Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never meditate

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 15,172. 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 30% 68% 1% 1% 15,172

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Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never meditate by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say…

Religious tradition 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 = 0. 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.
Catholic 29% 70% 1% 1% 3,119
Evangelical Protestant 46% 52% 1% 1% 3,202
Historically Black Protestant 28% 70% 1% 1% 538
Jewish 23% 75% 2% 1% 487
Mainline Protestant 31% 66% 2% 1% 2,679
Mormon 50% 49% < 1% < 1% 175
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 21% 77% 1% 1% 4,330

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are ages…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,758. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 19% 38% 29% 13% 4,758
Right or wrong depends on the situation 31% 34% 22% 12% 9,857
Neither/both equally 18% 35% 32% 14% 183
Don't know 22% 27% 24% 26% 105

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,758. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 11% 15% 31% 34% 8% 1% 4,758
Right or wrong depends on the situation 21% 18% 27% 26% 7% 1% 9,857
Neither/both equally 8% 18% 27% 39% 7% < 1% 183
Don't know 13% 14% 23% 28% 17% 5% 105

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,850. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 54% 46% 4,850
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 50% 10,023
Neither/both equally 63% 37% 189
Don't know 49% 51% 110

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,778. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 78% 8% 2% 9% 3% 4,778
Right or wrong depends on the situation 70% 9% 5% 12% 4% 9,931
Neither/both equally 69% 6% 5% 16% 4% 183
Don't know 65% 9% 1% 19% 6% 106

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,797. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 9% 9% 82% 4,797
Right or wrong depends on the situation 12% 12% 76% 9,889
Neither/both equally 14% 8% 78% 186
Don't know 20% 7% 74% 104

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who have a household income of…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 4,274. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 26% 19% 32% 23% 4,274
Right or wrong depends on the situation 32% 21% 27% 20% 8,826
Neither/both equally 30% 23% 30% 16% 148

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who have completed…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,817. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 40% 33% 18% 9% 4,817
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 31% 16% 10% 9,985
Neither/both equally 35% 40% 15% 10% 186
Don't know 54% 24% 15% 7% 106

Marital status among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,833. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 58% 6% 10% 4% 21% 4,833
Right or wrong depends on the situation 43% 9% 11% 4% 32% 9,993
Neither/both equally 53% 5% 11% 3% 28% 187
Don't know 35% 8% 11% 21% 26% 109

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,827. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 35% 65% 4,827
Right or wrong depends on the situation 29% 71% 9,995
Neither/both equally 29% 71% 187
Don't know 23% 77% 109

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say they…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 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 = 4,850. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 67% 18% 5% < 1% 7% 2% 4,850
Right or wrong depends on the situation 48% 24% 8% 1% 17% 3% 10,023
Neither/both equally 56% 24% 5% 2% 9% 4% 189
Don't know 52% 18% 10% 4% 11% 5% 110

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say religion is…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,850. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 53% 27% 10% 9% < 1% 4,850
Right or wrong depends on the situation 33% 32% 17% 18% < 1% 10,023
Neither/both equally 51% 26% 14% 9% < 1% 189
Don't know 53% 22% 8% 13% 4% 110

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who attend religious services…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,850. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 35% 35% 30% < 1% 4,850
Right or wrong depends on the situation 19% 37% 44% < 1% 10,023
Neither/both equally 22% 35% 41% 2% 189
Don't know 18% 31% 45% 5% 110

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who pray…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,850. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 52% 18% 6% 23% 1% 4,850
Right or wrong depends on the situation 34% 18% 8% 40% 1% 10,023
Neither/both equally 47% 17% 6% 29% 1% 189
Don't know 40% 19% 2% 34% 4% 110

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who attend prayer group…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,850. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 22% 9% 9% 61% < 1% 4,850
Right or wrong depends on the situation 10% 6% 7% 77% < 1% 10,023
Neither/both equally 13% 4% 8% 74% 2% 189
Don't know 18% < 1% 5% 75% 1% 110

