Frequency of meditation among blacks

% of blacks 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 = 3,394. 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 52% 8% 4% 34% 2% 3,394
2007 53% 7% 3% 36% 2% 3,101

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Frequency of meditation among blacks by religious group

% of blacks 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 44% 8% 6% 42% 1% 192
Evangelical Protestant 60% 11% 2% 26% 1% 495
Historically Black Protestant 55% 8% 4% 31% 2% 1,798
Mainline Protestant 52% 10% 4% 34% 1% 159
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 38% 7% 4% 50% 1% 534

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among blacks by frequency of meditation

% of blacks who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,842. 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% 35% 30% 17% 1,842
Once or twice a month 32% 37% 21% 10% 267
Several times a year 20% 51% 18% 11% 108
Seldom/never 39% 35% 20% 6% 1,050

Generational cohort among blacks by frequency of meditation

% of blacks who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,842. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 10% 13% 30% 35% 11% 1% 1,842
Once or twice a month 20% 15% 34% 25% 5% 1% 267
Several times a year 12% 17% 42% 22% 8% < 1% 108
Seldom/never 25% 23% 26% 22% 4% < 1% 1,050

Gender composition among blacks by frequency of meditation

% of blacks who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,898. 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% 1,898
Once or twice a month 47% 53% 275
Several times a year 47% 53% 109
Seldom/never 47% 53% 1,064

Immigrant status among blacks by frequency of meditation

% of blacks who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,859. 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% 4% 84% 1,859
Once or twice a month 10% 7% 83% 267
Several times a year 16% 7% 77% 105
Seldom/never 8% 7% 86% 1,040

Income distribution among blacks by frequency of meditation

% of blacks who have a household income of…

Frequency of meditation Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,676. 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% 22% 19% 8% 1,676
Once or twice a month 43% 22% 20% 15% 255
Several times a year 53% 16% 22% 10% 102
Seldom/never 50% 21% 18% 10% 950

Educational distribution among blacks by frequency of meditation

% of blacks who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,884. 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% 35% 12% 7% 1,884
Once or twice a month 49% 31% 10% 11% 275
Several times a year 53% 31% 7% 8% 109
Seldom/never 51% 33% 10% 6% 1,060

Marital status among blacks by frequency of meditation

% of blacks who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,888. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 33% 6% 21% 9% 31% 1,888
Once or twice a month 33% 2% 11% 5% 49% 275
Several times a year 38% 9% 12% 4% 36% 109
Seldom/never 22% 10% 13% 4% 51% 1,062

Parent of children under 18 among blacks by frequency of meditation

% of blacks who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,892. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 30% 70% 1,892
Once or twice a month 30% 70% 273
Several times a year 37% 63% 109
Seldom/never 34% 66% 1,062

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among blacks by frequency of meditation

% of blacks 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 = 1,898. 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 89% 7% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1,898
Once or twice a month 79% 14% 3% < 1% 2% 1% 275
Several times a year 76% 14% 7% < 1% 3% 1% 109
Seldom/never 75% 17% 4% < 1% 4% 1% 1,064

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

% of blacks 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 = 1,898. 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% 3% 1% 1,898
Once or twice a month 76% 15% 3% 5% < 1% 275
Several times a year 59% 29% 4% 8% < 1% 109
Seldom/never 62% 23% 9% 6% < 1% 1,064

Attendance at religious services among blacks by frequency of meditation

% of blacks 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 = 1,898. 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% 28% 13% < 1% 1,898
Once or twice a month 47% 42% 10% < 1% 275
Several times a year 31% 47% 22% < 1% 109
Seldom/never 30% 45% 25% < 1% 1,064

Frequency of prayer among blacks by frequency of meditation

% of blacks who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,898. 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% 9% 2% 5% 1% 1,898
Once or twice a month 68% 15% 9% 7% < 1% 275
Several times a year 58% 16% 10% 16% < 1% 109
Seldom/never 58% 20% 7% 15% < 1% 1,064

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

% of blacks 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 = 1,898. 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% 13% 7% 25% 1% 1,898
Once or twice a month 34% 26% 7% 33% < 1% 275
Several times a year 20% 15% 26% 38% 1% 109
Seldom/never 20% 11% 10% 59% < 1% 1,064

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

% of blacks 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 = 1,898. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 81% 9% 3% 6% 1% 1,898
Once or twice a month 61% 23% 9% 6% 1% 275
Several times a year 45% 15% 25% 14% 1% 109
Seldom/never 54% 17% 10% 18% 1% 1,064

