Frequency of meditation

% of adults who meditate…

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 = 35,071. 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 40% 8% 4% 45% 2% 35,071
2007 39% 7% 4% 47% 2% 35,556

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

Frequency of meditation by religious group

% of adults who meditate…

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 = 264. 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 66% 6% 7% 19% 1% 264
Catholic 40% 9% 5% 45% 1% 7,202
Evangelical Protestant 49% 7% 3% 40% 2% 8,593
Hindu 33% 8% 7% 51% < 1% 199
Historically Black Protestant 55% 8% 4% 31% 2% 1,916
Jehovah's Witness 77% 2% 2% 15% 4% 245
Jewish 28% 8% 6% 56% 2% 847
Mainline Protestant 36% 10% 5% 48% 2% 6,083
Mormon 60% 10% 1% 28% 1% 664
Muslim 35% 8% 7% 41% 8% 237
Orthodox Christian 35% 5% 5% 53% 1% 186
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 26% 10% 5% 58% 1% 7,556

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution by frequency of meditation

% of adults who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 14,525. 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% 32% 29% 23% 14,525
Once or twice a month 26% 35% 23% 15% 2,841
Several times a year 25% 35% 24% 16% 1,510
Seldom/never 27% 36% 25% 13% 14,903
Don't know 12% 31% 24% 34% 566

Learn More: 18-29, 30-49, 50-64, 65+

Generational cohort by frequency of meditation

% of adults who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 14,525. 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% 12% 27% 35% 16% 2% 14,525
Once or twice a month 17% 17% 28% 28% 10% 1% 2,841
Several times a year 16% 15% 28% 29% 10% 1% 1,510
Seldom/never 18% 17% 29% 29% 8% 1% 14,903
Don't know 8% 8% 27% 32% 22% 4% 566

Learn More: Younger Millennial, Older Millennial, Generation X, Baby Boomer, Silent, Greatest

Gender composition by frequency of meditation

% of adults who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women 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.
At least once a week 45% 55% 14,858
Once or twice a month 48% 52% 2,884
Several times a year 53% 47% 1,534
Seldom/never 51% 49% 15,172
Don't know 53% 47% 623

Learn More: Men, Women

Racial and ethnic composition by frequency of meditation

% of adults who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 14,595. 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% 15% 3% 18% 4% 14,595
Once or twice a month 63% 11% 5% 17% 4% 2,851
Several times a year 66% 10% 6% 15% 3% 1,519
Seldom/never 73% 9% 4% 11% 3% 14,998
Don't know 61% 11% 5% 20% 2% 586

Learn More: White, Black, Asian, Latino, Other/Mixed

Immigrant status by frequency of meditation

% of adults who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 14,663. 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% 14,663
Once or twice a month 17% 11% 73% 2,844
Several times a year 18% 11% 71% 1,517
Seldom/never 11% 11% 78% 14,976
Don't know 28% 8% 64% 593

Learn More: Immigrants, Second generation, Third generation or higher

Income distribution by frequency of meditation

% of adults who have a household income of…

Frequency of meditation Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 12,829. 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% 16% 12,829
Once or twice a month 34% 19% 26% 20% 2,589
Several times a year 32% 19% 27% 22% 1,354
Seldom/never 30% 21% 28% 21% 13,319
Don't know 50% 16% 23% 12% 399

Learn More: Less than $30,000, $30,000-$49,999, $50,000-$99,999, $100,000 or more

Educational distribution by frequency of meditation

% of adults who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 14,767. 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% 14,767
Once or twice a month 38% 33% 18% 12% 2,876
Several times a year 36% 29% 22% 14% 1,527
Seldom/never 42% 32% 17% 10% 15,094
Don't know 51% 26% 14% 9% 604

Learn More: High school or less, Some college, College, Post-graduate degree

Marital status by frequency of meditation

% of adults who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 14,767. 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% 6% 15% 9% 20% 14,767
Once or twice a month 45% 8% 13% 5% 29% 2,878
Several times a year 47% 10% 11% 4% 28% 1,528
Seldom/never 48% 8% 11% 4% 29% 15,122
Don't know 48% 4% 13% 14% 21% 596

Learn More: Married, Living with a partner, Divorced/separated, Widowed, Never married

