Frequency of meditation among women

% of women 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 = 17,557. 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 43% 9% 4% 43% 2% 17,557
2007 42% 7% 4% 44% 3% 19,265

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Frequency of meditation among women by religious group

% of women 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 = 126. 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 72% 7% 5% 14% 2% 126
Catholic 42% 9% 4% 43% 1% 3,776
Evangelical Protestant 51% 6% 3% 39% 2% 4,532
Historically Black Protestant 55% 8% 4% 31% 2% 1,098
Jehovah's Witness 81% 1% < 1% 13% 5% 158
Jewish 33% 9% 4% 51% 2% 419
Mainline Protestant 39% 9% 4% 45% 2% 3,305
Mormon 55% 11% 1% 32% 1% 317
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 28% 11% 5% 55% 1% 3,085

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,873. 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% 31% 29% 25% 7,873
Once or twice a month 25% 36% 24% 15% 1,411
Several times a year 23% 37% 22% 18% 702
Seldom/never 27% 34% 25% 13% 6,867
Don't know 8% 34% 19% 39% 270

Generational cohort among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,873. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 8% 12% 27% 34% 18% 2% 7,873
Once or twice a month 16% 17% 28% 28% 10% 1% 1,411
Several times a year 15% 15% 31% 27% 12% 1% 702
Seldom/never 18% 16% 28% 29% 8% 1% 6,867
Don't know 6% 6% 30% 30% 22% 7% 270

Racial and ethnic composition among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,962. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 59% 16% 3% 18% 4% 7,962
Once or twice a month 64% 11% 4% 16% 4% 1,430
Several times a year 68% 11% 6% 13% 3% 709
Seldom/never 72% 9% 3% 11% 4% 6,950
Don't know 60% 13% 4% 19% 3% 291

Immigrant status among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,984. 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 18% 10% 73% 7,984
Once or twice a month 16% 9% 75% 1,417
Several times a year 15% 10% 75% 706
Seldom/never 11% 11% 79% 6,896
Don't know 28% 7% 65% 292

Income distribution among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who have a household income of…

Frequency of meditation Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 6,819. 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% 20% 23% 14% 6,819
Once or twice a month 37% 19% 26% 18% 1,274
Several times a year 33% 22% 25% 20% 613
Seldom/never 36% 21% 26% 17% 6,002
Don't know 58% 11% 24% 7% 173

Educational distribution among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 8,044. 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% 33% 17% 11% 8,044
Once or twice a month 36% 34% 18% 12% 1,432
Several times a year 34% 26% 26% 15% 710
Seldom/never 40% 34% 16% 10% 6,972
Don't know 52% 23% 15% 10% 297

Marital status among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 8,039. 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% 6% 16% 13% 17% 8,039
Once or twice a month 45% 10% 13% 7% 25% 1,434
Several times a year 45% 11% 13% 6% 24% 711
Seldom/never 48% 8% 12% 6% 26% 6,987
Don't know 45% 2% 12% 22% 19% 291

Parent of children under 18 among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 8,058. 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 30% 70% 8,058
Once or twice a month 31% 69% 1,437
Several times a year 30% 70% 713
Seldom/never 34% 66% 6,994
Don't know 25% 75% 299

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who say they…

Frequency of meditation Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 8,090. 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 79% 14% 2% 1% 3% 1% 8,090
Once or twice a month 59% 26% 7% 1% 6% 2% 1,438
Several times a year 57% 24% 6% < 1% 10% 3% 714
Seldom/never 61% 21% 6% 1% 9% 2% 7,010
Don't know 77% 9% 1% 3% 3% 6% 305

Importance of religion in one's life among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who say religion is…

Frequency of meditation Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,090. 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% 15% 5% 5% 1% 8,090
Once or twice a month 52% 28% 12% 8% < 1% 1,438
Several times a year 42% 34% 13% 11% < 1% 714
Seldom/never 47% 30% 13% 11% < 1% 7,010
Don't know 79% 10% 5% 2% 4% 305

Attendance at religious services among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who attend religious services…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,090. 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% 27% 18% 1% 8,090
Once or twice a month 33% 40% 27% < 1% 1,438
Several times a year 27% 43% 29% < 1% 714
Seldom/never 28% 37% 35% < 1% 7,010
Don't know 53% 27% 14% 7% 305

Frequency of prayer among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,090. 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% 11% 2% 6% 1% 8,090
Once or twice a month 52% 20% 9% 19% 1% 1,438
Several times a year 49% 19% 9% 23% < 1% 714
Seldom/never 50% 19% 6% 25% 1% 7,010
Don't know 72% 5% 3% 6% 15% 305

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who attend prayer group…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,090. 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% 11% 8% 39% 1% 8,090
Once or twice a month 20% 15% 10% 55% < 1% 1,438
Several times a year 11% 10% 15% 63% < 1% 714
Seldom/never 16% 8% 7% 69% < 1% 7,010
Don't know 35% 11% 11% 32% 12% 305

