Frequency of meditation among 50-64 year olds

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 10,296. 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 44% 8% 4% 43% 1% 10,296
2007 46% 7% 5% 40% 2% 10,484

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Frequency of meditation among 50-64 year olds by religious group

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 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 42% 9% 5% 44% 1% 2,277
Evangelical Protestant 51% 6% 3% 39% 2% 2,758
Historically Black Protestant 63% 7% 2% 26% 2% 622
Jewish 30% 8% 7% 53% 1% 236
Mainline Protestant 39% 9% 4% 47% 1% 1,819
Mormon 62% 8% 3% 26% 1% 168
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 30% 8% 5% 56% 1% 1,838

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

DemographicInformation

Generational cohort among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,648. 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% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 4,648
Once or twice a month < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 780
Several times a year < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 425
Seldom/never < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 4,306
Don't know < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 137

Gender composition among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,648. 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% 4,648
Once or twice a month 47% 53% 780
Several times a year 58% 42% 425
Seldom/never 51% 49% 4,306
Don't know 64% 36% 137

Racial and ethnic composition among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,552. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 64% 16% 2% 15% 4% 4,552
Once or twice a month 70% 10% 5% 12% 4% 772
Several times a year 73% 7% 3% 12% 4% 420
Seldom/never 81% 7% 2% 7% 3% 4,261
Don't know 59% 14% 6% 19% 2% 130

Immigrant status among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,604. 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% 6% 79% 4,604
Once or twice a month 17% 5% 78% 774
Several times a year 17% 5% 78% 422
Seldom/never 8% 7% 85% 4,273
Don't know 24% 4% 72% 129

Income distribution among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 4,152. 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% 28% 19% 4,152
Once or twice a month 30% 17% 26% 27% 715
Several times a year 31% 16% 26% 27% 389
Seldom/never 28% 19% 29% 24% 3,845

Educational distribution among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,630. 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% 31% 17% 12% 4,630
Once or twice a month 36% 31% 19% 14% 778
Several times a year 38% 30% 19% 13% 424
Seldom/never 45% 29% 16% 10% 4,294
Don't know 51% 28% 13% 8% 135

Marital status among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,627. 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% 4% 22% 6% 10% 4,627
Once or twice a month 61% 5% 20% 5% 9% 779
Several times a year 59% 7% 22% 5% 7% 424
Seldom/never 62% 5% 18% 5% 10% 4,292
Don't know 63% 3% 15% 6% 13% 132

Parent of children under 18 among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,638. 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% 84% 4,638
Once or twice a month 14% 86% 780
Several times a year 18% 82% 425
Seldom/never 15% 85% 4,298
Don't know 13% 87% 135

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 4,648. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 79% 14% 3% 1% 3% 1% 4,648
Once or twice a month 63% 24% 5% < 1% 5% 3% 780
Several times a year 61% 25% 6% 1% 6% 2% 425
Seldom/never 61% 22% 5% 1% 9% 2% 4,306
Don't know 73% 15% 1% 3% 2% 7% 137

Importance of religion in one's life among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 4,648. 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% 16% 5% 5% 1% 4,648
Once or twice a month 52% 30% 10% 7% 1% 780
Several times a year 46% 32% 11% 10% 1% 425
Seldom/never 46% 31% 12% 11% < 1% 4,306
Don't know 70% 15% 3% 6% 6% 137

Attendance at religious services among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 4,648. 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% 29% 20% < 1% 4,648
Once or twice a month 32% 42% 25% < 1% 780
Several times a year 27% 44% 29% < 1% 425
Seldom/never 26% 36% 38% < 1% 4,306
Don't know 47% 26% 17% 10% 137

Frequency of prayer among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,648. 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% 12% 2% 7% 1% 4,648
Once or twice a month 50% 23% 9% 17% < 1% 780
Several times a year 43% 25% 11% 20% 1% 425
Seldom/never 46% 18% 7% 27% 1% 4,306
Don't know 70% 9% 6% 5% 10% 137

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 4,648. 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% 10% 8% 41% < 1% 4,648
Once or twice a month 20% 14% 10% 56% < 1% 780
Several times a year 12% 7% 17% 65% < 1% 425
Seldom/never 16% 5% 6% 72% < 1% 4,306
Don't know 29% 12% 8% 42% 9% 137

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 4,648. 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% 9% 4% 6% 1% 4,648
Once or twice a month 58% 23% 10% 9% 1% 780
Several times a year 44% 20% 23% 13% < 1% 425
Seldom/never 47% 15% 13% 25% 1% 4,306
Don't know 57% 6% 7% 10% 20% 137

