Frequency of meditation among adults who believe in Heaven

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 24,337. 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 43% 8% 4% 43% 2% 24,337
2007 41% 7% 4% 46% 2% 25,775

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Frequency of meditation among adults who believe in Heaven by religious group

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 41% 9% 5% 44% 1% 6,083
Evangelical Protestant 49% 7% 3% 40% 2% 7,452
Historically Black Protestant 56% 8% 4% 31% 2% 1,761
Jehovah's Witness 77% 3% 3% 13% 5% 126
Jewish 35% 4% 3% 54% 4% 288
Mainline Protestant 36% 9% 5% 49% 1% 4,683
Mormon 60% 10% 1% 27% 2% 626
Muslim 35% 9% 7% 42% 7% 202
Orthodox Christian 36% 6% 6% 52% 1% 138
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 28% 9% 4% 58% 1% 2,430

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 10,879. 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 14% 31% 29% 25% 10,879
Once or twice a month 24% 34% 25% 16% 1,876
Several times a year 23% 35% 26% 16% 919
Seldom/never 27% 36% 26% 12% 9,792
Don't know 12% 32% 22% 34% 383

Generational cohort among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 10,879. 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% 11% 26% 35% 17% 2% 10,879
Once or twice a month 15% 15% 28% 30% 11% 1% 1,876
Several times a year 14% 14% 30% 31% 11% 1% 919
Seldom/never 17% 16% 29% 30% 7% < 1% 9,792
Don't know 8% 9% 27% 29% 23% 3% 383

Gender composition among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 11,121. 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% 57% 11,121
Once or twice a month 45% 55% 1,900
Several times a year 51% 49% 930
Seldom/never 47% 53% 9,974
Don't know 52% 48% 412

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 10,950. 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% 18% 4% 10,950
Once or twice a month 59% 15% 4% 18% 4% 1,884
Several times a year 61% 13% 6% 18% 3% 923
Seldom/never 72% 11% 3% 11% 3% 9,877
Don't know 61% 12% 4% 20% 3% 395

Immigrant status among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 10,975. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 17% 9% 73% 10,975
Once or twice a month 17% 10% 73% 1,875
Several times a year 19% 11% 70% 917
Seldom/never 10% 9% 81% 9,830
Don't know 28% 8% 64% 400

Income distribution among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 9,578. 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 41% 21% 24% 14% 9,578
Once or twice a month 38% 20% 25% 16% 1,698
Several times a year 36% 19% 26% 19% 815
Seldom/never 33% 21% 28% 18% 8,727
Don't know 49% 17% 22% 12% 266

Educational distribution among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 11,057. 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% 32% 14% 9% 11,057
Once or twice a month 44% 33% 15% 9% 1,896
Several times a year 41% 30% 19% 9% 926
Seldom/never 45% 33% 15% 7% 9,921
Don't know 59% 24% 11% 6% 402

Marital status among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 11,058. 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 50% 6% 15% 10% 19% 11,058
Once or twice a month 46% 8% 13% 6% 28% 1,895
Several times a year 49% 9% 13% 5% 25% 927
Seldom/never 49% 7% 11% 5% 28% 9,951
Don't know 47% 4% 14% 15% 20% 403

Parent of children under 18 among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 11,076. 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% 11,076
Once or twice a month 29% 71% 1,897
Several times a year 31% 69% 929
Seldom/never 33% 67% 9,938
Don't know 22% 78% 404

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 11,121. 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 84% 13% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 11,121
Once or twice a month 70% 25% 4% < 1% 1% 1% 1,900
Several times a year 67% 26% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% 930
Seldom/never 70% 24% 4% 1% 1% 1% 9,974
Don't know 81% 15% 1% 2% < 1% < 1% 412

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 11,121. 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% 15% 3% 2% 1% 11,121
Once or twice a month 60% 30% 7% 2% < 1% 1,900
Several times a year 53% 37% 8% 2% < 1% 930
Seldom/never 52% 35% 10% 3% < 1% 9,974
Don't know 80% 12% 3% 2% 4% 412

Attendance at religious services among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 11,121. 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% 27% 14% 1% 11,121
Once or twice a month 40% 43% 17% < 1% 1,900
Several times a year 33% 50% 17% < 1% 930
Seldom/never 30% 42% 27% < 1% 9,974
Don't know 52% 29% 14% 5% 412

Frequency of prayer among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,121. 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% 11% 2% 3% 1% 11,121
Once or twice a month 59% 23% 10% 8% < 1% 1,900
Several times a year 51% 25% 11% 12% 1% 930
Seldom/never 51% 22% 8% 18% 1% 9,974
Don't know 72% 10% 3% 6% 9% 412

