Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture once or twice a month

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 3,457. 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 38% 15% 4% 42% 2% 3,457
2007 38% 14% 4% 42% 2% 3,543

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Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by religious group

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 44% 17% 3% 34% 1% 782
Evangelical Protestant 35% 14% 5% 45% 2% 979
Historically Black Protestant 39% 16% 3% 40% 2% 249
Mainline Protestant 36% 15% 3% 45% 2% 791
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 33% 13% 3% 50% 1% 362

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,401. 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 20% 31% 28% 21% 1,401
Once or twice a month 23% 35% 25% 17% 506
Several times a year 28% 35% 26% 11% 136
Seldom/never 33% 39% 20% 8% 1,295

Generational cohort among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,401. 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% 12% 26% 34% 13% 2% 1,401
Once or twice a month 17% 15% 27% 29% 12% 1% 506
Several times a year 20% 13% 31% 30% 6% 1% 136
Seldom/never 22% 18% 32% 23% 5% < 1% 1,295

Gender composition among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,432. 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% 51% 1,432
Once or twice a month 51% 49% 512
Several times a year 58% 42% 138
Seldom/never 46% 54% 1,313

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,413. 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% 15% 4% 20% 3% 1,413
Once or twice a month 52% 16% 5% 21% 5% 510
Several times a year 66% 15% 5% 14% < 1% 135
Seldom/never 66% 14% 2% 14% 3% 1,298

Immigrant status among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,416. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 19% 10% 72% 1,416
Once or twice a month 22% 8% 69% 502
Several times a year 19% 9% 72% 135
Seldom/never 11% 12% 77% 1,296

Income distribution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,253. 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% 20% 24% 17% 1,253
Once or twice a month 37% 21% 27% 15% 459
Several times a year 40% 20% 26% 14% 122
Seldom/never 36% 21% 26% 17% 1,170

Educational distribution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,427. 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% 32% 15% 11% 1,427
Once or twice a month 45% 30% 16% 10% 511
Several times a year 41% 27% 22% 10% 137
Seldom/never 43% 34% 14% 8% 1,313

Marital status among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,428. 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% 10% 16% 7% 21% 1,428
Once or twice a month 41% 7% 17% 6% 29% 509
Several times a year 45% 8% 13% 5% 30% 137
Seldom/never 46% 7% 11% 4% 32% 1,310

Parent of children under 18 among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,428. 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% 1,428
Once or twice a month 27% 73% 511
Several times a year 28% 72% 138
Seldom/never 35% 65% 1,308

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,432. 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 74% 19% 3% 1% 3% 1% 1,432
Once or twice a month 67% 23% 6% 1% 1% 2% 512
Several times a year 73% 24% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 138
Seldom/never 74% 18% 3% < 1% 3% 1% 1,313

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,432. 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 69% 23% 5% 2% 1% 1,432
Once or twice a month 63% 29% 5% 2% 1% 512
Several times a year 63% 30% 3% 3% < 1% 138
Seldom/never 61% 31% 5% 3% < 1% 1,313

Attendance at religious services among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,432. 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 38% 46% 16% < 1% 1,432
Once or twice a month 34% 52% 13% 1% 512
Several times a year 36% 54% 10% < 1% 138
Seldom/never 33% 50% 17% < 1% 1,313

Frequency of prayer among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,432. 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 74% 17% 3% 5% 1% 1,432
Once or twice a month 55% 29% 9% 7% < 1% 512
Several times a year 53% 31% 8% 6% 2% 138
Seldom/never 60% 25% 6% 8% 1% 1,313

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

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,432. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 19% 24% 15% 41% < 1% 1,432
Once or twice a month 15% 29% 11% 44% < 1% 512
Several times a year 17% 20% 27% 36% < 1% 138
Seldom/never 16% 19% 14% 51% < 1% 1,313

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,432. 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% 16% 6% 4% 1% 1,432
Once or twice a month 54% 29% 10% 6% 1% 512
Several times a year 45% 26% 23% 6% < 1% 138
Seldom/never 52% 24% 12% 12% 1% 1,313

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,432. 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% 18% 11% 16% 1% 1,432
Once or twice a month 45% 22% 16% 16% 1% 512
Several times a year 38% 24% 23% 15% 1% 138
Seldom/never 36% 21% 13% 30% 1% 1,313

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,432. 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% 14% 43% 8% 3% 1,432
Once or twice a month 35% 14% 41% 8% 2% 512
Several times a year 43% 8% 40% 4% 4% 138
Seldom/never 35% 10% 46% 7% 2% 1,313

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,432. 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% 66% 1% 1% 1,432
Once or twice a month 30% 67% 2% 1% 512
Several times a year 31% 68% < 1% 2% 138
Seldom/never 34% 64% 1% 1% 1,313

Interpreting scripture among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,432. 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% 32% 3% 22% 8% 1,432
Once or twice a month 32% 36% 2% 22% 8% 512
Several times a year 29% 39% 2% 20% 10% 138
Seldom/never 32% 40% 2% 19% 7% 1,313

Belief in Heaven among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,432. 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 81% 13% 6% 1,432
Once or twice a month 83% 11% 6% 512
Several times a year 85% 10% 6% 138
Seldom/never 86% 9% 4% 1,313

Belief in Hell among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,432. 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 65% 27% 8% 1,432
Once or twice a month 64% 28% 8% 512
Several times a year 63% 22% 15% 138
Seldom/never 70% 23% 6% 1,313

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,432. 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% 16% 49% 1,432
Once or twice a month 37% 16% 47% 512
Several times a year 37% 9% 54% 138
Seldom/never 43% 16% 40% 1,313

Political ideology among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,432. 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% 36% 23% 5% 1,432
Once or twice a month 38% 33% 24% 5% 512
Several times a year 31% 39% 27% 4% 138
Seldom/never 41% 36% 18% 5% 1,313

Views about size of government among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,432. 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% 43% 4% 4% 1,432
Once or twice a month 45% 50% 3% 3% 512
Several times a year 46% 50% 1% 3% 138
Seldom/never 53% 42% 2% 3% 1,313

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,432. 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% 52% 4% 2% 1,432
Once or twice a month 41% 54% 3% 2% 512
Several times a year 35% 56% 8% 2% 138
Seldom/never 46% 50% 3% 1% 1,313

Views about abortion among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,432. 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% 46% 3% 1,432
Once or twice a month 54% 41% 5% 512
Several times a year 46% 54% < 1% 138
Seldom/never 50% 47% 3% 1,313

Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,432. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 64% 28% 4% 4% 1,432
Once or twice a month 59% 31% 5% 5% 512
Several times a year 64% 30% 3% 2% 138
Seldom/never 64% 29% 4% 3% 1,313

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,432. 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 51% 39% 10% 1,432
Once or twice a month 52% 39% 9% 512
Several times a year 52% 44% 4% 138
Seldom/never 54% 38% 8% 1,313

Views about environmental regulation among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,432. 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% 58% 3% 2% 1,432
Once or twice a month 43% 54% 1% 2% 512
Several times a year 40% 58% 1% 1% 138
Seldom/never 42% 53% 3% 2% 1,313

Views about human evolution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 1,432. 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 24% 33% 5% 35% 4% 1,432
Once or twice a month 24% 30% 4% 37% 5% 512
Several times a year 24% 38% 3% 34% 2% 138
Seldom/never 24% 31% 4% 37% 4% 1,313