Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture at least once a week

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who meditate…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. 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 64% 6% 2% 26% 2% 12,336
2007 63% 6% 2% 27% 3% 12,777

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Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who meditate…

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 70% 6% 2% 19% 2% 1,810
Evangelical Protestant 61% 5% 2% 30% 2% 5,525
Historically Black Protestant 70% 7% 2% 19% 2% 1,189
Jehovah's Witness 82% 2% 1% 12% 3% 216
Jewish 49% 4% 4% 39% 4% 121
Mainline Protestant 59% 8% 2% 29% 2% 1,894
Mormon 68% 8% 1% 22% 1% 513
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 60% 8% 2% 29% 2% 606

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,924. 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 14% 31% 30% 25% 7,924
Once or twice a month 24% 37% 25% 14% 686
Several times a year 17% 33% 30% 20% 219
Seldom/never 23% 37% 28% 12% 2,957
Don't know 7% 35% 22% 36% 250

Generational cohort among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,924. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 8% 10% 27% 35% 18% 2% 7,924
Once or twice a month 15% 16% 30% 30% 9% 1% 686
Several times a year 11% 11% 29% 33% 15% 1% 219
Seldom/never 14% 15% 31% 32% 7% < 1% 2,957
Don't know 5% 7% 30% 32% 22% 3% 250

Gender composition among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 8,130
Once or twice a month 44% 56% 699
Several times a year 55% 45% 223
Seldom/never 41% 59% 3,020
Don't know 43% 57% 264

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,981. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 56% 20% 2% 18% 5% 7,981
Once or twice a month 57% 20% 3% 17% 4% 695
Several times a year 62% 18% 2% 15% 3% 222
Seldom/never 69% 14% 2% 11% 4% 2,976
Don't know 63% 14% 3% 18% 2% 253

Immigrant status among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 8,021. 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% 8% 75% 8,021
Once or twice a month 16% 8% 77% 689
Several times a year 17% 8% 75% 220
Seldom/never 9% 8% 83% 2,977
Don't know 23% 5% 72% 259

Income distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who have a household income of…

Frequency of meditation Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 6,960. 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% 22% 24% 12% 6,960
Once or twice a month 40% 20% 24% 16% 631
Several times a year 34% 21% 30% 15% 192
Seldom/never 35% 21% 28% 17% 2,609
Don't know 48% 16% 26% 10% 181

Educational distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 8,082. 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% 32% 15% 9% 8,082
Once or twice a month 45% 31% 15% 9% 698
Several times a year 41% 32% 18% 9% 222
Seldom/never 42% 35% 15% 8% 2,999
Don't know 45% 31% 15% 9% 261

Marital status among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 8,075. 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% 18% 8,075
Once or twice a month 50% 6% 12% 4% 28% 699
Several times a year 58% 4% 11% 7% 20% 223
Seldom/never 54% 5% 13% 5% 23% 3,008
Don't know 53% 3% 12% 16% 16% 258

Parent of children under 18 among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 8,093. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 29% 71% 8,093
Once or twice a month 31% 69% 698
Several times a year 31% 69% 223
Seldom/never 38% 62% 3,004
Don't know 27% 73% 261

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say they…

Frequency of meditation Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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 89% 8% 1% 1% 1% 1% 8,130
Once or twice a month 84% 13% 2% < 1% < 1% 1% 699
Several times a year 84% 14% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 223
Seldom/never 90% 7% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 3,020
Don't know 89% 7% < 1% 1% < 1% 3% 264

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say religion is…

Frequency of meditation Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 90% 7% 1% 1% 1% 8,130
Once or twice a month 83% 13% 2% 1% < 1% 699
Several times a year 86% 11% < 1% 2% < 1% 223
Seldom/never 84% 13% 1% 1% < 1% 3,020
Don't know 90% 5% 1% 1% 2% 264

Attendance at religious services among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who attend religious services…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 18% 8% 1% 8,130
Once or twice a month 70% 24% 6% < 1% 699
Several times a year 68% 27% 6% < 1% 223
Seldom/never 64% 27% 9% < 1% 3,020
Don't know 75% 15% 8% 2% 264

Frequency of prayer among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 92% 6% 1% 1% 1% 8,130
Once or twice a month 81% 13% 3% 3% < 1% 699
Several times a year 79% 19% 1% 2% < 1% 223
Seldom/never 85% 12% 1% 3% < 1% 3,020
Don't know 90% 4% 2% < 1% 4% 264

