Frequency of meditation among widowed adults

% of widowed adults 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 = 3,218. 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 57% 7% 3% 30% 4% 3,218
2007 57% 7% 3% 28% 5% 3,705

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Frequency of meditation among widowed adults by religious group

% of widowed adults 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 57% 8% 2% 30% 3% 721
Evangelical Protestant 64% 4% 3% 24% 4% 923
Historically Black Protestant 70% 5% 2% 18% 6% 196
Mainline Protestant 53% 10% 3% 30% 4% 791
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 33% 6% 4% 55% 2% 338

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,788. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week < 1% 6% 19% 76% 1,788
Once or twice a month 1% 6% 22% 71% 203
Several times a year < 1% 4% 29% 67% 105
Seldom/never 1% 9% 27% 63% 936
Don't know < 1% 6% 10% 84% 108

Generational cohort among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,788. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week < 1% < 1% 6% 27% 55% 13% 1,788
Once or twice a month < 1% 1% 6% 28% 51% 14% 203
Several times a year < 1% < 1% 4% 39% 44% 12% 105
Seldom/never < 1% 2% 8% 38% 45% 8% 936
Don't know < 1% 3% 4% 15% 57% 22% 108

Gender composition among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,825. 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% 78% 1,825
Once or twice a month 29% 71% 209
Several times a year 28% 72% 108
Seldom/never 28% 72% 962
Don't know 28% 72% 114

Racial and ethnic composition among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,803. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 73% 15% 1% 8% 3% 1,803
Once or twice a month 73% 11% 2% 12% 3% 207
Several times a year 83% 9% < 1% 3% 4% 108
Seldom/never 81% 8% 1% 6% 3% 949
Don't know 65% 18% 2% 12% 3% 111

Immigrant status among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,798. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 9% 10% 81% 1,798
Once or twice a month 11% 10% 79% 203
Several times a year 7% 12% 81% 105
Seldom/never 7% 13% 80% 948
Don't know 15% 8% 77% 111

Income distribution among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults 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 = 1,482. 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 61% 20% 13% 6% 1,482
Once or twice a month 68% 15% 12% 5% 174
Seldom/never 55% 23% 15% 8% 785

Educational distribution among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,818. 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 56% 28% 9% 7% 1,818
Once or twice a month 60% 23% 10% 8% 209
Several times a year 49% 28% 14% 8% 106
Seldom/never 59% 25% 10% 6% 955
Don't know 68% 14% 9% 9% 113

Parent of children under 18 among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,823. 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% 93% 1,823
Once or twice a month 8% 92% 209
Several times a year 4% 96% 108
Seldom/never 7% 93% 959
Don't know 4% 96% 114

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults 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 = 1,825. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 83% 10% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1,825
Once or twice a month 71% 19% 4% 2% 3% 1% 209
Several times a year 62% 25% 6% < 1% 4% 2% 108
Seldom/never 60% 22% 7% 1% 7% 3% 962
Don't know 76% 10% 1% 8% < 1% 4% 114

Importance of religion in one's life among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults who say religion is…

Frequency of meditation Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,825. 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% 12% 2% 3% 1% 1,825
Once or twice a month 59% 30% 4% 6% < 1% 209
Several times a year 60% 27% 8% 4% 1% 108
Seldom/never 49% 30% 11% 10% 1% 962
Don't know 79% 11% 3% 2% 5% 114

Attendance at religious services among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults 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 = 1,825. 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% 24% 16% 2% 1,825
Once or twice a month 36% 34% 30% < 1% 209
Several times a year 25% 48% 26% < 1% 108
Seldom/never 28% 30% 42% 1% 962
Don't know 59% 20% 19% 3% 114

Frequency of prayer among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,825. 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% 9% 1% 5% 1% 1,825
Once or twice a month 52% 26% 9% 11% 2% 209
Several times a year 56% 23% 2% 19% 1% 108
Seldom/never 51% 15% 6% 27% 1% 962
Don't know 71% 7% 1% 5% 15% 114

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

% of widowed adults 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 = 1,825. 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% 9% 10% 37% 2% 1,825
Once or twice a month 21% 12% 10% 57% < 1% 209
Several times a year 17% 5% 20% 55% 3% 108
Seldom/never 13% 4% 6% 76% 1% 962
Don't know 33% 12% 5% 41% 9% 114

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults 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 = 1,825. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 83% 7% 3% 5% 2% 1,825
Once or twice a month 44% 23% 13% 18% 2% 209
Several times a year 44% 17% 21% 18% < 1% 108
Seldom/never 47% 10% 11% 29% 2% 962
Don't know 71% 5% 3% 9% 13% 114

