Frequency of meditation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 3,223. 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 19% 9% 11% 59% 1% 3,223
2007 20% 8% 10% 60% 1% 4,299

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 several times a year by religious group

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 20% 9% 11% 58% 1% 793
Evangelical Protestant 24% 8% 10% 57% 1% 499
Historically Black Protestant 27% 11% 14% 47% 1% 127
Jewish 20% 8% 7% 62% 3% 127
Mainline Protestant 15% 10% 9% 66% < 1% 635
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 16% 9% 13% 61% 2% 816

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 several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 638. 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% 36% 26% 16% 638
Once or twice a month 23% 38% 23% 16% 285
Several times a year 30% 33% 22% 15% 353
Seldom/never 24% 39% 25% 11% 1,870

Generational cohort among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 638. 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 13% 16% 29% 32% 9% 1% 638
Once or twice a month 12% 19% 30% 27% 12% 1% 285
Several times a year 20% 17% 26% 27% 9% < 1% 353
Seldom/never 16% 15% 33% 29% 7% < 1% 1,870

Gender composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 651. 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% 651
Once or twice a month 44% 56% 288
Several times a year 55% 45% 357
Seldom/never 53% 47% 1,897

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 639. 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% 10% 6% 22% 3% 639
Once or twice a month 63% 10% 6% 18% 3% 284
Several times a year 59% 10% 8% 21% 2% 355
Seldom/never 74% 7% 6% 11% 2% 1,883

Immigrant status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 646. 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% 10% 68% 646
Once or twice a month 21% 8% 71% 286
Several times a year 21% 13% 66% 352
Seldom/never 14% 11% 76% 1,868

Income distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 591. 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% 17% 26% 16% 591
Once or twice a month 35% 19% 27% 18% 261
Several times a year 35% 18% 26% 20% 317
Seldom/never 25% 19% 30% 25% 1,695

Educational distribution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 646. 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% 30% 18% 13% 646
Once or twice a month 36% 31% 17% 16% 286
Several times a year 44% 25% 19% 12% 356
Seldom/never 38% 30% 20% 13% 1,890

Marital status among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 650. 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% 9% 14% 6% 27% 650
Once or twice a month 48% 12% 10% 7% 23% 288
Several times a year 44% 10% 9% 3% 33% 355
Seldom/never 50% 7% 10% 4% 28% 1,895

Parent of children under 18 among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 650. 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% 650
Once or twice a month 29% 71% 288
Several times a year 29% 71% 356
Seldom/never 31% 69% 1,894

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 651. 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% 27% 7% 2% 6% 2% 651
Once or twice a month 40% 39% 8% 2% 6% 4% 288
Several times a year 44% 34% 8% < 1% 10% 3% 357
Seldom/never 47% 31% 9% < 1% 10% 2% 1,897

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 651. 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% 32% 12% 9% 1% 651
Once or twice a month 32% 39% 17% 11% < 1% 288
Several times a year 33% 40% 16% 10% 1% 357
Seldom/never 26% 43% 20% 11% < 1% 1,897

Attendance at religious services among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 651. 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% 44% 30% 1% 651
Once or twice a month 17% 47% 36% < 1% 288
Several times a year 17% 52% 31% < 1% 357
Seldom/never 13% 47% 39% < 1% 1,897

Frequency of prayer among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 651. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 52% 23% 7% 18% 1% 651
Once or twice a month 32% 27% 15% 25% < 1% 288
Several times a year 31% 21% 19% 29% < 1% 357
Seldom/never 28% 24% 11% 37% 1% 1,897

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

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 651. 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% 12% 61% < 1% 651
Once or twice a month 9% 14% 11% 66% < 1% 288
Several times a year 7% 4% 22% 67% < 1% 357
Seldom/never 5% 5% 9% 80% < 1% 1,897

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 651. 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% 18% 24% 16% 1% 651
Once or twice a month 31% 21% 29% 18% 2% 288
Several times a year 26% 17% 39% 17% < 1% 357
Seldom/never 21% 17% 30% 31% < 1% 1,897

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 651. 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% 15% 53% 11% 3% 651
Once or twice a month 14% 14% 52% 17% 2% 288
Several times a year 20% 10% 57% 12% 1% 357
Seldom/never 18% 11% 59% 11% 1% 1,897

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 651. 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 24% 73% 1% 2% 651
Once or twice a month 23% 76% < 1% 1% 288
Several times a year 23% 74% 1% 2% 357
Seldom/never 28% 71% 1% < 1% 1,897

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 651. 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% 13% 12% 45% < 1% 651
Once or twice a month 8% 17% 15% 60% < 1% 288
Several times a year 10% 9% 28% 53% 1% 357
Seldom/never 7% 9% 13% 71% < 1% 1,897

Interpreting scripture among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 651. 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 24% 23% 5% 40% 8% 651
Once or twice a month 15% 24% 2% 51% 8% 288
Several times a year 24% 26% 1% 45% 5% 357
Seldom/never 16% 33% 1% 42% 7% 1,897

Belief in Heaven among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 651. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 70% 23% 7% 651
Once or twice a month 64% 25% 11% 288
Several times a year 66% 29% 5% 357
Seldom/never 70% 22% 8% 1,897

Belief in Hell among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 651. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 56% 37% 7% 651
Once or twice a month 41% 50% 9% 288
Several times a year 48% 44% 8% 357
Seldom/never 54% 38% 8% 1,897

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 651. 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% 15% 53% 651
Once or twice a month 30% 15% 55% 288
Several times a year 27% 16% 56% 357
Seldom/never 38% 16% 46% 1,897

Political ideology among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 651. 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% 34% 30% 5% 651
Once or twice a month 21% 37% 36% 6% 288
Several times a year 25% 42% 30% 3% 357
Seldom/never 29% 41% 25% 5% 1,897

Views about size of government among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 651. 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% 46% 3% 4% 651
Once or twice a month 41% 52% 2% 5% 288
Several times a year 44% 51% 2% 3% 357
Seldom/never 53% 42% 3% 3% 1,897

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 651. 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% 55% 2% 3% 651
Once or twice a month 34% 62% 2% 2% 288
Several times a year 39% 56% 4% 1% 357
Seldom/never 45% 50% 4% 1% 1,897

Views about abortion among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 651. 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% 33% 6% 651
Once or twice a month 71% 27% 2% 288
Several times a year 63% 35% 2% 357
Seldom/never 64% 33% 3% 1,897

Views about homosexuality among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 651. 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 68% 25% 3% 4% 651
Once or twice a month 80% 14% 3% 3% 288
Several times a year 69% 26% 3% 2% 357
Seldom/never 76% 19% 3% 3% 1,897

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 651. 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% 31% 8% 651
Once or twice a month 70% 22% 8% 288
Several times a year 59% 37% 4% 357
Seldom/never 67% 26% 7% 1,897

Views about environmental regulation among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 651. 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% 61% 2% 4% 651
Once or twice a month 30% 67% 1% 2% 288
Several times a year 35% 61% 3% 2% 357
Seldom/never 37% 59% 2% 2% 1,897

Views about human evolution among adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing several times a year 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 = 651. 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% 28% 6% 26% 4% 651
Once or twice a month 46% 27% 6% 19% 2% 288
Several times a year 45% 26% 2% 23% 4% 357
Seldom/never 44% 26% 3% 23% 3% 1,897