Belief in God among adults who seldom or never meditate

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 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 54% 22% 7% 1% 14% 3% 15,172
2007 64% 21% 5% 1% 7% 3% 15,447

Learn More: Believe in God; absolutely certain, Believe in God; fairly certain, Believe in God; not too/not at all certain, Do not believe in God

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never meditate by religious group

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

Religious tradition 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 = 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 59% 29% 7% 1% 3% 1% 3,119
Evangelical Protestant 84% 13% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3,202
Historically Black Protestant 85% 13% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 538
Jewish 29% 27% 16% 1% 21% 6% 487
Mainline Protestant 60% 30% 6% 1% 2% 1% 2,679
Mormon 81% 14% 3% < 1% 1% 2% 175
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 21% 21% 11% < 1% 40% 6% 4,330

Learn More: Believe in God; absolutely certain, Believe in God; fairly certain, Believe in God; not too/not at all certain, Do not believe in God

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

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

Belief in God 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,745. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 23% 37% 28% 13% 7,745
Believe in God; fairly certain 28% 35% 25% 12% 3,351
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 35% 35% 18% 12% 1,038
Do not believe in God 39% 33% 17% 12% 2,215
Other/don't know if they believe in God 32% 35% 18% 14% 462

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Belief in God Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,745. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 14% 15% 30% 33% 7% < 1% 7,745
Believe in God; fairly certain 18% 17% 28% 29% 8% 1% 3,351
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 24% 19% 27% 21% 8% 1% 1,038
Do not believe in God 27% 20% 24% 20% 7% 1% 2,215
Other/don't know if they believe in God 19% 21% 27% 23% 9% 1% 462

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Belief in God Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,895. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 45% 55% 7,895
Believe in God; fairly certain 53% 47% 3,404
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 61% 39% 1,052
Do not believe in God 67% 33% 2,243
Other/don't know if they believe in God 67% 33% 479

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

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

Belief in God White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,808. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 71% 12% 2% 11% 4% 7,808
Believe in God; fairly certain 74% 7% 4% 12% 3% 3,371
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 68% 5% 9% 16% 3% 1,036
Do not believe in God 78% 2% 8% 9% 3% 2,223
Other/don't know if they believe in God 84% 3% 5% 4% 5% 464

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Belief in God Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,784. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 10% 9% 81% 7,784
Believe in God; fairly certain 12% 10% 78% 3,366
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 19% 14% 67% 1,041
Do not believe in God 12% 16% 72% 2,222
Other/don't know if they believe in God 8% 11% 81% 467

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

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

Belief in God Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 6,866. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 33% 22% 28% 18% 6,866
Believe in God; fairly certain 29% 21% 28% 22% 2,998
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 16% 28% 25% 962
Do not believe in God 23% 19% 30% 28% 2,043
Other/don't know if they believe in God 23% 20% 28% 29% 391

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

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

Belief in God High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 7,846. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 45% 33% 15% 7% 7,846
Believe in God; fairly certain 42% 31% 16% 11% 3,392
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 41% 27% 19% 13% 1,046
Do not believe in God 31% 30% 24% 15% 2,238
Other/don't know if they believe in God 30% 34% 22% 15% 475

Marital status among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Belief in God Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 7,877. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 52% 6% 13% 5% 25% 7,877
Believe in God; fairly certain 48% 10% 10% 4% 29% 3,392
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 40% 10% 8% 4% 37% 1,050
Do not believe in God 39% 11% 8% 2% 40% 2,235
Other/don't know if they believe in God 46% 8% 11% 4% 31% 472

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Belief in God Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,867. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 34% 66% 7,867
Believe in God; fairly certain 31% 69% 3,394
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 26% 74% 1,048
Do not believe in God 21% 79% 2,238
Other/don't know if they believe in God 27% 73% 474

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

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

Belief in God Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,895. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 65% 28% 4% 2% < 1% 7,895
Believe in God; fairly certain 17% 52% 24% 7% < 1% 3,404
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 5% 29% 43% 23% < 1% 1,052
Do not believe in God 2% 6% 23% 69% < 1% 2,243
Other/don't know if they believe in God 2% 19% 38% 39% 2% 479

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

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

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,895. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 37% 40% 22% < 1% 7,895
Believe in God; fairly certain 13% 43% 44% < 1% 3,404
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 36% 60% < 1% 1,052
Do not believe in God 2% 16% 82% < 1% 2,243
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 24% 72% < 1% 479

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who pray…

Belief in God At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,895. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 63% 21% 5% 11% 1% 7,895
Believe in God; fairly certain 24% 24% 14% 38% 1% 3,404
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 10% 9% 11% 69% < 1% 1,052
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 2,243
Other/don't know if they believe in God 5% 7% 5% 81% 2% 479

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

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

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,895. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 22% 10% 10% 57% < 1% 7,895
Believe in God; fairly certain 5% 5% 6% 84% < 1% 3,404
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 2% 3% 4% 91% < 1% 1,052
Do not believe in God 1% 1% 1% 98% < 1% 2,243
Other/don't know if they believe in God 1% 1% 3% 94% 1% 479

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

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

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,895. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 58% 17% 11% 13% 1% 7,895
Believe in God; fairly certain 32% 20% 17% 31% 1% 3,404
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 20% 15% 15% 48% 1% 1,052
Do not believe in God 22% 13% 9% 54% 2% 2,243
Other/don't know if they believe in God 26% 12% 10% 47% 6% 479