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,850. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 53% 15% 11% 20% 1% 4,850
Right or wrong depends on the situation 39% 18% 13% 29% 1% 10,023
Neither/both equally 46% 12% 9% 25% 8% 189
Don't know 43% 9% 6% 36% 6% 110

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,850. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 34% 17% 14% 34% 1% 4,850
Right or wrong depends on the situation 34% 17% 16% 34% 1% 10,023
Neither/both equally 35% 16% 18% 28% 3% 189
Don't know 31% 15% 5% 44% 6% 110

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,850. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 40% 8% 43% 7% 2% 4,850
Right or wrong depends on the situation 18% 11% 57% 12% 2% 10,023
Neither/both equally 24% 13% 46% 6% 11% 189
Don't know 25% 5% 48% 6% 15% 110

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who read scripture…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,850. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 32% 11% 8% 49% < 1% 4,850
Right or wrong depends on the situation 15% 9% 8% 68% < 1% 10,023
Neither/both equally 23% 9% 7% 57% 3% 189
Don't know 13% 10% 6% 70% 1% 110

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say the holy scripture is…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 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 = 4,850. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 33% 31% 3% 27% 5% 4,850
Right or wrong depends on the situation 19% 27% 1% 45% 7% 10,023
Neither/both equally 24% 16% 7% 35% 17% 189
Don't know 38% 10% 7% 28% 17% 110

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who …in heaven

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,850. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 76% 17% 7% 4,850
Right or wrong depends on the situation 66% 28% 7% 10,023
Neither/both equally 68% 19% 14% 189
Don't know 61% 23% 16% 110

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who …in hell

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,850. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 66% 27% 7% 4,850
Right or wrong depends on the situation 50% 42% 8% 10,023
Neither/both equally 55% 29% 17% 189
Don't know 50% 32% 17% 110

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who identify as…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,850. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 54% 16% 30% 4,850
Right or wrong depends on the situation 32% 18% 49% 10,023
Neither/both equally 40% 24% 36% 189
Don't know 31% 34% 35% 110

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,850. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 50% 29% 15% 6% 4,850
Right or wrong depends on the situation 27% 38% 29% 7% 10,023
Neither/both equally 42% 25% 15% 17% 189
Don't know 23% 27% 21% 30% 110

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who would rather have…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,850. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 66% 29% 2% 2% 4,850
Right or wrong depends on the situation 47% 47% 2% 4% 10,023
Neither/both equally 58% 19% 15% 8% 189
Don't know 41% 40% 7% 12% 110

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say government aid to the poor…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,850. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 61% 35% 3% 2% 4,850
Right or wrong depends on the situation 41% 54% 3% 1% 10,023
Neither/both equally 44% 41% 13% 2% 189
Don't know 38% 31% 9% 22% 110

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say abortion should be…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,850. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 46% 51% 3% 4,850
Right or wrong depends on the situation 64% 33% 4% 10,023
Neither/both equally 50% 36% 14% 189
Don't know 37% 47% 16% 110

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say homosexuality…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,850. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 54% 39% 4% 3% 4,850
Right or wrong depends on the situation 75% 19% 3% 2% 10,023
Neither/both equally 56% 18% 17% 8% 189
Don't know 47% 25% 10% 18% 110

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who …same-sex marriage

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,850. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 44% 49% 7% 4,850
Right or wrong depends on the situation 68% 26% 6% 10,023
Neither/both equally 54% 30% 17% 189
Don't know 43% 38% 19% 110

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 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 = 4,850. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 48% 48% 2% 2% 4,850
Right or wrong depends on the situation 34% 62% 2% 2% 10,023
Neither/both equally 37% 46% 11% 7% 189
Don't know 33% 34% 3% 30% 110

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in existence of standards for right and wrong

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say humans…

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong 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 = 4,850. 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.
There are clear standards for what is right and wrong 27% 26% 3% 41% 3% 4,850
Right or wrong depends on the situation 45% 23% 4% 25% 3% 10,023
Neither/both equally 21% 26% 12% 31% 11% 189
Don't know 26% 12% 15% 16% 30% 110