Frequency of meditation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 21,955. 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 37% 9% 5% 47% 1% 21,955

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Frequency of meditation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by religious group

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 212. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 66% 8% 7% 18% 1% 212
Catholic 38% 9% 5% 46% 1% 4,619
Evangelical Protestant 45% 7% 3% 43% 2% 3,811
Hindu 32% 8% 8% 51% < 1% 158
Historically Black Protestant 54% 9% 4% 32% 2% 1,290
Jewish 29% 9% 6% 55% 2% 633
Mainline Protestant 35% 10% 5% 49% 2% 3,901
Mormon 54% 9% 2% 34% 1% 267
Muslim 36% 7% 6% 44% 8% 178
Orthodox Christian 36% 5% 7% 50% 1% 113
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 25% 10% 5% 58% 1% 5,875

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 8,406. 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 19% 33% 27% 22% 8,406
Once or twice a month 29% 35% 22% 14% 1,936
Several times a year 29% 35% 21% 15% 1,056
Seldom/never 31% 34% 22% 12% 9,857
Don't know 14% 28% 24% 35% 295

Generational cohort among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 8,406. 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 11% 13% 27% 33% 15% 2% 8,406
Once or twice a month 19% 18% 27% 26% 9% 1% 1,936
Several times a year 18% 17% 29% 25% 10% 1% 1,056
Seldom/never 21% 18% 27% 26% 7% 1% 9,857
Don't know 10% 9% 23% 32% 21% 5% 295

Gender composition among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 8,578. 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% 8,578
Once or twice a month 46% 54% 1,960
Several times a year 51% 49% 1,073
Seldom/never 50% 50% 10,023
Don't know 52% 48% 321

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 8,454. 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% 17% 3% 20% 5% 8,454
Once or twice a month 60% 12% 5% 18% 4% 1,935
Several times a year 63% 11% 7% 16% 3% 1,063
Seldom/never 70% 9% 5% 12% 4% 9,931
Don't know 55% 11% 9% 21% 3% 306

Immigrant status among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 8,449. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 20% 10% 70% 8,449
Once or twice a month 17% 12% 71% 1,933
Several times a year 19% 12% 69% 1,061
Seldom/never 12% 12% 76% 9,889
Don't know 31% 10% 59% 306

Income distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 7,469. 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% 21% 23% 15% 7,469
Once or twice a month 38% 18% 25% 19% 1,762
Several times a year 34% 19% 26% 21% 947
Seldom/never 32% 21% 27% 20% 8,826
Don't know 55% 16% 17% 12% 209

Educational distribution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 8,524. 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% 31% 16% 11% 8,524
Once or twice a month 38% 32% 17% 12% 1,957
Several times a year 36% 27% 22% 14% 1,067
Seldom/never 43% 31% 16% 10% 9,985
Don't know 57% 19% 13% 11% 310

Marital status among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 8,527. 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% 8% 16% 9% 22% 8,527
Once or twice a month 41% 9% 13% 5% 32% 1,955
Several times a year 42% 11% 11% 4% 32% 1,070
Seldom/never 43% 9% 11% 4% 32% 9,993
Don't know 40% 4% 15% 17% 24% 307

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 8,546. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 28% 72% 8,546
Once or twice a month 26% 74% 1,956
Several times a year 27% 73% 1,071
Seldom/never 29% 71% 9,995
Don't know 17% 83% 313

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 8,578. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 70% 18% 4% 1% 6% 2% 8,578
Once or twice a month 48% 29% 9% 1% 10% 3% 1,960
Several times a year 46% 27% 9% < 1% 15% 3% 1,073
Seldom/never 48% 24% 8% 1% 17% 3% 10,023
Don't know 64% 17% 3% 4% 6% 6% 321

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 8,578. 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% 20% 7% 9% 1% 8,578
Once or twice a month 41% 31% 15% 12% 1% 1,960
Several times a year 33% 35% 16% 15% < 1% 1,073
Seldom/never 33% 32% 17% 18% < 1% 10,023
Don't know 63% 16% 8% 6% 8% 321

Attendance at religious services among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 8,578. 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% 31% 26% 1% 8,578
Once or twice a month 24% 43% 32% < 1% 1,960
Several times a year 20% 45% 34% < 1% 1,073
Seldom/never 19% 37% 44% < 1% 10,023
Don't know 34% 32% 25% 8% 321

Frequency of prayer among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,578. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 70% 14% 3% 13% 1% 8,578
Once or twice a month 39% 21% 12% 28% < 1% 1,960
Several times a year 33% 22% 11% 34% 1% 1,073
Seldom/never 34% 18% 8% 40% 1% 10,023
Don't know 59% 9% 6% 13% 13% 321

