Frequency of meditation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 5,093. 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 28% 14% 6% 51% 1% 5,093
2007 29% 14% 6% 50% 1% 4,813

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

Frequency of meditation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by religious group

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 28% 14% 6% 52% 1% 1,175
Evangelical Protestant 30% 14% 4% 50% 1% 957
Historically Black Protestant 39% 14% 4% 42% 1% 210
Jewish 20% 15% 11% 52% 2% 150
Mainline Protestant 27% 12% 6% 53% 1% 1,041
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 22% 16% 7% 55% 1% 1,191

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,449. 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 22% 37% 26% 16% 1,449
Once or twice a month 28% 35% 21% 15% 705
Several times a year 23% 39% 24% 15% 322
Seldom/never 33% 35% 22% 10% 2,491

Generational cohort among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,449. 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 12% 16% 31% 30% 11% 1% 1,449
Once or twice a month 20% 18% 26% 26% 9% 1% 705
Several times a year 14% 17% 31% 28% 10% 1% 322
Seldom/never 23% 18% 27% 26% 6% < 1% 2,491

Gender composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,479. 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% 51% 1,479
Once or twice a month 52% 48% 721
Several times a year 53% 47% 327
Seldom/never 50% 50% 2,523

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,454. 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 60% 14% 5% 16% 5% 1,454
Once or twice a month 64% 11% 4% 19% 3% 713
Several times a year 73% 7% 4% 11% 6% 323
Seldom/never 74% 9% 4% 10% 3% 2,499

Immigrant status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,453. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 18% 11% 70% 1,453
Once or twice a month 15% 12% 73% 710
Several times a year 16% 10% 73% 322
Seldom/never 11% 10% 79% 2,501

Income distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 1,322. 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% 21% 25% 19% 1,322
Once or twice a month 34% 21% 28% 18% 635
Several times a year 28% 23% 25% 24% 296
Seldom/never 30% 20% 29% 22% 2,272

Educational distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,474. 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% 30% 18% 13% 1,474
Once or twice a month 34% 37% 17% 12% 719
Several times a year 29% 29% 26% 16% 324
Seldom/never 39% 32% 19% 11% 2,515

Marital status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,473. 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% 10% 15% 6% 23% 1,473
Once or twice a month 42% 8% 13% 5% 33% 721
Several times a year 47% 10% 11% 4% 28% 326
Seldom/never 46% 8% 10% 3% 33% 2,520

Parent of children under 18 among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,473. 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% 68% 1,473
Once or twice a month 27% 73% 719
Several times a year 29% 71% 327
Seldom/never 32% 68% 2,514

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 1,479. 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% 23% 4% 1% 6% 2% 1,479
Once or twice a month 49% 31% 9% < 1% 9% 1% 721
Several times a year 48% 28% 8% < 1% 13% 4% 327
Seldom/never 54% 26% 6% < 1% 11% 2% 2,523

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 1,479. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 55% 28% 10% 6% 1% 1,479
Once or twice a month 39% 36% 14% 10% < 1% 721
Several times a year 30% 41% 12% 17% < 1% 327
Seldom/never 34% 40% 14% 12% < 1% 2,523

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 1,479. 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% 41% 26% 1% 1,479
Once or twice a month 25% 47% 28% < 1% 721
Several times a year 21% 46% 33% < 1% 327
Seldom/never 20% 45% 34% < 1% 2,523

Frequency of prayer among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,479. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 62% 19% 6% 13% 1% 1,479
Once or twice a month 39% 24% 12% 25% < 1% 721
Several times a year 29% 29% 9% 32% 1% 327
Seldom/never 35% 25% 9% 29% < 1% 2,523

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 1,479. 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 21% 14% 11% 54% 1% 1,479
Once or twice a month 12% 18% 10% 60% < 1% 721
Several times a year 6% 11% 12% 71% < 1% 327
Seldom/never 8% 8% 8% 76% < 1% 2,523

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 1,479. 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% 22% 12% 17% 1% 1,479
Once or twice a month 40% 27% 19% 14% < 1% 721
Several times a year 42% 23% 21% 14% < 1% 327
Seldom/never 32% 26% 16% 25% < 1% 2,523

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 1,479. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 29% 15% 45% 8% 3% 1,479
Once or twice a month 20% 14% 52% 12% 2% 721
Several times a year 19% 17% 50% 12% 2% 327
Seldom/never 21% 12% 55% 10% 1% 2,523

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 1,479. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 29% 67% 1% 2% 1,479
Once or twice a month 25% 73% 1% 1% 721
Several times a year 25% 74% 1% < 1% 327
Seldom/never 27% 72% 1% < 1% 2,523

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 1,479. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 36% 15% 11% 38% < 1% 1,479
Once or twice a month 19% 21% 10% 51% < 1% 721
Several times a year 13% 12% 22% 52% < 1% 327
Seldom/never 14% 13% 10% 62% < 1% 2,523

Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 1,479. 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% 28% 2% 33% 8% 1,479
Once or twice a month 22% 32% 1% 39% 6% 721
Several times a year 15% 30% 1% 45% 9% 327
Seldom/never 19% 34% 2% 39% 6% 2,523

Belief in Heaven among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,479. 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 72% 21% 7% 1,479
Once or twice a month 69% 26% 5% 721
Several times a year 60% 33% 7% 327
Seldom/never 74% 20% 6% 2,523

Belief in Hell among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,479. 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% 36% 7% 1,479
Once or twice a month 54% 41% 5% 721
Several times a year 42% 47% 10% 327
Seldom/never 58% 34% 7% 2,523

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,479. 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% 18% 47% 1,479
Once or twice a month 34% 14% 52% 721
Several times a year 28% 14% 58% 327
Seldom/never 40% 15% 45% 2,523

Political ideology among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,479. 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% 35% 27% 6% 1,479
Once or twice a month 34% 34% 27% 4% 721
Several times a year 17% 44% 36% 3% 327
Seldom/never 33% 37% 25% 5% 2,523

Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,479. 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% 45% 3% 4% 1,479
Once or twice a month 51% 45% 3% 2% 721
Several times a year 49% 48% 2% 1% 327
Seldom/never 52% 42% 2% 3% 2,523

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 1,479. 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% 51% 4% 4% 1,479
Once or twice a month 39% 57% 3% 1% 721
Several times a year 37% 56% 5% 2% 327
Seldom/never 47% 50% 2% 1% 2,523

Views about abortion among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 1,479. 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% 40% 4% 1,479
Once or twice a month 67% 30% 3% 721
Several times a year 69% 28% 3% 327
Seldom/never 60% 38% 3% 2,523

Views about homosexuality among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,479. 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% 28% 3% 4% 1,479
Once or twice a month 72% 22% 4% 3% 721
Several times a year 78% 18% 3% 1% 327
Seldom/never 74% 21% 3% 2% 2,523

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,479. 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% 34% 8% 1,479
Once or twice a month 66% 28% 6% 721
Several times a year 71% 24% 5% 327
Seldom/never 65% 30% 6% 2,523

Views about environmental regulation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 1,479. 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% 59% 2% 3% 1,479
Once or twice a month 32% 64% 2% 2% 721
Several times a year 27% 67% 4% 2% 327
Seldom/never 35% 62% 2% 1% 2,523

Views about human evolution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing once or twice a month 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 = 1,479. 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% 26% 4% 32% 5% 1,479
Once or twice a month 43% 26% 3% 26% 2% 721
Several times a year 49% 20% 7% 21% 2% 327
Seldom/never 40% 27% 4% 26% 2% 2,523