Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is very important

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 18,725. 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 53% 7% 3% 34% 2% 18,725
2007 51% 7% 3% 35% 3% 20,547

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 52% 9% 4% 33% 2% 4,220
Evangelical Protestant 54% 6% 2% 35% 2% 6,904
Historically Black Protestant 58% 9% 3% 28% 2% 1,641
Jehovah's Witness 80% 2% 1% 13% 4% 224
Jewish 39% 7% 4% 45% 5% 279
Mainline Protestant 48% 9% 4% 38% 2% 3,317
Mormon 65% 9% 1% 23% 2% 559
Muslim 41% 7% 8% 35% 9% 154
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 48% 9% 2% 39% 2% 826

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 10,169. 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% 31% 30% 27% 10,169
Once or twice a month 20% 37% 26% 18% 1,323
Several times a year 18% 34% 29% 20% 575
Seldom/never 22% 36% 28% 13% 5,808
Don't know 10% 32% 23% 35% 397

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

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

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 10,169. 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% 10% 26% 36% 19% 2% 10,169
Once or twice a month 12% 14% 30% 31% 11% 2% 1,323
Several times a year 12% 11% 28% 33% 13% 2% 575
Seldom/never 13% 15% 29% 33% 8% 1% 5,808
Don't know 7% 7% 28% 31% 23% 4% 397

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

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

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 42% 58% 10,431
Once or twice a month 42% 58% 1,343
Several times a year 50% 50% 582
Seldom/never 43% 57% 5,936
Don't know 49% 51% 433

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

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

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 10,249. 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% 18% 2% 18% 4% 10,249
Once or twice a month 54% 18% 4% 20% 4% 1,338
Several times a year 62% 15% 4% 16% 3% 577
Seldom/never 69% 14% 2% 12% 4% 5,864
Don't know 58% 14% 3% 22% 2% 414

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

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

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 10,296. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 18% 8% 74% 10,296
Once or twice a month 20% 9% 72% 1,326
Several times a year 19% 8% 73% 572
Seldom/never 11% 8% 81% 5,850
Don't know 27% 8% 65% 421

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 8,888. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 42% 21% 24% 13% 8,888
Once or twice a month 38% 21% 25% 17% 1,197
Several times a year 37% 17% 28% 18% 503
Seldom/never 34% 21% 28% 18% 5,080
Don't know 50% 17% 24% 9% 272

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

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

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 10,369. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 44% 32% 15% 10% 10,369
Once or twice a month 46% 29% 15% 10% 1,339
Several times a year 43% 30% 19% 7% 579
Seldom/never 45% 32% 15% 8% 5,900
Don't know 54% 26% 11% 9% 424

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

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

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 10,373. 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 53% 5% 15% 11% 17% 10,373
Once or twice a month 50% 6% 12% 7% 25% 1,341
Several times a year 56% 6% 11% 6% 20% 580
Seldom/never 54% 5% 12% 5% 23% 5,914
Don't know 51% 4% 13% 15% 17% 423

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

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

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 10,389. 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% 10,389
Once or twice a month 32% 68% 1,340
Several times a year 33% 67% 582
Seldom/never 35% 65% 5,909
Don't know 23% 77% 428

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,431. 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 88% 9% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 10,431
Once or twice a month 82% 15% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1,343
Several times a year 83% 14% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 582
Seldom/never 88% 9% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 5,936
Don't know 84% 11% < 1% 2% < 1% 2% 433

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,431. 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 67% 23% 10% 1% 10,431
Once or twice a month 54% 37% 9% < 1% 1,343
Several times a year 50% 39% 10% 1% 582
Seldom/never 50% 35% 14% 1% 5,936
Don't know 61% 23% 11% 4% 433

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

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

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. 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 89% 8% 1% 1% 1% 10,431
Once or twice a month 74% 17% 5% 4% 1% 1,343
Several times a year 69% 23% 4% 3% 1% 582
Seldom/never 73% 18% 3% 5% 1% 5,936
Don't know 79% 8% 2% 3% 9% 433

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,431. 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% 12% 9% 27% 1% 10,431
Once or twice a month 33% 22% 13% 32% < 1% 1,343
Several times a year 24% 15% 24% 37% < 1% 582
Seldom/never 29% 12% 11% 47% < 1% 5,936
Don't know 43% 9% 9% 31% 8% 433

