Frequency of meditation among adults who pray daily

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 19,336. 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 55% 7% 3% 33% 2% 19,336
2007 53% 7% 3% 35% 2% 21,138

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Frequency of meditation among adults who pray daily by religious group

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 110. 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 83% 1% 4% 10% 2% 110
Catholic 54% 8% 4% 33% 2% 4,335
Evangelical Protestant 55% 6% 2% 34% 2% 6,852
Hindu 49% 3% 5% 43% < 1% 102
Historically Black Protestant 61% 8% 3% 27% 2% 1,538
Jehovah's Witness 79% 3% 1% 13% 4% 221
Jewish 47% 6% 1% 40% 6% 213
Mainline Protestant 50% 9% 4% 36% 2% 3,342
Mormon 65% 8% 1% 24% 1% 571
Muslim 44% 9% 6% 31% 10% 164
Orthodox Christian 50% 5% 2% 43% 1% 100
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 52% 7% 2% 37% 2% 1,333

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 10,892. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 13% 31% 30% 26% 10,892
Once or twice a month 20% 37% 26% 16% 1,259
Several times a year 18% 37% 27% 18% 553
Seldom/never 22% 37% 28% 13% 5,829
Don't know 8% 33% 25% 35% 361

Generational cohort among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 10,892. 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 7% 10% 27% 36% 18% 2% 10,892
Once or twice a month 12% 14% 32% 31% 10% 1% 1,259
Several times a year 11% 12% 32% 32% 11% 2% 553
Seldom/never 13% 15% 30% 33% 8% 1% 5,829
Don't know 6% 7% 28% 34% 23% 3% 361

Gender composition among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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% 59% 11,165
Once or twice a month 40% 60% 1,282
Several times a year 41% 59% 560
Seldom/never 40% 60% 5,945
Don't know 49% 51% 384

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 10,973. 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% 17% 3% 17% 5% 10,973
Once or twice a month 57% 17% 3% 18% 4% 1,273
Several times a year 62% 14% 6% 14% 3% 554
Seldom/never 70% 13% 3% 11% 4% 5,869
Don't know 60% 13% 4% 22% 2% 370

Immigrant status among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 11,021. 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% 11,021
Once or twice a month 18% 8% 74% 1,265
Several times a year 19% 9% 72% 552
Seldom/never 10% 9% 81% 5,860
Don't know 28% 6% 66% 375

Income distribution among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 9,580. 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% 21% 24% 14% 9,580
Once or twice a month 37% 20% 26% 17% 1,139
Several times a year 37% 17% 29% 17% 485
Seldom/never 34% 21% 28% 18% 5,151
Don't know 51% 16% 22% 11% 255

Educational distribution among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 11,098. 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% 33% 16% 10% 11,098
Once or twice a month 44% 30% 16% 10% 1,277
Several times a year 41% 31% 19% 9% 557
Seldom/never 44% 33% 15% 8% 5,911
Don't know 53% 27% 12% 8% 378

Marital status among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 11,104. 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% 5% 15% 10% 17% 11,104
Once or twice a month 52% 7% 12% 6% 23% 1,279
Several times a year 53% 7% 13% 6% 22% 559
Seldom/never 53% 6% 13% 6% 23% 5,927
Don't know 52% 3% 13% 15% 17% 374

Parent of children under 18 among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 11,123. 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 28% 72% 11,123
Once or twice a month 33% 67% 1,280
Several times a year 33% 67% 560
Seldom/never 35% 65% 5,922
Don't know 25% 75% 378

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,165. 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% 11% 1% 1% 1% 1% 11,165
Once or twice a month 80% 17% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,282
Several times a year 81% 16% 3% < 1% < 1% 1% 560
Seldom/never 84% 13% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 5,945
Don't know 85% 10% 1% 2% < 1% 2% 384

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,165. 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 83% 12% 2% 2% 1% 11,165
Once or twice a month 76% 19% 3% 1% < 1% 1,282
Several times a year 70% 25% 3% 2% < 1% 560
Seldom/never 73% 23% 3% 1% < 1% 5,945
Don't know 87% 5% 3% 2% 3% 384

Attendance at religious services among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,165. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 61% 25% 13% 1% 11,165
Once or twice a month 52% 36% 12% < 1% 1,282
Several times a year 43% 43% 14% < 1% 560
Seldom/never 44% 38% 18% < 1% 5,945
Don't know 64% 21% 13% 3% 384

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily who attend prayer group…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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% 12% 9% 31% 1% 11,165
Once or twice a month 33% 21% 11% 35% < 1% 1,282
Several times a year 21% 13% 21% 44% < 1% 560
Seldom/never 27% 12% 11% 50% < 1% 5,945
Don't know 46% 10% 8% 30% 6% 384

