DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week who are ages…

Survey year 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 815. 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% 80% 20% 815
2007 < 1% 37% 63% < 1% 988

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week who are…

Survey year Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 815. 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 40% 60% 815
2007 43% 57% 988

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week who identify as…

Survey year White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 802. 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 87% 4% 1% 5% 3% 802
2007 90% 3% 1% 3% 3% 977

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week who are…

Survey year Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 807. 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 7% 6% 87% 807
2007 4% 4% 92% 984

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week 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
Sample size = 706. 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 22% 19% 32% 27% 706
2007 15% 17% 39% 30% 862

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week who have completed…

Survey year High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 814. 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 34% 24% 23% 19% 814

Marital status among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week who are…

Survey year Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 811. 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 73% 1% 14% 6% 6% 811
2007 75% 1% 14% 4% 6% 986

Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week who are…

Survey year Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 814. 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 12% 88% 814
2007 31% 69% 988

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week 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
Sample size = 815. 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 85% 14% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 815
2007 91% 8% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 988

Importance of religion in one's life among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 815. 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 88% 11% < 1% < 1% < 1% 815
2007 86% 13% 1% < 1% < 1% 988

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 815. 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 79% 16% 1% 3% 1% 815
2007 78% 16% 3% 2% 1% 988

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week 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
Sample size = 815. 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 50% 13% 12% 25% < 1% 815
2007 39% 16% 15% 28% 1% 988

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week 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
Sample size = 815. 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 52% 9% 3% 33% 2% 815
2007 50% 7% 4% 36% 3% 988

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week 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
Sample size = 815. 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 73% 13% 6% 6% 2% 815
2007 68% 15% 8% 6% 3% 988

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week 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
Sample size = 815. 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 51% 16% 12% 19% 2% 815
2007 49% 18% 13% 17% 3% 988

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week 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
Sample size = 815. 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 53% 6% 34% 4% 3% 815
2007 48% 7% 40% 2% 4% 988

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week 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
Sample size = 815. 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 39% 59% 1% 1% 815

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week 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
Sample size = 815. 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 62% 13% 7% 18% < 1% 815
2007 57% 15% 8% 19% 1% 988

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week 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
Sample size = 815. 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 37% 38% 3% 15% 8% 815
2007 33% 41% 3% 12% 10% 988

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 815. 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 84% 9% 7% 815
2007 84% 6% 10% 988

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 815. 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 68% 24% 8% 815
2007 67% 22% 12% 988

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week who identify as…

Survey year Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 815. 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 44% 13% 43% 815
2007 45% 14% 41% 988

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 815. 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 45% 32% 21% 3% 815
2007 41% 43% 14% 3% 988

Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 815. 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 60% 34% 2% 4% 815
2007 53% 36% 6% 6% 988

Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week 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
Sample size = 815. 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 45% 48% 3% 3% 815

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week who say abortion should be…

Survey year Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 815. 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 55% 41% 4% 815
2007 55% 41% 4% 988

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 815. 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 55% 37% 5% 3% 815
2007 47% 43% 6% 5% 988

Views about same-sex marriage among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week who …same-sex marriage

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 815. 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 45% 48% 7% 815

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week 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
Sample size = 815. 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 39% 58% 3% 1% 815
2007 27% 67% 3% 3% 988

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who attend religious services at least once a week 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
Sample size = 815. 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 19% 35% 5% 36% 5% 815