Frequency of meditation among moderates

% of moderates 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 = 11,653. 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 37% 9% 5% 48% 1% 11,653
2007 36% 8% 5% 51% 1% 12,825

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Frequency of meditation among moderates by religious group

% of moderates 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 39% 9% 5% 46% < 1% 2,619
Evangelical Protestant 44% 8% 3% 43% 1% 2,236
Historically Black Protestant 53% 10% 5% 31% 1% 672
Jewish 22% 11% 6% 59% 2% 262
Mainline Protestant 34% 10% 6% 49% 1% 2,290
Mormon 58% 8% 1% 32% 1% 172
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 24% 10% 6% 60% 1% 2,681

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among moderates by frequency of meditation

% of moderates who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,508. 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 18% 33% 28% 22% 4,508
Once or twice a month 23% 39% 24% 15% 1,009
Several times a year 29% 34% 23% 15% 611
Seldom/never 30% 36% 23% 11% 5,189
Don't know 11% 36% 23% 31% 125

Generational cohort among moderates by frequency of meditation

% of moderates who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,508. 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% 12% 27% 33% 14% 2% 4,508
Once or twice a month 14% 16% 31% 29% 9% 1% 1,009
Several times a year 18% 19% 26% 26% 11% 1% 611
Seldom/never 19% 17% 28% 27% 7% 1% 5,189
Don't know 2% 11% 34% 28% 21% 5% 125

Gender composition among moderates by frequency of meditation

% of moderates who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,593. 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% 57% 4,593
Once or twice a month 48% 52% 1,030
Several times a year 54% 46% 619
Seldom/never 52% 48% 5,280
Don't know 53% 47% 131

Racial and ethnic composition among moderates by frequency of meditation

% of moderates who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,529. 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% 16% 3% 17% 5% 4,529
Once or twice a month 62% 12% 6% 16% 4% 1,015
Several times a year 66% 9% 7% 14% 4% 615
Seldom/never 72% 9% 4% 11% 3% 5,224
Don't know 63% 10% 11% 13% 3% 126

Immigrant status among moderates by frequency of meditation

% of moderates who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,550. 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 17% 10% 74% 4,550
Once or twice a month 16% 13% 72% 1,013
Several times a year 15% 14% 71% 615
Seldom/never 11% 11% 79% 5,226
Don't know 25% 12% 63% 129

Income distribution among moderates by frequency of meditation

% of moderates 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 = 4,031. 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% 20% 25% 17% 4,031
Once or twice a month 33% 20% 27% 19% 926
Several times a year 29% 18% 31% 23% 547
Seldom/never 29% 21% 28% 21% 4,701

Educational distribution among moderates by frequency of meditation

% of moderates who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,581. 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% 34% 17% 13% 4,581
Once or twice a month 36% 32% 19% 13% 1,029
Several times a year 32% 32% 23% 12% 616
Seldom/never 39% 33% 17% 11% 5,262
Don't know 42% 26% 17% 15% 128

Marital status among moderates by frequency of meditation

% of moderates who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,577. 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% 7% 15% 10% 21% 4,577
Once or twice a month 47% 8% 13% 5% 27% 1,026
Several times a year 46% 8% 11% 4% 30% 616
Seldom/never 46% 8% 10% 5% 31% 5,264
Don't know 46% < 1% 13% 14% 27% 129

Parent of children under 18 among moderates by frequency of meditation

% of moderates who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,575. 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% 73% 4,575
Once or twice a month 29% 71% 1,026
Several times a year 28% 72% 617
Seldom/never 31% 69% 5,262
Don't know 18% 82% 127

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among moderates by frequency of meditation

% of moderates 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 = 4,593. 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 72% 18% 4% 1% 4% 2% 4,593
Once or twice a month 54% 28% 7% < 1% 8% 3% 1,030
Several times a year 53% 27% 10% < 1% 9% 2% 619
Seldom/never 50% 26% 8% < 1% 12% 3% 5,280
Don't know 66% 16% 5% 2% 7% 3% 131

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

% of moderates 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 = 4,593. 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% 21% 7% 6% 1% 4,593
Once or twice a month 45% 30% 16% 8% 1% 1,030
Several times a year 36% 37% 17% 9% < 1% 619
Seldom/never 35% 34% 16% 14% < 1% 5,280
Don't know 66% 14% 11% 5% 5% 131

Attendance at religious services among moderates by frequency of meditation

% of moderates 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 = 4,593. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 45% 33% 21% < 1% 4,593
Once or twice a month 30% 40% 30% < 1% 1,030
Several times a year 24% 48% 28% < 1% 619
Seldom/never 21% 40% 39% < 1% 5,280
Don't know 47% 30% 17% 6% 131

Frequency of prayer among moderates by frequency of meditation

% of moderates who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,593. 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 72% 14% 3% 10% 1% 4,593
Once or twice a month 43% 20% 13% 23% 1% 1,030
Several times a year 37% 23% 12% 27% 1% 619
Seldom/never 36% 19% 8% 37% 1% 5,280
Don't know 58% 8% 7% 13% 13% 131

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

% of moderates 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 = 4,593. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 32% 11% 9% 47% 1% 4,593
Once or twice a month 17% 13% 11% 59% < 1% 1,030
Several times a year 10% 6% 18% 66% < 1% 619
Seldom/never 10% 7% 7% 76% < 1% 5,280
Don't know 37% 9% 9% 35% 10% 131

