Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is not at all important

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 3,966. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 24% 8% 5% 63% 1% 3,966
2007 23% 7% 4% 64% 1% 2,468

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Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is not at all important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 18% 5% 2% 75% < 1% 160
Mainline Protestant 20% 8% 5% 67% 1% 136
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 21% 8% 5% 65% 1% 3,232

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 975. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 27% 37% 23% 13% 975
Once or twice a month 35% 37% 16% 11% 302
Several times a year 28% 40% 20% 12% 204
Seldom/never 34% 36% 18% 12% 2,387

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 975. 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% 18% 30% 28% 7% 1% 975
Once or twice a month 25% 22% 26% 20% 7% < 1% 302
Several times a year 21% 15% 32% 23% 8% 1% 204
Seldom/never 22% 20% 27% 22% 8% 1% 2,387

Gender composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 992. 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% 43% 992
Once or twice a month 57% 43% 306
Several times a year 56% 44% 208
Seldom/never 66% 34% 2,419

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 971. 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 72% 7% 3% 13% 5% 971
Once or twice a month 73% 5% 8% 10% 4% 301
Several times a year 83% 6% 2% 7% 2% 205
Seldom/never 79% 3% 5% 10% 3% 2,387

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 976. 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% 12% 74% 976
Once or twice a month 11% 13% 76% 299
Several times a year 13% 13% 74% 207
Seldom/never 11% 14% 75% 2,396

Income distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 897. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 27% 19% 29% 25% 897
Once or twice a month 27% 16% 28% 29% 285
Several times a year 22% 20% 30% 29% 190
Seldom/never 26% 18% 29% 27% 2,186

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 986. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 29% 33% 21% 17% 986
Once or twice a month 21% 39% 21% 18% 306
Several times a year 20% 33% 22% 25% 207
Seldom/never 35% 29% 22% 14% 2,410

Marital status among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 984. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 36% 13% 15% 4% 31% 984
Once or twice a month 37% 10% 15% 3% 35% 305
Several times a year 40% 13% 12% 1% 33% 208
Seldom/never 39% 11% 10% 3% 38% 2,414

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 986. 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 25% 75% 986
Once or twice a month 21% 79% 306
Several times a year 21% 79% 208
Seldom/never 22% 78% 2,413

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 992. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 29% 16% 9% 1% 39% 5% 992
Once or twice a month 11% 15% 14% 1% 51% 8% 306
Several times a year 13% 12% 10% < 1% 55% 9% 208
Seldom/never 8% 11% 10% < 1% 63% 7% 2,419

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 992. 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 4% 14% 81% < 1% 992
Once or twice a month 2% 14% 84% 1% 306
Several times a year 1% 10% 89% < 1% 208
Seldom/never 1% 8% 91% < 1% 2,419

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 992. 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 25% 8% 4% 63% 1% 992
Once or twice a month 6% 6% 7% 82% < 1% 306
Several times a year 7% 3% 4% 87% < 1% 208
Seldom/never 3% 3% 3% 91% < 1% 2,419

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 992. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 7% 1% 2% 88% 1% 992
Once or twice a month 2% 3% 1% 94% < 1% 306
Several times a year < 1% < 1% 3% 96% < 1% 208
Seldom/never 1% < 1% 1% 98% < 1% 2,419

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 992. 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% 9% 6% 17% 2% 992
Once or twice a month 39% 25% 11% 22% 2% 306
Several times a year 29% 28% 20% 21% 1% 208
Seldom/never 25% 13% 9% 51% 2% 2,419

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 992. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 70% 10% 8% 11% < 1% 992
Once or twice a month 58% 18% 13% 10% 1% 306
Several times a year 52% 16% 18% 13% 1% 208
Seldom/never 37% 16% 14% 32% 1% 2,419

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 992. 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% 23% 51% 19% 3% 992
Once or twice a month 2% 27% 46% 23% 1% 306
Several times a year 2% 20% 54% 23% 1% 208
Seldom/never 1% 16% 57% 25% 2% 2,419

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 992. 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% 80% 2% 1% 992
Once or twice a month 15% 84% 1% < 1% 306
Several times a year 14% 86% 1% < 1% 208
Seldom/never 19% 80% 1% 1% 2,419

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 992. 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 13% 3% 5% 78% 1% 992
Once or twice a month 1% 4% 5% 90% < 1% 306
Several times a year 3% 3% 8% 87% < 1% 208
Seldom/never 1% 2% 2% 94% < 1% 2,419

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 992. 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 5% 5% 1% 84% 5% 992
Once or twice a month 4% 1% < 1% 91% 4% 306
Several times a year 2% 3% < 1% 92% 2% 208
Seldom/never 2% 4% < 1% 89% 5% 2,419

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 992. 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% 71% 7% 992
Once or twice a month 15% 76% 8% 306
Several times a year 11% 83% 6% 208
Seldom/never 15% 78% 7% 2,419

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 992. 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% 79% 6% 992
Once or twice a month 12% 82% 6% 306
Several times a year 8% 85% 7% 208
Seldom/never 11% 83% 6% 2,419

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 992. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 17% 23% 59% 992
Once or twice a month 16% 16% 68% 306
Several times a year 15% 14% 71% 208
Seldom/never 22% 19% 58% 2,419

Political ideology among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 992. 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% 29% 50% 7% 992
Once or twice a month 12% 29% 54% 5% 306
Several times a year 7% 29% 58% 6% 208
Seldom/never 15% 34% 44% 8% 2,419

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 992. 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% 44% 6% 6% 992
Once or twice a month 45% 50% 2% 3% 306
Several times a year 45% 49% 3% 3% 208
Seldom/never 48% 46% 3% 3% 2,419

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 992. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 31% 63% 4% 2% 992
Once or twice a month 26% 70% 2% 2% 306
Several times a year 25% 67% 7% 2% 208
Seldom/never 36% 60% 3% 1% 2,419

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 992. 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 76% 20% 4% 992
Once or twice a month 86% 10% 4% 306
Several times a year 91% 8% 1% 208
Seldom/never 83% 14% 3% 2,419

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 992. 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 85% 10% 3% 2% 992
Once or twice a month 92% 6% 1% 1% 306
Several times a year 90% 7% 2% 1% 208
Seldom/never 88% 8% 2% 2% 2,419

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 992. 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% 13% 5% 992
Once or twice a month 88% 9% 3% 306
Several times a year 89% 9% 3% 208
Seldom/never 85% 10% 5% 2,419

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 992. 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% 74% 3% 2% 992
Once or twice a month 17% 78% 4% 1% 306
Several times a year 12% 85% 2% 1% 208
Seldom/never 25% 71% 2% 2% 2,419

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 992. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 68% 12% 5% 13% 2% 992
Once or twice a month 80% 6% 1% 10% 2% 306
Several times a year 80% 10% 2% 7% 1% 208
Seldom/never 81% 7% 2% 8% 2% 2,419