Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture several times a year

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who meditate…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,894. 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 30% 12% 12% 44% 2% 2,894
2007 32% 10% 12% 45% 2% 2,904

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Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture several times a year by religious group

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who meditate…

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 32% 13% 14% 40% 1% 755
Evangelical Protestant 26% 10% 9% 53% 1% 561
Historically Black Protestant 22% 8% 16% 54% < 1% 148
Mainline Protestant 29% 10% 13% 46% 2% 703
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 37% 15% 10% 36% 2% 442

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 968. 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% 33% 29% 22% 968
Once or twice a month 24% 37% 24% 15% 342
Several times a year 24% 38% 25% 14% 319
Seldom/never 25% 39% 25% 11% 1,176

Generational cohort among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 968. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 9% 12% 27% 35% 15% 1% 968
Once or twice a month 14% 16% 31% 27% 11% 1% 342
Several times a year 15% 13% 34% 29% 9% 1% 319
Seldom/never 17% 16% 31% 29% 7% < 1% 1,176

Gender composition among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 987. 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% 987
Once or twice a month 55% 45% 347
Several times a year 49% 51% 325
Seldom/never 51% 49% 1,195

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 967. 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% 7% 4% 16% 4% 967
Once or twice a month 61% 11% 4% 20% 5% 341
Several times a year 54% 12% 10% 19% 5% 320
Seldom/never 68% 12% 4% 13% 4% 1,184

Immigrant status among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 977. 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% 11% 73% 977
Once or twice a month 18% 9% 73% 341
Several times a year 26% 9% 65% 321
Seldom/never 11% 10% 78% 1,173

Income distribution among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who have a household income of…

Frequency of meditation Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 877. 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 31% 20% 29% 20% 877
Once or twice a month 36% 18% 24% 22% 309
Several times a year 37% 16% 29% 18% 289
Seldom/never 29% 22% 29% 20% 1,077

Educational distribution among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 978. 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% 19% 16% 978
Once or twice a month 40% 31% 14% 15% 347
Several times a year 39% 31% 18% 11% 322
Seldom/never 40% 34% 17% 10% 1,188

Marital status among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 982. 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% 7% 13% 8% 20% 982
Once or twice a month 46% 8% 12% 5% 29% 347
Several times a year 46% 8% 14% 5% 27% 323
Seldom/never 49% 7% 12% 5% 27% 1,191

Parent of children under 18 among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 984. 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 23% 77% 984
Once or twice a month 29% 71% 347
Several times a year 35% 65% 324
Seldom/never 33% 67% 1,193

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say they…

Frequency of meditation Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 987. 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 66% 23% 5% 1% 4% 1% 987
Once or twice a month 57% 26% 5% 1% 7% 3% 347
Several times a year 63% 25% 6% 1% 4% 1% 325
Seldom/never 66% 24% 3% 1% 5% 1% 1,195

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say religion is…

Frequency of meditation Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. 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% 33% 8% 5% 1% 987
Once or twice a month 44% 40% 11% 4% 1% 347
Several times a year 45% 43% 7% 4% < 1% 325
Seldom/never 49% 41% 7% 4% < 1% 1,195

Attendance at religious services among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who attend religious services…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. 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 23% 51% 25% 1% 987
Once or twice a month 20% 55% 24% 1% 347
Several times a year 25% 58% 17% < 1% 325
Seldom/never 22% 58% 20% < 1% 1,195

Frequency of prayer among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. 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 60% 21% 7% 11% 1% 987
Once or twice a month 40% 25% 14% 20% 1% 347
Several times a year 46% 24% 12% 17% 1% 325
Seldom/never 45% 31% 10% 14% 1% 1,195

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 987. 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% 8% 21% 60% 1% 987
Once or twice a month 6% 10% 29% 54% 1% 347
Several times a year 8% 9% 32% 51% < 1% 325
Seldom/never 6% 9% 23% 62% < 1% 1,195

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. 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 66% 18% 9% 7% 1% 987
Once or twice a month 55% 19% 13% 12% 1% 347
Several times a year 43% 19% 30% 7% < 1% 325
Seldom/never 44% 21% 20% 14% 1% 1,195

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. 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% 16% 14% 14% 1% 987
Once or twice a month 44% 20% 18% 18% < 1% 347
Several times a year 37% 15% 25% 22% 2% 325
Seldom/never 35% 18% 22% 25% 1% 1,195

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of meditation Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. 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 23% 16% 47% 11% 3% 987
Once or twice a month 19% 14% 54% 9% 3% 347
Several times a year 23% 13% 53% 10% 2% 325
Seldom/never 25% 10% 54% 9% 2% 1,195

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say…

Frequency of meditation There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. 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% 69% 1% 1% 987
Once or twice a month 32% 68% < 1% < 1% 347
Several times a year 27% 71% 2% 1% 325
Seldom/never 29% 69% 1% < 1% 1,195

Interpreting scripture among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of meditation Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. 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% 2% 38% 9% 987
Once or twice a month 24% 30% 1% 35% 10% 347
Several times a year 24% 37% 1% 29% 9% 325
Seldom/never 26% 39% 3% 27% 6% 1,195

Belief in Heaven among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. 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% 21% 9% 987
Once or twice a month 73% 20% 7% 347
Several times a year 80% 15% 5% 325
Seldom/never 82% 13% 5% 1,195

Belief in Hell among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. 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% 36% 9% 987
Once or twice a month 59% 36% 6% 347
Several times a year 56% 33% 11% 325
Seldom/never 68% 26% 6% 1,195

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 987. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 33% 16% 51% 987
Once or twice a month 34% 20% 46% 347
Several times a year 31% 17% 52% 325
Seldom/never 40% 15% 45% 1,195

Political ideology among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 33% 35% 28% 4% 987
Once or twice a month 32% 36% 29% 4% 347
Several times a year 27% 43% 26% 3% 325
Seldom/never 36% 37% 21% 5% 1,195

Views about size of government among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. 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% 43% 3% 3% 987
Once or twice a month 48% 46% 3% 3% 347
Several times a year 51% 43% 2% 3% 325
Seldom/never 54% 41% 3% 2% 1,195

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of meditation Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 40% 55% 3% 2% 987
Once or twice a month 41% 55% 3% 1% 347
Several times a year 42% 53% 4% 1% 325
Seldom/never 48% 48% 3% 1% 1,195

Views about abortion among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say abortion should be…

Frequency of meditation Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 61% 33% 6% 987
Once or twice a month 64% 29% 7% 347
Several times a year 58% 38% 4% 325
Seldom/never 56% 41% 3% 1,195

Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 68% 24% 4% 3% 987
Once or twice a month 75% 16% 3% 6% 347
Several times a year 68% 25% 3% 4% 325
Seldom/never 66% 28% 4% 2% 1,195

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. 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 60% 31% 9% 987
Once or twice a month 65% 26% 9% 347
Several times a year 58% 36% 6% 325
Seldom/never 57% 36% 7% 1,195

Views about environmental regulation among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say…

Frequency of meditation Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 33% 62% 2% 2% 987
Once or twice a month 30% 66% 2% 2% 347
Several times a year 35% 58% 3% 4% 325
Seldom/never 41% 56% 2% 1% 1,195

Views about human evolution among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of meditation

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who say humans…

Frequency of meditation Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 987. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 33% 32% 6% 26% 3% 987
Once or twice a month 40% 33% 6% 19% 4% 347
Several times a year 35% 29% 6% 27% 3% 325
Seldom/never 29% 33% 4% 32% 2% 1,195