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,165. 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 84% 8% 3% 3% 1% 11,165
Once or twice a month 67% 21% 7% 5% < 1% 1,282
Several times a year 59% 15% 20% 5% 1% 560
Seldom/never 66% 15% 9% 10% 1% 5,945
Don't know 72% 6% 3% 8% 11% 384

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,165. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 61% 14% 8% 16% 2% 11,165
Once or twice a month 43% 22% 15% 19% 1% 1,282
Several times a year 37% 17% 24% 21% 1% 560
Seldom/never 37% 16% 13% 33% 1% 5,945
Don't know 46% 10% 9% 23% 13% 384

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,165. 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 54% 8% 31% 4% 3% 11,165
Once or twice a month 47% 7% 37% 7% 2% 1,282
Several times a year 42% 8% 40% 7% 3% 560
Seldom/never 45% 6% 42% 5% 2% 5,945
Don't know 61% 5% 22% 3% 9% 384

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,165. 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% 55% 2% 2% 11,165
Once or twice a month 37% 61% 1% 1% 1,282
Several times a year 37% 60% 1% 2% 560
Seldom/never 40% 58% 1% 1% 5,945
Don't know 46% 48% 3% 3% 384

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,165. 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% 9% 5% 17% 1% 11,165
Once or twice a month 46% 22% 11% 22% < 1% 1,282
Several times a year 32% 13% 27% 27% 1% 560
Seldom/never 43% 14% 9% 33% 1% 5,945
Don't know 61% 10% 3% 17% 9% 384

Interpreting scripture among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,165. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 47% 28% 4% 15% 6% 11,165
Once or twice a month 39% 34% 3% 17% 8% 1,282
Several times a year 38% 36% 3% 16% 7% 560
Seldom/never 41% 35% 4% 14% 7% 5,945
Don't know 55% 17% 10% 9% 9% 384

Belief in Heaven among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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 84% 9% 7% 11,165
Once or twice a month 90% 6% 4% 1,282
Several times a year 86% 9% 5% 560
Seldom/never 88% 6% 6% 5,945
Don't know 76% 10% 14% 384

Belief in Hell among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 70% 22% 8% 11,165
Once or twice a month 72% 22% 6% 1,282
Several times a year 69% 21% 10% 560
Seldom/never 74% 19% 7% 5,945
Don't know 65% 18% 16% 384

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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% 19% 41% 11,165
Once or twice a month 39% 16% 45% 1,282
Several times a year 40% 14% 46% 560
Seldom/never 46% 17% 37% 5,945
Don't know 43% 26% 31% 384

Political ideology among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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% 29% 18% 7% 11,165
Once or twice a month 40% 34% 21% 5% 1,282
Several times a year 36% 37% 22% 5% 560
Seldom/never 47% 31% 16% 6% 5,945
Don't know 44% 18% 20% 18% 384

Views about size of government among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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% 40% 4% 4% 11,165
Once or twice a month 47% 47% 3% 3% 1,282
Several times a year 52% 41% 3% 3% 560
Seldom/never 56% 39% 2% 3% 5,945
Don't know 50% 35% 4% 11% 384

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,165. 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% 48% 5% 2% 11,165
Once or twice a month 44% 53% 3% 1% 1,282
Several times a year 49% 44% 6% 2% 560
Seldom/never 51% 44% 3% 2% 5,945
Don't know 48% 38% 4% 10% 384

Views about abortion among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,165. 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% 5% 11,165
Once or twice a month 47% 49% 4% 1,282
Several times a year 49% 48% 3% 560
Seldom/never 42% 54% 4% 5,945
Don't know 27% 62% 10% 384

Views about homosexuality among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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% 5% 4% 11,165
Once or twice a month 57% 36% 4% 3% 1,282
Several times a year 57% 34% 5% 4% 560
Seldom/never 53% 39% 5% 3% 5,945
Don't know 30% 52% 8% 10% 384

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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% 55% 9% 11,165
Once or twice a month 48% 45% 7% 1,282
Several times a year 43% 49% 8% 560
Seldom/never 44% 49% 7% 5,945
Don't know 21% 59% 19% 384

Views about environmental regulation among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,165. 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% 52% 3% 4% 11,165
Once or twice a month 40% 56% 2% 2% 1,282
Several times a year 41% 54% 2% 3% 560
Seldom/never 44% 50% 3% 3% 5,945
Don't know 49% 35% 4% 12% 384

Views about human evolution among adults who pray daily by frequency of meditation

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,165. 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 16% 28% 3% 48% 5% 11,165
Once or twice a month 20% 32% 4% 41% 3% 1,282
Several times a year 21% 29% 4% 39% 8% 560
Seldom/never 16% 30% 3% 46% 4% 5,945
Don't know 9% 15% 6% 49% 21% 384