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 8,578. 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 32% 10% 8% 48% 1% 8,578
Once or twice a month 15% 14% 9% 62% < 1% 1,960
Several times a year 8% 7% 16% 68% < 1% 1,073
Seldom/never 10% 6% 7% 77% < 1% 10,023
Don't know 28% 8% 8% 45% 11% 321

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 8,578. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 75% 12% 6% 7% 1% 8,578
Once or twice a month 50% 26% 11% 12% 1% 1,960
Several times a year 37% 21% 26% 15% 1% 1,073
Seldom/never 39% 18% 13% 29% 1% 10,023
Don't know 56% 7% 8% 15% 14% 321

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 8,578. 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% 15% 9% 17% 1% 8,578
Once or twice a month 48% 21% 14% 16% 1% 1,960
Several times a year 41% 16% 24% 19% 1% 1,073
Seldom/never 34% 17% 16% 34% 1% 10,023
Don't know 43% 7% 11% 24% 15% 321

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 8,578. 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 33% 13% 43% 8% 3% 8,578
Once or twice a month 22% 16% 49% 12% 2% 1,960
Several times a year 18% 14% 53% 13% 2% 1,073
Seldom/never 18% 11% 57% 12% 2% 10,023
Don't know 38% 7% 35% 10% 10% 321

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 8,578. 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% 11% 7% 34% 1% 8,578
Once or twice a month 21% 17% 12% 51% < 1% 1,960
Several times a year 11% 9% 23% 57% < 1% 1,073
Seldom/never 15% 9% 8% 68% < 1% 10,023
Don't know 33% 11% 10% 31% 14% 321

Interpreting scripture among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 8,578. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 34% 25% 3% 32% 7% 8,578
Once or twice a month 20% 25% 1% 46% 8% 1,960
Several times a year 18% 26% 1% 48% 7% 1,073
Seldom/never 19% 27% 1% 45% 7% 10,023
Don't know 40% 14% 6% 23% 17% 321

Belief in Heaven among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,578. 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 74% 20% 7% 8,578
Once or twice a month 64% 28% 8% 1,960
Several times a year 61% 32% 7% 1,073
Seldom/never 66% 28% 7% 10,023
Don't know 68% 15% 17% 321

Belief in Hell among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,578. 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% 35% 8% 8,578
Once or twice a month 47% 45% 8% 1,960
Several times a year 42% 48% 10% 1,073
Seldom/never 50% 42% 8% 10,023
Don't know 52% 26% 21% 321

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 8,578. 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% 20% 53% 8,578
Once or twice a month 26% 17% 57% 1,960
Several times a year 23% 17% 60% 1,073
Seldom/never 32% 18% 49% 10,023
Don't know 26% 31% 43% 321

Political ideology among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,578. 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% 34% 30% 6% 8,578
Once or twice a month 24% 38% 34% 5% 1,960
Several times a year 18% 43% 35% 4% 1,073
Seldom/never 27% 38% 29% 7% 10,023
Don't know 26% 26% 28% 20% 321

Views about size of government among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,578. 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% 4% 4% 8,578
Once or twice a month 42% 52% 3% 3% 1,960
Several times a year 43% 50% 3% 4% 1,073
Seldom/never 47% 47% 2% 4% 10,023
Don't know 39% 43% 6% 12% 321

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 8,578. 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% 58% 4% 2% 8,578
Once or twice a month 34% 61% 3% 2% 1,960
Several times a year 35% 59% 4% 2% 1,073
Seldom/never 41% 54% 3% 1% 10,023
Don't know 40% 44% 4% 12% 321

Views about abortion among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 8,578. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 56% 40% 5% 8,578
Once or twice a month 67% 29% 4% 1,960
Several times a year 69% 29% 3% 1,073
Seldom/never 64% 33% 4% 10,023
Don't know 42% 47% 11% 321

Views about homosexuality among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,578. 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% 29% 4% 3% 8,578
Once or twice a month 76% 18% 4% 3% 1,960
Several times a year 76% 19% 3% 3% 1,073
Seldom/never 75% 19% 3% 2% 10,023
Don't know 46% 36% 6% 12% 321

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,578. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 54% 38% 8% 8,578
Once or twice a month 70% 24% 6% 1,960
Several times a year 67% 28% 5% 1,073
Seldom/never 68% 26% 6% 10,023
Don't know 38% 42% 21% 321

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 8,578. 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 32% 62% 2% 4% 8,578
Once or twice a month 28% 67% 2% 2% 1,960
Several times a year 28% 67% 2% 2% 1,073
Seldom/never 34% 62% 2% 2% 10,023
Don't know 35% 43% 5% 17% 321

Views about human evolution among adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that right or wrong depends on the situation 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 = 8,578. 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% 28% 5% 32% 5% 8,578
Once or twice a month 43% 26% 5% 23% 2% 1,960
Several times a year 49% 24% 4% 20% 3% 1,073
Seldom/never 45% 23% 4% 25% 3% 10,023
Don't know 17% 17% 11% 33% 21% 321