Frequency of meditation among liberals

% of liberals 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 = 8,504. 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 38% 10% 5% 46% 1% 8,504
2007 37% 8% 5% 48% 2% 6,809

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Frequency of meditation among liberals by religious group

% of liberals 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 = 136. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 70% 8% 6% 15% 1% 136
Catholic 38% 9% 6% 44% 2% 1,474
Evangelical Protestant 48% 8% 3% 40% 1% 937
Historically Black Protestant 54% 9% 5% 31% 2% 467
Jewish 28% 7% 6% 58% 1% 394
Mainline Protestant 39% 12% 5% 43% 1% 1,259
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 28% 11% 6% 54% 1% 3,107

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among liberals by frequency of meditation

% of liberals who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,283. 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 20% 36% 28% 17% 3,283
Once or twice a month 33% 36% 20% 11% 807
Several times a year 27% 40% 20% 13% 447
Seldom/never 33% 34% 21% 12% 3,750
Don't know 19% 33% 24% 24% 103

Generational cohort among liberals by frequency of meditation

% of liberals who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,283. 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% 15% 29% 33% 11% 1% 3,283
Once or twice a month 21% 21% 27% 23% 7% < 1% 807
Several times a year 16% 18% 33% 25% 7% 1% 447
Seldom/never 21% 20% 26% 26% 7% 1% 3,750
Don't know 15% 7% 31% 31% 12% 4% 103

Gender composition among liberals by frequency of meditation

% of liberals who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,328. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 42% 58% 3,328
Once or twice a month 43% 57% 811
Several times a year 46% 54% 451
Seldom/never 48% 52% 3,801
Don't know 58% 42% 113

Racial and ethnic composition among liberals by frequency of meditation

% of liberals who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,277. 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% 17% 4% 22% 5% 3,277
Once or twice a month 62% 12% 5% 17% 4% 802
Several times a year 64% 12% 6% 16% 2% 447
Seldom/never 66% 10% 6% 14% 4% 3,771
Don't know 38% 14% 9% 37% 2% 108

Immigrant status among liberals by frequency of meditation

% of liberals who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,281. 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% 12% 66% 3,281
Once or twice a month 18% 12% 70% 803
Several times a year 22% 10% 68% 444
Seldom/never 15% 14% 71% 3,755
Don't know 48% 7% 45% 106

Income distribution among liberals by frequency of meditation

% of liberals 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 = 3,006. 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% 19% 21% 17% 3,006
Once or twice a month 35% 16% 26% 23% 755
Several times a year 31% 23% 24% 22% 411
Seldom/never 32% 20% 26% 22% 3,455

Educational distribution among liberals by frequency of meditation

% of liberals who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,311. 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% 29% 18% 15% 3,311
Once or twice a month 30% 33% 20% 17% 811
Several times a year 32% 24% 24% 20% 449
Seldom/never 36% 29% 20% 15% 3,788
Don't know 57% 26% 11% 6% 108

Marital status among liberals by frequency of meditation

% of liberals who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,311. 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% 10% 18% 6% 25% 3,311
Once or twice a month 39% 11% 13% 4% 33% 810
Several times a year 38% 14% 12% 4% 33% 449
Seldom/never 40% 10% 11% 4% 35% 3,789
Don't know 47% 7% 12% 9% 25% 108

Parent of children under 18 among liberals by frequency of meditation

% of liberals who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,324. 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% 3,324
Once or twice a month 25% 75% 811
Several times a year 27% 73% 451
Seldom/never 27% 73% 3,791
Don't know 26% 74% 109

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among liberals by frequency of meditation

% of liberals 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 = 3,328. 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% 22% 5% 1% 10% 2% 3,328
Once or twice a month 39% 30% 11% 1% 17% 3% 811
Several times a year 33% 28% 11% < 1% 23% 5% 451
Seldom/never 36% 23% 10% 1% 27% 4% 3,801
Don't know 51% 22% 4% 5% 8% 10% 113

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

% of liberals 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 = 3,328. 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 53% 22% 10% 14% 1% 3,328
Once or twice a month 32% 31% 17% 20% < 1% 811
Several times a year 27% 33% 17% 23% < 1% 451
Seldom/never 24% 29% 20% 27% < 1% 3,801
Don't know 63% 9% 8% 11% 8% 113

Attendance at religious services among liberals by frequency of meditation

% of liberals 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 = 3,328. 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% 31% 35% < 1% 3,328
Once or twice a month 18% 40% 41% < 1% 811
Several times a year 17% 39% 44% < 1% 451
Seldom/never 13% 34% 53% < 1% 3,801
Don't know 33% 23% 39% 4% 113

Frequency of prayer among liberals by frequency of meditation

% of liberals who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,328. 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% 15% 4% 19% 1% 3,328
Once or twice a month 33% 19% 12% 35% < 1% 811
Several times a year 28% 18% 9% 44% 1% 451
Seldom/never 26% 15% 7% 51% < 1% 3,801
Don't know 66% 7% 4% 17% 7% 113

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

% of liberals 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 = 3,328. 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 27% 10% 7% 56% < 1% 3,328
Once or twice a month 9% 14% 7% 70% < 1% 811
Several times a year 5% 9% 12% 74% < 1% 451
Seldom/never 7% 4% 5% 84% < 1% 3,801
Don't know 27% 7% 5% 52% 9% 113

