Frequency of meditation among baby Boomers

% of baby Boomers 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 = 13,049. 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 45% 8% 4% 42% 2% 13,049
2007 43% 7% 4% 44% 2% 13,662

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

Frequency of meditation among baby Boomers by religious group

% of baby Boomers 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 = 107. 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 70% 5% 6% 18% 1% 107
Catholic 42% 9% 5% 44% 1% 2,905
Evangelical Protestant 51% 6% 3% 38% 2% 3,416
Historically Black Protestant 63% 8% 2% 25% 1% 749
Jewish 28% 7% 7% 57% 1% 330
Mainline Protestant 39% 9% 4% 46% 2% 2,435
Mormon 65% 7% 2% 24% 1% 214
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 30% 8% 5% 56% 1% 2,281

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,957. 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 < 1% < 1% 84% 16% 5,957
Once or twice a month < 1% < 1% 85% 15% 982
Several times a year < 1% < 1% 83% 17% 535
Seldom/never < 1% < 1% 85% 15% 5,380
Don't know < 1% < 1% 74% 26% 195

Gender composition among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,957. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 46% 54% 5,957
Once or twice a month 47% 53% 982
Several times a year 58% 42% 535
Seldom/never 51% 49% 5,380
Don't know 57% 43% 195

Racial and ethnic composition among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,843. 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% 15% 2% 14% 4% 5,843
Once or twice a month 71% 10% 5% 11% 3% 971
Several times a year 74% 7% 3% 12% 4% 528
Seldom/never 82% 7% 2% 6% 3% 5,322
Don't know 64% 11% 5% 17% 3% 187

Immigrant status among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,901. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 14% 6% 80% 5,901
Once or twice a month 16% 6% 78% 974
Several times a year 16% 6% 78% 532
Seldom/never 8% 7% 86% 5,338
Don't know 23% 5% 72% 184

Income distribution among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,312. 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% 28% 19% 5,312
Once or twice a month 31% 17% 26% 25% 897
Several times a year 31% 17% 25% 27% 484
Seldom/never 28% 19% 29% 24% 4,742
Don't know 46% 14% 26% 14% 135

Educational distribution among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,938. 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% 31% 17% 13% 5,938
Once or twice a month 37% 30% 19% 14% 980
Several times a year 38% 30% 19% 13% 534
Seldom/never 45% 28% 16% 11% 5,366
Don't know 51% 27% 13% 9% 192

Marital status among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,933. 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% 4% 21% 7% 9% 5,933
Once or twice a month 61% 5% 20% 5% 9% 979
Several times a year 60% 7% 21% 5% 6% 533
Seldom/never 62% 5% 18% 6% 9% 5,365
Don't know 63% 3% 16% 7% 10% 189

Parent of children under 18 among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,946. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 14% 86% 5,946
Once or twice a month 13% 87% 982
Several times a year 15% 85% 535
Seldom/never 13% 87% 5,371
Don't know 10% 90% 193

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,957. 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% 3% 1% 3% 1% 5,957
Once or twice a month 64% 24% 5% < 1% 5% 3% 982
Several times a year 59% 26% 7% 1% 6% 2% 535
Seldom/never 60% 22% 5% 1% 10% 2% 5,380
Don't know 73% 14% 1% 3% 2% 6% 195

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,957. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 73% 16% 5% 5% 1% 5,957
Once or twice a month 52% 30% 10% 7% 1% 982
Several times a year 45% 32% 12% 10% 1% 535
Seldom/never 45% 31% 12% 11% < 1% 5,380
Don't know 71% 14% 2% 6% 7% 195

Attendance at religious services among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,957. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 52% 28% 19% < 1% 5,957
Once or twice a month 32% 42% 26% < 1% 982
Several times a year 25% 44% 31% < 1% 535
Seldom/never 26% 35% 38% < 1% 5,380
Don't know 48% 26% 17% 9% 195

Frequency of prayer among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,957. 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 78% 12% 2% 7% 1% 5,957
Once or twice a month 50% 23% 9% 16% < 1% 982
Several times a year 43% 25% 11% 21% < 1% 535
Seldom/never 45% 18% 7% 29% 1% 5,380
Don't know 70% 7% 5% 5% 12% 195

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,957. 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% 10% 8% 41% 1% 5,957
Once or twice a month 20% 14% 11% 55% < 1% 982
Several times a year 11% 6% 16% 67% < 1% 535
Seldom/never 15% 5% 6% 73% < 1% 5,380
Don't know 29% 9% 11% 40% 12% 195

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,957. 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% 9% 4% 5% 1% 5,957
Once or twice a month 57% 23% 10% 9% 1% 982
Several times a year 43% 19% 24% 13% 1% 535
Seldom/never 46% 15% 12% 25% 1% 5,380
Don't know 62% 7% 6% 8% 17% 195