Parent of children under 18 by frequency of meditation

% of adults who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 14,798. 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 28% 72% 14,798
Once or twice a month 27% 73% 2,878
Several times a year 28% 72% 1,532
Seldom/never 31% 69% 15,118
Don't know 21% 79% 607

Learn More: Parents, Non-parents

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say they…

Frequency of meditation 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 = 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.
At least once a week 76% 15% 3% 1% 4% 1% 14,858
Once or twice a month 54% 26% 7% 1% 9% 2% 2,884
Several times a year 52% 25% 8% < 1% 12% 3% 1,534
Seldom/never 54% 22% 7% 1% 14% 3% 15,172
Don't know 72% 13% 2% 3% 4% 6% 623

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

Importance of religion in one's life by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is…

Frequency of meditation Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important 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.
At least once a week 70% 17% 6% 6% 1% 14,858
Once or twice a month 47% 29% 13% 10% 1% 2,884
Several times a year 39% 34% 14% 12% < 1% 1,534
Seldom/never 40% 30% 15% 15% < 1% 15,172
Don't know 72% 12% 5% 5% 6% 623

Learn More: Very important, Somewhat important, Not too important, Not at all important

Attendance at religious services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend religious services…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few 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.
At least once a week 51% 28% 21% 1% 14,858
Once or twice a month 30% 40% 29% < 1% 2,884
Several times a year 24% 44% 31% < 1% 1,534
Seldom/never 24% 36% 39% < 1% 15,172
Don't know 48% 26% 19% 7% 623

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

Frequency of prayer by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly 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.
At least once a week 75% 12% 3% 9% 1% 14,858
Once or twice a month 45% 21% 10% 23% 1% 2,884
Several times a year 39% 21% 11% 29% 1% 1,534
Seldom/never 40% 18% 7% 35% 1% 15,172
Don't know 65% 9% 4% 10% 12% 623

Learn More: At least daily, Weekly, Monthly, Seldom/never

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer group…

Frequency of meditation 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.
At least once a week 39% 11% 8% 41% 1% 14,858
Once or twice a month 18% 15% 10% 57% < 1% 2,884
Several times a year 10% 8% 16% 65% < 1% 1,534
Seldom/never 13% 7% 7% 72% < 1% 15,172
Don't know 34% 9% 9% 37% 11% 623

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of meditation 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.
At least once a week 78% 10% 4% 6% 1% 14,858
Once or twice a month 54% 25% 10% 11% 1% 2,884
Several times a year 41% 20% 25% 13% 1% 1,534
Seldom/never 44% 17% 12% 26% 1% 15,172
Don't know 59% 7% 6% 10% 17% 623

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of meditation 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.
At least once a week 60% 14% 9% 16% 2% 14,858
Once or twice a month 46% 21% 15% 17% 1% 2,884
Several times a year 39% 18% 24% 18% 1% 1,534
Seldom/never 34% 17% 15% 34% 1% 15,172
Don't know 42% 9% 10% 21% 19% 623

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

Sources of guidance on right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of meditation Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science 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.
At least once a week 44% 10% 36% 7% 3% 14,858
Once or twice a month 28% 14% 45% 11% 2% 2,884
Several times a year 24% 13% 50% 11% 2% 1,534
Seldom/never 25% 10% 53% 11% 2% 15,172
Don't know 48% 6% 28% 8% 10% 623

Learn More: Religion, Philosophy/reason, Common sense, Science

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say…

Frequency of meditation 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 = 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.
At least once a week 37% 59% 2% 2% 14,858
Once or twice a month 28% 70% 1% 1% 2,884
Several times a year 27% 71% 1% 1% 1,534
Seldom/never 30% 68% 1% 1% 15,172
Don't know 39% 53% 3% 5% 623

Learn More: There are clear standards for what is right and wrong, Right or wrong depends on the situation

Frequency of reading scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture…

Frequency of meditation 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.
At least once a week 56% 10% 6% 27% 1% 14,858
Once or twice a month 25% 18% 12% 45% < 1% 2,884
Several times a year 16% 10% 23% 51% 1% 1,534
Seldom/never 20% 9% 8% 62% < 1% 15,172
Don't know 44% 10% 7% 24% 15% 623

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

Interpreting scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of meditation 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 = 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.
At least once a week 40% 25% 3% 24% 7% 14,858
Once or twice a month 25% 26% 2% 40% 8% 2,884
Several times a year 22% 27% 2% 42% 7% 1,534
Seldom/never 24% 28% 2% 40% 7% 15,172
Don't know 44% 16% 8% 17% 15% 623

