DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services who are ages…

Survey year 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 745. 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% 82% 18% 745
2007 < 1% 41% 59% < 1% 906

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services who are…

Survey year Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 745. 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% 63% 745
2007 35% 65% 906

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services who identify as…

Survey year White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 735. 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 83% 7% 1% 6% 4% 735
2007 89% 4% 1% 4% 3% 899

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services who are…

Survey year Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 736. 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 8% 6% 85% 736
2007 5% 5% 90% 904

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services 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 = 669. 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 35% 15% 26% 24% 669
2007 26% 22% 31% 22% 809

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services who have completed…

Survey year High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 744. 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% 23% 17% 18% 744

Marital status among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services who are…

Survey year Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 741. 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 58% 4% 22% 7% 10% 741
2007 61% 5% 19% 4% 10% 903

Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services who are…

Survey year Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 745. 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 11% 89% 745
2007 29% 71% 904

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services 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 = 745. 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% 24% 6% < 1% 2% 1% 745
2007 75% 20% 3% < 1% 1% 1% 906

Importance of religion in one's life among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 745. 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 56% 33% 9% 2% < 1% 745
2007 53% 36% 8% 3% < 1% 906

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services 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
Sample size = 745. 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% 37% 29% < 1% 745
2007 34% 41% 24% 1% 906

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 745. 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 56% 19% 8% 16% 1% 745
2007 54% 25% 7% 12% 2% 906

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services 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 = 745. 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 20% 10% 10% 60% < 1% 745
2007 13% 10% 11% 64% 1% 906

Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services 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 = 745. 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% 10% 4% 44% 1% 745
2007 36% 7% 5% 51% 2% 906

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services 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 = 745. 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% 15% 12% 15% 1% 745
2007 47% 17% 15% 18% 3% 906

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services 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 = 745. 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 47% 17% 14% 21% 1% 745
2007 37% 15% 17% 27% 4% 906

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services 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 = 745. 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 28% 11% 52% 8% 2% 745
2007 25% 8% 59% 5% 3% 906

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services 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 = 745. 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 24% 74% 1% 1% 745

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services 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 = 745. 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 31% 13% 10% 45% 1% 745
2007 27% 13% 10% 48% 1% 906

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services 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 = 745. 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 28% 27% 3% 33% 9% 745
2007 27% 35% 2% 26% 10% 906

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 745. 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 77% 17% 7% 745
2007 80% 11% 9% 906

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 745. 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% 38% 8% 745
2007 54% 33% 13% 906

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services who identify as…

Survey year Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 745. 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 18% 13% 70% 745
2007 28% 14% 58% 906

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 745. 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% 36% 40% 5% 745
2007 27% 41% 27% 5% 906

Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services 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 = 745. 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% 76% 3% 2% 745

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services who say abortion should be…

Survey year Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 745. 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% 24% 3% 745
2007 71% 25% 4% 906

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 745. 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 75% 19% 3% 3% 745
2007 64% 27% 5% 3% 906

Views about same-sex marriage among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services who …same-sex marriage

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 745. 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% 27% 6% 745

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services 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 = 745. 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 23% 75% 1% 1% 745
2007 20% 76% 1% 2% 906

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services

% of Mainline Protestants baby Boomers who would rather have bigger government; more services 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 = 745. 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% 30% 5% 26% 2% 745