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,957. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 62% 12% 8% 16% 2% 5,957
Once or twice a month 46% 23% 12% 17% 1% 982
Several times a year 36% 19% 28% 16% 1% 535
Seldom/never 33% 15% 16% 35% 1% 5,380
Don't know 42% 11% 10% 17% 20% 195

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,957. 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% 9% 36% 6% 3% 5,957
Once or twice a month 34% 11% 45% 9% 2% 982
Several times a year 31% 12% 46% 9% 1% 535
Seldom/never 29% 8% 53% 8% 2% 5,380
Don't know 50% 7% 27% 7% 9% 195

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,957. 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% 56% 2% 1% 5,957
Once or twice a month 32% 67% 1% < 1% 982
Several times a year 37% 60% 1% 1% 535
Seldom/never 36% 62% 2% 1% 5,380
Don't know 39% 54% 1% 6% 195

Frequency of reading scripture among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,957. 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% 10% 6% 27% 1% 5,957
Once or twice a month 27% 19% 12% 42% < 1% 982
Several times a year 18% 10% 23% 49% < 1% 535
Seldom/never 22% 8% 8% 62% 1% 5,380
Don't know 46% 9% 5% 28% 12% 195

Interpreting scripture among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,957. 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% 25% 4% 22% 7% 5,957
Once or twice a month 29% 25% 2% 35% 9% 982
Several times a year 26% 28% 2% 36% 7% 535
Seldom/never 29% 27% 3% 35% 7% 5,380
Don't know 41% 17% 6% 18% 18% 195

Belief in Heaven among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,957. 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 78% 15% 7% 5,957
Once or twice a month 75% 19% 7% 982
Several times a year 69% 23% 8% 535
Seldom/never 71% 21% 8% 5,380
Don't know 64% 15% 21% 195

Belief in Hell among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,957. 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% 5,957
Once or twice a month 56% 36% 8% 982
Several times a year 55% 35% 10% 535
Seldom/never 56% 35% 9% 5,380
Don't know 49% 30% 21% 195

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,957. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 39% 16% 45% 5,957
Once or twice a month 37% 13% 49% 982
Several times a year 33% 16% 51% 535
Seldom/never 41% 16% 43% 5,380
Don't know 41% 28% 31% 195

Political ideology among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,957. 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 44% 30% 22% 5% 5,957
Once or twice a month 35% 37% 24% 3% 982
Several times a year 34% 36% 26% 4% 535
Seldom/never 40% 33% 22% 5% 5,380
Don't know 42% 18% 19% 21% 195

Views about size of government among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,957. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 52% 40% 4% 4% 5,957
Once or twice a month 52% 42% 3% 3% 982
Several times a year 54% 39% 3% 4% 535
Seldom/never 58% 35% 3% 4% 5,380
Don't know 55% 30% 4% 10% 195

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

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,957. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 43% 50% 5% 2% 5,957
Once or twice a month 42% 53% 3% 2% 982
Several times a year 46% 49% 4% 2% 535
Seldom/never 48% 47% 3% 2% 5,380
Don't know 54% 33% 4% 9% 195

Views about abortion among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,957. 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% 48% 5% 5,957
Once or twice a month 61% 36% 3% 982
Several times a year 61% 36% 3% 535
Seldom/never 59% 37% 4% 5,380
Don't know 37% 49% 14% 195

Views about homosexuality among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,957. 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% 40% 5% 4% 5,957
Once or twice a month 64% 29% 3% 3% 982
Several times a year 62% 32% 3% 3% 535
Seldom/never 62% 31% 4% 3% 5,380
Don't know 36% 40% 9% 15% 195

Views about same-sex marriage among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,957. 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% 51% 8% 5,957
Once or twice a month 55% 38% 7% 982
Several times a year 49% 45% 6% 535
Seldom/never 52% 40% 8% 5,380
Don't know 28% 50% 21% 195

Views about environmental regulation among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,957. 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% 54% 3% 3% 5,957
Once or twice a month 34% 61% 3% 2% 982
Several times a year 40% 55% 2% 2% 535
Seldom/never 43% 52% 2% 2% 5,380
Don't know 44% 35% 3% 17% 195

Views about human evolution among baby Boomers by frequency of meditation

% of baby Boomers 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 = 5,957. 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 21% 27% 4% 43% 5% 5,957
Once or twice a month 31% 29% 6% 32% 2% 982
Several times a year 33% 28% 5% 29% 4% 535
Seldom/never 33% 26% 4% 34% 4% 5,380
Don't know 16% 16% 12% 37% 18% 195