Frequency of meditation among adults in the Silent generation

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 5,989. 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 56% 7% 4% 30% 3% 5,989
2007 54% 8% 4% 31% 4% 7,853

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Frequency of meditation among adults in the Silent generation by religious group

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 56% 8% 4% 30% 2% 1,361
Evangelical Protestant 66% 6% 3% 22% 4% 1,611
Historically Black Protestant 76% 6% 4% 12% 2% 249
Jewish 28% 9% 4% 58% 2% 195
Mainline Protestant 53% 11% 4% 30% 3% 1,478
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 31% 7% 6% 55% 2% 731

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,267. 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% < 1% 100% 3,267
Once or twice a month < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 458
Several times a year < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 250
Seldom/never < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 1,840
Don't know < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 174

Gender composition among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,267. 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% 61% 3,267
Once or twice a month 47% 53% 458
Several times a year 44% 56% 250
Seldom/never 46% 54% 1,840
Don't know 54% 46% 174

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,229. 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% 11% 1% 8% 2% 3,229
Once or twice a month 84% 6% 2% 6% 2% 454
Several times a year 86% 7% 2% 4% 1% 248
Seldom/never 88% 4% 1% 4% 3% 1,824
Don't know 77% 4% 5% 11% 3% 168

Immigrant status among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,232. 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% 10% 81% 3,232
Once or twice a month 8% 10% 82% 451
Several times a year 10% 12% 78% 247
Seldom/never 8% 13% 79% 1,825
Don't know 15% 8% 77% 172

Income distribution among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 2,647. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 47% 24% 20% 9% 2,647
Once or twice a month 42% 24% 24% 11% 390
Several times a year 38% 24% 25% 12% 208
Seldom/never 37% 24% 25% 14% 1,494
Don't know 55% 17% 21% 7% 101

Educational distribution among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,254. 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% 26% 12% 10% 3,254
Once or twice a month 52% 22% 15% 12% 458
Several times a year 46% 24% 14% 17% 248
Seldom/never 52% 22% 14% 12% 1,837
Don't know 56% 28% 9% 7% 173

Marital status among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,253. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 51% 2% 13% 32% 3% 3,253
Once or twice a month 56% 1% 13% 26% 4% 457
Several times a year 64% 3% 12% 17% 4% 250
Seldom/never 58% 3% 11% 26% 3% 1,838
Don't know 45% 2% 12% 37% 4% 170

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,262. 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 3% 97% 3,262
Once or twice a month 2% 98% 458
Several times a year 4% 96% 250
Seldom/never 2% 98% 1,838
Don't know 2% 98% 173

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,267. 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 83% 11% 2% 2% 2% 1% 3,267
Once or twice a month 63% 25% 3% 2% 5% 2% 458
Several times a year 57% 24% 6% < 1% 10% 3% 250
Seldom/never 52% 22% 8% 2% 13% 3% 1,840
Don't know 77% 13% 2% 5% 1% 3% 174

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,267. 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 82% 11% 3% 3% 1% 3,267
Once or twice a month 54% 33% 6% 7% 1% 458
Several times a year 51% 30% 10% 9% 1% 250
Seldom/never 44% 27% 13% 15% 1% 1,840
Don't know 78% 14% 3% 2% 2% 174

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,267. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 64% 19% 15% 1% 3,267
Once or twice a month 39% 36% 24% < 1% 458
Several times a year 35% 41% 24% < 1% 250
Seldom/never 31% 26% 43% < 1% 1,840
Don't know 64% 19% 13% 4% 174

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,267. 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 84% 9% 2% 5% 1% 3,267
Once or twice a month 46% 28% 8% 16% 2% 458
Several times a year 43% 22% 12% 23% 1% 250
Seldom/never 43% 15% 5% 36% 1% 1,840
Don't know 71% 9% 2% 8% 10% 174

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,267. 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% 8% 9% 36% 1% 3,267
Once or twice a month 17% 10% 11% 61% < 1% 458
Several times a year 14% 6% 16% 62% 1% 250
Seldom/never 12% 4% 5% 77% 1% 1,840
Don't know 40% 4% 6% 44% 7% 174

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,267. 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 83% 7% 3% 5% 2% 3,267
Once or twice a month 51% 23% 12% 12% 1% 458
Several times a year 40% 19% 23% 17% 2% 250
Seldom/never 42% 12% 11% 33% 3% 1,840
Don't know 65% 6% 1% 12% 17% 174

