Frequency of meditation among adults ages 65 and older

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 9,327. 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 53% 7% 4% 32% 3% 9,327
2007 56% 7% 4% 28% 5% 8,146

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Frequency of meditation among adults ages 65 and older by religious group

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 53% 8% 4% 33% 2% 2,131
Evangelical Protestant 63% 5% 2% 25% 4% 2,399
Historically Black Protestant 73% 7% 3% 14% 3% 401
Jewish 23% 9% 5% 62% 2% 320
Mainline Protestant 50% 10% 5% 33% 3% 2,272
Mormon 66% 6% 1% 22% 4% 146
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 31% 7% 6% 55% 2% 1,225

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

DemographicInformation

Generational cohort among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,909. 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% 24% 68% 8% 4,909
Once or twice a month < 1% < 1% < 1% 27% 65% 7% 702
Several times a year < 1% < 1% < 1% 30% 64% 6% 388
Seldom/never < 1% < 1% < 1% 35% 60% 5% 3,061
Don't know < 1% < 1% < 1% 25% 64% 11% 267

Gender composition among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,909. 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% 59% 4,909
Once or twice a month 47% 53% 702
Several times a year 48% 52% 388
Seldom/never 48% 52% 3,061
Don't know 46% 54% 267

Racial and ethnic composition among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,848. 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% 11% 1% 8% 2% 4,848
Once or twice a month 82% 7% 2% 7% 1% 694
Several times a year 84% 7% 2% 6% 1% 384
Seldom/never 88% 4% 1% 5% 3% 3,027
Don't know 76% 6% 3% 11% 3% 260

Immigrant status among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,858. 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 9% 10% 81% 4,858
Once or twice a month 9% 11% 80% 692
Several times a year 9% 12% 79% 385
Seldom/never 7% 12% 81% 3,033
Don't know 15% 9% 76% 261

Income distribution among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 4,048. 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% 23% 22% 11% 4,048
Once or twice a month 42% 21% 24% 13% 604
Several times a year 38% 23% 23% 17% 325
Seldom/never 34% 23% 26% 16% 2,498
Don't know 57% 15% 21% 7% 163

Educational distribution among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,892. 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% 27% 13% 11% 4,892
Once or twice a month 50% 23% 16% 12% 702
Several times a year 43% 26% 15% 16% 386
Seldom/never 50% 24% 14% 12% 3,053
Don't know 55% 24% 12% 9% 265

Marital status among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,891. 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% 2% 13% 30% 4% 4,891
Once or twice a month 55% 3% 14% 24% 4% 699
Several times a year 63% 4% 13% 17% 3% 387
Seldom/never 59% 3% 13% 22% 4% 3,056
Don't know 46% 2% 14% 35% 3% 262

Parent of children under 18 among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,902. 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 3% 97% 4,902
Once or twice a month 2% 98% 702
Several times a year 3% 97% 388
Seldom/never 2% 98% 3,058
Don't know 1% 99% 266

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 4,909. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 81% 12% 2% 2% 2% 1% 4,909
Once or twice a month 64% 23% 4% 2% 5% 2% 702
Several times a year 54% 26% 7% < 1% 9% 4% 388
Seldom/never 54% 22% 7% 1% 13% 3% 3,061
Don't know 75% 13% 2% 5% 2% 4% 267

Importance of religion in one's life among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 4,909. 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 80% 12% 3% 4% 1% 4,909
Once or twice a month 54% 31% 7% 7% 1% 702
Several times a year 47% 31% 12% 9% 1% 388
Seldom/never 43% 29% 13% 15% 1% 3,061
Don't know 77% 12% 3% 3% 5% 267

Attendance at religious services among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 4,909. 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% 21% 16% 1% 4,909
Once or twice a month 38% 37% 25% < 1% 702
Several times a year 31% 41% 28% < 1% 388
Seldom/never 29% 28% 42% 1% 3,061
Don't know 58% 21% 17% 4% 267

Frequency of prayer among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,909. 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% 9% 2% 5% 1% 4,909
Once or twice a month 48% 27% 9% 15% 2% 702
Several times a year 43% 22% 11% 24% 1% 388
Seldom/never 41% 16% 6% 36% 1% 3,061
Don't know 69% 8% 2% 8% 14% 267

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 4,909. 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% 9% 9% 38% 1% 4,909
Once or twice a month 19% 12% 11% 58% < 1% 702
Several times a year 13% 5% 15% 66% 1% 388
Seldom/never 12% 4% 5% 77% 1% 3,061
Don't know 36% 4% 9% 42% 10% 267

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 4,909. 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 83% 7% 3% 5% 2% 4,909
Once or twice a month 51% 24% 10% 13% 1% 702
Several times a year 40% 18% 23% 16% 2% 388
Seldom/never 42% 13% 11% 32% 3% 3,061
Don't know 69% 6% 2% 9% 14% 267

