Frequency of meditation among independents and those who don't lean to either party

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 5,658. 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 42% 8% 4% 44% 3% 5,658
2007 40% 7% 3% 45% 5% 5,770

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Frequency of meditation among independents and those who don't lean to either party by religious group

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 42% 10% 4% 40% 3% 1,158
Evangelical Protestant 51% 6% 2% 38% 3% 1,230
Historically Black Protestant 62% 8% 3% 26% 1% 184
Jehovah's Witness 83% 1% 2% 10% 4% 188
Mainline Protestant 35% 6% 5% 50% 3% 822
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 29% 8% 4% 58% 2% 1,474

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,350. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 21% 38% 25% 16% 2,350
Once or twice a month 30% 39% 20% 11% 390
Several times a year 27% 37% 23% 12% 211
Seldom/never 30% 39% 22% 10% 2,281
Don't know 14% 40% 25% 21% 152

Generational cohort among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,350. 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% 17% 32% 29% 11% 1% 2,350
Once or twice a month 19% 20% 30% 23% 7% 1% 390
Several times a year 20% 15% 29% 31% 5% < 1% 211
Seldom/never 18% 20% 30% 26% 5% < 1% 2,281
Don't know 9% 7% 38% 31% 14% 1% 152

Gender composition among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,464. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 45% 55% 2,464
Once or twice a month 45% 55% 401
Several times a year 58% 42% 222
Seldom/never 53% 47% 2,386
Don't know 50% 50% 185

Racial and ethnic composition among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,373. 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 51% 12% 3% 28% 7% 2,373
Once or twice a month 53% 7% 6% 30% 5% 389
Several times a year 62% 5% 10% 20% 3% 218
Seldom/never 66% 6% 6% 18% 5% 2,329
Don't know 48% 6% 5% 38% 2% 160

Immigrant status among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,400. 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% 9% 63% 2,400
Once or twice a month 29% 9% 63% 386
Several times a year 28% 9% 63% 217
Seldom/never 18% 10% 72% 2,298
Don't know 40% 7% 53% 168

Income distribution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 1,881. 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% 20% 19% 10% 1,881
Once or twice a month 52% 13% 20% 14% 322
Several times a year 41% 17% 22% 19% 169
Seldom/never 44% 21% 23% 12% 1,869
Don't know 65% 15% 15% 5% 100

Educational distribution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,426. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 49% 32% 12% 7% 2,426
Once or twice a month 46% 34% 12% 8% 397
Several times a year 45% 24% 20% 11% 217
Seldom/never 55% 29% 11% 5% 2,347
Don't know 59% 23% 11% 7% 173

Marital status among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,428. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 45% 8% 15% 8% 23% 2,428
Once or twice a month 40% 11% 17% 5% 27% 400
Several times a year 48% 10% 13% 2% 28% 222
Seldom/never 43% 10% 14% 4% 29% 2,356
Don't know 46% 11% 16% 6% 21% 170

Parent of children under 18 among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,443. 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% 68% 2,443
Once or twice a month 31% 69% 401
Several times a year 34% 66% 221
Seldom/never 34% 66% 2,368
Don't know 29% 71% 174

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who say they…

Frequency of meditation Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 2,464. 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% 15% 3% 1% 4% 2% 2,464
Once or twice a month 49% 29% 9% 2% 7% 4% 401
Several times a year 50% 28% 7% 1% 13% 1% 222
Seldom/never 52% 23% 7% 1% 13% 4% 2,386
Don't know 67% 13% 1% 4% 4% 11% 185

Importance of religion in one's life among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party 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 = 2,464. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 68% 17% 6% 8% 2% 2,464
Once or twice a month 45% 30% 13% 10% 2% 401
Several times a year 36% 39% 14% 11% < 1% 222
Seldom/never 37% 32% 14% 16% 1% 2,386
Don't know 67% 10% 6% 5% 11% 185

Attendance at religious services among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who attend religious services…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,464. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 49% 26% 24% 1% 2,464
Once or twice a month 25% 40% 34% 1% 401
Several times a year 20% 45% 34% 1% 222
Seldom/never 20% 33% 46% 1% 2,386
Don't know 41% 28% 15% 15% 185

Frequency of prayer among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,464. 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% 11% 3% 11% 1% 2,464
Once or twice a month 45% 18% 12% 24% 1% 401
Several times a year 34% 25% 10% 29% 2% 222
Seldom/never 38% 16% 8% 38% 1% 2,386
Don't know 54% 6% 6% 14% 20% 185

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who attend prayer group…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,464. 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% 9% 7% 43% 1% 2,464
Once or twice a month 14% 16% 11% 59% 1% 401
Several times a year 12% 8% 15% 65% 1% 222
Seldom/never 13% 6% 7% 73% 1% 2,386
Don't know 25% 9% 11% 36% 20% 185

