Frequency of meditation among republicans and Republican leaners

% of republicans and Republican leaners 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 = 13,731. 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 40% 8% 3% 47% 2% 13,731
2007 39% 6% 4% 49% 2% 13,366

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Frequency of meditation among republicans and Republican leaners by religious group

% of republicans and Republican leaners 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 38% 8% 4% 49% 1% 2,926
Evangelical Protestant 49% 6% 3% 41% 2% 5,056
Historically Black Protestant 57% 6% 2% 33% 1% 175
Jewish 29% 7% 6% 55% 3% 200
Mainline Protestant 34% 9% 4% 51% 1% 2,750
Mormon 62% 10% 1% 26% 1% 481
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 21% 10% 4% 65% 1% 1,734

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,754. 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% 29% 30% 28% 5,754
Once or twice a month 22% 33% 26% 19% 1,003
Several times a year 19% 32% 27% 21% 489
Seldom/never 24% 37% 26% 13% 6,024
Don't know 9% 23% 26% 42% 233

Generational cohort among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,754. 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 8% 10% 24% 37% 19% 2% 5,754
Once or twice a month 14% 15% 26% 31% 13% 1% 1,003
Several times a year 11% 12% 28% 32% 15% 2% 489
Seldom/never 15% 14% 31% 31% 8% 1% 6,024
Don't know 7% 6% 19% 37% 28% 3% 233

Gender composition among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,860. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 49% 51% 5,860
Once or twice a month 55% 45% 1,016
Several times a year 58% 42% 498
Seldom/never 55% 45% 6,107
Don't know 61% 39% 250

Racial and ethnic composition among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,777. 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 80% 4% 2% 11% 3% 5,777
Once or twice a month 79% 4% 5% 10% 2% 1,004
Several times a year 83% 2% 4% 9% 2% 493
Seldom/never 86% 2% 2% 7% 2% 6,042
Don't know 87% 2% 1% 9% 1% 241

Immigrant status among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,805. 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 10% 8% 82% 5,805
Once or twice a month 11% 9% 79% 1,010
Several times a year 10% 9% 81% 495
Seldom/never 7% 9% 84% 6,069
Don't know 15% 7% 78% 245

Income distribution among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners 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 = 5,088. 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 29% 21% 30% 20% 5,088
Once or twice a month 26% 22% 29% 23% 928
Several times a year 22% 18% 33% 27% 441
Seldom/never 21% 21% 33% 25% 5,409
Don't know 37% 14% 34% 14% 161

Educational distribution among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,834. 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% 34% 19% 11% 5,834
Once or twice a month 38% 34% 18% 10% 1,014
Several times a year 34% 30% 23% 13% 497
Seldom/never 40% 33% 18% 9% 6,087
Don't know 40% 32% 16% 11% 248

Marital status among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,833. 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 60% 4% 12% 9% 15% 5,833
Once or twice a month 54% 7% 10% 5% 25% 1,015
Several times a year 61% 7% 8% 5% 19% 495
Seldom/never 57% 6% 10% 4% 23% 6,098
Don't know 56% 2% 11% 15% 16% 246

Parent of children under 18 among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,841. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 26% 74% 5,841
Once or twice a month 27% 73% 1,013
Several times a year 28% 72% 498
Seldom/never 33% 67% 6,085
Don't know 15% 85% 248

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners 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 = 5,860. 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% 11% 2% 1% 1% 1% 5,860
Once or twice a month 66% 24% 4% 1% 4% 1% 1,016
Several times a year 65% 26% 4% 1% 3% 1% 498
Seldom/never 64% 21% 5% < 1% 7% 2% 6,107
Don't know 82% 11% 2% 1% 3% 1% 250

Importance of religion in one's life among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners 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 = 5,860. 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% 14% 3% 3% < 1% 5,860
Once or twice a month 55% 28% 12% 5% 1% 1,016
Several times a year 52% 31% 11% 6% 1% 498
Seldom/never 48% 30% 13% 9% < 1% 6,107
Don't know 80% 12% 2% 3% 2% 250

Attendance at religious services among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners 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 = 5,860. 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% 24% 14% < 1% 5,860
Once or twice a month 37% 40% 23% < 1% 1,016
Several times a year 35% 44% 21% < 1% 498
Seldom/never 31% 37% 31% < 1% 6,107
Don't know 64% 21% 12% 3% 250

Frequency of prayer among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,860. 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% 10% 2% 5% < 1% 5,860
Once or twice a month 52% 23% 9% 15% 1% 1,016
Several times a year 52% 23% 10% 15% < 1% 498
Seldom/never 48% 19% 7% 25% 1% 6,107
Don't know 78% 8% 1% 5% 7% 250

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners 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 = 5,860. 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% 11% 9% 33% 1% 5,860
Once or twice a month 23% 14% 11% 52% < 1% 1,016
Several times a year 15% 10% 19% 56% < 1% 498
Seldom/never 18% 9% 8% 65% < 1% 6,107
Don't know 42% 8% 10% 34% 6% 250

