Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who meditate…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 20,395. 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 29% 8% 5% 57% 1% 20,395
2007 28% 7% 5% 59% 2% 20,841

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Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 160. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 59% 10% 7% 24% < 1% 160
Catholic 31% 8% 5% 55% 1% 4,669
Evangelical Protestant 33% 7% 3% 55% 2% 2,790
Hindu 31% 5% 7% 57% < 1% 119
Historically Black Protestant 36% 7% 3% 52% 1% 572
Jewish 23% 8% 6% 63% 1% 548
Mainline Protestant 27% 9% 5% 58% 1% 3,642
Mormon 28% 8% 3% 61% < 1% 116
Orthodox Christian 26% 4% 6% 64% < 1% 109
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 23% 9% 5% 61% 1% 6,810

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,139. 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% 32% 29% 21% 6,139
Once or twice a month 27% 35% 23% 15% 1,684
Several times a year 24% 35% 24% 17% 1,044
Seldom/never 27% 35% 25% 13% 10,951
Don't know 12% 25% 26% 37% 232

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,139. 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% 13% 27% 34% 14% 2% 6,139
Once or twice a month 17% 18% 27% 26% 11% 1% 1,684
Several times a year 15% 17% 28% 30% 10% 1% 1,044
Seldom/never 17% 17% 27% 29% 8% 1% 10,951
Don't know 10% 5% 23% 33% 24% 5% 232

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,248. 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% 52% 6,248
Once or twice a month 50% 50% 1,703
Several times a year 55% 45% 1,060
Seldom/never 54% 46% 11,141
Don't know 60% 40% 243

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,136. 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 66% 9% 3% 17% 5% 6,136
Once or twice a month 70% 7% 5% 14% 4% 1,680
Several times a year 70% 6% 6% 14% 4% 1,050
Seldom/never 75% 7% 4% 11% 3% 11,025
Don't know 69% 5% 3% 21% 3% 236

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,169. 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 15% 11% 73% 6,169
Once or twice a month 13% 13% 74% 1,683
Several times a year 16% 12% 72% 1,055
Seldom/never 11% 11% 78% 10,997
Don't know 25% 9% 65% 232

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 5,442. 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% 21% 24% 19% 5,442
Once or twice a month 32% 19% 26% 23% 1,537
Several times a year 27% 19% 27% 27% 943
Seldom/never 30% 21% 28% 22% 9,810
Don't know 54% 17% 20% 10% 168

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,214. 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% 33% 17% 13% 6,214
Once or twice a month 31% 36% 19% 14% 1,700
Several times a year 30% 29% 24% 17% 1,056
Seldom/never 42% 31% 17% 10% 11,088
Don't know 55% 24% 12% 9% 240

Marital status among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,212. 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% 9% 16% 8% 22% 6,212
Once or twice a month 43% 10% 13% 5% 30% 1,700
Several times a year 45% 12% 12% 4% 28% 1,057
Seldom/never 46% 9% 11% 5% 29% 11,100
Don't know 40% 8% 17% 15% 21% 233

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,227. 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% 75% 6,227
Once or twice a month 23% 77% 1,699
Several times a year 24% 76% 1,058
Seldom/never 28% 72% 11,110
Don't know 15% 85% 240

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,248. 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% 21% 6% 1% 9% 2% 6,248
Once or twice a month 40% 31% 10% 1% 14% 4% 1,703
Several times a year 40% 28% 11% < 1% 17% 4% 1,060
Seldom/never 43% 26% 9% 1% 19% 4% 11,141
Don't know 61% 18% 3% 4% 7% 8% 243

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,248. 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% 28% 12% 14% 1% 6,248
Once or twice a month 26% 35% 22% 17% 1% 1,703
Several times a year 22% 39% 21% 18% < 1% 1,060
Seldom/never 26% 34% 20% 20% < 1% 11,141
Don't know 59% 21% 9% 9% 3% 243

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,248. 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% 37% 44% 1% 6,248
Once or twice a month 10% 44% 46% < 1% 1,703
Several times a year 9% 45% 46% < 1% 1,060
Seldom/never 10% 37% 53% < 1% 11,141
Don't know 26% 34% 34% 6% 243

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,248. 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% 17% 5% 20% 1% 6,248
Once or twice a month 27% 21% 14% 37% 1% 1,703
Several times a year 26% 20% 12% 41% 1% 1,060
Seldom/never 28% 17% 9% 46% < 1% 11,141
Don't know 53% 11% 4% 24% 8% 243