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

% of moderates 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 = 4,593. 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% 12% 5% 7% 1% 4,593
Once or twice a month 54% 24% 10% 11% 1% 1,030
Several times a year 39% 22% 27% 11% < 1% 619
Seldom/never 41% 17% 14% 26% 1% 5,280
Don't know 59% 7% 10% 9% 16% 131

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

% of moderates 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 = 4,593. 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% 16% 10% 16% 1% 4,593
Once or twice a month 45% 22% 15% 18% 1% 1,030
Several times a year 37% 19% 25% 19% 1% 619
Seldom/never 32% 18% 17% 32% 1% 5,280
Don't know 48% 8% 11% 19% 15% 131

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

% of moderates 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 = 4,593. 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% 12% 42% 6% 3% 4,593
Once or twice a month 24% 15% 48% 11% 2% 1,030
Several times a year 17% 15% 56% 11% 1% 619
Seldom/never 20% 11% 57% 11% 2% 5,280
Don't know 43% 6% 32% 13% 6% 131

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

% of moderates 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 = 4,593. 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 31% 67% 2% 1% 4,593
Once or twice a month 25% 74% 1% < 1% 1,030
Several times a year 23% 76% 1% < 1% 619
Seldom/never 25% 73% 1% 1% 5,280
Don't know 30% 68% 1% 1% 131

Frequency of reading scripture among moderates by frequency of meditation

% of moderates 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 = 4,593. 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% 11% 7% 31% 1% 4,593
Once or twice a month 25% 16% 12% 46% < 1% 1,030
Several times a year 14% 9% 25% 52% < 1% 619
Seldom/never 16% 10% 9% 65% < 1% 5,280
Don't know 34% 9% 11% 28% 18% 131

Interpreting scripture among moderates by frequency of meditation

% of moderates 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 = 4,593. 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 31% 30% 3% 28% 8% 4,593
Once or twice a month 20% 29% 2% 41% 8% 1,030
Several times a year 16% 31% 1% 46% 7% 619
Seldom/never 18% 31% 1% 42% 7% 5,280
Don't know 40% 19% 8% 23% 9% 131

Belief in Heaven among moderates by frequency of meditation

% of moderates who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,593. 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% 16% 8% 4,593
Once or twice a month 71% 22% 6% 1,030
Several times a year 68% 25% 7% 619
Seldom/never 70% 24% 7% 5,280
Don't know 71% 16% 13% 131

Belief in Hell among moderates by frequency of meditation

% of moderates who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,593. 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% 32% 9% 4,593
Once or twice a month 52% 40% 7% 1,030
Several times a year 47% 44% 10% 619
Seldom/never 54% 38% 8% 5,280
Don't know 59% 23% 18% 131

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among moderates by frequency of meditation

% of moderates who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,593. 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% 19% 53% 4,593
Once or twice a month 31% 18% 51% 1,030
Several times a year 32% 16% 52% 619
Seldom/never 36% 18% 46% 5,280
Don't know 21% 34% 44% 131

Views about size of government among moderates by frequency of meditation

% of moderates who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,593. 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% 42% 5% 5% 4,593
Once or twice a month 50% 43% 4% 3% 1,030
Several times a year 54% 39% 3% 4% 619
Seldom/never 55% 39% 3% 3% 5,280
Don't know 54% 34% 4% 8% 131

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

% of moderates 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 = 4,593. 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% 57% 5% 2% 4,593
Once or twice a month 40% 56% 3% 1% 1,030
Several times a year 40% 53% 6% 1% 619
Seldom/never 44% 51% 3% 2% 5,280
Don't know 41% 46% 4% 9% 131

Views about abortion among moderates by frequency of meditation

% of moderates 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 = 4,593. 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% 40% 5% 4,593
Once or twice a month 65% 32% 3% 1,030
Several times a year 70% 28% 3% 619
Seldom/never 65% 32% 3% 5,280
Don't know 41% 50% 9% 131

Views about homosexuality among moderates by frequency of meditation

% of moderates who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,593. 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% 27% 5% 4% 4,593
Once or twice a month 78% 16% 3% 3% 1,030
Several times a year 77% 17% 3% 3% 619
Seldom/never 77% 18% 3% 2% 5,280
Don't know 47% 40% 10% 4% 131

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

% of moderates who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,593. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 55% 36% 9% 4,593
Once or twice a month 65% 28% 6% 1,030
Several times a year 66% 28% 6% 619
Seldom/never 69% 25% 6% 5,280
Don't know 38% 46% 16% 131

Views about environmental regulation among moderates by frequency of meditation

% of moderates 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 = 4,593. 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 31% 63% 3% 3% 4,593
Once or twice a month 29% 68% 2% 1% 1,030
Several times a year 29% 66% 3% 2% 619
Seldom/never 33% 63% 3% 2% 5,280
Don't know 38% 41% 5% 16% 131

Views about human evolution among moderates by frequency of meditation

% of moderates 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 = 4,593. 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% 30% 4% 34% 4% 4,593
Once or twice a month 39% 28% 6% 26% 2% 1,030
Several times a year 40% 28% 6% 22% 4% 619
Seldom/never 43% 27% 3% 25% 2% 5,280
Don't know 14% 19% 15% 35% 16% 131