Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 5,262. 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 15% 6% 3% 75% 1% 5,262
2007 14% 5% 3% 77% 1% 5,886

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

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 18% 6% 4% 71% 1% 963
Evangelical Protestant 21% 5% 4% 68% 2% 511
Historically Black Protestant 37% 3% 6% 52% 1% 136
Jewish 13% 5% 4% 76% 1% 235
Mainline Protestant 14% 7% 3% 75% 1% 778
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 11% 6% 3% 80% 1% 2,348

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 790. 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% 35% 27% 20% 790
Once or twice a month 32% 32% 19% 18% 291
Several times a year 20% 36% 24% 20% 198
Seldom/never 28% 33% 23% 15% 3,839

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 790. 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 10% 14% 29% 32% 14% 2% 790
Once or twice a month 22% 16% 25% 22% 11% 3% 291
Several times a year 12% 14% 30% 30% 13% 1% 198
Seldom/never 18% 17% 26% 28% 9% 1% 3,839

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 808. 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% 40% 808
Once or twice a month 58% 42% 294
Several times a year 59% 41% 201
Seldom/never 63% 37% 3,901

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 797. 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 61% 15% 1% 18% 5% 797
Once or twice a month 65% 7% 9% 17% 3% 283
Several times a year 70% 11% 4% 12% 3% 198
Seldom/never 75% 6% 5% 11% 3% 3,863

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 784. 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% 10% 73% 784
Once or twice a month 15% 16% 69% 287
Several times a year 13% 9% 77% 200
Seldom/never 11% 13% 76% 3,847

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 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 46% 20% 20% 13% 695
Once or twice a month 36% 17% 22% 24% 262
Several times a year 43% 19% 21% 18% 177
Seldom/never 34% 21% 27% 19% 3,436

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 801. 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% 34% 13% 9% 801
Once or twice a month 39% 32% 17% 11% 293
Several times a year 41% 26% 20% 13% 200
Seldom/never 48% 28% 14% 9% 3,883

Marital status among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 797. 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% 10% 19% 8% 24% 797
Once or twice a month 34% 11% 12% 9% 34% 290
Several times a year 36% 13% 15% 6% 31% 200
Seldom/never 42% 9% 12% 5% 33% 3,884

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 803. 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 26% 74% 803
Once or twice a month 22% 78% 293
Several times a year 19% 81% 200
Seldom/never 26% 74% 3,887

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 808. 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% 25% 9% 1% 17% 3% 808
Once or twice a month 25% 37% 15% 2% 18% 4% 294
Several times a year 28% 30% 19% < 1% 20% 4% 201
Seldom/never 27% 26% 13% 1% 28% 5% 3,901

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 808. 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% 29% 14% 19% 1% 808
Once or twice a month 19% 31% 27% 21% 1% 294
Several times a year 14% 40% 26% 20% < 1% 201
Seldom/never 14% 31% 25% 29% < 1% 3,901

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 808. 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% 29% 49% < 1% 808
Once or twice a month 14% 32% 53% 1% 294
Several times a year 11% 41% 48% < 1% 201
Seldom/never 7% 29% 64% < 1% 3,901

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 808. 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% 17% 6% 31% 2% 808
Once or twice a month 20% 13% 16% 49% 2% 294
Several times a year 16% 19% 9% 55% 1% 201
Seldom/never 15% 12% 9% 64% < 1% 3,901

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 808. 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% 4% 6% 77% < 1% 808
Once or twice a month 7% 5% 6% 81% < 1% 294
Several times a year 3% 2% 10% 84% 1% 201
Seldom/never 4% 2% 3% 91% < 1% 3,901

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 808. 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% 10% 12% 32% 2% 808
Once or twice a month 37% 18% 13% 31% 1% 294
Several times a year 29% 12% 23% 36% < 1% 201
Seldom/never 23% 13% 15% 49% 1% 3,901

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 808. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 19% 14% 51% 12% 2% 808
Once or twice a month 11% 20% 54% 11% 3% 294
Several times a year 6% 15% 63% 15% 1% 201
Seldom/never 9% 12% 62% 16% 1% 3,901

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 808. 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 25% 72% 2% 1% 808
Once or twice a month 21% 77% 1% < 1% 294
Several times a year 18% 81% < 1% < 1% 201
Seldom/never 23% 75% 1% 1% 3,901

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 808. 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 23% 7% 7% 62% 1% 808
Once or twice a month 10% 10% 13% 67% < 1% 294
Several times a year 6% 4% 13% 77% < 1% 201
Seldom/never 4% 4% 4% 87% < 1% 3,901

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 808. 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 23% 20% 1% 47% 8% 808
Once or twice a month 12% 16% 1% 63% 8% 294
Several times a year 9% 22% 2% 60% 7% 201
Seldom/never 12% 19% 1% 60% 8% 3,901

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 808. 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% 34% 9% 808
Once or twice a month 47% 44% 9% 294
Several times a year 51% 39% 10% 201
Seldom/never 50% 42% 8% 3,901

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 808. 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% 46% 10% 808
Once or twice a month 36% 56% 8% 294
Several times a year 34% 54% 12% 201
Seldom/never 39% 53% 8% 3,901

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 808. 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% 18% 55% 808
Once or twice a month 33% 18% 49% 294
Several times a year 22% 17% 61% 201
Seldom/never 32% 22% 46% 3,901

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 808. 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 25% 36% 31% 8% 808
Once or twice a month 23% 36% 33% 7% 294
Several times a year 18% 35% 37% 11% 201
Seldom/never 26% 35% 31% 8% 3,901

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 808. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 47% 46% 4% 4% 808
Once or twice a month 49% 46% 1% 4% 294
Several times a year 44% 44% 7% 5% 201
Seldom/never 51% 43% 2% 4% 3,901

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 808. 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 37% 58% 3% 2% 808
Once or twice a month 36% 56% 6% 2% 294
Several times a year 30% 63% 5% 3% 201
Seldom/never 44% 51% 3% 2% 3,901

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 808. 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% 32% 4% 808
Once or twice a month 66% 28% 6% 294
Several times a year 78% 19% 3% 201
Seldom/never 69% 28% 4% 3,901

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 808. 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 67% 25% 4% 4% 808
Once or twice a month 77% 17% 2% 4% 294
Several times a year 75% 20% 2% 3% 201
Seldom/never 75% 19% 3% 3% 3,901

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 808. 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% 33% 9% 808
Once or twice a month 62% 29% 9% 294
Several times a year 71% 25% 5% 201
Seldom/never 69% 24% 7% 3,901

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 808. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 34% 61% 2% 3% 808
Once or twice a month 37% 59% 2% 2% 294
Several times a year 32% 63% 2% 2% 201
Seldom/never 36% 60% 2% 3% 3,901

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 808. 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 46% 21% 4% 25% 4% 808
Once or twice a month 54% 17% 4% 21% 4% 294
Several times a year 57% 15% 3% 20% 4% 201
Seldom/never 56% 17% 4% 19% 4% 3,901