Frequency of meditation among conservatives

% of conservatives 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 = 12,935. 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 45% 7% 3% 43% 2% 12,935
2007 44% 7% 3% 43% 2% 13,598

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Frequency of meditation among conservatives by religious group

% of conservatives 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 43% 8% 3% 44% 1% 2,780
Evangelical Protestant 52% 6% 2% 38% 2% 4,975
Historically Black Protestant 59% 6% 2% 31% 2% 653
Jewish 38% 7% 4% 51% 1% 167
Mainline Protestant 37% 9% 4% 49% 2% 2,269
Mormon 62% 10% 2% 25% 2% 419
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 27% 8% 3% 61% 1% 1,277

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,975. 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% 30% 31% 28% 5,975
Once or twice a month 22% 31% 26% 21% 907
Several times a year 16% 30% 32% 22% 394
Seldom/never 20% 36% 29% 15% 5,169
Don't know 6% 27% 23% 44% 234

Generational cohort among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,975. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 7% 9% 25% 37% 20% 2% 5,975
Once or twice a month 14% 14% 25% 31% 14% 2% 907
Several times a year 11% 7% 28% 39% 14% 2% 394
Seldom/never 13% 12% 31% 34% 9% 1% 5,169
Don't know 4% 8% 21% 35% 28% 4% 234

Gender composition among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,113. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 48% 52% 6,113
Once or twice a month 54% 46% 919
Several times a year 62% 38% 402
Seldom/never 54% 46% 5,247
Don't know 53% 47% 254

Racial and ethnic composition among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,007. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 66% 13% 2% 16% 3% 6,007
Once or twice a month 68% 11% 3% 16% 3% 913
Several times a year 69% 8% 4% 17% 3% 397
Seldom/never 79% 7% 2% 9% 3% 5,183
Don't know 79% 9% 2% 9% 2% 243

Immigrant status among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,054. 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 15% 8% 78% 6,054
Once or twice a month 15% 8% 77% 909
Several times a year 17% 8% 75% 400
Seldom/never 8% 9% 83% 5,206
Don't know 14% 6% 80% 248

Income distribution among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives 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 = 5,237. 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 36% 22% 27% 15% 5,237
Once or twice a month 33% 21% 27% 18% 817
Several times a year 32% 18% 26% 23% 355
Seldom/never 27% 21% 31% 21% 4,588
Don't know 48% 12% 31% 9% 165

Educational distribution among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,085. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 44% 32% 15% 9% 6,085
Once or twice a month 44% 34% 15% 7% 915
Several times a year 44% 29% 19% 9% 402
Seldom/never 45% 32% 16% 6% 5,231
Don't know 42% 31% 17% 10% 253

Marital status among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,077. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 58% 4% 13% 10% 15% 6,077
Once or twice a month 49% 6% 13% 6% 25% 919
Several times a year 60% 7% 11% 5% 18% 401
Seldom/never 57% 6% 11% 5% 20% 5,234
Don't know 55% 3% 11% 18% 13% 248

Parent of children under 18 among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,088. 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 28% 72% 6,088
Once or twice a month 28% 72% 917
Several times a year 27% 73% 402
Seldom/never 33% 67% 5,228
Don't know 20% 80% 252

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives 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 = 6,113. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 87% 10% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 6,113
Once or twice a month 70% 22% 3% 1% 3% 1% 919
Several times a year 71% 21% 3% 1% 4% 1% 402
Seldom/never 70% 18% 4% 1% 6% 2% 5,247
Don't know 84% 9% < 1% 2% 2% 2% 254

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,113. 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 84% 11% 2% 2% 1% 6,113
Once or twice a month 62% 27% 6% 4% < 1% 919
Several times a year 59% 30% 7% 3% < 1% 402
Seldom/never 56% 27% 10% 7% < 1% 5,247
Don't know 82% 10% 2% 3% 3% 254

Attendance at religious services among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives 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 = 6,113. 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% 22% 12% < 1% 6,113
Once or twice a month 42% 42% 16% < 1% 919
Several times a year 35% 44% 21% < 1% 402
Seldom/never 35% 36% 28% < 1% 5,247
Don't know 65% 19% 12% 4% 254

Frequency of prayer among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,113. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 86% 9% 1% 3% 1% 6,113
Once or twice a month 58% 23% 7% 11% < 1% 919
Several times a year 54% 20% 10% 15% 1% 402
Seldom/never 55% 18% 6% 21% 1% 5,247
Don't know 75% 9% 1% 6% 8% 254

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,113. 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% 11% 8% 29% 1% 6,113
Once or twice a month 26% 18% 13% 43% < 1% 919
Several times a year 18% 11% 19% 52% < 1% 402
Seldom/never 21% 9% 9% 60% < 1% 5,247
Don't know 44% 10% 9% 29% 8% 254