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

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

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,895. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 34% 16% 14% 36% 1% 7,895
Believe in God; fairly certain 30% 18% 18% 33% 1% 3,404
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 34% 16% 17% 32% < 1% 1,052
Do not believe in God 38% 19% 14% 29% 1% 2,243
Other/don't know if they believe in God 36% 19% 18% 26% 1% 479

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

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

Belief in God Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,895. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 41% 6% 46% 5% 2% 7,895
Believe in God; fairly certain 10% 12% 66% 11% 2% 3,404
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 4% 17% 60% 17% 1% 1,052
Do not believe in God 1% 17% 53% 29% 1% 2,243
Other/don't know if they believe in God 2% 17% 61% 15% 5% 479

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

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say…

Belief in God 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 = 7,895. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 38% 60% 1% 1% 7,895
Believe in God; fairly certain 25% 73% 1% 1% 3,404
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 22% 76% 1% 1% 1,052
Do not believe in God 16% 82% 1% 1% 2,243
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 80% 2% 1% 479

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

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

Belief in God At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,895. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 34% 13% 10% 43% 1% 7,895
Believe in God; fairly certain 7% 8% 9% 77% < 1% 3,404
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 3% 4% 4% 89% < 1% 1,052
Do not believe in God 1% 2% 3% 94% < 1% 2,243
Other/don't know if they believe in God 3% 4% 3% 88% 1% 479

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

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

Belief in God 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 = 7,895. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 38% 37% 3% 15% 6% 7,895
Believe in God; fairly certain 11% 32% 1% 48% 8% 3,404
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 6% 11% < 1% 75% 8% 1,052
Do not believe in God 1% 2% < 1% 94% 3% 2,243
Other/don't know if they believe in God < 1% 4% 1% 79% 17% 479

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

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

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,895. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 89% 6% 5% 7,895
Believe in God; fairly certain 74% 18% 8% 3,404
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 42% 44% 13% 1,052
Do not believe in God 5% 91% 3% 2,243
Other/don't know if they believe in God 17% 44% 39% 479

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

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

Belief in God Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,895. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 75% 19% 7% 7,895
Believe in God; fairly certain 53% 39% 9% 3,404
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 31% 57% 12% 1,052
Do not believe in God 5% 93% 3% 2,243
Other/don't know if they believe in God 12% 57% 30% 479

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

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

Belief in God Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 7,895. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 46% 17% 36% 7,895
Believe in God; fairly certain 37% 19% 44% 3,404
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 28% 18% 54% 1,052
Do not believe in God 21% 17% 62% 2,243
Other/don't know if they believe in God 29% 25% 46% 479

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Belief in God Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,895. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 44% 33% 16% 6% 7,895
Believe in God; fairly certain 27% 41% 26% 6% 3,404
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 20% 39% 35% 6% 1,052
Do not believe in God 14% 32% 48% 7% 2,243
Other/don't know if they believe in God 20% 36% 33% 11% 479

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

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

Belief in God Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,895. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 57% 38% 2% 3% 7,895
Believe in God; fairly certain 52% 42% 2% 3% 3,404
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 48% 46% 3% 3% 1,052
Do not believe in God 45% 49% 3% 3% 2,243
Other/don't know if they believe in God 53% 33% 5% 9% 479

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

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

Belief in God Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,895. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 52% 43% 3% 2% 7,895
Believe in God; fairly certain 47% 49% 3% 1% 3,404
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 41% 55% 3% 2% 1,052
Do not believe in God 32% 64% 3% 1% 2,243
Other/don't know if they believe in God 42% 49% 7% 2% 479

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

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

Belief in God Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,895. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 44% 52% 4% 7,895
Believe in God; fairly certain 66% 31% 3% 3,404
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 76% 22% 3% 1,052
Do not believe in God 85% 12% 3% 2,243
Other/don't know if they believe in God 78% 14% 8% 479

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

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

Belief in God Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,895. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 55% 37% 4% 4% 7,895
Believe in God; fairly certain 80% 15% 3% 2% 3,404
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 83% 13% 2% 2% 1,052
Do not believe in God 91% 7% 1% 1% 2,243
Other/don't know if they believe in God 80% 11% 4% 4% 479

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

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

Belief in God Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,895. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 46% 47% 7% 7,895
Believe in God; fairly certain 71% 23% 7% 3,404
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 78% 17% 5% 1,052
Do not believe in God 88% 8% 4% 2,243
Other/don't know if they believe in God 77% 15% 8% 479

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say…

Belief in God 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 = 7,895. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 44% 50% 2% 3% 7,895
Believe in God; fairly certain 36% 60% 2% 2% 3,404
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 30% 66% 2% 1% 1,052
Do not believe in God 22% 75% 1% 2% 2,243
Other/don't know if they believe in God 31% 60% 3% 5% 479

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never meditate by belief in God

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

Belief in God 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 = 7,895. 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.
Believe in God; absolutely certain 18% 32% 3% 43% 4% 7,895
Believe in God; fairly certain 48% 25% 5% 20% 3% 3,404
Believe in God; not too/not at all certain 69% 11% 4% 14% 2% 1,052
Do not believe in God 87% 4% 1% 6% 1% 2,243
Other/don't know if they believe in God 74% 5% 12% 5% 5% 479