Frequency of meditation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 20,955. 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 54% 8% 3% 34% 2% 20,955
2007 56% 6% 3% 32% 2% 19,253

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Frequency of meditation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 166. 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 84% 4% 6% 6% < 1% 166
Catholic 53% 9% 3% 33% 1% 4,173
Evangelical Protestant 56% 5% 2% 34% 2% 6,541
Historically Black Protestant 63% 7% 2% 26% 2% 1,423
Jehovah's Witness 84% 2% 1% 12% 2% 203
Jewish 45% 8% 3% 41% 3% 320
Mainline Protestant 49% 9% 4% 36% 2% 3,532
Mormon 66% 8% 1% 24% 1% 545
Muslim 43% 11% 6% 34% 7% 152
Orthodox Christian 50% 4% 4% 41% 1% 103
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 43% 11% 4% 42% 1% 3,048

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 11,498. 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% 30% 25% 11,498
Once or twice a month 24% 36% 25% 15% 1,530
Several times a year 23% 34% 26% 16% 622
Seldom/never 25% 36% 26% 12% 6,492
Don't know 8% 30% 23% 39% 348

Generational cohort among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 11,498. 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% 36% 17% 2% 11,498
Once or twice a month 15% 17% 28% 29% 10% 1% 1,530
Several times a year 15% 14% 29% 31% 10% 1% 622
Seldom/never 16% 16% 29% 31% 7% 1% 6,492
Don't know 6% 7% 25% 34% 23% 5% 348

Gender composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. 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% 11,764
Once or twice a month 44% 56% 1,551
Several times a year 51% 49% 632
Seldom/never 44% 56% 6,625
Don't know 48% 52% 383

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 11,553. 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% 16% 3% 18% 4% 11,553
Once or twice a month 62% 13% 4% 16% 5% 1,541
Several times a year 66% 11% 6% 15% 3% 626
Seldom/never 70% 11% 3% 12% 4% 6,540
Don't know 64% 13% 3% 18% 2% 363

Immigrant status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 11,629. 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% 74% 11,629
Once or twice a month 17% 9% 73% 1,533
Several times a year 18% 10% 71% 627
Seldom/never 11% 10% 80% 6,542
Don't know 24% 6% 70% 368

Income distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 10,114. 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% 25% 15% 10,114
Once or twice a month 34% 19% 27% 20% 1,408
Several times a year 28% 18% 31% 24% 553
Seldom/never 30% 21% 28% 20% 5,757
Don't know 49% 17% 23% 10% 244

Educational distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 11,692. 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 41% 32% 16% 11% 11,692
Once or twice a month 39% 32% 18% 11% 1,548
Several times a year 33% 31% 22% 13% 630
Seldom/never 41% 34% 17% 9% 6,584
Don't know 47% 30% 14% 9% 373

Marital status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 11,695. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 51% 6% 15% 10% 19% 11,695
Once or twice a month 47% 7% 13% 4% 27% 1,549
Several times a year 53% 8% 12% 5% 23% 630
Seldom/never 52% 8% 11% 5% 25% 6,598
Don't know 54% 4% 12% 16% 14% 371

Parent of children under 18 among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 11,716. 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% 73% 11,716
Once or twice a month 29% 71% 1,549
Several times a year 29% 71% 632
Seldom/never 33% 67% 6,598
Don't know 24% 76% 374

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 11,764. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 81% 12% 2% 1% 3% 1% 11,764
Once or twice a month 66% 20% 5% < 1% 7% 2% 1,551
Several times a year 66% 18% 5% 1% 9% 2% 632
Seldom/never 72% 16% 3% 1% 7% 2% 6,625
Don't know 83% 9% 1% 2% 2% 4% 383

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 11,764. 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 76% 13% 4% 5% 1% 11,764
Once or twice a month 59% 24% 10% 8% 1% 1,551
Several times a year 56% 25% 11% 9% < 1% 632
Seldom/never 61% 22% 8% 9% < 1% 6,625
Don't know 83% 7% 2% 3% 5% 383

Attendance at religious services among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 11,764. 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% 25% 18% 1% 11,764
Once or twice a month 39% 38% 23% < 1% 1,551
Several times a year 35% 40% 25% < 1% 632
Seldom/never 38% 35% 27% < 1% 6,625
Don't know 61% 19% 14% 6% 383

Frequency of prayer among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. 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% 2% 7% 1% 11,764
Once or twice a month 56% 19% 8% 17% < 1% 1,551
Several times a year 56% 18% 6% 20% 1% 632
Seldom/never 61% 16% 5% 18% 1% 6,625
Don't know 79% 8% 2% 4% 7% 383

