Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never read scripture

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 16,085. 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 24% 8% 5% 62% 1% 16,085
2007 23% 7% 4% 64% 1% 15,857

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Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 147. 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 53% 9% 7% 31% < 1% 147
Catholic 27% 8% 5% 60% 1% 3,807
Evangelical Protestant 25% 6% 3% 66% 1% 1,462
Hindu 24% 8% 5% 63% < 1% 120
Historically Black Protestant 31% 7% 4% 57% 1% 308
Jewish 23% 8% 6% 62% 2% 580
Mainline Protestant 22% 9% 5% 64% 1% 2,641
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 21% 9% 5% 64% 1% 6,116

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,124. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 18% 34% 28% 20% 4,124
Once or twice a month 29% 34% 22% 15% 1,297
Several times a year 27% 34% 23% 17% 830
Seldom/never 28% 34% 24% 14% 9,415
Don't know 17% 23% 25% 35% 154

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,124. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 10% 14% 27% 34% 13% 1% 4,124
Once or twice a month 19% 19% 26% 26% 10% 1% 1,297
Several times a year 16% 19% 25% 28% 10% 1% 830
Seldom/never 18% 17% 27% 29% 8% 1% 9,415
Don't know 12% 6% 22% 35% 22% 3% 154

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,192. 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% 4,192
Once or twice a month 47% 53% 1,314
Several times a year 53% 47% 842
Seldom/never 56% 44% 9,577
Don't know 71% 29% 160

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,123. 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 67% 8% 4% 17% 5% 4,123
Once or twice a month 71% 5% 6% 15% 3% 1,293
Several times a year 73% 5% 5% 14% 3% 836
Seldom/never 75% 6% 5% 11% 3% 9,478
Don't know 64% 3% 8% 23% 3% 155

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,136. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 17% 12% 71% 4,136
Once or twice a month 15% 14% 71% 1,301
Several times a year 14% 13% 73% 837
Seldom/never 12% 11% 77% 9,466
Don't know 37% 8% 55% 152

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 3,665. 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% 19% 25% 21% 3,665
Once or twice a month 30% 18% 28% 24% 1,181
Several times a year 27% 20% 25% 28% 745
Seldom/never 28% 20% 29% 23% 8,426
Don't know 57% 17% 18% 8% 110

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,169. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 36% 31% 19% 14% 4,169
Once or twice a month 30% 35% 21% 14% 1,308
Several times a year 31% 27% 25% 17% 840
Seldom/never 42% 30% 18% 11% 9,530
Don't know 56% 21% 15% 8% 157

Marital status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,172. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 45% 9% 15% 7% 24% 4,172
Once or twice a month 43% 10% 12% 5% 30% 1,311
Several times a year 44% 13% 10% 3% 30% 839
Seldom/never 46% 9% 10% 4% 30% 9,548
Don't know 41% 9% 13% 10% 28% 153

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,178. 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 26% 74% 4,178
Once or twice a month 25% 75% 1,310
Several times a year 23% 77% 841
Seldom/never 27% 73% 9,547
Don't know 16% 84% 159

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,192. 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% 25% 7% 1% 12% 3% 4,192
Once or twice a month 32% 35% 12% 1% 17% 3% 1,314
Several times a year 32% 30% 13% < 1% 21% 4% 842
Seldom/never 37% 27% 10% 1% 21% 4% 9,577
Don't know 50% 21% 3% 7% 12% 8% 160

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,192. 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% 30% 14% 18% 1% 4,192
Once or twice a month 20% 35% 24% 21% 1% 1,314
Several times a year 17% 37% 24% 21% < 1% 842
Seldom/never 21% 34% 22% 23% < 1% 9,577
Don't know 45% 24% 16% 11% 3% 160

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,192. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 18% 34% 48% < 1% 4,192
Once or twice a month 9% 41% 50% < 1% 1,314
Several times a year 8% 42% 50% < 1% 842
Seldom/never 9% 35% 56% < 1% 9,577
Don't know 22% 35% 39% 4% 160

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,192. 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% 20% 6% 28% 1% 4,192
Once or twice a month 22% 20% 15% 42% 1% 1,314
Several times a year 21% 18% 14% 47% < 1% 842
Seldom/never 22% 17% 9% 52% < 1% 9,577
Don't know 46% 10% 2% 33% 9% 160

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,192. 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% 4% 5% 84% < 1% 4,192
Once or twice a month 4% 5% 4% 86% < 1% 1,314
Several times a year 2% 1% 7% 91% < 1% 842
Seldom/never 3% 2% 4% 91% < 1% 9,577
Don't know 9% 1% 6% 78% 5% 160

