Frequency of meditation among non-parents

% of non-parents 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 = 26,567. 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 41% 9% 4% 44% 2% 26,567
2007 42% 7% 4% 44% 3% 24,726

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Frequency of meditation among non-parents by religious group

% of non-parents 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 = 217. 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.
Buddhist 68% 6% 6% 18% 1% 217
Catholic 41% 9% 4% 45% 1% 5,411
Evangelical Protestant 51% 7% 3% 37% 2% 6,385
Hindu 34% 8% 7% 51% < 1% 115
Historically Black Protestant 57% 8% 3% 29% 2% 1,421
Jehovah's Witness 77% 2% 2% 15% 4% 182
Jewish 28% 8% 6% 56% 2% 661
Mainline Protestant 38% 10% 5% 46% 2% 4,844
Mormon 60% 10% 1% 27% 2% 419
Muslim 37% 8% 6% 40% 9% 147
Orthodox Christian 37% 6% 7% 49% 1% 137
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 25% 10% 6% 58% 1% 5,788

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 11,334. 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% 19% 34% 31% 11,334
Once or twice a month 30% 22% 28% 21% 2,165
Several times a year 29% 21% 28% 22% 1,169
Seldom/never 31% 21% 30% 18% 10,885
Don't know 12% 20% 26% 42% 468

Generational cohort among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 11,334. 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 11% 8% 15% 41% 21% 2% 11,334
Once or twice a month 21% 14% 17% 33% 13% 2% 2,165
Several times a year 20% 15% 16% 34% 14% 1% 1,169
Seldom/never 22% 13% 17% 36% 11% 1% 10,885
Don't know 8% 5% 18% 37% 27% 5% 468

Gender composition among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 11,594. 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% 54% 11,594
Once or twice a month 51% 49% 2,197
Several times a year 55% 45% 1,188
Seldom/never 54% 46% 11,079
Don't know 55% 45% 509

Racial and ethnic composition among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 11,381. 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% 15% 2% 15% 4% 11,381
Once or twice a month 66% 11% 5% 14% 4% 2,167
Several times a year 71% 8% 5% 12% 4% 1,176
Seldom/never 74% 8% 4% 10% 3% 10,955
Don't know 67% 9% 5% 17% 2% 485

Immigrant status among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 11,444. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 14% 10% 76% 11,444
Once or twice a month 14% 12% 74% 2,165
Several times a year 15% 12% 73% 1,179
Seldom/never 10% 12% 79% 10,940
Don't know 23% 8% 69% 489

Income distribution among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents 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 = 9,857. 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% 21% 24% 15% 9,857
Once or twice a month 35% 21% 26% 18% 1,944
Several times a year 34% 20% 26% 21% 1,043
Seldom/never 32% 22% 28% 19% 9,548
Don't know 53% 15% 22% 11% 317

Educational distribution among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 11,519. 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% 31% 16% 11% 11,519
Once or twice a month 39% 34% 16% 11% 2,193
Several times a year 36% 29% 22% 13% 1,182
Seldom/never 44% 31% 16% 9% 11,030
Don't know 53% 26% 13% 9% 497

Marital status among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 11,523. 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% 6% 15% 12% 23% 11,523
Once or twice a month 37% 7% 13% 7% 36% 2,191
Several times a year 37% 9% 12% 6% 36% 1,183
Seldom/never 39% 7% 12% 6% 36% 11,045
Don't know 41% 4% 14% 17% 23% 488

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents 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 = 11,594. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 76% 14% 3% 1% 4% 1% 11,594
Once or twice a month 54% 26% 8% 1% 9% 3% 2,197
Several times a year 49% 25% 9% < 1% 13% 3% 1,188
Seldom/never 51% 22% 7% 1% 16% 3% 11,079
Don't know 72% 13% 3% 3% 4% 6% 509

Importance of religion in one's life among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents 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 = 11,594. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 70% 17% 6% 7% 1% 11,594
Once or twice a month 44% 31% 14% 11% 1% 2,197
Several times a year 37% 33% 17% 13% < 1% 1,188
Seldom/never 37% 30% 16% 17% < 1% 11,079
Don't know 71% 12% 6% 5% 6% 509

Attendance at religious services among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents 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 = 11,594. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 50% 27% 22% 1% 11,594
Once or twice a month 29% 41% 30% < 1% 2,197
Several times a year 21% 43% 36% < 1% 1,188
Seldom/never 22% 35% 43% < 1% 11,079
Don't know 46% 27% 20% 8% 509

Frequency of prayer among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,594. 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 75% 12% 3% 10% 1% 11,594
Once or twice a month 42% 21% 11% 25% 1% 2,197
Several times a year 36% 20% 10% 33% 1% 1,188
Seldom/never 38% 17% 7% 38% 1% 11,079
Don't know 62% 10% 3% 11% 14% 509

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents 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 = 11,594. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 38% 10% 8% 43% 1% 11,594
Once or twice a month 17% 13% 9% 61% < 1% 2,197
Several times a year 10% 6% 15% 69% < 1% 1,188
Seldom/never 12% 6% 7% 75% < 1% 11,079
Don't know 31% 8% 9% 40% 11% 509

