Frequency of meditation among adults who attend services weekly or more

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 13,155. 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 58% 7% 3% 30% 2% 13,155
2007 55% 7% 3% 33% 3% 14,919

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Frequency of meditation among adults who attend services weekly or more by religious group

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 56% 8% 4% 31% 2% 3,092
Evangelical Protestant 57% 6% 2% 32% 2% 5,177
Historically Black Protestant 68% 8% 3% 21% 2% 1,070
Jehovah's Witness 79% 3% 1% 12% 4% 207
Jewish 38% 6% 5% 46% 5% 148
Mainline Protestant 51% 10% 3% 33% 2% 2,192
Mormon 67% 9% 1% 22% 2% 514
Muslim 48% 11% 4% 29% 8% 105
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 52% 10% 2% 34% 2% 284

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,590. 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 13% 30% 29% 29% 7,590
Once or twice a month 23% 34% 24% 19% 898
Several times a year 20% 32% 27% 21% 352
Seldom/never 23% 34% 27% 16% 3,717
Don't know 4% 33% 23% 40% 286

Generational cohort among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,590. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 8% 10% 25% 35% 20% 2% 7,590
Once or twice a month 15% 13% 28% 29% 13% 1% 898
Several times a year 14% 11% 28% 31% 15% 2% 352
Seldom/never 16% 13% 28% 32% 10% 1% 3,717
Don't know 2% 7% 29% 32% 28% 2% 286

Gender composition among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,786. 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% 58% 7,786
Once or twice a month 43% 57% 914
Several times a year 47% 53% 355
Seldom/never 43% 57% 3,792
Don't know 49% 51% 308

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,657. 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% 17% 3% 19% 4% 7,657
Once or twice a month 58% 17% 3% 17% 3% 910
Several times a year 67% 13% 4% 14% 2% 350
Seldom/never 72% 11% 2% 11% 4% 3,740
Don't know 61% 11% 3% 22% 3% 301

Immigrant status among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,692. 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 18% 9% 73% 7,692
Once or twice a month 17% 9% 74% 901
Several times a year 19% 9% 72% 353
Seldom/never 11% 9% 80% 3,740
Don't know 30% 6% 64% 302

Income distribution among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 6,599. 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% 26% 14% 6,599
Once or twice a month 33% 22% 27% 18% 815
Several times a year 35% 18% 29% 18% 306
Seldom/never 27% 21% 32% 20% 3,235
Don't know 48% 15% 25% 11% 196

Educational distribution among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 7,736. 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% 30% 16% 11% 7,736
Once or twice a month 44% 27% 18% 11% 912
Several times a year 38% 30% 23% 10% 355
Seldom/never 40% 31% 18% 10% 3,767
Don't know 46% 27% 17% 10% 304

Marital status among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 7,740. 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% 3% 13% 11% 16% 7,740
Once or twice a month 54% 4% 10% 6% 25% 913
Several times a year 63% 2% 9% 4% 22% 354
Seldom/never 59% 3% 10% 5% 23% 3,785
Don't know 56% 3% 12% 17% 13% 302

Parent of children under 18 among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,751. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 29% 71% 7,751
Once or twice a month 31% 69% 913
Several times a year 37% 63% 355
Seldom/never 35% 65% 3,772
Don't know 25% 75% 306

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 7,786. 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 89% 9% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 7,786
Once or twice a month 80% 17% 2% < 1% 1% < 1% 914
Several times a year 78% 18% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 355
Seldom/never 85% 12% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3,792
Don't know 85% 10% < 1% 2% < 1% 3% 308

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 7,786. 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 93% 5% 1% 1% 1% 7,786
Once or twice a month 83% 15% 1% 1% < 1% 914
Several times a year 82% 15% 1% 1% < 1% 355
Seldom/never 84% 14% 1% 1% < 1% 3,792
Don't know 92% 5% < 1% 1% 2% 308

Frequency of prayer among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,786. 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 90% 8% 1% 1% 1% 7,786
Once or twice a month 77% 17% 2% 3% 1% 914
Several times a year 69% 24% 3% 4% < 1% 355
Seldom/never 74% 17% 2% 5% 1% 3,792
Don't know 87% 6% < 1% 1% 5% 308

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 7,786. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 66% 11% 7% 15% 1% 7,786
Once or twice a month 48% 23% 10% 19% < 1% 914
Several times a year 37% 20% 19% 24% < 1% 355
Seldom/never 46% 15% 10% 29% < 1% 3,792
Don't know 59% 10% 6% 20% 5% 308

