U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014

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COHORT5

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

Respondent's generation cohort
  1) Greatest generation (born before 1928)
  2) Silent generation (born 1928-1945)
  3) Baby Boomer (born 1946-1964)
  4) Generation X (born 1965-1980)
  5) Millennials (born 1981-1996)
  99) Don't know/Refused

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Greatest generation (born before 1928) 1.2% 1.2%
Silent generation (born 1928-1945) 11.3% 12.5%
Baby Boomer (born 1946-1964) 30.7% 43.2%
Generation X (born 1965-1980) 27.3% 70.5%
Millennials (born 1981-1996) 28% 98.5%
Don't know/Refused 1.6% 100.1%
Total N = 35071

Variable Comparisons

Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Greatest generation (born before 1928) 0.9% 1.4% 1.2%
Silent generation (born 1928-1945) 9.8% 12.7% 11.3%
Baby Boomer (born 1946-1964) 30.8% 30.6% 30.7%
Generation X (born 1965-1980) 27.8% 26.9% 27.3%
Millennials (born 1981-1996) 29.4% 26.6% 28.0%
Don't know/Refused 1.3% 1.8% 1.6%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35071


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (VOL) Other party (VOL) TOTAL
Greatest generation (born before 1928) 1.6% 1.6% 0.6% 0.9% 0.3% 1.2%
Silent generation (born 1928-1945) 15.1% 13.0% 8.3% 8.4% 5.2% 11.3%
Baby Boomer (born 1946-1964) 34.0% 34.2% 27.2% 28.0% 23.4% 30.9%
Generation X (born 1965-1980) 27.1% 25.7% 28.3% 28.4% 37.5% 27.3%
Millennials (born 1981-1996) 20.9% 24.2% 34.3% 31.8% 32.3% 27.9%
Don't know/Refused 1.4% 1.3% 1.3% 2.4% 1.4% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34112


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $20,000 20 to under $40,000 50 to under $75,000 75 to under $100,000 $100,000 or more TOTAL
Greatest generation (born before 1928) 1.5% 1.4% 0.7% 0.5% 0.4% 1.0%
Silent generation (born 1928-1945) 11.3% 14.3% 10.3% 7.0% 6.1% 10.3%
Baby Boomer (born 1946-1964) 29.2% 27.1% 31.9% 32.4% 35.9% 31.0%
Generation X (born 1965-1980) 24.9% 24.0% 28.2% 33.6% 36.6% 28.7%
Millennials (born 1981-1996) 32.4% 32.5% 28.2% 25.5% 20.1% 28.3%
Don't know/Refused 0.7% 0.6% 0.7% 0.9% 0.9% 0.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
30490


Education (I-EDUC)

High school incomplete or less than high school (no diploma) High school graduate (grade 12 with diploma or GED certificate) Some college, no degree (includes some community college) or two-year associate degree from a college or university Four-year college or university degree/Bachelor's degree (e.g., BS, BA, AB) Some postgraduate or professional school or postgraduate or professional degree, including master's, doctorate, medical or law degree (e.g., MA, MS, PhD, MD, JD, graduate school) TOTAL
Greatest generation (born before 1928) 2.3% 1.5% 0.8% 0.7% 0.9% 1.2%
Silent generation (born 1928-1945) 14.9% 14.0% 8.8% 8.2% 11.9% 11.3%
Baby Boomer (born 1946-1964) 31.4% 31.5% 28.7% 30.2% 34.0% 30.7%
Generation X (born 1965-1980) 28.9% 23.5% 26.1% 31.8% 33.7% 27.4%
Millennials (born 1981-1996) 21.9% 28.4% 34.2% 27.2% 17.2% 28.0%
Don't know/Refused 0.8% 1.1% 1.4% 1.9% 2.3% 1.4%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34868


Age (I-AGE)

Age 29 or younger 30-39 40-49 50-59 Age 60 or older TOTAL
Greatest generation (born before 1928) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 4.6% 1.2%
Silent generation (born 1928-1945) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 44.5% 11.5%
Baby Boomer (born 1946-1964) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 100.0% 50.9% 31.2%
Generation X (born 1965-1980) 0.0% 59.3% 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 27.7%
Millennials (born 1981-1996) 100.0% 40.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 28.4%
Don't know/Refused 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34345



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