% | 6% | 2,272 |

2007 | 30% | 55% | 4% | 11% | 2,254 |

#### Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages 65+ who say humans…

Survey year | 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 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

2014 | 26% | 29% | 6% | 30% | 9% | 2,272 |