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 4,909. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 59% 11% 9% 19% 3% 4,909
Once or twice a month 39% 23% 18% 20% 1% 702
Several times a year 32% 11% 32% 24% 1% 388
Seldom/never 29% 13% 14% 42% 2% 3,061
Don't know 42% 4% 10% 22% 21% 267

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 4,909. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 51% 6% 35% 5% 3% 4,909
Once or twice a month 29% 11% 50% 7% 4% 702
Several times a year 25% 9% 55% 8% 2% 388
Seldom/never 26% 8% 55% 9% 3% 3,061
Don't know 50% 5% 29% 5% 11% 267

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 4,909. 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% 55% 2% 2% 4,909
Once or twice a month 32% 65% 2% 2% 702
Several times a year 29% 67% 1% 3% 388
Seldom/never 32% 65% 1% 1% 3,061
Don't know 35% 56% 4% 4% 267

Frequency of reading scripture among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 4,909. 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% 9% 6% 24% 1% 4,909
Once or twice a month 23% 20% 12% 44% 1% 702
Several times a year 19% 6% 20% 54% 1% 388
Seldom/never 19% 6% 7% 67% 1% 3,061
Don't know 49% 9% 4% 26% 12% 267

Interpreting scripture among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 4,909. 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 48% 25% 4% 16% 7% 4,909
Once or twice a month 29% 28% 5% 28% 10% 702
Several times a year 25% 31% 3% 35% 6% 388
Seldom/never 22% 27% 3% 39% 9% 3,061
Don't know 42% 23% 9% 13% 14% 267

Belief in Heaven among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,909. 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% 11% 7% 4,909
Once or twice a month 73% 19% 8% 702
Several times a year 65% 25% 10% 388
Seldom/never 63% 28% 9% 3,061
Don't know 72% 12% 17% 267

Belief in Hell among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,909. 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% 25% 10% 4,909
Once or twice a month 54% 35% 11% 702
Several times a year 43% 46% 11% 388
Seldom/never 45% 45% 9% 3,061
Don't know 54% 23% 23% 267

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,909. 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% 13% 43% 4,909
Once or twice a month 42% 12% 46% 702
Several times a year 39% 12% 49% 388
Seldom/never 41% 14% 45% 3,061
Don't know 45% 18% 37% 267

Political ideology among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,909. 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% 28% 17% 6% 4,909
Once or twice a month 42% 34% 21% 4% 702
Several times a year 34% 37% 24% 5% 388
Seldom/never 41% 31% 23% 5% 3,061
Don't know 50% 19% 14% 17% 267

Views about size of government among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,909. 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% 33% 4% 5% 4,909
Once or twice a month 59% 33% 3% 6% 702
Several times a year 56% 35% 4% 5% 388
Seldom/never 59% 32% 4% 5% 3,061
Don't know 53% 29% 7% 11% 267

Views about government aid to the poor among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 4,909. 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% 46% 5% 4% 4,909
Once or twice a month 45% 50% 3% 3% 702
Several times a year 42% 53% 2% 3% 388
Seldom/never 47% 47% 3% 3% 3,061
Don't know 52% 33% 2% 12% 267

Views about abortion among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 4,909. 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% 53% 7% 4,909
Once or twice a month 58% 36% 6% 702
Several times a year 62% 33% 4% 388
Seldom/never 60% 35% 5% 3,061
Don't know 33% 54% 13% 267

Views about homosexuality among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,909. 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% 50% 5% 5% 4,909
Once or twice a month 56% 37% 3% 4% 702
Several times a year 63% 32% 2% 3% 388
Seldom/never 59% 33% 4% 4% 3,061
Don't know 37% 46% 6% 11% 267

Views about same-sex marriage among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,909. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 30% 60% 10% 4,909
Once or twice a month 42% 50% 8% 702
Several times a year 47% 45% 8% 388
Seldom/never 49% 42% 9% 3,061
Don't know 25% 57% 18% 267

Views about environmental regulation among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 4,909. 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% 47% 3% 7% 4,909
Once or twice a month 40% 54% 3% 4% 702
Several times a year 40% 55% 2% 3% 388
Seldom/never 42% 51% 3% 4% 3,061
Don't know 45% 34% 5% 17% 267

Views about human evolution among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of meditation

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 4,909. 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% 23% 5% 46% 9% 4,909
Once or twice a month 29% 26% 7% 33% 6% 702
Several times a year 41% 22% 4% 27% 6% 388
Seldom/never 35% 21% 4% 32% 8% 3,061
Don't know 12% 13% 10% 39% 25% 267