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives 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 = 6,113. 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 84% 8% 4% 4% 1% 6,113
Once or twice a month 56% 27% 7% 8% 1% 919
Several times a year 53% 14% 25% 9% < 1% 402
Seldom/never 53% 16% 10% 20% 1% 5,247
Don't know 71% 8% 3% 7% 11% 254

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives 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 = 6,113. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 59% 14% 8% 17% 2% 6,113
Once or twice a month 41% 22% 15% 21% 1% 919
Several times a year 34% 22% 25% 18% 1% 402
Seldom/never 34% 15% 14% 36% 1% 5,247
Don't know 42% 11% 9% 19% 18% 254

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives 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 = 6,113. 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% 5% 27% 5% 2% 6,113
Once or twice a month 44% 8% 40% 7% 2% 919
Several times a year 41% 9% 40% 7% 3% 402
Seldom/never 39% 6% 47% 6% 2% 5,247
Don't know 60% 1% 27% 2% 10% 254

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,113. 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% 45% 1% 2% 6,113
Once or twice a month 44% 54% 1% 1% 919
Several times a year 46% 51% 1% 2% 402
Seldom/never 45% 53% 2% < 1% 5,247
Don't know 57% 36% 4% 3% 254

Frequency of reading scripture among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives 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 = 6,113. 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 69% 9% 5% 16% 1% 6,113
Once or twice a month 36% 22% 12% 30% < 1% 919
Several times a year 26% 11% 25% 37% 1% 402
Seldom/never 32% 11% 9% 48% < 1% 5,247
Don't know 63% 12% 2% 12% 11% 254

Interpreting scripture among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives 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 = 6,113. 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% 27% 4% 11% 5% 6,113
Once or twice a month 38% 33% 3% 19% 7% 919
Several times a year 36% 35% 4% 19% 6% 402
Seldom/never 37% 32% 3% 23% 6% 5,247
Don't know 51% 19% 8% 10% 12% 254

Belief in Heaven among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,113. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 85% 8% 7% 6,113
Once or twice a month 82% 11% 6% 919
Several times a year 77% 18% 6% 402
Seldom/never 80% 13% 7% 5,247
Don't know 72% 11% 18% 254

Belief in Hell among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,113. 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% 8% 6,113
Once or twice a month 71% 21% 8% 919
Several times a year 64% 25% 11% 402
Seldom/never 70% 23% 7% 5,247
Don't know 68% 15% 16% 254

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,113. 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% 13% 25% 6,113
Once or twice a month 60% 11% 28% 919
Several times a year 61% 15% 24% 402
Seldom/never 66% 12% 21% 5,247
Don't know 66% 14% 20% 254

Views about size of government among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,113. 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% 29% 2% 3% 6,113
Once or twice a month 64% 33% 2% 2% 919
Several times a year 68% 28% 1% 3% 402
Seldom/never 73% 24% 1% 2% 5,247
Don't know 70% 20% 2% 9% 254

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

% of conservatives 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 = 6,113. 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% 34% 4% 2% 6,113
Once or twice a month 59% 37% 3% 2% 919
Several times a year 68% 28% 3% 1% 402
Seldom/never 67% 29% 3% 1% 5,247
Don't know 65% 24% 5% 5% 254

Views about abortion among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives 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 = 6,113. 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% 67% 5% 6,113
Once or twice a month 40% 57% 3% 919
Several times a year 39% 59% 3% 402
Seldom/never 40% 57% 3% 5,247
Don't know 22% 68% 11% 254

Views about homosexuality among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,113. 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% 58% 4% 4% 6,113
Once or twice a month 47% 45% 5% 3% 919
Several times a year 45% 47% 6% 3% 402
Seldom/never 49% 43% 5% 3% 5,247
Don't know 24% 60% 8% 9% 254

Views about same-sex marriage among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,113. 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 23% 69% 8% 6,113
Once or twice a month 40% 53% 7% 919
Several times a year 30% 64% 6% 402
Seldom/never 37% 55% 7% 5,247
Don't know 13% 71% 15% 254

Views about environmental regulation among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives 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 = 6,113. 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% 39% 3% 4% 6,113
Once or twice a month 52% 43% 2% 2% 919
Several times a year 54% 41% 2% 3% 402
Seldom/never 56% 39% 2% 2% 5,247
Don't know 59% 26% 5% 10% 254

Views about human evolution among conservatives by frequency of meditation

% of conservatives 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 = 6,113. 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 12% 25% 3% 55% 5% 6,113
Once or twice a month 23% 28% 3% 41% 4% 919
Several times a year 26% 27% 2% 39% 5% 402
Seldom/never 23% 25% 3% 44% 4% 5,247
Don't know 6% 12% 8% 59% 15% 254