Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is somewhat important

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 8,311. 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 28% 10% 6% 56% 1% 8,311
2007 26% 8% 5% 60% 2% 9,092

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Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 25% 10% 6% 58% < 1% 2,225
Evangelical Protestant 27% 9% 5% 58% 1% 1,382
Historically Black Protestant 38% 5% 9% 48% < 1% 228
Jewish 23% 10% 7% 58% 1% 313
Mainline Protestant 24% 11% 6% 58% 1% 1,990
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 28% 11% 5% 55% 1% 1,498

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,404. 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% 35% 27% 17% 2,404
Once or twice a month 28% 31% 24% 17% 823
Several times a year 28% 34% 23% 15% 487
Seldom/never 27% 36% 25% 12% 4,387

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,404. 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 12% 16% 28% 32% 10% 1% 2,404
Once or twice a month 18% 17% 25% 29% 11% 1% 823
Several times a year 16% 18% 28% 28% 9% 1% 487
Seldom/never 18% 16% 29% 30% 7% 1% 4,387

Gender composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,440. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 49% 51% 2,440
Once or twice a month 50% 50% 838
Several times a year 54% 46% 495
Seldom/never 52% 48% 4,463

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,402. 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% 10% 4% 18% 5% 2,402
Once or twice a month 67% 6% 5% 18% 4% 824
Several times a year 60% 8% 10% 18% 4% 492
Seldom/never 73% 7% 4% 13% 3% 4,418

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,413. 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% 12% 71% 2,413
Once or twice a month 17% 11% 72% 825
Several times a year 22% 12% 66% 490
Seldom/never 11% 11% 77% 4,404

Income distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,184. 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% 19% 25% 19% 2,184
Once or twice a month 34% 20% 27% 19% 749
Several times a year 34% 18% 25% 23% 443
Seldom/never 30% 21% 28% 21% 3,952

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,429. 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 37% 32% 19% 12% 2,429
Once or twice a month 37% 33% 20% 11% 836
Several times a year 36% 26% 23% 16% 493
Seldom/never 44% 32% 15% 9% 4,439

Marital status among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,430. 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% 10% 15% 7% 24% 2,430
Once or twice a month 40% 11% 13% 5% 31% 836
Several times a year 45% 11% 12% 3% 29% 494
Seldom/never 47% 10% 11% 4% 28% 4,448

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,430. 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% 72% 2,430
Once or twice a month 23% 77% 837
Several times a year 30% 70% 493
Seldom/never 31% 69% 4,449

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,440. 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% 32% 6% 1% 3% 2% 2,440
Once or twice a month 43% 43% 8% 1% 3% 2% 838
Several times a year 44% 39% 10% < 1% 5% 1% 495
Seldom/never 50% 38% 7% 1% 3% 2% 4,463

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,440. 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% 52% 31% 1% 2,440
Once or twice a month 16% 57% 27% < 1% 838
Several times a year 11% 65% 24% < 1% 495
Seldom/never 11% 54% 34% < 1% 4,463

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,440. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 54% 27% 7% 11% 1% 2,440
Once or twice a month 30% 34% 18% 18% 1% 838
Several times a year 28% 28% 20% 22% 1% 495
Seldom/never 31% 28% 13% 27% 1% 4,463

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,440. 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 12% 10% 9% 69% < 1% 2,440
Once or twice a month 7% 13% 12% 69% < 1% 838
Several times a year 2% 6% 18% 74% < 1% 495
Seldom/never 5% 6% 8% 81% < 1% 4,463

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,440. 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% 17% 8% 10% 1% 2,440
Once or twice a month 44% 31% 14% 11% < 1% 838
Several times a year 30% 24% 30% 15% 1% 495
Seldom/never 32% 22% 17% 27% 1% 4,463

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,440. 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% 16% 11% 16% 1% 2,440
Once or twice a month 47% 20% 15% 17% < 1% 838
Several times a year 34% 19% 26% 20% < 1% 495
Seldom/never 29% 17% 17% 36% 1% 4,463

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,440. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 15% 17% 55% 10% 3% 2,440
Once or twice a month 14% 18% 55% 10% 3% 838
Several times a year 13% 13% 60% 11% 2% 495
Seldom/never 12% 11% 65% 10% 1% 4,463

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,440. 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 26% 72% 1% 1% 2,440
Once or twice a month 23% 75% 1% 1% 838
Several times a year 24% 74% 1% 1% 495
Seldom/never 28% 71% 1% < 1% 4,463

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,440. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 23% 13% 12% 50% 1% 2,440
Once or twice a month 12% 18% 17% 54% < 1% 838
Several times a year 5% 9% 30% 56% < 1% 495
Seldom/never 9% 10% 11% 70% < 1% 4,463

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,440. 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% 28% 2% 44% 10% 2,440
Once or twice a month 14% 30% 1% 46% 8% 838
Several times a year 8% 34% 2% 44% 12% 495
Seldom/never 16% 37% 1% 37% 8% 4,463

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,440. 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% 22% 10% 2,440
Once or twice a month 71% 21% 8% 838
Several times a year 71% 21% 8% 495
Seldom/never 80% 13% 7% 4,463

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,440. 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% 42% 9% 2,440
Once or twice a month 49% 44% 7% 838
Several times a year 47% 41% 12% 495
Seldom/never 61% 31% 8% 4,463

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,440. 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% 19% 49% 2,440
Once or twice a month 33% 17% 50% 838
Several times a year 28% 18% 54% 495
Seldom/never 39% 19% 42% 4,463

Political ideology among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,440. 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 26% 38% 30% 5% 2,440
Once or twice a month 29% 38% 30% 4% 838
Several times a year 23% 44% 29% 4% 495
Seldom/never 31% 40% 23% 6% 4,463

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,440. 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% 43% 4% 3% 2,440
Once or twice a month 51% 43% 3% 3% 838
Several times a year 46% 46% 3% 5% 495
Seldom/never 54% 41% 2% 3% 4,463

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,440. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 40% 55% 4% 2% 2,440
Once or twice a month 42% 53% 4% 2% 838
Several times a year 40% 53% 5% 2% 495
Seldom/never 48% 47% 3% 1% 4,463

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,440. 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% 29% 4% 2,440
Once or twice a month 70% 26% 4% 838
Several times a year 67% 29% 4% 495
Seldom/never 63% 34% 3% 4,463

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,440. 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 77% 16% 3% 3% 2,440
Once or twice a month 77% 17% 4% 3% 838
Several times a year 74% 19% 4% 3% 495
Seldom/never 75% 19% 4% 2% 4,463

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat important who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,440. 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% 23% 10% 2,440
Once or twice a month 69% 25% 6% 838
Several times a year 66% 30% 4% 495
Seldom/never 66% 27% 7% 4,463

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,440. 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 32% 63% 2% 3% 2,440
Once or twice a month 33% 63% 3% 2% 838
Several times a year 32% 62% 3% 3% 495
Seldom/never 39% 57% 2% 2% 4,463

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is somewhat important by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion is somewhat 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 = 2,440. 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% 29% 5% 23% 4% 2,440
Once or twice a month 41% 31% 6% 19% 3% 838
Several times a year 43% 28% 4% 20% 4% 495
Seldom/never 38% 29% 5% 25% 3% 4,463