Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among widowed adults

% of widowed adults 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 = 3,218. 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 68% 9% 7% 14% 2% 3,218
2007 61% 10% 9% 14% 6% 3,705

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Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among widowed adults by religious group

% of widowed adults 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 69% 9% 6% 14% 2% 721
Evangelical Protestant 75% 9% 5% 9% 2% 923
Historically Black Protestant 77% 6% 6% 7% 4% 196
Mainline Protestant 66% 11% 8% 13% 2% 791
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 42% 9% 10% 35% 3% 338

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults who are ages…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,159. 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 < 1% 6% 20% 73% 2,159
Once or twice a month < 1% 12% 23% 64% 305
Several times a year < 1% 8% 23% 69% 204
Seldom/never 1% 6% 27% 67% 390

Generational cohort among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,159. 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 < 1% 1% 5% 29% 53% 12% 2,159
Once or twice a month < 1% < 1% 12% 32% 48% 8% 305
Several times a year < 1% < 1% 8% 34% 47% 11% 204
Seldom/never < 1% 1% 5% 34% 46% 14% 390

Gender composition among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,210. 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% 80% 2,210
Once or twice a month 30% 70% 310
Several times a year 32% 68% 211
Seldom/never 40% 60% 401

Racial and ethnic composition among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,181. 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 73% 14% 1% 9% 3% 2,181
Once or twice a month 79% 9% 2% 5% 5% 305
Several times a year 81% 10% 4% 2% 2% 210
Seldom/never 79% 9% 1% 7% 4% 398

Immigrant status among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,178. 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 8% 10% 82% 2,178
Once or twice a month 8% 9% 83% 307
Several times a year 9% 14% 77% 207
Seldom/never 7% 17% 76% 392

Income distribution among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults 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 = 1,781. 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 61% 21% 13% 5% 1,781
Once or twice a month 58% 20% 12% 10% 261
Several times a year 50% 19% 17% 14% 180
Seldom/never 61% 21% 14% 4% 335

Educational distribution among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults who have completed…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,197. 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% 27% 9% 7% 2,197
Once or twice a month 55% 25% 11% 9% 310
Several times a year 54% 24% 13% 9% 210
Seldom/never 62% 25% 7% 5% 400

Parent of children under 18 among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,207. 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 7% 93% 2,207
Once or twice a month 9% 91% 310
Several times a year 6% 94% 211
Seldom/never 5% 95% 399

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults 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 = 2,210. 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 84% 11% 2% 2% 1% 1% 2,210
Once or twice a month 65% 22% 3% 3% 3% 3% 310
Several times a year 61% 30% 4% 1% 3% 2% 211
Seldom/never 46% 23% 12% 2% 14% 3% 401

Importance of religion in one's life among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults 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 = 2,210. 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% 13% 2% 3% 1% 2,210
Once or twice a month 58% 29% 5% 6% 2% 310
Several times a year 45% 42% 8% 4% < 1% 211
Seldom/never 30% 35% 17% 17% 1% 401

Attendance at religious services among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults 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 = 2,210. 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% 24% 17% 2% 2,210
Once or twice a month 29% 39% 31% 1% 310
Several times a year 24% 41% 34% 1% 211
Seldom/never 17% 25% 58% < 1% 401

Frequency of prayer among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults who pray…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,210. 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 82% 10% 2% 5% 1% 2,210
Once or twice a month 60% 21% 5% 12% 2% 310
Several times a year 49% 20% 10% 19% 2% 211
Seldom/never 36% 12% 7% 45% 1% 401

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults 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 = 2,210. 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% 9% 9% 40% 2% 2,210
Once or twice a month 14% 11% 10% 63% 2% 310
Several times a year 11% 7% 14% 67% < 1% 211
Seldom/never 8% 1% 4% 86% 1% 401

Frequency of meditation among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults who meditate…

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 = 2,210. 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 69% 4% 2% 21% 4% 2,210
Once or twice a month 42% 17% 5% 34% 2% 310
Several times a year 26% 13% 8% 50% 1% 211
Seldom/never 22% 9% 4% 64% 2% 401