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,090. 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% 10% 4% 4% 1% 8,090
Once or twice a month 57% 23% 11% 9% 1% 1,438
Several times a year 43% 20% 24% 11% 1% 714
Seldom/never 50% 17% 12% 20% 1% 7,010
Don't know 66% 6% 5% 6% 18% 305

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,090. 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% 14% 9% 17% 2% 8,090
Once or twice a month 44% 20% 16% 18% 1% 1,438
Several times a year 36% 18% 22% 23% 1% 714
Seldom/never 33% 17% 15% 34% 1% 7,010
Don't know 44% 7% 8% 22% 19% 305

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of meditation Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,090. 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% 9% 35% 6% 3% 8,090
Once or twice a month 31% 11% 47% 10% 2% 1,438
Several times a year 25% 11% 51% 11% 2% 714
Seldom/never 29% 9% 51% 9% 2% 7,010
Don't know 62% 5% 22% 3% 8% 305

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who say…

Frequency of meditation There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,090. 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% 62% 1% 2% 8,090
Once or twice a month 27% 72% 1% < 1% 1,438
Several times a year 24% 74% 1% 1% 714
Seldom/never 29% 70% 1% 1% 7,010
Don't know 38% 55% 3% 4% 305

Frequency of reading scripture among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who read scripture…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,090. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 59% 9% 6% 25% 1% 8,090
Once or twice a month 27% 16% 11% 45% < 1% 1,438
Several times a year 15% 9% 25% 50% < 1% 714
Seldom/never 25% 11% 8% 56% 1% 7,010
Don't know 54% 10% 6% 15% 15% 305

Interpreting scripture among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of meditation Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,090. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 42% 26% 4% 21% 6% 8,090
Once or twice a month 26% 29% 2% 37% 7% 1,438
Several times a year 22% 30% 2% 39% 8% 714
Seldom/never 27% 30% 2% 33% 7% 7,010
Don't know 52% 17% 8% 11% 12% 305

Belief in Heaven among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,090. 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 79% 14% 7% 8,090
Once or twice a month 73% 21% 6% 1,438
Several times a year 67% 25% 8% 714
Seldom/never 75% 18% 7% 7,010
Don't know 70% 13% 16% 305

Belief in Hell among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,090. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 63% 29% 8% 8,090
Once or twice a month 52% 40% 8% 1,438
Several times a year 46% 43% 11% 714
Seldom/never 58% 34% 8% 7,010
Don't know 62% 20% 18% 305

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 8,090. 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% 19% 47% 8,090
Once or twice a month 29% 17% 54% 1,438
Several times a year 27% 14% 59% 714
Seldom/never 36% 17% 47% 7,010
Don't know 30% 33% 36% 305

Political ideology among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,090. 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% 31% 24% 7% 8,090
Once or twice a month 28% 36% 31% 6% 1,438
Several times a year 21% 39% 35% 5% 714
Seldom/never 32% 35% 26% 7% 7,010
Don't know 38% 21% 18% 24% 305

Views about size of government among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,090. 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% 47% 4% 5% 8,090
Once or twice a month 40% 53% 3% 4% 1,438
Several times a year 43% 50% 2% 5% 714
Seldom/never 46% 48% 2% 4% 7,010
Don't know 38% 40% 7% 14% 305

Views about government aid to the poor among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of meditation Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,090. 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% 53% 4% 2% 8,090
Once or twice a month 35% 61% 3% 1% 1,438
Several times a year 36% 58% 4% 2% 714
Seldom/never 43% 52% 3% 2% 7,010
Don't know 41% 46% 3% 10% 305

Views about abortion among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who say abortion should be…

Frequency of meditation Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,090. 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% 49% 5% 8,090
Once or twice a month 62% 35% 3% 1,438
Several times a year 70% 28% 2% 714
Seldom/never 58% 39% 3% 7,010
Don't know 31% 59% 10% 305

Views about homosexuality among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,090. 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% 35% 4% 4% 8,090
Once or twice a month 74% 20% 3% 4% 1,438
Several times a year 78% 17% 3% 2% 714
Seldom/never 73% 21% 3% 3% 7,010
Don't know 34% 43% 9% 14% 305

Views about same-sex marriage among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,090. 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% 8% 8,090
Once or twice a month 65% 29% 6% 1,438
Several times a year 67% 28% 5% 714
Seldom/never 64% 30% 6% 7,010
Don't know 28% 49% 23% 305

Views about environmental regulation among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who say…

Frequency of meditation Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,090. 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% 58% 3% 5% 8,090
Once or twice a month 30% 66% 2% 2% 1,438
Several times a year 29% 67% 2% 3% 714
Seldom/never 34% 60% 2% 3% 7,010
Don't know 39% 39% 5% 17% 305

Views about human evolution among women by frequency of meditation

% of women who say humans…

Frequency of meditation Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,090. 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 22% 26% 3% 43% 5% 8,090
Once or twice a month 37% 27% 4% 31% 2% 1,438
Several times a year 41% 25% 5% 25% 5% 714
Seldom/never 35% 24% 3% 33% 4% 7,010
Don't know 13% 13% 8% 44% 22% 305