Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who meditate at least once a week

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,858. 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 78% 10% 4% 6% 1% 14,858
2007 75% 10% 6% 6% 2% 15,033

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Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who meditate at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 186. 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.
Buddhist 76% 13% 4% 7% < 1% 186
Catholic 75% 12% 6% 6% 1% 3,024
Evangelical Protestant 86% 7% 3% 3% 1% 4,408
Historically Black Protestant 83% 8% 3% 5% 1% 1,132
Jehovah's Witness 89% 3% 2% 5% 1% 195
Jewish 62% 13% 10% 13% 2% 227
Mainline Protestant 76% 14% 5% 5% 1% 2,411
Mormon 90% 6% 3% 1% 1% 410
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 65% 14% 7% 13% 1% 2,029

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who are ages…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 11,498. 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.
At least once a week 14% 31% 30% 25% 11,498
Once or twice a month 22% 37% 26% 16% 1,449
Several times a year 22% 36% 26% 16% 638
Seldom/never 18% 35% 27% 20% 790
Don't know 15% 23% 20% 42% 150

Generational cohort among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 11,498. 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.
At least once a week 9% 11% 26% 36% 17% 2% 11,498
Once or twice a month 12% 16% 31% 30% 11% 1% 1,449
Several times a year 13% 16% 29% 32% 9% 1% 638
Seldom/never 10% 14% 29% 32% 14% 2% 790
Don't know 7% 9% 22% 32% 29% 1% 150

Gender composition among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. 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.
At least once a week 43% 57% 11,764
Once or twice a month 49% 51% 1,479
Several times a year 49% 51% 651
Seldom/never 60% 40% 808
Don't know 49% 51% 156

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 11,553. 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.
At least once a week 60% 16% 3% 18% 4% 11,553
Once or twice a month 60% 14% 5% 16% 5% 1,454
Several times a year 60% 10% 6% 22% 3% 639
Seldom/never 61% 15% 1% 18% 5% 797
Don't know 57% 12% < 1% 24% 7% 152

Immigrant status among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 11,629. 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.
At least once a week 17% 9% 74% 11,629
Once or twice a month 18% 11% 70% 1,453
Several times a year 22% 10% 68% 646
Seldom/never 17% 10% 73% 784
Don't know 28% 9% 63% 151

Income distribution among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who have a household income of…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 10,114. 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.
At least once a week 39% 21% 25% 15% 10,114
Once or twice a month 35% 21% 25% 19% 1,322
Several times a year 41% 17% 26% 16% 591
Seldom/never 46% 20% 20% 13% 695
Don't know 48% 23% 18% 11% 107

Educational distribution among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who have completed…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 11,692. 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.
At least once a week 41% 32% 16% 11% 11,692
Once or twice a month 38% 30% 18% 13% 1,474
Several times a year 39% 30% 18% 13% 646
Seldom/never 43% 34% 13% 9% 801
Don't know 55% 20% 18% 7% 154

Marital status among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 11,695. 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.
At least once a week 51% 6% 15% 10% 19% 11,695
Once or twice a month 47% 10% 15% 6% 23% 1,473
Several times a year 44% 9% 14% 6% 27% 650
Seldom/never 39% 10% 19% 8% 24% 797
Don't know 37% 5% 17% 21% 19% 152

Parent of children under 18 among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 11,716. 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.
At least once a week 27% 73% 11,716
Once or twice a month 32% 68% 1,473
Several times a year 26% 74% 650
Seldom/never 26% 74% 803
Don't know 20% 80% 156

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say they…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 11,764. 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.
At least once a week 81% 12% 2% 1% 3% 1% 11,764
Once or twice a month 65% 23% 4% 1% 6% 2% 1,479
Several times a year 57% 27% 7% 2% 6% 2% 651
Seldom/never 45% 25% 9% 1% 17% 3% 808
Don't know 59% 21% < 1% 7% 9% 4% 156

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say religion is…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. 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.
At least once a week 76% 13% 4% 5% 1% 11,764
Once or twice a month 55% 28% 10% 6% 1% 1,479
Several times a year 47% 32% 12% 9% 1% 651
Seldom/never 38% 29% 14% 19% 1% 808
Don't know 59% 18% 8% 12% 3% 156

Attendance at religious services among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who attend religious services…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. 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.
At least once a week 57% 25% 18% 1% 11,764
Once or twice a month 33% 41% 26% 1% 1,479
Several times a year 26% 44% 30% 1% 651
Seldom/never 21% 29% 49% < 1% 808
Don't know 45% 24% 29% 2% 156

Frequency of prayer among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who pray…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. 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.
At least once a week 81% 10% 2% 7% 1% 11,764
Once or twice a month 62% 19% 6% 13% 1% 1,479
Several times a year 52% 23% 7% 18% 1% 651
Seldom/never 45% 17% 6% 31% 2% 808
Don't know 67% 9% 1% 16% 7% 156

