Frequency of meditation among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 2,883. 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 40% 10% 8% 40% 2% 2,883
2007 41% 11% 8% 37% 2% 2,830

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Frequency of meditation among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by religious group

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 43% 10% 9% 37% 1% 730
Evangelical Protestant 43% 10% 6% 39% 2% 781
Historically Black Protestant 40% 8% 10% 41% 1% 182
Mainline Protestant 35% 11% 9% 42% 2% 627
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 32% 12% 9% 43% 4% 233

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,259. 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% 29% 29% 26% 1,259
Once or twice a month 16% 42% 24% 18% 296
Several times a year 29% 31% 25% 15% 210
Seldom/never 30% 39% 22% 9% 1,016

Generational cohort among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,259. 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 9% 12% 25% 34% 18% 2% 1,259
Once or twice a month 9% 19% 30% 30% 11% 2% 296
Several times a year 20% 15% 24% 28% 10% 1% 210
Seldom/never 20% 18% 31% 25% 6% < 1% 1,016

Gender composition among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,280. 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% 56% 1,280
Once or twice a month 49% 51% 305
Several times a year 56% 44% 215
Seldom/never 49% 51% 1,035

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,265. 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% 13% 4% 15% 5% 1,265
Once or twice a month 60% 8% 4% 24% 4% 304
Several times a year 53% 15% 9% 20% 3% 213
Seldom/never 66% 12% 7% 12% 3% 1,022

Immigrant status among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,268. 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% 9% 74% 1,268
Once or twice a month 25% 7% 68% 300
Several times a year 26% 10% 63% 212
Seldom/never 16% 9% 75% 1,017

Income distribution among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,123. 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% 22% 28% 17% 1,123
Once or twice a month 38% 18% 26% 18% 282
Several times a year 43% 22% 24% 12% 189
Seldom/never 30% 20% 28% 22% 924

Educational distribution among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,271. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 34% 32% 21% 13% 1,271
Once or twice a month 41% 31% 17% 12% 302
Several times a year 50% 25% 18% 7% 213
Seldom/never 40% 33% 15% 12% 1,031

Marital status among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,277. 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 50% 6% 13% 11% 20% 1,277
Once or twice a month 47% 7% 13% 5% 27% 305
Several times a year 45% 10% 10% 5% 30% 214
Seldom/never 50% 7% 10% 4% 29% 1,033

Parent of children under 18 among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,276. 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% 73% 1,276
Once or twice a month 33% 67% 304
Several times a year 31% 69% 215
Seldom/never 37% 63% 1,031

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,280. 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 79% 16% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1,280
Once or twice a month 64% 25% 5% 2% 3% 2% 305
Several times a year 67% 25% 4% 1% 3% < 1% 215
Seldom/never 73% 20% 3% < 1% 2% 1% 1,035

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,280. 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 75% 19% 4% 2% 1% 1,280
Once or twice a month 60% 34% 4% 1% 1% 305
Several times a year 58% 37% 3% 2% < 1% 215
Seldom/never 60% 33% 4% 2% < 1% 1,035

Attendance at religious services among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,280. 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% 49% 7% < 1% 1,280
Once or twice a month 29% 64% 7% < 1% 305
Several times a year 28% 64% 8% 1% 215
Seldom/never 32% 60% 7% 1% 1,035

Frequency of prayer among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,280. 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 80% 13% 3% 4% < 1% 1,280
Once or twice a month 49% 28% 11% 11% 1% 305
Several times a year 51% 25% 14% 9% 1% 215
Seldom/never 61% 23% 6% 9% 1% 1,035

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year 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 = 1,280. 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 75% 14% 7% 5% 1% 1,280
Once or twice a month 57% 25% 12% 6% < 1% 305
Several times a year 43% 15% 34% 8% 1% 215
Seldom/never 53% 19% 16% 11% 1% 1,035

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,280. 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% 16% 12% 14% 2% 1,280
Once or twice a month 42% 17% 20% 20% 1% 305
Several times a year 29% 18% 29% 23% 1% 215
Seldom/never 34% 17% 18% 30% < 1% 1,035

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,280. 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% 12% 36% 7% 3% 1,280
Once or twice a month 29% 11% 47% 10% 3% 305
Several times a year 33% 9% 46% 9% 3% 215
Seldom/never 34% 9% 46% 8% 2% 1,035

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,280. 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% 62% 1% 1% 1,280
Once or twice a month 35% 64% 1% 1% 305
Several times a year 29% 69% 1% 1% 215
Seldom/never 36% 62% 1% < 1% 1,035

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,280. 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% 19% 16% 16% < 1% 1,280
Once or twice a month 25% 20% 35% 20% < 1% 305
Several times a year 16% 16% 45% 22% 1% 215
Seldom/never 25% 18% 26% 30% 1% 1,035

Interpreting scripture among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,280. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 35% 37% 4% 19% 6% 1,280
Once or twice a month 34% 31% 2% 24% 9% 305
Several times a year 37% 32% 1% 21% 9% 215
Seldom/never 33% 40% 3% 19% 6% 1,035

Belief in Heaven among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,280. 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 82% 12% 6% 1,280
Once or twice a month 80% 14% 6% 305
Several times a year 85% 11% 4% 215
Seldom/never 86% 9% 5% 1,035

Belief in Hell among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,280. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 67% 25% 8% 1,280
Once or twice a month 66% 27% 8% 305
Several times a year 61% 27% 12% 215
Seldom/never 71% 24% 5% 1,035

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,280. 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% 16% 43% 1,280
Once or twice a month 36% 18% 46% 305
Several times a year 36% 14% 50% 215
Seldom/never 45% 18% 38% 1,035

Political ideology among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,280. 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 40% 34% 20% 6% 1,280
Once or twice a month 39% 38% 19% 3% 305
Several times a year 30% 43% 22% 5% 215
Seldom/never 44% 35% 16% 5% 1,035

Views about size of government among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,280. 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% 42% 3% 4% 1,280
Once or twice a month 47% 47% 4% 2% 305
Several times a year 44% 51% 1% 4% 215
Seldom/never 54% 41% 2% 3% 1,035

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,280. 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% 50% 4% 2% 1,280
Once or twice a month 43% 51% 4% 2% 305
Several times a year 46% 48% 5% 2% 215
Seldom/never 48% 47% 3% 2% 1,035

Views about abortion among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,280. 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% 47% 5% 1,280
Once or twice a month 56% 41% 3% 305
Several times a year 55% 41% 3% 215
Seldom/never 51% 47% 3% 1,035

Views about homosexuality among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,280. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 58% 34% 4% 5% 1,280
Once or twice a month 66% 23% 4% 7% 305
Several times a year 60% 32% 2% 6% 215
Seldom/never 59% 33% 5% 3% 1,035

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups several times a year who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,280. 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% 8% 1,280
Once or twice a month 57% 37% 6% 305
Several times a year 50% 42% 9% 215
Seldom/never 50% 42% 8% 1,035

Views about environmental regulation among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,280. 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% 56% 1% 3% 1,280
Once or twice a month 37% 59% 2% 2% 305
Several times a year 38% 59% 3% 1% 215
Seldom/never 40% 56% 2% 2% 1,035

Views about human evolution among adults who attend prayer groups several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who attend prayer groups 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 = 1,280. 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% 33% 4% 38% 5% 1,280
Once or twice a month 27% 25% 5% 40% 2% 305
Several times a year 29% 31% 4% 28% 7% 215
Seldom/never 23% 32% 4% 38% 3% 1,035