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 4,648. 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% 8% 16% 2% 4,648
Once or twice a month 46% 23% 13% 17% 1% 780
Several times a year 37% 20% 26% 17% 1% 425
Seldom/never 33% 15% 16% 34% 1% 4,306
Don't know 40% 13% 10% 18% 19% 137

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 4,648. 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% 9% 36% 6% 3% 4,648
Once or twice a month 34% 10% 45% 9% 2% 780
Several times a year 33% 12% 45% 9% 2% 425
Seldom/never 30% 8% 52% 8% 2% 4,306
Don't know 45% 9% 29% 7% 10% 137

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 4,648. 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% 56% 2% 1% 4,648
Once or twice a month 33% 66% 1% < 1% 780
Several times a year 38% 60% 1% 1% 425
Seldom/never 36% 61% 2% 1% 4,306
Don't know 37% 54% 2% 7% 137

Frequency of reading scripture among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 4,648. 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% 9% 6% 27% < 1% 4,648
Once or twice a month 27% 19% 12% 42% < 1% 780
Several times a year 19% 10% 24% 47% < 1% 425
Seldom/never 23% 8% 8% 61% < 1% 4,306
Don't know 43% 9% 6% 27% 15% 137

Interpreting scripture among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 4,648. 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% 25% 4% 22% 7% 4,648
Once or twice a month 30% 26% 1% 36% 8% 780
Several times a year 28% 28% 2% 35% 7% 425
Seldom/never 30% 27% 3% 34% 7% 4,306
Don't know 41% 16% 7% 17% 19% 137

Belief in Heaven among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,648. 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% 16% 7% 4,648
Once or twice a month 74% 19% 7% 780
Several times a year 71% 23% 7% 425
Seldom/never 72% 20% 8% 4,306
Don't know 64% 15% 21% 137

Belief in Hell among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,648. 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% 4,648
Once or twice a month 56% 36% 7% 780
Several times a year 58% 32% 10% 425
Seldom/never 57% 34% 9% 4,306
Don't know 48% 30% 22% 137

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,648. 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% 16% 45% 4,648
Once or twice a month 37% 14% 49% 780
Several times a year 34% 15% 51% 425
Seldom/never 42% 15% 43% 4,306
Don't know 39% 31% 30% 137

Political ideology among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,648. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 43% 29% 22% 5% 4,648
Once or twice a month 35% 37% 25% 3% 780
Several times a year 33% 37% 26% 4% 425
Seldom/never 40% 33% 21% 5% 4,306
Don't know 37% 21% 20% 23% 137

Views about size of government among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,648. 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 52% 41% 4% 3% 4,648
Once or twice a month 51% 44% 3% 3% 780
Several times a year 54% 39% 4% 4% 425
Seldom/never 58% 35% 3% 4% 4,306
Don't know 55% 30% 5% 10% 137

Views about government aid to the poor among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 4,648. 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% 4% 2% 4,648
Once or twice a month 42% 53% 3% 1% 780
Several times a year 47% 48% 4% 1% 425
Seldom/never 48% 47% 3% 2% 4,306
Don't know 54% 31% 5% 10% 137

Views about abortion among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 4,648. 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% 48% 5% 4,648
Once or twice a month 60% 37% 3% 780
Several times a year 59% 39% 3% 425
Seldom/never 59% 37% 4% 4,306
Don't know 37% 49% 13% 137

Views about homosexuality among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,648. 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% 40% 5% 4% 4,648
Once or twice a month 64% 29% 4% 3% 780
Several times a year 61% 33% 4% 2% 425
Seldom/never 62% 31% 4% 3% 4,306
Don't know 34% 42% 7% 17% 137

Views about same-sex marriage among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,648. 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% 50% 8% 4,648
Once or twice a month 55% 37% 7% 780
Several times a year 48% 47% 6% 425
Seldom/never 52% 40% 8% 4,306
Don't know 28% 51% 21% 137

Views about environmental regulation among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 4,648. 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% 54% 3% 3% 4,648
Once or twice a month 34% 61% 3% 2% 780
Several times a year 40% 55% 2% 2% 425
Seldom/never 44% 52% 2% 2% 4,306
Don't know 45% 32% 2% 21% 137

Views about human evolution among 50-64 year olds by frequency of meditation

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 4,648. 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 21% 28% 4% 43% 4% 4,648
Once or twice a month 31% 29% 6% 32% 2% 780
Several times a year 33% 27% 5% 32% 4% 425
Seldom/never 32% 26% 4% 34% 4% 4,306
Don't know 15% 14% 13% 38% 19% 137