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who attend prayer group…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. 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.
At least once a week 45% 11% 8% 36% 1% 11,764
Once or twice a month 21% 14% 11% 54% 1% 1,479
Several times a year 17% 10% 12% 61% < 1% 651
Seldom/never 12% 4% 6% 77% < 1% 808
Don't know 29% 7% 4% 55% 4% 156

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. 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.
At least once a week 64% 13% 7% 15% 2% 11,764
Once or twice a month 48% 22% 12% 17% 1% 1,479
Several times a year 41% 18% 24% 16% 1% 651
Seldom/never 45% 10% 12% 32% 2% 808
Don't know 40% 15% 4% 17% 24% 156

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. 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.
At least once a week 50% 9% 32% 6% 3% 11,764
Once or twice a month 29% 15% 45% 8% 3% 1,479
Several times a year 18% 15% 53% 11% 3% 651
Seldom/never 19% 14% 51% 12% 2% 808
Don't know 26% 14% 38% 10% 12% 156

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 11,764. 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.
At least once a week 40% 57% 2% 1% 11,764
Once or twice a month 29% 67% 1% 2% 1,479
Several times a year 24% 73% 1% 2% 651
Seldom/never 25% 72% 2% 1% 808
Don't know 29% 64% 1% 5% 156

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who read scripture…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. 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.
At least once a week 63% 9% 5% 22% 1% 11,764
Once or twice a month 36% 15% 11% 38% < 1% 1,479
Several times a year 29% 13% 12% 45% < 1% 651
Seldom/never 23% 7% 7% 62% 1% 808
Don't know 39% 10% 7% 34% 10% 156

Interpreting scripture among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 11,764. 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.
At least once a week 44% 26% 4% 20% 6% 11,764
Once or twice a month 28% 28% 2% 33% 8% 1,479
Several times a year 24% 23% 5% 40% 8% 651
Seldom/never 23% 20% 1% 47% 8% 808
Don't know 36% 14% 9% 25% 16% 156

Belief in Heaven among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who …in heaven

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. 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.
At least once a week 79% 14% 7% 11,764
Once or twice a month 72% 21% 7% 1,479
Several times a year 70% 23% 7% 651
Seldom/never 57% 34% 9% 808
Don't know 68% 22% 10% 156

Belief in Hell among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who …in hell

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. 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.
At least once a week 65% 27% 8% 11,764
Once or twice a month 57% 36% 7% 1,479
Several times a year 56% 37% 7% 651
Seldom/never 43% 46% 10% 808
Don't know 47% 33% 20% 156

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. 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.
At least once a week 38% 19% 42% 11,764
Once or twice a month 35% 18% 47% 1,479
Several times a year 32% 15% 53% 651
Seldom/never 28% 18% 55% 808
Don't know 23% 39% 38% 156

Political ideology among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. 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.
At least once a week 43% 29% 21% 6% 11,764
Once or twice a month 33% 35% 27% 6% 1,479
Several times a year 32% 34% 30% 5% 651
Seldom/never 25% 36% 31% 8% 808
Don't know 38% 17% 22% 23% 156

Views about size of government among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who would rather have…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. 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.
At least once a week 51% 41% 4% 4% 11,764
Once or twice a month 49% 45% 3% 4% 1,479
Several times a year 48% 46% 3% 4% 651
Seldom/never 47% 46% 4% 4% 808
Don't know 41% 42% 3% 14% 156

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. 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.
At least once a week 43% 49% 5% 2% 11,764
Once or twice a month 41% 51% 4% 4% 1,479
Several times a year 41% 55% 2% 3% 651
Seldom/never 37% 58% 3% 2% 808
Don't know 41% 50% 6% 3% 156

Views about abortion among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say abortion should be…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. 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.
At least once a week 42% 53% 5% 11,764
Once or twice a month 55% 40% 4% 1,479
Several times a year 61% 33% 6% 651
Seldom/never 64% 32% 4% 808
Don't know 48% 34% 18% 156

Views about homosexuality among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say homosexuality…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. 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.
At least once a week 49% 42% 5% 4% 11,764
Once or twice a month 65% 28% 3% 4% 1,479
Several times a year 68% 25% 3% 4% 651
Seldom/never 67% 25% 4% 4% 808
Don't know 53% 31% 2% 14% 156

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. 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.
At least once a week 40% 51% 8% 11,764
Once or twice a month 58% 34% 8% 1,479
Several times a year 61% 31% 8% 651
Seldom/never 57% 33% 9% 808
Don't know 40% 37% 23% 156

Views about environmental regulation among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 11,764. 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.
At least once a week 39% 54% 3% 4% 11,764
Once or twice a month 35% 59% 2% 3% 1,479
Several times a year 33% 61% 2% 4% 651
Seldom/never 34% 61% 2% 3% 808
Don't know 30% 49% 4% 17% 156

Views about human evolution among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say humans…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 11,764. 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.
At least once a week 20% 26% 4% 45% 5% 11,764
Once or twice a month 33% 26% 4% 32% 5% 1,479
Several times a year 36% 28% 6% 26% 4% 651
Seldom/never 46% 21% 4% 25% 4% 808
Don't know 27% 22% 8% 26% 17% 156