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults 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 = 2,210. 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% 11% 9% 23% 3% 2,210
Once or twice a month 37% 15% 17% 30% 1% 310
Several times a year 22% 16% 30% 31% 1% 211
Seldom/never 21% 8% 13% 56% 2% 401

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults 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 = 2,210. 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% 6% 37% 3% 4% 2,210
Once or twice a month 29% 7% 55% 5% 4% 310
Several times a year 24% 7% 60% 6% 3% 211
Seldom/never 15% 10% 62% 10% 4% 401

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults 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 = 2,210. 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% 61% 2% 3% 2,210
Once or twice a month 29% 67% 1% 3% 310
Several times a year 29% 68% 1% 3% 211
Seldom/never 21% 75% 2% 2% 401

Frequency of reading scripture among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults 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 = 2,210. 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% 8% 6% 24% 2% 2,210
Once or twice a month 27% 19% 9% 43% 2% 310
Several times a year 17% 8% 23% 52% < 1% 211
Seldom/never 15% 7% 7% 71% 1% 401

Interpreting scripture among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults 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 = 2,210. 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% 23% 5% 14% 7% 2,210
Once or twice a month 29% 31% 2% 25% 13% 310
Several times a year 27% 33% 6% 27% 7% 211
Seldom/never 22% 22% 3% 41% 13% 401

Belief in Heaven among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults who …in heaven

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,210. 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 87% 7% 6% 2,210
Once or twice a month 79% 13% 8% 310
Several times a year 78% 17% 6% 211
Seldom/never 64% 27% 9% 401

Belief in Hell among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults who …in hell

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,210. 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 67% 22% 10% 2,210
Once or twice a month 55% 31% 14% 310
Several times a year 52% 40% 8% 211
Seldom/never 43% 48% 9% 401

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,210. 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% 16% 46% 2,210
Once or twice a month 36% 15% 49% 310
Several times a year 29% 20% 51% 211
Seldom/never 35% 15% 50% 401

Political ideology among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,210. 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% 33% 16% 7% 2,210
Once or twice a month 35% 42% 19% 4% 310
Several times a year 30% 37% 25% 9% 211
Seldom/never 33% 31% 25% 11% 401

Views about size of government among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults 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 = 2,210. 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% 38% 5% 6% 2,210
Once or twice a month 50% 38% 5% 7% 310
Several times a year 54% 40% 2% 5% 211
Seldom/never 50% 41% 4% 5% 401

Views about government aid to the poor among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults 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 = 2,210. 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% 48% 5% 4% 2,210
Once or twice a month 44% 48% 3% 5% 310
Several times a year 41% 52% 4% 3% 211
Seldom/never 40% 51% 4% 6% 401

Views about abortion among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults 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 = 2,210. 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% 52% 8% 2,210
Once or twice a month 57% 34% 8% 310
Several times a year 58% 36% 6% 211
Seldom/never 59% 34% 6% 401

Views about homosexuality among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults 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 = 2,210. 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% 48% 6% 5% 2,210
Once or twice a month 54% 34% 4% 9% 310
Several times a year 60% 32% 1% 6% 211
Seldom/never 56% 35% 4% 6% 401

Views about same-sex marriage among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,210. 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 31% 58% 11% 2,210
Once or twice a month 48% 39% 12% 310
Several times a year 43% 41% 16% 211
Seldom/never 47% 41% 13% 401

Views about environmental regulation among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults 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 = 2,210. 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% 50% 4% 8% 2,210
Once or twice a month 47% 42% 3% 8% 310
Several times a year 39% 51% 3% 7% 211
Seldom/never 40% 52% 2% 6% 401

Views about human evolution among widowed adults by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of widowed adults 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 = 2,210. 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 16% 21% 5% 48% 10% 2,210
Once or twice a month 23% 26% 6% 38% 8% 310
Several times a year 34% 21% 3% 34% 8% 211
Seldom/never 34% 17% 4% 33% 12% 401