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners 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 = 5,860. 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 81% 10% 4% 4% 1% 5,860
Once or twice a month 54% 25% 9% 10% 1% 1,016
Several times a year 49% 19% 23% 10% < 1% 498
Seldom/never 48% 17% 12% 22% 1% 6,107
Don't know 65% 9% 5% 13% 8% 250

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners 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 = 5,860. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 59% 15% 9% 16% 1% 5,860
Once or twice a month 41% 24% 14% 20% 1% 1,016
Several times a year 32% 22% 27% 19% < 1% 498
Seldom/never 33% 17% 16% 34% 1% 6,107
Don't know 43% 10% 8% 24% 14% 250

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners 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 = 5,860. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 57% 7% 29% 4% 2% 5,860
Once or twice a month 38% 11% 42% 7% 2% 1,016
Several times a year 32% 9% 50% 6% 3% 498
Seldom/never 34% 8% 50% 7% 1% 6,107
Don't know 54% 6% 28% 3% 10% 250

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners 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 = 5,860. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 54% 43% 1% 1% 5,860
Once or twice a month 45% 53% 1% 1% 1,016
Several times a year 45% 54% < 1% 1% 498
Seldom/never 42% 56% 1% 1% 6,107
Don't know 55% 39% 3% 3% 250

Frequency of reading scripture among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners 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 = 5,860. 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 65% 9% 6% 20% 1% 5,860
Once or twice a month 31% 19% 12% 37% < 1% 1,016
Several times a year 22% 11% 24% 42% < 1% 498
Seldom/never 27% 11% 8% 54% < 1% 6,107
Don't know 58% 10% 4% 19% 9% 250

Interpreting scripture among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners 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 = 5,860. 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% 31% 3% 15% 5% 5,860
Once or twice a month 30% 33% 2% 28% 6% 1,016
Several times a year 27% 39% 3% 26% 6% 498
Seldom/never 29% 35% 3% 28% 5% 6,107
Don't know 52% 21% 10% 10% 7% 250

Belief in Heaven among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,860. 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% 7% 5,860
Once or twice a month 79% 16% 5% 1,016
Several times a year 78% 16% 6% 498
Seldom/never 78% 16% 7% 6,107
Don't know 74% 9% 17% 250

Belief in Hell among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,860. 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% 20% 8% 5,860
Once or twice a month 66% 27% 7% 1,016
Several times a year 61% 27% 11% 498
Seldom/never 66% 27% 7% 6,107
Don't know 64% 16% 20% 250

SocialandPoliticalViews

Political ideology among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,860. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 67% 23% 7% 2% 5,860
Once or twice a month 56% 33% 9% 2% 1,016
Several times a year 51% 42% 5% 1% 498
Seldom/never 58% 32% 8% 2% 6,107
Don't know 70% 12% 5% 12% 250

Views about size of government among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,860. 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 78% 18% 2% 2% 5,860
Once or twice a month 73% 24% 2% 1% 1,016
Several times a year 80% 17% 1% 3% 498
Seldom/never 78% 19% 1% 1% 6,107
Don't know 76% 17% 3% 4% 250

Views about government aid to the poor among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners 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 = 5,860. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 67% 28% 4% 2% 5,860
Once or twice a month 67% 29% 3% 1% 1,016
Several times a year 69% 25% 4% 2% 498
Seldom/never 71% 25% 3% 1% 6,107
Don't know 68% 17% 3% 12% 250

Views about abortion among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners 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 = 5,860. 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 30% 66% 4% 5,860
Once or twice a month 44% 53% 3% 1,016
Several times a year 48% 50% 2% 498
Seldom/never 44% 53% 3% 6,107
Don't know 23% 64% 13% 250

Views about homosexuality among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,860. 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% 54% 4% 3% 5,860
Once or twice a month 57% 36% 3% 3% 1,016
Several times a year 57% 35% 5% 3% 498
Seldom/never 55% 38% 4% 3% 6,107
Don't know 24% 59% 9% 7% 250

Views about same-sex marriage among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,860. 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 29% 65% 7% 5,860
Once or twice a month 46% 47% 7% 1,016
Several times a year 40% 53% 7% 498
Seldom/never 44% 49% 7% 6,107
Don't know 14% 70% 16% 250

Views about environmental regulation among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners 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 = 5,860. 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% 38% 3% 3% 5,860
Once or twice a month 52% 45% 2% 1% 1,016
Several times a year 54% 41% 2% 3% 498
Seldom/never 56% 40% 2% 2% 6,107
Don't know 66% 20% 4% 9% 250

Views about human evolution among republicans and Republican leaners by frequency of meditation

% of republicans and Republican leaners 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 = 5,860. 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% 26% 3% 53% 5% 5,860
Once or twice a month 27% 30% 4% 35% 3% 1,016
Several times a year 31% 26% 4% 35% 5% 498
Seldom/never 29% 27% 3% 38% 3% 6,107
Don't know 7% 14% 8% 54% 17% 250