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,248. 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% 13% 7% 11% 1% 6,248
Once or twice a month 46% 26% 12% 15% 1% 1,703
Several times a year 34% 22% 26% 17% 1% 1,060
Seldom/never 35% 17% 14% 33% 1% 11,141
Don't know 51% 8% 7% 20% 14% 243

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,248. 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 59% 13% 9% 18% 1% 6,248
Once or twice a month 49% 19% 15% 17% 1% 1,703
Several times a year 42% 17% 23% 17% 1% 1,060
Seldom/never 32% 16% 16% 35% 1% 11,141
Don't know 40% 6% 12% 25% 17% 243

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,248. 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% 15% 50% 10% 3% 6,248
Once or twice a month 14% 18% 54% 12% 2% 1,703
Several times a year 13% 16% 56% 14% 1% 1,060
Seldom/never 15% 11% 59% 13% 2% 11,141
Don't know 36% 6% 38% 9% 11% 243

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,248. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 27% 69% 2% 1% 6,248
Once or twice a month 23% 76% 1% 1% 1,703
Several times a year 24% 75% 1% 1% 1,060
Seldom/never 26% 72% 1% 1% 11,141
Don't know 28% 64% 2% 7% 243

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,248. 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% 10% 9% 56% 1% 6,248
Once or twice a month 7% 14% 11% 67% < 1% 1,703
Several times a year 6% 5% 18% 71% < 1% 1,060
Seldom/never 8% 7% 7% 78% < 1% 11,141
Don't know 23% 11% 7% 50% 9% 243

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,248. 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% 23% 2% 45% 10% 6,248
Once or twice a month 11% 22% 1% 58% 8% 1,703
Several times a year 11% 24% 2% 56% 7% 1,060
Seldom/never 15% 25% 2% 51% 7% 11,141
Don't know 32% 20% 8% 27% 14% 243

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,248. 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% 28% 8% 6,248
Once or twice a month 56% 36% 8% 1,703
Several times a year 54% 37% 8% 1,060
Seldom/never 62% 30% 8% 11,141
Don't know 61% 21% 18% 243

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,248. 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% 45% 9% 6,248
Once or twice a month 40% 53% 8% 1,703
Several times a year 38% 52% 10% 1,060
Seldom/never 47% 44% 8% 11,141
Don't know 49% 26% 24% 243

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,248. 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% 20% 50% 6,248
Once or twice a month 30% 17% 53% 1,703
Several times a year 26% 16% 58% 1,060
Seldom/never 35% 18% 47% 11,141
Don't know 33% 30% 37% 243

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,248. 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% 35% 31% 6% 6,248
Once or twice a month 23% 37% 34% 5% 1,703
Several times a year 20% 40% 35% 5% 1,060
Seldom/never 28% 37% 28% 7% 11,141
Don't know 29% 19% 28% 24% 243

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,248. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 49% 42% 4% 4% 6,248
Once or twice a month 50% 44% 3% 3% 1,703
Several times a year 49% 44% 4% 4% 1,060
Seldom/never 52% 42% 3% 4% 11,141
Don't know 46% 35% 7% 12% 243

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,248. 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% 55% 4% 2% 6,248
Once or twice a month 36% 60% 3% 1% 1,703
Several times a year 38% 56% 5% 2% 1,060
Seldom/never 45% 50% 3% 2% 11,141
Don't know 42% 42% 3% 13% 243

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,248. 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% 32% 5% 6,248
Once or twice a month 73% 23% 4% 1,703
Several times a year 73% 25% 3% 1,060
Seldom/never 65% 31% 4% 11,141
Don't know 44% 45% 11% 243

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,248. 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 73% 20% 4% 4% 6,248
Once or twice a month 80% 14% 3% 3% 1,703
Several times a year 79% 17% 3% 2% 1,060
Seldom/never 76% 18% 3% 3% 11,141
Don't know 51% 31% 5% 14% 243

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,248. 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% 27% 9% 6,248
Once or twice a month 75% 20% 5% 1,703
Several times a year 70% 25% 5% 1,060
Seldom/never 69% 25% 6% 11,141
Don't know 39% 41% 19% 243

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,248. 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 31% 62% 3% 3% 6,248
Once or twice a month 29% 67% 2% 1% 1,703
Several times a year 28% 67% 2% 2% 1,060
Seldom/never 36% 60% 2% 3% 11,141
Don't know 37% 42% 4% 17% 243

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 6,248. 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% 27% 5% 25% 4% 6,248
Once or twice a month 51% 24% 5% 17% 3% 1,703
Several times a year 54% 21% 4% 18% 2% 1,060
Seldom/never 48% 23% 4% 22% 3% 11,141
Don't know 21% 13% 11% 33% 22% 243