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,192. 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% 14% 7% 13% 1% 4,192
Once or twice a month 41% 28% 13% 16% 1% 1,314
Several times a year 33% 21% 26% 19% 1% 842
Seldom/never 31% 17% 14% 37% 1% 9,577
Don't know 39% 11% 14% 22% 13% 160

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,192. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 57% 14% 10% 18% 1% 4,192
Once or twice a month 48% 19% 16% 17% 1% 1,314
Several times a year 40% 18% 25% 17% < 1% 842
Seldom/never 31% 16% 16% 37% 1% 9,577
Don't know 39% 9% 10% 30% 12% 160

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,192. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 15% 16% 54% 12% 3% 4,192
Once or twice a month 9% 19% 55% 15% 2% 1,314
Several times a year 9% 16% 57% 16% 2% 842
Seldom/never 12% 12% 61% 14% 2% 9,577
Don't know 20% 6% 51% 13% 10% 160

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,192. 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% 73% 2% 1% 4,192
Once or twice a month 20% 79% 1% 1% 1,314
Several times a year 19% 79% 1% 1% 842
Seldom/never 24% 74% 1% 1% 9,577
Don't know 19% 69% 4% 8% 160

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,192. 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% 19% 2% 55% 9% 4,192
Once or twice a month 9% 18% 1% 65% 7% 1,314
Several times a year 9% 20% 2% 63% 6% 842
Seldom/never 12% 24% 1% 55% 7% 9,577
Don't know 28% 15% 5% 37% 15% 160

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,192. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 57% 34% 9% 4,192
Once or twice a month 51% 41% 8% 1,314
Several times a year 48% 44% 9% 842
Seldom/never 58% 34% 8% 9,577
Don't know 61% 21% 18% 160

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,192. 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% 52% 9% 4,192
Once or twice a month 35% 58% 7% 1,314
Several times a year 32% 58% 9% 842
Seldom/never 44% 48% 8% 9,577
Don't know 39% 36% 25% 160

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,192. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 27% 20% 53% 4,192
Once or twice a month 28% 16% 56% 1,314
Several times a year 25% 16% 59% 842
Seldom/never 34% 19% 47% 9,577
Don't know 29% 36% 35% 160

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,192. 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% 35% 35% 6% 4,192
Once or twice a month 21% 37% 37% 5% 1,314
Several times a year 19% 40% 36% 5% 842
Seldom/never 26% 37% 30% 7% 9,577
Don't know 19% 23% 31% 27% 160

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,192. 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% 45% 4% 4% 4,192
Once or twice a month 48% 46% 3% 3% 1,314
Several times a year 46% 45% 4% 5% 842
Seldom/never 51% 43% 3% 4% 9,577
Don't know 41% 48% 3% 8% 160

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,192. 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% 57% 4% 3% 4,192
Once or twice a month 36% 59% 3% 2% 1,314
Several times a year 37% 56% 4% 3% 842
Seldom/never 45% 50% 3% 2% 9,577
Don't know 44% 39% 2% 15% 160

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,192. 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% 26% 5% 4,192
Once or twice a month 75% 22% 3% 1,314
Several times a year 79% 19% 2% 842
Seldom/never 68% 28% 4% 9,577
Don't know 46% 39% 15% 160

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,192. 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 77% 16% 3% 3% 4,192
Once or twice a month 85% 11% 2% 2% 1,314
Several times a year 81% 15% 2% 2% 842
Seldom/never 79% 16% 3% 2% 9,577
Don't know 52% 27% 6% 15% 160

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,192. 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% 4,192
Once or twice a month 78% 17% 5% 1,314
Several times a year 72% 23% 5% 842
Seldom/never 71% 22% 6% 9,577
Don't know 45% 31% 24% 160

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,192. 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% 65% 2% 3% 4,192
Once or twice a month 27% 69% 2% 2% 1,314
Several times a year 26% 70% 2% 2% 842
Seldom/never 34% 61% 2% 2% 9,577
Don't know 38% 40% 4% 17% 160

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of meditation

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 4,192. 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% 24% 6% 20% 4% 4,192
Once or twice a month 57% 20% 5% 17% 2% 1,314
Several times a year 60% 19% 4% 13% 4% 842
Seldom/never 52% 21% 4% 20% 3% 9,577
Don't know 22% 14% 16% 26% 22% 160