Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who meditate once or twice a month

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 2,884. 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% 25% 10% 11% 1% 2,884
2007 46% 26% 14% 12% 2% 2,613

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Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who meditate once or twice a month by religious group

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 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 54% 26% 11% 9% < 1% 613
Evangelical Protestant 61% 26% 8% 5% < 1% 546
Historically Black Protestant 65% 20% 9% 3% 2% 162
Mainline Protestant 55% 23% 11% 9% 2% 574
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 44% 25% 10% 19% 1% 703

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 once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who are ages…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,530. 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 24% 36% 25% 15% 1,530
Once or twice a month 28% 35% 21% 15% 705
Several times a year 23% 38% 23% 16% 285
Seldom/never 32% 32% 19% 18% 291

Generational cohort among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,530. 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 15% 17% 28% 29% 10% 1% 1,530
Once or twice a month 20% 18% 26% 26% 9% 1% 705
Several times a year 12% 19% 30% 27% 12% 1% 285
Seldom/never 22% 16% 25% 22% 11% 3% 291

Gender composition among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,551. 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% 56% 1,551
Once or twice a month 52% 48% 721
Several times a year 44% 56% 288
Seldom/never 58% 42% 294

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,541. 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 62% 13% 4% 16% 5% 1,541
Once or twice a month 64% 11% 4% 19% 3% 713
Several times a year 63% 10% 6% 18% 3% 284
Seldom/never 65% 7% 9% 17% 3% 283

Immigrant status among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,533. 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% 73% 1,533
Once or twice a month 15% 12% 73% 710
Several times a year 21% 8% 71% 286
Seldom/never 15% 16% 69% 287

Income distribution among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,408. 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 34% 19% 27% 20% 1,408
Once or twice a month 34% 21% 28% 18% 635
Several times a year 35% 19% 27% 18% 261
Seldom/never 36% 17% 22% 24% 262

Educational distribution among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who have completed…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,548. 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% 32% 18% 11% 1,548
Once or twice a month 34% 37% 17% 12% 719
Several times a year 36% 31% 17% 16% 286
Seldom/never 39% 32% 17% 11% 293

Marital status among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,549. 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 47% 7% 13% 4% 27% 1,549
Once or twice a month 42% 8% 13% 5% 33% 721
Several times a year 48% 12% 10% 7% 23% 288
Seldom/never 34% 11% 12% 9% 34% 290

Parent of children under 18 among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,549. 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 29% 71% 1,549
Once or twice a month 27% 73% 719
Several times a year 29% 71% 288
Seldom/never 22% 78% 293

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,551. 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 66% 20% 5% < 1% 7% 2% 1,551
Once or twice a month 49% 31% 9% < 1% 9% 1% 721
Several times a year 40% 39% 8% 2% 6% 4% 288
Seldom/never 25% 37% 15% 2% 18% 4% 294

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,551. 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 59% 24% 10% 8% 1% 1,551
Once or twice a month 39% 36% 14% 10% < 1% 721
Several times a year 32% 39% 17% 11% < 1% 288
Seldom/never 19% 31% 27% 21% 1% 294

Attendance at religious services among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,551. 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% 38% 23% < 1% 1,551
Once or twice a month 25% 47% 28% < 1% 721
Several times a year 17% 47% 36% < 1% 288
Seldom/never 14% 32% 53% 1% 294

Frequency of prayer among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who pray…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,551. 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 56% 19% 8% 17% < 1% 1,551
Once or twice a month 39% 24% 12% 25% < 1% 721
Several times a year 32% 27% 15% 25% < 1% 288
Seldom/never 20% 13% 16% 49% 2% 294

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

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,551. 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 24% 15% 11% 49% < 1% 1,551
Once or twice a month 12% 18% 10% 60% < 1% 721
Several times a year 9% 14% 11% 66% < 1% 288
Seldom/never 7% 5% 6% 81% < 1% 294

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,551. 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 54% 20% 10% 15% 1% 1,551
Once or twice a month 40% 27% 19% 14% < 1% 721
Several times a year 31% 21% 29% 18% 2% 288
Seldom/never 37% 18% 13% 31% 1% 294

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,551. 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 37% 13% 39% 9% 2% 1,551
Once or twice a month 20% 14% 52% 12% 2% 721
Several times a year 14% 14% 52% 17% 2% 288
Seldom/never 11% 20% 54% 11% 3% 294

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,551. 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 33% 65% 1% 1% 1,551
Once or twice a month 25% 73% 1% 1% 721
Several times a year 23% 76% < 1% 1% 288
Seldom/never 21% 77% 1% < 1% 294

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,551. 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 35% 18% 13% 34% < 1% 1,551
Once or twice a month 19% 21% 10% 51% < 1% 721
Several times a year 8% 17% 15% 60% < 1% 288
Seldom/never 10% 10% 13% 67% < 1% 294

Interpreting scripture among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,551. 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 30% 26% 2% 34% 8% 1,551
Once or twice a month 22% 32% 1% 39% 6% 721
Several times a year 15% 24% 2% 51% 8% 288
Seldom/never 12% 16% 1% 63% 8% 294

Belief in Heaven among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who …in heaven

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,551. 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 75% 20% 6% 1,551
Once or twice a month 69% 26% 5% 721
Several times a year 64% 25% 11% 288
Seldom/never 47% 44% 9% 294

Belief in Hell among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who …in hell

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,551. 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 59% 34% 7% 1,551
Once or twice a month 54% 41% 5% 721
Several times a year 41% 50% 9% 288
Seldom/never 36% 56% 8% 294

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,551. 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 34% 17% 48% 1,551
Once or twice a month 34% 14% 52% 721
Several times a year 30% 15% 55% 288
Seldom/never 33% 18% 49% 294

Political ideology among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,551. 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 33% 36% 27% 5% 1,551
Once or twice a month 34% 34% 27% 4% 721
Several times a year 21% 37% 36% 6% 288
Seldom/never 23% 36% 33% 7% 294

Views about size of government among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,551. 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 47% 46% 4% 3% 1,551
Once or twice a month 51% 45% 3% 2% 721
Several times a year 41% 52% 2% 5% 288
Seldom/never 49% 46% 1% 4% 294

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,551. 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% 54% 2% 2% 1,551
Once or twice a month 39% 57% 3% 1% 721
Several times a year 34% 62% 2% 2% 288
Seldom/never 36% 56% 6% 2% 294

Views about abortion among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,551. 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 55% 41% 4% 1,551
Once or twice a month 67% 30% 3% 721
Several times a year 71% 27% 2% 288
Seldom/never 66% 28% 6% 294

Views about homosexuality among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,551. 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 66% 27% 4% 3% 1,551
Once or twice a month 72% 22% 4% 3% 721
Several times a year 80% 14% 3% 3% 288
Seldom/never 77% 17% 2% 4% 294

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,551. 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 58% 35% 6% 1,551
Once or twice a month 66% 28% 6% 721
Several times a year 70% 22% 8% 288
Seldom/never 62% 29% 9% 294

Views about environmental regulation among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,551. 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 34% 62% 2% 2% 1,551
Once or twice a month 32% 64% 2% 2% 721
Several times a year 30% 67% 1% 2% 288
Seldom/never 37% 59% 2% 2% 294

Views about human evolution among adults who meditate once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,551. 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 32% 29% 5% 32% 3% 1,551
Once or twice a month 43% 26% 3% 26% 2% 721
Several times a year 46% 27% 6% 19% 2% 288
Seldom/never 54% 17% 4% 21% 4% 294