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 8,130. 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 62% 12% 7% 18% 1% 8,130
Once or twice a month 50% 24% 10% 17% < 1% 699
Several times a year 38% 22% 17% 23% 1% 223
Seldom/never 47% 15% 9% 29% < 1% 3,020
Don't know 57% 11% 7% 19% 5% 264

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 88% 7% 2% 2% 1% 8,130
Once or twice a month 74% 18% 3% 4% < 1% 699
Several times a year 63% 16% 15% 5% < 1% 223
Seldom/never 77% 12% 4% 6% 1% 3,020
Don't know 77% 6% 1% 4% 12% 264

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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 62% 13% 7% 15% 2% 8,130
Once or twice a month 45% 26% 11% 18% 1% 699
Several times a year 40% 18% 20% 21% < 1% 223
Seldom/never 42% 16% 11% 30% 2% 3,020
Don't know 46% 10% 10% 19% 15% 264

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

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

Frequency of meditation Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 6% 24% 3% 3% 8,130
Once or twice a month 59% 7% 26% 6% 2% 699
Several times a year 58% 7% 31% 3% 2% 223
Seldom/never 59% 5% 31% 3% 2% 3,020
Don't know 70% 3% 16% 3% 8% 264

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

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say…

Frequency of meditation There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 50% 2% 2% 8,130
Once or twice a month 41% 57% 1% 1% 699
Several times a year 49% 48% 1% 2% 223
Seldom/never 49% 50% 1% < 1% 3,020
Don't know 54% 41% 2% 3% 264

Interpreting scripture among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of meditation Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 27% 4% 8% 5% 8,130
Once or twice a month 50% 31% 3% 10% 6% 699
Several times a year 56% 30% 3% 9% 3% 223
Seldom/never 53% 31% 4% 7% 5% 3,020
Don't know 61% 14% 9% 7% 9% 264

Belief in Heaven among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 86% 7% 6% 8,130
Once or twice a month 89% 7% 4% 699
Several times a year 87% 7% 5% 223
Seldom/never 87% 6% 7% 3,020
Don't know 76% 9% 15% 264

Belief in Hell among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 18% 7% 8,130
Once or twice a month 74% 18% 7% 699
Several times a year 80% 13% 8% 223
Seldom/never 79% 14% 7% 3,020
Don't know 69% 15% 16% 264

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 43% 19% 38% 8,130
Once or twice a month 41% 15% 43% 699
Several times a year 43% 16% 42% 223
Seldom/never 52% 16% 32% 3,020
Don't know 47% 24% 29% 264

Political ideology among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 27% 16% 7% 8,130
Once or twice a month 44% 35% 15% 5% 699
Several times a year 42% 34% 20% 4% 223
Seldom/never 54% 27% 13% 6% 3,020
Don't know 54% 16% 13% 17% 264

Views about size of government among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 53% 40% 3% 4% 8,130
Once or twice a month 49% 46% 4% 2% 699
Several times a year 55% 40% 3% 2% 223
Seldom/never 60% 35% 2% 3% 3,020
Don't know 55% 29% 5% 10% 264

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of meditation Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 46% 46% 5% 2% 8,130
Once or twice a month 45% 51% 3% 1% 699
Several times a year 54% 41% 3% 2% 223
Seldom/never 53% 41% 4% 2% 3,020
Don't know 51% 38% 3% 8% 264

Views about abortion among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say abortion should be…

Frequency of meditation Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 32% 63% 5% 8,130
Once or twice a month 38% 59% 3% 699
Several times a year 34% 64% 2% 223
Seldom/never 32% 65% 3% 3,020
Don't know 21% 71% 9% 264

Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 54% 5% 4% 8,130
Once or twice a month 48% 43% 5% 3% 699
Several times a year 43% 46% 7% 5% 223
Seldom/never 41% 51% 4% 4% 3,020
Don't know 23% 58% 10% 9% 264

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 64% 8% 8,130
Once or twice a month 39% 53% 7% 699
Several times a year 30% 63% 7% 223
Seldom/never 32% 62% 6% 3,020
Don't know 14% 67% 19% 264

Views about environmental regulation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say…

Frequency of meditation Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 50% 3% 4% 8,130
Once or twice a month 41% 55% 2% 2% 699
Several times a year 44% 51% 2% 3% 223
Seldom/never 47% 48% 3% 3% 3,020
Don't know 52% 31% 4% 13% 264

Views about human evolution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who say humans…

Frequency of meditation Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 12% 25% 3% 55% 6% 8,130
Once or twice a month 16% 32% 4% 46% 3% 699
Several times a year 13% 22% 3% 55% 7% 223
Seldom/never 12% 26% 2% 55% 5% 3,020
Don't know 8% 12% 6% 57% 17% 264