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,267. 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% 11% 9% 19% 3% 3,267
Once or twice a month 37% 22% 20% 20% 1% 458
Several times a year 33% 10% 30% 27% < 1% 250
Seldom/never 28% 12% 14% 44% 2% 1,840
Don't know 40% 5% 10% 26% 20% 174

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,267. 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% 6% 33% 5% 4% 3,267
Once or twice a month 29% 10% 50% 7% 4% 458
Several times a year 24% 9% 56% 8% 3% 250
Seldom/never 25% 8% 55% 9% 3% 1,840
Don't know 44% 5% 34% 3% 14% 174

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,267. 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% 55% 2% 3% 3,267
Once or twice a month 33% 63% 2% 2% 458
Several times a year 25% 72% 1% 3% 250
Seldom/never 31% 66% 1% 2% 1,840
Don't know 36% 53% 6% 5% 174

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,267. 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% 8% 6% 23% 1% 3,267
Once or twice a month 22% 21% 13% 43% 1% 458
Several times a year 23% 6% 20% 50% 1% 250
Seldom/never 20% 7% 7% 66% 1% 1,840
Don't know 47% 7% 5% 26% 15% 174

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,267. 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% 25% 4% 14% 7% 3,267
Once or twice a month 29% 32% 4% 28% 7% 458
Several times a year 27% 33% 2% 32% 6% 250
Seldom/never 22% 26% 4% 38% 9% 1,840
Don't know 42% 25% 12% 9% 12% 174

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,267. 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 83% 9% 8% 3,267
Once or twice a month 73% 19% 8% 458
Several times a year 68% 24% 8% 250
Seldom/never 63% 28% 9% 1,840
Don't know 75% 10% 14% 174

Belief in Hell among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,267. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 65% 24% 11% 3,267
Once or twice a month 54% 36% 10% 458
Several times a year 44% 47% 10% 250
Seldom/never 45% 46% 9% 1,840
Don't know 56% 22% 23% 174

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,267. 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% 14% 42% 3,267
Once or twice a month 45% 11% 44% 458
Several times a year 43% 7% 50% 250
Seldom/never 41% 12% 46% 1,840
Don't know 46% 19% 34% 174

Political ideology among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,267. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 50% 27% 16% 6% 3,267
Once or twice a month 44% 32% 21% 3% 458
Several times a year 34% 41% 21% 3% 250
Seldom/never 41% 31% 22% 6% 1,840
Don't know 50% 20% 11% 18% 174

Views about size of government among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,267. 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% 33% 3% 6% 3,267
Once or twice a month 59% 32% 3% 6% 458
Several times a year 56% 36% 4% 4% 250
Seldom/never 60% 30% 4% 5% 1,840
Don't know 52% 32% 7% 9% 174

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,267. 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% 44% 4% 4% 3,267
Once or twice a month 48% 47% 3% 2% 458
Several times a year 44% 51% 3% 1% 250
Seldom/never 49% 45% 3% 3% 1,840
Don't know 52% 32% 2% 14% 174

Views about abortion among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,267. 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% 55% 7% 3,267
Once or twice a month 56% 37% 6% 458
Several times a year 59% 38% 3% 250
Seldom/never 59% 36% 5% 1,840
Don't know 32% 55% 13% 174

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,267. 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% 51% 5% 5% 3,267
Once or twice a month 54% 38% 4% 5% 458
Several times a year 63% 33% 3% 2% 250
Seldom/never 58% 34% 4% 4% 1,840
Don't know 33% 52% 3% 12% 174

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,267. 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% 61% 11% 3,267
Once or twice a month 40% 51% 9% 458
Several times a year 44% 48% 8% 250
Seldom/never 48% 43% 9% 1,840
Don't know 22% 63% 16% 174

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,267. 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% 45% 4% 8% 3,267
Once or twice a month 43% 51% 3% 3% 458
Several times a year 38% 57% 2% 3% 250
Seldom/never 43% 49% 3% 5% 1,840
Don't know 49% 28% 5% 18% 174

Views about human evolution among adults in the Silent generation by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Silent generation 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 = 3,267. 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% 24% 5% 47% 10% 3,267
Once or twice a month 28% 29% 5% 33% 6% 458
Several times a year 44% 18% 2% 32% 5% 250
Seldom/never 34% 20% 4% 32% 10% 1,840
Don't know 10% 11% 9% 45% 25% 174