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents 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 = 11,594. 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 79% 10% 5% 6% 1% 11,594
Once or twice a month 53% 25% 10% 11% 1% 2,197
Several times a year 40% 20% 25% 14% 1% 1,188
Seldom/never 42% 16% 12% 28% 1% 11,079
Don't know 57% 8% 6% 11% 19% 509

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents 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 = 11,594. 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% 13% 8% 16% 2% 11,594
Once or twice a month 48% 20% 14% 17% 1% 2,197
Several times a year 40% 18% 23% 18% 1% 1,188
Seldom/never 34% 16% 15% 33% 1% 11,079
Don't know 41% 7% 10% 21% 20% 509

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents 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 = 11,594. 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% 11% 36% 6% 3% 11,594
Once or twice a month 27% 16% 45% 10% 2% 2,197
Several times a year 22% 13% 51% 12% 1% 1,188
Seldom/never 23% 11% 53% 11% 2% 11,079
Don't know 44% 6% 32% 8% 10% 509

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents 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 = 11,594. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 38% 59% 2% 2% 11,594
Once or twice a month 27% 71% 1% 1% 2,197
Several times a year 26% 72% 1% 1% 1,188
Seldom/never 29% 69% 1% 1% 11,079
Don't know 36% 56% 3% 6% 509

Frequency of reading scripture among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents 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 = 11,594. 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 55% 9% 7% 28% 1% 11,594
Once or twice a month 24% 18% 12% 46% < 1% 2,197
Several times a year 15% 9% 21% 54% < 1% 1,188
Seldom/never 18% 9% 8% 65% < 1% 11,079
Don't know 41% 11% 6% 26% 16% 509

Interpreting scripture among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents 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 = 11,594. 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% 25% 3% 24% 7% 11,594
Once or twice a month 23% 25% 2% 42% 8% 2,197
Several times a year 21% 26% 1% 45% 6% 1,188
Seldom/never 22% 27% 2% 42% 7% 11,079
Don't know 42% 17% 7% 19% 15% 509

Belief in Heaven among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,594. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 76% 17% 7% 11,594
Once or twice a month 67% 25% 7% 2,197
Several times a year 62% 31% 7% 1,188
Seldom/never 66% 26% 7% 11,079
Don't know 68% 13% 19% 509

Belief in Hell among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,594. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 62% 30% 9% 11,594
Once or twice a month 51% 41% 8% 2,197
Several times a year 46% 44% 9% 1,188
Seldom/never 52% 40% 8% 11,079
Don't know 54% 23% 23% 509

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 11,594. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 38% 18% 45% 11,594
Once or twice a month 34% 16% 51% 2,197
Several times a year 30% 14% 56% 1,188
Seldom/never 38% 17% 45% 11,079
Don't know 39% 27% 34% 509

Political ideology among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,594. 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% 31% 23% 7% 11,594
Once or twice a month 31% 35% 29% 5% 2,197
Several times a year 26% 39% 31% 4% 1,188
Seldom/never 33% 35% 26% 6% 11,079
Don't know 39% 21% 18% 22% 509

Views about size of government among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,594. 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% 40% 4% 4% 11,594
Once or twice a month 50% 43% 3% 4% 2,197
Several times a year 49% 45% 2% 3% 1,188
Seldom/never 53% 41% 3% 4% 11,079
Don't know 51% 33% 6% 11% 509

Views about government aid to the poor among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents 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 = 11,594. 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% 50% 4% 3% 11,594
Once or twice a month 39% 56% 3% 2% 2,197
Several times a year 39% 55% 4% 2% 1,188
Seldom/never 46% 49% 3% 2% 11,079
Don't know 49% 36% 5% 10% 509

Views about abortion among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents 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 = 11,594. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 47% 48% 5% 11,594
Once or twice a month 62% 34% 4% 2,197
Several times a year 66% 32% 3% 1,188
Seldom/never 60% 36% 4% 11,079
Don't know 37% 49% 14% 509

Views about homosexuality among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,594. 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% 39% 4% 4% 11,594
Once or twice a month 70% 24% 3% 3% 2,197
Several times a year 72% 23% 3% 2% 1,188
Seldom/never 69% 24% 4% 3% 11,079
Don't know 37% 43% 7% 13% 509

Views about same-sex marriage among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,594. 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% 9% 11,594
Once or twice a month 63% 31% 6% 2,197
Several times a year 62% 33% 5% 1,188
Seldom/never 62% 32% 7% 11,079
Don't know 27% 50% 23% 509

Views about environmental regulation among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents 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 = 11,594. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 38% 55% 3% 4% 11,594
Once or twice a month 32% 63% 2% 2% 2,197
Several times a year 32% 64% 2% 2% 1,188
Seldom/never 38% 57% 2% 3% 11,079
Don't know 46% 34% 5% 15% 509

Views about human evolution among non-parents by frequency of meditation

% of non-parents 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 = 11,594. 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 24% 25% 4% 41% 6% 11,594
Once or twice a month 38% 26% 5% 27% 3% 2,197
Several times a year 44% 24% 4% 24% 3% 1,188
Seldom/never 41% 24% 4% 28% 3% 11,079
Don't know 14% 14% 11% 42% 18% 509