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,431. 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% 8% 3% 3% 1% 10,431
Once or twice a month 67% 21% 7% 4% 1% 1,343
Several times a year 58% 15% 21% 5% 1% 582
Seldom/never 67% 14% 8% 9% 1% 5,936
Don't know 68% 7% 4% 7% 15% 433

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,431. 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% 14% 8% 17% 2% 10,431
Once or twice a month 41% 24% 15% 19% 1% 1,343
Several times a year 39% 16% 23% 21% 1% 582
Seldom/never 37% 16% 14% 33% 1% 5,936
Don't know 45% 9% 11% 18% 17% 433

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 58% 7% 28% 4% 3% 10,431
Once or twice a month 49% 7% 35% 8% 2% 1,343
Several times a year 47% 8% 38% 5% 2% 582
Seldom/never 51% 5% 37% 4% 3% 5,936
Don't know 62% 3% 23% 5% 7% 433

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,431. 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% 53% 2% 2% 10,431
Once or twice a month 38% 61% 1% 1% 1,343
Several times a year 37% 61% 1% 1% 582
Seldom/never 41% 57% 2% 1% 5,936
Don't know 47% 47% 3% 4% 433

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,431. 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 71% 10% 5% 14% 1% 10,431
Once or twice a month 45% 24% 11% 20% < 1% 1,343
Several times a year 35% 15% 27% 22% 1% 582
Seldom/never 43% 15% 10% 32% 1% 5,936
Don't know 55% 11% 6% 15% 13% 433

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 52% 28% 4% 10% 6% 10,431
Once or twice a month 42% 33% 3% 14% 8% 1,343
Several times a year 46% 34% 3% 12% 5% 582
Seldom/never 45% 35% 4% 10% 6% 5,936
Don't know 55% 16% 9% 8% 11% 433

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

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

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. 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 87% 7% 6% 10,431
Once or twice a month 89% 7% 5% 1,343
Several times a year 88% 8% 4% 582
Seldom/never 89% 6% 5% 5,936
Don't know 76% 10% 15% 433

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

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

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 74% 18% 8% 10,431
Once or twice a month 74% 19% 7% 1,343
Several times a year 73% 19% 9% 582
Seldom/never 76% 17% 7% 5,936
Don't know 66% 17% 17% 433

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. 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% 18% 40% 10,431
Once or twice a month 39% 16% 45% 1,343
Several times a year 40% 15% 46% 582
Seldom/never 47% 17% 37% 5,936
Don't know 39% 29% 31% 433

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

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

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. 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% 28% 17% 7% 10,431
Once or twice a month 41% 34% 19% 5% 1,343
Several times a year 38% 37% 21% 4% 582
Seldom/never 48% 31% 15% 7% 5,936
Don't know 43% 19% 17% 21% 433

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

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

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. 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% 41% 3% 4% 10,431
Once or twice a month 44% 49% 3% 3% 1,343
Several times a year 52% 42% 3% 2% 582
Seldom/never 56% 39% 2% 3% 5,936
Don't know 50% 35% 4% 11% 433

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 46% 47% 5% 2% 10,431
Once or twice a month 44% 53% 2% 1% 1,343
Several times a year 50% 44% 4% 2% 582
Seldom/never 52% 43% 3% 2% 5,936
Don't know 49% 38% 4% 9% 433

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 35% 59% 5% 10,431
Once or twice a month 44% 52% 4% 1,343
Several times a year 43% 55% 2% 582
Seldom/never 38% 59% 4% 5,936
Don't know 30% 60% 11% 433

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

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

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 42% 49% 5% 4% 10,431
Once or twice a month 55% 37% 4% 3% 1,343
Several times a year 53% 39% 4% 4% 582
Seldom/never 50% 42% 5% 4% 5,936
Don't know 30% 52% 8% 10% 433

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

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

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. 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% 59% 9% 10,431
Once or twice a month 46% 47% 7% 1,343
Several times a year 39% 54% 7% 582
Seldom/never 40% 52% 8% 5,936
Don't know 21% 57% 22% 433

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,431. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 42% 51% 3% 4% 10,431
Once or twice a month 41% 55% 2% 3% 1,343
Several times a year 42% 53% 2% 3% 582
Seldom/never 45% 50% 2% 3% 5,936
Don't know 50% 34% 4% 12% 433

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

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,431. 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% 28% 3% 50% 6% 10,431
Once or twice a month 18% 32% 4% 42% 4% 1,343
Several times a year 20% 30% 5% 40% 6% 582
Seldom/never 14% 30% 3% 48% 5% 5,936
Don't know 9% 13% 8% 50% 20% 433