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,464. 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% 4% 5% 2% 2,464
Once or twice a month 57% 20% 9% 12% 1% 401
Several times a year 40% 18% 26% 14% 2% 222
Seldom/never 41% 14% 11% 32% 2% 2,386
Don't know 52% 7% 4% 7% 30% 185

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,464. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 63% 11% 6% 17% 3% 2,464
Once or twice a month 48% 17% 16% 17% 1% 401
Several times a year 37% 14% 26% 21% 2% 222
Seldom/never 33% 13% 14% 38% 2% 2,386
Don't know 38% 10% 9% 19% 24% 185

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of meditation Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,464. 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% 9% 36% 6% 5% 2,464
Once or twice a month 25% 12% 49% 11% 3% 401
Several times a year 25% 11% 49% 12% 2% 222
Seldom/never 21% 9% 56% 10% 4% 2,386
Don't know 48% 4% 27% 9% 12% 185

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who say…

Frequency of meditation There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,464. 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 33% 62% 3% 3% 2,464
Once or twice a month 24% 74% 1% 1% 401
Several times a year 20% 76% 3% 1% 222
Seldom/never 27% 70% 2% 1% 2,386
Don't know 36% 53% 5% 6% 185

Frequency of reading scripture among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who read scripture…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,464. 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% 8% 5% 29% 1% 2,464
Once or twice a month 23% 17% 15% 44% < 1% 401
Several times a year 16% 5% 25% 52% 2% 222
Seldom/never 19% 9% 7% 65% 1% 2,386
Don't know 34% 9% 11% 28% 19% 185

Interpreting scripture among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of meditation Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,464. 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% 21% 6% 24% 11% 2,464
Once or twice a month 26% 25% 2% 36% 11% 401
Several times a year 22% 20% 3% 41% 14% 222
Seldom/never 24% 24% 3% 39% 10% 2,386
Don't know 38% 16% 9% 16% 21% 185

Belief in Heaven among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,464. 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% 18% 10% 2,464
Once or twice a month 66% 24% 11% 401
Several times a year 62% 30% 8% 222
Seldom/never 67% 23% 10% 2,386
Don't know 62% 17% 21% 185

Belief in Hell among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,464. 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% 34% 11% 2,464
Once or twice a month 49% 40% 10% 401
Several times a year 45% 41% 14% 222
Seldom/never 53% 37% 10% 2,386
Don't know 51% 25% 24% 185

SocialandPoliticalViews

Political ideology among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,464. 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% 29% 20% 22% 2,464
Once or twice a month 22% 38% 24% 16% 401
Several times a year 24% 39% 18% 19% 222
Seldom/never 23% 36% 19% 22% 2,386
Don't know 17% 22% 20% 41% 185

Views about size of government among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,464. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 45% 41% 6% 8% 2,464
Once or twice a month 47% 45% 4% 5% 401
Several times a year 44% 47% 3% 5% 222
Seldom/never 48% 42% 4% 6% 2,386
Don't know 36% 39% 5% 19% 185

Views about government aid to the poor among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of meditation Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,464. 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% 50% 8% 5% 2,464
Once or twice a month 44% 49% 4% 3% 401
Several times a year 43% 47% 6% 4% 222
Seldom/never 44% 46% 6% 3% 2,386
Don't know 39% 40% 6% 15% 185

Views about abortion among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who say abortion should be…

Frequency of meditation Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,464. 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% 51% 9% 2,464
Once or twice a month 57% 35% 7% 401
Several times a year 53% 41% 6% 222
Seldom/never 54% 40% 6% 2,386
Don't know 30% 54% 16% 185

Views about homosexuality among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,464. 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% 36% 7% 7% 2,464
Once or twice a month 67% 19% 8% 5% 401
Several times a year 63% 25% 6% 6% 222
Seldom/never 68% 22% 5% 5% 2,386
Don't know 28% 42% 10% 20% 185

Views about same-sex marriage among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,464. 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% 44% 16% 2,464
Once or twice a month 60% 26% 14% 401
Several times a year 57% 32% 11% 222
Seldom/never 60% 29% 12% 2,386
Don't know 25% 44% 31% 185

Views about environmental regulation among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who say…

Frequency of meditation Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,464. 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% 54% 5% 7% 2,464
Once or twice a month 35% 56% 4% 5% 401
Several times a year 34% 57% 4% 6% 222
Seldom/never 36% 55% 4% 5% 2,386
Don't know 40% 33% 6% 21% 185

Views about human evolution among independents and those who don't lean to either party by frequency of meditation

% of independents and those who don't lean to either party who say humans…

Frequency of meditation Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,464. 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% 24% 5% 40% 9% 2,464
Once or twice a month 38% 21% 5% 31% 4% 401
Several times a year 38% 23% 9% 25% 5% 222
Seldom/never 37% 23% 6% 29% 6% 2,386
Don't know 13% 12% 11% 36% 27% 185