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

% of blacks 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 = 1,898. 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% 14% 7% 22% 2% 1,898
Once or twice a month 37% 21% 14% 26% 1% 275
Several times a year 35% 12% 20% 29% 3% 109
Seldom/never 32% 14% 13% 40% 1% 1,064

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

% of blacks 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 = 1,898. 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% 6% 37% 4% 2% 1,898
Once or twice a month 42% 8% 42% 8% 1% 275
Several times a year 33% 8% 49% 8% 1% 109
Seldom/never 31% 9% 52% 7% 2% 1,064

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

% of blacks 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 = 1,898. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 30% 67% 1% 1% 1,898
Once or twice a month 25% 74% 1% 1% 275
Several times a year 20% 78% 1% 1% 109
Seldom/never 27% 72% 1% 1% 1,064

Frequency of reading scripture among blacks by frequency of meditation

% of blacks 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 = 1,898. 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% 10% 3% 14% 1% 1,898
Once or twice a month 45% 26% 11% 18% < 1% 275
Several times a year 29% 14% 29% 26% 2% 109
Seldom/never 32% 15% 11% 42% 1% 1,064

Interpreting scripture among blacks by frequency of meditation

% of blacks 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 = 1,898. 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% 21% 3% 12% 5% 1,898
Once or twice a month 43% 33% 1% 15% 8% 275
Several times a year 48% 26% < 1% 23% 3% 109
Seldom/never 43% 25% 1% 23% 8% 1,064

Belief in Heaven among blacks by frequency of meditation

% of blacks who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,898. 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% 9% 4% 1,898
Once or twice a month 88% 8% 4% 275
Several times a year 84% 11% 5% 109
Seldom/never 85% 11% 5% 1,064

Belief in Hell among blacks by frequency of meditation

% of blacks who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,898. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 75% 19% 6% 1,898
Once or twice a month 74% 20% 6% 275
Several times a year 64% 30% 6% 109
Seldom/never 71% 22% 7% 1,064

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among blacks by frequency of meditation

% of blacks who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,898. 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 9% 15% 76% 1,898
Once or twice a month 11% 9% 79% 275
Several times a year 6% 9% 85% 109
Seldom/never 10% 12% 77% 1,064

Political ideology among blacks by frequency of meditation

% of blacks who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,898. 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% 32% 25% 9% 1,898
Once or twice a month 29% 36% 29% 5% 275
Several times a year 21% 38% 38% 3% 109
Seldom/never 29% 36% 27% 9% 1,064

Views about size of government among blacks by frequency of meditation

% of blacks who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,898. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 26% 67% 4% 4% 1,898
Once or twice a month 17% 78% 2% 3% 275
Several times a year 26% 71% 1% 3% 109
Seldom/never 23% 72% 2% 3% 1,064

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

% of blacks 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 = 1,898. 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% 65% 5% 3% 1,898
Once or twice a month 24% 73% 2% 1% 275
Several times a year 24% 71% 4% 1% 109
Seldom/never 29% 66% 4% 2% 1,064

Views about abortion among blacks by frequency of meditation

% of blacks 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 = 1,898. 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% 45% 6% 1,898
Once or twice a month 58% 34% 8% 275
Several times a year 67% 33% < 1% 109
Seldom/never 58% 38% 4% 1,064

Views about homosexuality among blacks by frequency of meditation

% of blacks who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,898. 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% 47% 5% 3% 1,898
Once or twice a month 57% 32% 7% 4% 275
Several times a year 54% 40% 1% 6% 109
Seldom/never 65% 27% 5% 3% 1,064

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

% of blacks who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,898. 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% 57% 9% 1,898
Once or twice a month 47% 42% 11% 275
Several times a year 44% 56% 1% 109
Seldom/never 56% 37% 7% 1,064

Views about environmental regulation among blacks by frequency of meditation

% of blacks 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 = 1,898. 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% 60% 2% 4% 1,898
Once or twice a month 36% 61% 2% 1% 275
Several times a year 31% 65% 1% 3% 109
Seldom/never 33% 62% 2% 3% 1,064

Views about human evolution among blacks by frequency of meditation

% of blacks 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 = 1,898. 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 16% 28% 3% 48% 5% 1,898
Once or twice a month 23% 34% 4% 37% 2% 275
Several times a year 28% 29% 4% 35% 5% 109
Seldom/never 26% 32% 2% 37% 4% 1,064