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

% of liberals 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 = 3,328. 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% 12% 6% 8% 1% 3,328
Once or twice a month 50% 24% 13% 13% 1% 811
Several times a year 35% 24% 25% 16% 1% 451
Seldom/never 36% 17% 13% 33% 1% 3,801
Don't know 61% 7% 7% 16% 8% 113

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

% of liberals 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 = 3,328. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 64% 13% 8% 13% 1% 3,328
Once or twice a month 53% 21% 14% 11% 1% 811
Several times a year 47% 15% 21% 18% < 1% 451
Seldom/never 36% 17% 15% 30% 1% 3,801
Don't know 50% 7% 13% 20% 11% 113

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

% of liberals 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 = 3,328. 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 25% 19% 43% 11% 3% 3,328
Once or twice a month 14% 22% 47% 15% 1% 811
Several times a year 17% 16% 50% 15% 2% 451
Seldom/never 13% 15% 53% 18% 2% 3,801
Don't know 41% 12% 28% 9% 10% 113

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

% of liberals 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 = 3,328. 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 20% 77% 1% 2% 3,328
Once or twice a month 15% 83% 1% 1% 811
Several times a year 17% 82% 1% < 1% 451
Seldom/never 19% 79% 1% 1% 3,801
Don't know 20% 77% 1% 3% 113

Frequency of reading scripture among liberals by frequency of meditation

% of liberals 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 = 3,328. 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% 10% 8% 42% 1% 3,328
Once or twice a month 14% 15% 12% 58% < 1% 811
Several times a year 11% 8% 20% 61% < 1% 451
Seldom/never 11% 7% 7% 76% < 1% 3,801
Don't know 29% 12% 10% 37% 11% 113

Interpreting scripture among liberals by frequency of meditation

% of liberals 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 = 3,328. 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 27% 19% 2% 45% 7% 3,328
Once or twice a month 15% 17% < 1% 62% 6% 811
Several times a year 17% 17% 1% 59% 6% 451
Seldom/never 13% 20% 1% 61% 6% 3,801
Don't know 41% 13% 6% 28% 12% 113

Belief in Heaven among liberals by frequency of meditation

% of liberals who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,328. 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% 31% 6% 3,328
Once or twice a month 51% 42% 7% 811
Several times a year 51% 42% 7% 451
Seldom/never 52% 42% 6% 3,801
Don't know 63% 25% 13% 113

Belief in Hell among liberals by frequency of meditation

% of liberals who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,328. 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% 48% 7% 3,328
Once or twice a month 35% 59% 6% 811
Several times a year 35% 56% 8% 451
Seldom/never 38% 56% 6% 3,801
Don't know 50% 35% 15% 113

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among liberals by frequency of meditation

% of liberals who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,328. 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% 17% 71% 3,328
Once or twice a month 11% 14% 76% 811
Several times a year 5% 9% 85% 451
Seldom/never 12% 14% 74% 3,801
Don't know 9% 31% 59% 113

Views about size of government among liberals by frequency of meditation

% of liberals who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,328. 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% 63% 4% 3% 3,328
Once or twice a month 28% 66% 2% 4% 811
Several times a year 26% 66% 3% 4% 451
Seldom/never 28% 66% 3% 3% 3,801
Don't know 22% 62% 7% 10% 113

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

% of liberals 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 = 3,328. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 24% 71% 3% 2% 3,328
Once or twice a month 19% 77% 2% 1% 811
Several times a year 19% 76% 3% 2% 451
Seldom/never 25% 71% 3% 1% 3,801
Don't know 31% 58% 3% 7% 113

Views about abortion among liberals by frequency of meditation

% of liberals 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 = 3,328. 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% 28% 4% 3,328
Once or twice a month 79% 17% 4% 811
Several times a year 77% 21% 2% 451
Seldom/never 76% 22% 2% 3,801
Don't know 58% 30% 13% 113

Views about homosexuality among liberals by frequency of meditation

% of liberals who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,328. 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 74% 20% 3% 2% 3,328
Once or twice a month 86% 10% 2% 2% 811
Several times a year 84% 14% 1% 1% 451
Seldom/never 85% 12% 2% 2% 3,801
Don't know 53% 34% 4% 9% 113

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

% of liberals who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,328. 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% 25% 5% 3,328
Once or twice a month 84% 12% 4% 811
Several times a year 80% 18% 2% 451
Seldom/never 82% 14% 4% 3,801
Don't know 54% 27% 18% 113

Views about environmental regulation among liberals by frequency of meditation

% of liberals 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 = 3,328. 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% 74% 2% 3% 3,328
Once or twice a month 17% 80% 1% 2% 811
Several times a year 16% 81% 1% 2% 451
Seldom/never 21% 76% 1% 2% 3,801
Don't know 28% 60% 3% 9% 113

Views about human evolution among liberals by frequency of meditation

% of liberals 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 = 3,328. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 42% 25% 4% 25% 3% 3,328
Once or twice a month 56% 24% 4% 14% 2% 811
Several times a year 62% 16% 3% 17% 2% 451
Seldom/never 59% 19% 4% 16% 2% 3,801
Don't know 31% 20% 7% 29% 13% 113