Frequency of meditation among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who meditate…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,591. 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.
2014 65% 6% 2% 25% 2% 8,591
2007 64% 6% 2% 25% 3% 8,407

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Frequency of meditation among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who meditate…

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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 66% 7% 2% 22% 3% 1,157
Evangelical Protestant 64% 4% 2% 28% 2% 3,921
Historically Black Protestant 72% 7% 2% 17% 2% 875
Jehovah's Witness 81% 2% 1% 12% 3% 204
Jewish 48% 5% 4% 38% 5% 121
Mainline Protestant 59% 10% 2% 27% 2% 1,221
Mormon 70% 9% 1% 19% 2% 472
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 61% 8% 1% 27% 3% 305

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,605. 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% 32% 30% 26% 5,605
Once or twice a month 24% 34% 26% 16% 485
Several times a year 23% 29% 27% 20% 148
Seldom/never 22% 37% 29% 11% 1,950
Don't know 9% 37% 20% 35% 186

Generational cohort among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,605. 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 8% 10% 27% 36% 18% 2% 5,605
Once or twice a month 16% 14% 28% 31% 10% 1% 485
Several times a year 17% 8% 28% 31% 14% 2% 148
Seldom/never 16% 12% 32% 33% 7% < 1% 1,950
Don't know 4% 10% 32% 27% 25% 3% 186

Gender composition among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 42% 58% 5,767
Once or twice a month 42% 58% 488
Several times a year 49% 51% 149
Seldom/never 42% 58% 1,987
Don't know 52% 48% 200

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,665. 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% 21% 3% 18% 4% 5,665
Once or twice a month 55% 21% 5% 17% 2% 486
Several times a year 69% 19% 3% 6% 3% 146
Seldom/never 69% 13% 2% 12% 5% 1,959
Don't know 60% 15% 4% 19% 2% 196

Immigrant status among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,689. 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% 7% 74% 5,689
Once or twice a month 19% 6% 75% 482
Several times a year 14% 9% 78% 145
Seldom/never 10% 9% 81% 1,965
Don't know 27% 7% 66% 198

Income distribution among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who have a household income of…

Frequency of meditation Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 4,911. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 42% 21% 25% 12% 4,911
Once or twice a month 35% 19% 30% 16% 442
Several times a year 38% 20% 23% 20% 126
Seldom/never 31% 21% 31% 18% 1,702
Don't know 39% 20% 25% 16% 140

Educational distribution among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,727. 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% 31% 15% 9% 5,727
Once or twice a month 47% 28% 15% 10% 487
Several times a year 39% 34% 18% 8% 149
Seldom/never 42% 33% 17% 8% 1,974
Don't know 46% 29% 15% 11% 197

Marital status among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,727. 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% 4% 14% 10% 17% 5,727
Once or twice a month 52% 6% 10% 6% 26% 486
Several times a year 57% 1% 11% 7% 24% 148
Seldom/never 58% 4% 12% 4% 22% 1,984
Don't know 59% 2% 9% 13% 18% 198

Parent of children under 18 among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,735. 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 30% 70% 5,735
Once or twice a month 32% 68% 488
Several times a year 30% 70% 149
Seldom/never 38% 62% 1,977
Don't know 28% 72% 198

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say they…

Frequency of meditation Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 5,767
Once or twice a month 84% 14% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 488
Several times a year 80% 16% 3% < 1% < 1% 1% 149
Seldom/never 90% 8% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 1,987
Don't know 82% 12% 3% 1% < 1% 1% 200

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say religion is…

Frequency of meditation Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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 93% 5% 1% 1% 1% 5,767
Once or twice a month 87% 11% 1% 1% < 1% 488
Several times a year 90% 7% 2% < 1% 1% 149
Seldom/never 87% 11% 1% 1% < 1% 1,987
Don't know 91% 2% 2% 3% 1% 200

Attendance at religious services among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who attend religious services…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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 86% 10% 4% < 1% 5,767
Once or twice a month 82% 14% 4% < 1% 488
Several times a year 87% 11% 2% < 1% 149
Seldom/never 82% 14% 4% < 1% 1,987
Don't know 83% 7% 9% < 1% 200

Frequency of prayer among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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 92% 6% 1% 1% < 1% 5,767
Once or twice a month 83% 13% 2% 1% 1% 488
Several times a year 81% 14% 2% 3% < 1% 149
Seldom/never 82% 13% 1% 3% < 1% 1,987
Don't know 89% 8% < 1% < 1% 3% 200

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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 90% 5% 2% 2% 1% 5,767
Once or twice a month 74% 16% 5% 4% 1% 488
Several times a year 68% 11% 17% 4% 1% 149
Seldom/never 77% 10% 5% 7% 1% 1,987
Don't know 74% 6% 1% 4% 15% 200