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults 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 = 1,825. 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 56% 10% 9% 21% 3% 1,825
Once or twice a month 35% 20% 23% 22% < 1% 209
Several times a year 32% 11% 20% 36% < 1% 108
Seldom/never 28% 11% 14% 46% 2% 962
Don't know 41% 6% 6% 27% 21% 114

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults 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 = 1,825. 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% 7% 37% 4% 3% 1,825
Once or twice a month 30% 6% 54% 7% 3% 209
Several times a year 34% 13% 46% 4% 4% 108
Seldom/never 27% 6% 57% 6% 4% 962
Don't know 42% 5% 31% 4% 18% 114

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults 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 = 1,825. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 34% 61% 2% 3% 1,825
Once or twice a month 28% 69% 1% 2% 209
Several times a year 27% 70% 1% 1% 108
Seldom/never 27% 69% 1% 3% 962
Don't know 28% 65% 3% 3% 114

Frequency of reading scripture among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults 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 = 1,825. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 64% 8% 6% 22% 1% 1,825
Once or twice a month 22% 22% 12% 43% 2% 209
Several times a year 28% 10% 26% 35% < 1% 108
Seldom/never 23% 8% 8% 60% 1% 962
Don't know 50% 17% 4% 17% 11% 114

Interpreting scripture among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults 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 = 1,825. 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% 23% 4% 13% 8% 1,825
Once or twice a month 40% 23% 3% 24% 9% 209
Several times a year 37% 27% 2% 29% 6% 108
Seldom/never 28% 27% 5% 31% 10% 962
Don't know 53% 18% 9% 10% 10% 114

Belief in Heaven among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,825. 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 86% 8% 6% 1,825
Once or twice a month 83% 12% 6% 209
Several times a year 70% 17% 13% 108
Seldom/never 75% 18% 7% 962
Don't know 77% 9% 15% 114

Belief in Hell among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,825. 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% 23% 11% 1,825
Once or twice a month 56% 33% 12% 209
Several times a year 51% 38% 12% 108
Seldom/never 54% 37% 9% 962
Don't know 60% 15% 25% 114

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,825. 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% 17% 46% 1,825
Once or twice a month 36% 16% 49% 209
Several times a year 37% 6% 56% 108
Seldom/never 35% 17% 48% 962
Don't know 40% 13% 47% 114

Political ideology among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,825. 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% 33% 16% 8% 1,825
Once or twice a month 38% 35% 22% 5% 209
Several times a year 28% 40% 27% 5% 108
Seldom/never 35% 37% 21% 7% 962
Don't know 49% 21% 14% 16% 114

Views about size of government among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,825. 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% 39% 4% 6% 1,825
Once or twice a month 49% 40% 6% 5% 209
Several times a year 52% 35% 6% 7% 108
Seldom/never 51% 39% 5% 5% 962
Don't know 41% 34% 13% 12% 114

Views about government aid to the poor among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults 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 = 1,825. 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% 48% 5% 4% 1,825
Once or twice a month 41% 52% 3% 4% 209
Several times a year 35% 57% 6% 3% 108
Seldom/never 42% 50% 4% 4% 962
Don't know 38% 45% 4% 14% 114

Views about abortion among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults 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 = 1,825. 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% 52% 8% 1,825
Once or twice a month 56% 35% 8% 209
Several times a year 63% 36% 1% 108
Seldom/never 54% 39% 7% 962
Don't know 33% 54% 14% 114

Views about homosexuality among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,825. 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% 50% 5% 6% 1,825
Once or twice a month 46% 42% 4% 7% 209
Several times a year 56% 37% 5% 2% 108
Seldom/never 59% 32% 5% 4% 962
Don't know 37% 46% 2% 14% 114

Views about same-sex marriage among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,825. 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% 59% 13% 1,825
Once or twice a month 38% 51% 11% 209
Several times a year 39% 48% 13% 108
Seldom/never 49% 40% 11% 962
Don't know 25% 53% 21% 114

Views about environmental regulation among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults 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 = 1,825. 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% 49% 4% 9% 1,825
Once or twice a month 42% 51% 2% 5% 209
Several times a year 29% 62% 3% 6% 108
Seldom/never 43% 48% 3% 6% 962
Don't know 32% 41% 6% 21% 114

Views about human evolution among widowed adults by frequency of meditation

% of widowed adults 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 = 1,825. 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% 21% 4% 49% 10% 1,825
Once or twice a month 24% 24% 7% 41% 4% 209
Several times a year 38% 13% 9% 30% 10% 108
Seldom/never 28% 22% 4% 37% 9% 962
Don't know 10% 13% 13% 36% 29% 114