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 11,764. 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% 11% 8% 36% 1% 11,764
Once or twice a month 24% 15% 11% 49% < 1% 1,551
Several times a year 17% 11% 17% 55% < 1% 632
Seldom/never 24% 10% 9% 58% < 1% 6,625
Don't know 42% 9% 8% 32% 8% 383

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 11,764. 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% 13% 7% 15% 2% 11,764
Once or twice a month 54% 20% 10% 15% 1% 1,551
Several times a year 49% 17% 17% 16% 1% 632
Seldom/never 44% 15% 11% 28% 1% 6,625
Don't know 53% 8% 8% 17% 14% 383

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 11,764. 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% 9% 32% 6% 3% 11,764
Once or twice a month 37% 13% 39% 9% 2% 1,551
Several times a year 33% 13% 42% 9% 2% 632
Seldom/never 38% 8% 44% 8% 3% 6,625
Don't know 56% 3% 27% 5% 9% 383

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 11,764. 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% 11,764
Once or twice a month 33% 65% 1% 1% 1,551
Several times a year 33% 64% 1% 1% 632
Seldom/never 37% 61% 1% 1% 6,625
Don't know 44% 50% 3% 3% 383

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 11,764. 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% 9% 5% 22% 1% 11,764
Once or twice a month 35% 18% 13% 34% < 1% 1,551
Several times a year 24% 10% 24% 40% 1% 632
Seldom/never 36% 11% 8% 44% 1% 6,625
Don't know 57% 10% 5% 16% 11% 383

Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 11,764. 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% 26% 4% 20% 6% 11,764
Once or twice a month 30% 26% 2% 34% 8% 1,551
Several times a year 28% 29% 2% 34% 7% 632
Seldom/never 35% 30% 3% 26% 6% 6,625
Don't know 53% 15% 10% 14% 9% 383

Belief in Heaven among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 79% 14% 7% 11,764
Once or twice a month 75% 20% 6% 1,551
Several times a year 72% 21% 7% 632
Seldom/never 78% 16% 6% 6,625
Don't know 74% 10% 16% 383

Belief in Hell among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. 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% 27% 8% 11,764
Once or twice a month 59% 34% 7% 1,551
Several times a year 56% 34% 10% 632
Seldom/never 65% 28% 7% 6,625
Don't know 64% 20% 16% 383

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. 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% 19% 42% 11,764
Once or twice a month 34% 17% 48% 1,551
Several times a year 36% 15% 48% 632
Seldom/never 43% 17% 40% 6,625
Don't know 39% 27% 34% 383

Political ideology among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 43% 29% 21% 6% 11,764
Once or twice a month 33% 36% 27% 5% 1,551
Several times a year 33% 38% 26% 3% 632
Seldom/never 41% 33% 20% 6% 6,625
Don't know 46% 20% 20% 14% 383

Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. 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% 41% 4% 4% 11,764
Once or twice a month 47% 46% 4% 3% 1,551
Several times a year 53% 39% 2% 5% 632
Seldom/never 55% 39% 2% 3% 6,625
Don't know 52% 33% 4% 10% 383

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 11,764. 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% 49% 5% 2% 11,764
Once or twice a month 42% 54% 2% 2% 1,551
Several times a year 47% 46% 5% 2% 632
Seldom/never 50% 45% 4% 2% 6,625
Don't know 50% 40% 4% 6% 383

Views about abortion among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 11,764. 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% 53% 5% 11,764
Once or twice a month 55% 41% 4% 1,551
Several times a year 56% 42% 2% 632
Seldom/never 49% 47% 4% 6,625
Don't know 32% 57% 11% 383

Views about homosexuality among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 49% 42% 5% 4% 11,764
Once or twice a month 66% 27% 4% 3% 1,551
Several times a year 65% 27% 4% 4% 632
Seldom/never 60% 33% 4% 3% 6,625
Don't know 35% 47% 8% 10% 383

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,764. 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% 51% 8% 11,764
Once or twice a month 58% 35% 6% 1,551
Several times a year 53% 41% 6% 632
Seldom/never 52% 41% 7% 6,625
Don't know 28% 54% 18% 383

Views about environmental regulation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 11,764. 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% 54% 3% 4% 11,764
Once or twice a month 34% 62% 2% 2% 1,551
Several times a year 34% 62% 1% 3% 632
Seldom/never 41% 54% 2% 3% 6,625
Don't know 47% 35% 5% 13% 383

Views about human evolution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing at least once a week 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 = 11,764. 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% 26% 4% 45% 5% 11,764
Once or twice a month 32% 29% 5% 32% 3% 1,551
Several times a year 35% 27% 4% 30% 4% 632
Seldom/never 28% 27% 3% 39% 4% 6,625
Don't know 11% 16% 8% 48% 17% 383