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 63% 13% 7% 15% 2% 5,767
Once or twice a month 42% 26% 14% 18% < 1% 488
Several times a year 35% 15% 24% 23% 2% 149
Seldom/never 41% 17% 11% 30% 1% 1,987
Don't know 46% 13% 7% 18% 16% 200

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of meditation Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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% 5% 21% 4% 3% 5,767
Once or twice a month 59% 6% 28% 6% 1% 488
Several times a year 58% 6% 31% 3% 2% 149
Seldom/never 63% 4% 28% 3% 2% 1,987
Don't know 68% 4% 16% 6% 6% 200

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say…

Frequency of meditation There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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% 49% 2% 2% 5,767
Once or twice a month 41% 58% 1% < 1% 488
Several times a year 40% 57% 1% 2% 149
Seldom/never 49% 49% 1% 1% 1,987
Don't know 49% 43% 3% 5% 200

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who read scripture…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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 88% 5% 2% 5% 1% 5,767
Once or twice a month 70% 15% 4% 10% < 1% 488
Several times a year 58% 15% 18% 7% 1% 149
Seldom/never 71% 11% 4% 13% 1% 1,987
Don't know 74% 6% 3% 7% 11% 200

Interpreting scripture among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of meditation Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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% 25% 5% 6% 4% 5,767
Once or twice a month 50% 32% 2% 9% 6% 488
Several times a year 50% 37% 2% 7% 4% 149
Seldom/never 56% 30% 4% 6% 5% 1,987
Don't know 58% 15% 9% 11% 7% 200

Belief in Heaven among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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 86% 7% 7% 5,767
Once or twice a month 90% 6% 3% 488
Several times a year 86% 9% 5% 149
Seldom/never 87% 7% 6% 1,987
Don't know 76% 10% 14% 200

Belief in Hell among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 76% 17% 7% 5,767
Once or twice a month 76% 17% 6% 488
Several times a year 79% 15% 7% 149
Seldom/never 79% 15% 6% 1,987
Don't know 71% 16% 14% 200

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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% 19% 38% 5,767
Once or twice a month 43% 13% 44% 488
Several times a year 43% 19% 38% 149
Seldom/never 52% 18% 30% 1,987
Don't know 44% 23% 33% 200

Political ideology among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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 53% 25% 15% 7% 5,767
Once or twice a month 46% 35% 14% 5% 488
Several times a year 44% 38% 15% 3% 149
Seldom/never 54% 26% 13% 7% 1,987
Don't know 49% 22% 16% 13% 200

Views about size of government among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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% 41% 3% 4% 5,767
Once or twice a month 46% 47% 4% 3% 488
Several times a year 56% 40% 2% 2% 149
Seldom/never 62% 34% 2% 2% 1,987
Don't know 56% 35% 2% 8% 200

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of meditation Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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% 46% 5% 3% 5,767
Once or twice a month 45% 52% 2% 1% 488
Several times a year 52% 45% 2% 1% 149
Seldom/never 55% 40% 4% 2% 1,987
Don't know 55% 34% 2% 9% 200

Views about abortion among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say abortion should be…

Frequency of meditation Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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% 66% 5% 5,767
Once or twice a month 37% 59% 4% 488
Several times a year 32% 66% 2% 149
Seldom/never 30% 67% 3% 1,987
Don't know 25% 66% 8% 200

Views about homosexuality among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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% 59% 5% 4% 5,767
Once or twice a month 46% 47% 5% 2% 488
Several times a year 40% 48% 8% 4% 149
Seldom/never 38% 54% 4% 4% 1,987
Don't know 21% 64% 8% 7% 200

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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% 69% 8% 5,767
Once or twice a month 36% 55% 9% 488
Several times a year 30% 64% 6% 149
Seldom/never 30% 63% 7% 1,987
Don't know 18% 68% 14% 200

Views about environmental regulation among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say…

Frequency of meditation Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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% 48% 3% 4% 5,767
Once or twice a month 43% 53% 2% 2% 488
Several times a year 44% 49% 2% 5% 149
Seldom/never 47% 48% 3% 3% 1,987
Don't know 53% 31% 3% 13% 200

Views about human evolution among adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups at least once a week who say humans…

Frequency of meditation Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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% 23% 3% 58% 6% 5,767
Once or twice a month 17% 30% 3% 47% 3% 488
Several times a year 13% 27% 3% 49% 7% 149
Seldom/never 11% 24% 2% 58% 4% 1,987
Don't know 5% 12% 6% 58% 18% 200