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 11,121. 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% 12% 9% 35% 1% 11,121
Once or twice a month 23% 19% 12% 46% < 1% 1,900
Several times a year 14% 11% 21% 54% < 1% 930
Seldom/never 17% 9% 9% 65% < 1% 9,974
Don't know 38% 10% 9% 33% 10% 412

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 11,121. 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% 10% 4% 4% 1% 11,121
Once or twice a month 58% 25% 9% 7% < 1% 1,900
Several times a year 45% 19% 25% 10% 1% 930
Seldom/never 49% 18% 13% 19% 1% 9,974
Don't know 64% 6% 6% 10% 14% 412

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 11,121. 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% 15% 9% 17% 2% 11,121
Once or twice a month 43% 22% 15% 20% 1% 1,900
Several times a year 33% 18% 26% 22% 1% 930
Seldom/never 32% 16% 15% 36% 1% 9,974
Don't know 40% 10% 10% 23% 16% 412

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 11,121. 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% 8% 34% 5% 3% 11,121
Once or twice a month 36% 10% 44% 8% 2% 1,900
Several times a year 32% 9% 49% 7% 2% 930
Seldom/never 32% 8% 51% 7% 2% 9,974
Don't know 54% 4% 27% 6% 9% 412

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 11,121. 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% 57% 2% 1% 11,121
Once or twice a month 33% 65% 1% 1% 1,900
Several times a year 31% 66% 1% 1% 930
Seldom/never 34% 64% 1% 1% 9,974
Don't know 39% 53% 3% 6% 412

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 11,121. 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% 10% 6% 20% 1% 11,121
Once or twice a month 33% 21% 13% 33% < 1% 1,900
Several times a year 21% 12% 29% 37% < 1% 930
Seldom/never 26% 12% 10% 52% < 1% 9,974
Don't know 49% 11% 7% 21% 12% 412

Interpreting scripture among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 11,121. 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% 29% 4% 14% 6% 11,121
Once or twice a month 33% 34% 2% 23% 7% 1,900
Several times a year 31% 37% 3% 22% 7% 930
Seldom/never 31% 37% 2% 23% 6% 9,974
Don't know 53% 18% 9% 9% 11% 412

Belief in Hell among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,121. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 77% 17% 6% 11,121
Once or twice a month 74% 21% 5% 1,900
Several times a year 71% 21% 8% 930
Seldom/never 77% 19% 5% 9,974
Don't know 75% 14% 12% 412

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 11,121. 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% 18% 42% 11,121
Once or twice a month 39% 16% 46% 1,900
Several times a year 36% 15% 49% 930
Seldom/never 44% 17% 39% 9,974
Don't know 38% 28% 33% 412

Political ideology among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,121. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 45% 30% 19% 6% 11,121
Once or twice a month 37% 37% 21% 5% 1,900
Several times a year 30% 42% 24% 4% 930
Seldom/never 40% 35% 18% 6% 9,974
Don't know 40% 21% 18% 21% 412

Views about size of government among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,121. 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% 42% 3% 4% 11,121
Once or twice a month 47% 48% 3% 3% 1,900
Several times a year 52% 42% 3% 3% 930
Seldom/never 55% 40% 2% 3% 9,974
Don't know 49% 36% 4% 11% 412

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 11,121. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 45% 48% 4% 2% 11,121
Once or twice a month 44% 52% 3% 1% 1,900
Several times a year 48% 46% 4% 1% 930
Seldom/never 51% 44% 3% 2% 9,974
Don't know 49% 36% 3% 12% 412

Views about abortion among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 11,121. 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% 55% 5% 11,121
Once or twice a month 53% 43% 4% 1,900
Several times a year 54% 43% 3% 930
Seldom/never 50% 46% 3% 9,974
Don't know 31% 56% 13% 412

Views about homosexuality among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,121. 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% 44% 5% 4% 11,121
Once or twice a month 63% 30% 3% 3% 1,900
Several times a year 63% 30% 4% 3% 930
Seldom/never 63% 31% 4% 3% 9,974
Don't know 34% 49% 8% 8% 412

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,121. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 38% 54% 9% 11,121
Once or twice a month 54% 39% 7% 1,900
Several times a year 49% 44% 7% 930
Seldom/never 53% 40% 7% 9,974
Don't know 23% 54% 23% 412

Views about environmental regulation among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 11,121. 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% 52% 3% 4% 11,121
Once or twice a month 40% 57% 2% 2% 1,900
Several times a year 39% 56% 2% 3% 930
Seldom/never 43% 53% 2% 2% 9,974
Don't know 47% 34% 4% 15% 412

Views about human evolution among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of meditation

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 11,121. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 16% 29% 3% 46% 5% 11,121
Once or twice a month 25% 33% 4% 35% 3% 1,900
Several times a year 28% 30% 3% 34% 5% 930
Seldom/never 26% 31% 3% 37% 4% 9,974
Don't know 8% 16% 8% 47% 21% 412