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 7,786. 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 88% 7% 2% 2% 1% 7,786
Once or twice a month 68% 21% 6% 5% < 1% 914
Several times a year 59% 17% 18% 6% < 1% 355
Seldom/never 70% 14% 7% 8% 1% 3,792
Don't know 75% 6% 1% 4% 13% 308

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 7,786. 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% 8% 17% 2% 7,786
Once or twice a month 40% 25% 14% 19% 1% 914
Several times a year 34% 18% 26% 21% 1% 355
Seldom/never 37% 18% 13% 32% 1% 3,792
Don't know 41% 12% 10% 22% 15% 308

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 7,786. 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 65% 6% 23% 4% 3% 7,786
Once or twice a month 55% 8% 30% 7% 1% 914
Several times a year 49% 6% 35% 6% 3% 355
Seldom/never 56% 5% 33% 4% 2% 3,792
Don't know 65% 3% 20% 4% 9% 308

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 7,786. 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% 50% 2% 2% 7,786
Once or twice a month 42% 56% 1% 1% 914
Several times a year 36% 61% 1% 2% 355
Seldom/never 45% 54% 1% 1% 3,792
Don't know 54% 38% 3% 5% 308

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 7,786. 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% 7% 3% 9% 1% 7,786
Once or twice a month 58% 20% 8% 14% < 1% 914
Several times a year 45% 14% 24% 16% 1% 355
Seldom/never 55% 13% 7% 24% 1% 3,792
Don't know 69% 8% 2% 11% 10% 308

Interpreting scripture among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 7,786. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 55% 28% 4% 7% 5% 7,786
Once or twice a month 45% 35% 3% 12% 6% 914
Several times a year 43% 39% 3% 10% 4% 355
Seldom/never 46% 36% 4% 9% 5% 3,792
Don't know 60% 18% 10% 5% 7% 308

Belief in Heaven among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,786. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 87% 7% 7% 7,786
Once or twice a month 90% 6% 4% 914
Several times a year 90% 7% 3% 355
Seldom/never 88% 6% 6% 3,792
Don't know 75% 10% 15% 308

Belief in Hell among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,786. 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% 17% 8% 7,786
Once or twice a month 76% 19% 6% 914
Several times a year 74% 17% 8% 355
Seldom/never 77% 17% 6% 3,792
Don't know 65% 18% 18% 308

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 7,786. 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% 18% 38% 7,786
Once or twice a month 41% 13% 45% 914
Several times a year 44% 13% 43% 355
Seldom/never 52% 15% 33% 3,792
Don't know 47% 27% 25% 308

Political ideology among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,786. 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% 27% 15% 6% 7,786
Once or twice a month 43% 35% 17% 5% 914
Several times a year 37% 39% 22% 2% 355
Seldom/never 51% 31% 13% 6% 3,792
Don't know 52% 20% 14% 15% 308

Views about size of government among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,786. 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% 40% 3% 4% 7,786
Once or twice a month 50% 44% 3% 3% 914
Several times a year 53% 40% 4% 2% 355
Seldom/never 61% 34% 2% 3% 3,792
Don't know 53% 36% 4% 7% 308

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 7,786. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 47% 46% 5% 2% 7,786
Once or twice a month 47% 51% 1% 1% 914
Several times a year 51% 43% 4% 2% 355
Seldom/never 53% 41% 4% 2% 3,792
Don't know 52% 34% 5% 9% 308

Views about abortion among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 7,786. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 31% 64% 5% 7,786
Once or twice a month 42% 54% 4% 914
Several times a year 36% 62% 2% 355
Seldom/never 34% 63% 3% 3,792
Don't know 23% 66% 11% 308

Views about homosexuality among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,786. 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 36% 55% 5% 4% 7,786
Once or twice a month 51% 42% 4% 3% 914
Several times a year 51% 41% 5% 3% 355
Seldom/never 46% 46% 4% 4% 3,792
Don't know 25% 57% 11% 8% 308

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,786. 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 27% 66% 8% 7,786
Once or twice a month 40% 52% 8% 914
Several times a year 39% 55% 6% 355
Seldom/never 37% 57% 6% 3,792
Don't know 18% 64% 18% 308

Views about environmental regulation among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 7,786. 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% 3% 4% 7,786
Once or twice a month 41% 55% 1% 2% 914
Several times a year 40% 55% 1% 3% 355
Seldom/never 45% 49% 3% 3% 3,792
Don't know 52% 30% 5% 12% 308

Views about human evolution among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 7,786. 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 12% 25% 3% 55% 6% 7,786
Once or twice a month 18% 32% 3% 43% 3% 914
Several times a year 19% 31% 2% 41% 6% 355
Seldom/never 14% 28% 2% 51% 4% 3,792
Don't know 9% 11% 7% 55% 18% 308