Learn More: Word of God; should be taken literally, Word of God; not everything taken literally, Not the word of God

Belief in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/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.
At least once a week 77% 16% 7% 14,858
Once or twice a month 69% 25% 7% 2,884
Several times a year 65% 28% 7% 1,534
Seldom/never 69% 24% 7% 15,172
Don't know 69% 14% 18% 623

Learn More: Believe, Don't believe

Belief in Hell by frequency of meditation

% of adults who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/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.
At least once a week 63% 29% 8% 14,858
Once or twice a month 53% 40% 7% 2,884
Several times a year 48% 42% 10% 1,534
Seldom/never 55% 37% 8% 15,172
Don't know 58% 21% 21% 623

Learn More: Believe, Don't believe

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. 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.
At least once a week 37% 19% 44% 14,858
Once or twice a month 34% 16% 50% 2,884
Several times a year 30% 16% 54% 1,534
Seldom/never 39% 18% 43% 15,172
Don't know 36% 31% 33% 623

Learn More: Republican/lean Rep., No lean, Democrat/lean Dem.

Political ideology by frequency of meditation

% of adults who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal 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.
At least once a week 40% 30% 23% 6% 14,858
Once or twice a month 31% 36% 28% 5% 2,884
Several times a year 26% 40% 30% 4% 1,534
Seldom/never 34% 35% 24% 7% 15,172
Don't know 38% 20% 20% 22% 623

Learn More: Conservative, Moderate, Liberal

Views about size of government by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends 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.
At least once a week 51% 42% 4% 4% 14,858
Once or twice a month 48% 46% 3% 3% 2,884
Several times a year 49% 45% 3% 4% 1,534
Seldom/never 53% 41% 2% 3% 15,172
Don't know 48% 36% 5% 11% 623

Learn More: Smaller government; fewer services, Bigger government; more services

Views about government aid to the poor by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of meditation Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally 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.
At least once a week 43% 50% 5% 2% 14,858
Once or twice a month 40% 56% 3% 1% 2,884
Several times a year 41% 53% 5% 2% 1,534
Seldom/never 47% 48% 3% 2% 15,172
Don't know 48% 38% 4% 10% 623

Learn More: Does more harm than good, Does more good than harm

Views about abortion by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say abortion should be…

Frequency of meditation Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases 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.
At least once a week 46% 49% 5% 14,858
Once or twice a month 61% 35% 4% 2,884
Several times a year 63% 34% 3% 1,534
Seldom/never 58% 39% 4% 15,172
Don't know 34% 53% 13% 623

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Views about homosexuality by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally 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.
At least once a week 53% 39% 4% 4% 14,858
Once or twice a month 70% 24% 4% 3% 2,884
Several times a year 70% 24% 3% 3% 1,534
Seldom/never 68% 25% 4% 3% 15,172
Don't know 36% 45% 7% 12% 623

Learn More: Should be accepted, Should be discouraged

Views about same-sex marriage by frequency of meditation

% of adults who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose 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.
At least once a week 44% 48% 8% 14,858
Once or twice a month 62% 31% 7% 2,884
Several times a year 60% 34% 5% 1,534
Seldom/never 60% 33% 7% 15,172
Don't know 28% 50% 23% 623

Learn More: Strongly favor/favor, Oppose/strongly oppose

Views about environmental regulation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say…

Frequency of meditation 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 = 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.
At least once a week 38% 55% 3% 4% 14,858
Once or twice a month 34% 62% 2% 2% 2,884
Several times a year 32% 63% 2% 2% 1,534
Seldom/never 38% 57% 2% 2% 15,172
Don't know 45% 36% 5% 15% 623

Learn More: Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy, Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost

Views about human evolution by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans…

Frequency of meditation 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 = 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.
At least once a week 24% 26% 4% 41% 5% 14,858
Once or twice a month 38% 26% 5% 28% 3% 2,884
Several times a year 43% 24% 4% 25% 4% 1,534
Seldom/never 39% 24% 4% 30% 3% 15,172
Don't know 14% 14% 10% 43% 20% 623

Learn More: Evolved; due to natural processes, Evolved; due to God's design, Always existed in present form