Frequency of meditation among whites

% of whites 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 = 24,900. 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 36% 8% 4% 50% 2% 24,900
2007 36% 7% 4% 51% 2% 27,309

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

Frequency of meditation among whites by religious group

% of whites 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 = 141. 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 79% 9% 4% 9% < 1% 141
Catholic 35% 7% 4% 52% 1% 4,827
Evangelical Protestant 46% 6% 3% 43% 2% 6,633
Jewish 26% 8% 5% 59% 3% 782
Mainline Protestant 35% 9% 5% 50% 2% 5,322
Mormon 59% 11% 2% 27% 2% 575
Orthodox Christian 33% 6% 3% 57% 1% 153
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 22% 10% 5% 62% 1% 5,490

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among whites by frequency of meditation

% of whites who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 9,612. 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 13% 26% 31% 30% 9,612
Once or twice a month 22% 32% 26% 20% 1,970
Several times a year 21% 32% 27% 21% 1,096
Seldom/never 22% 35% 27% 15% 11,419
Don't know 10% 24% 23% 43% 373

Generational cohort among whites by frequency of meditation

% of whites who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 9,612. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 7% 9% 22% 38% 21% 2% 9,612
Once or twice a month 14% 15% 25% 31% 13% 2% 1,970
Several times a year 13% 14% 26% 32% 13% 1% 1,096
Seldom/never 14% 15% 29% 33% 9% 1% 11,419
Don't know 6% 6% 21% 34% 28% 4% 373

Gender composition among whites by frequency of meditation

% of whites who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 9,784. 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% 55% 9,784
Once or twice a month 47% 53% 2,000
Several times a year 52% 48% 1,109
Seldom/never 51% 49% 11,598
Don't know 53% 47% 409

Immigrant status among whites by frequency of meditation

% of whites who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 9,706. 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 4% 8% 89% 9,706
Once or twice a month 4% 7% 89% 1,986
Several times a year 5% 8% 87% 1,105
Seldom/never 5% 7% 88% 11,496
Don't know 7% 8% 85% 402

Income distribution among whites by frequency of meditation

% of whites 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 = 8,488. 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% 21% 29% 20% 8,488
Once or twice a month 28% 17% 31% 24% 1,813
Several times a year 24% 19% 31% 26% 993
Seldom/never 25% 20% 31% 24% 10,233
Don't know 45% 14% 29% 12% 260

Educational distribution among whites by frequency of meditation

% of whites who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 9,748. 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 35% 33% 18% 13% 9,748
Once or twice a month 30% 35% 21% 14% 1,995
Several times a year 29% 31% 24% 16% 1,107
Seldom/never 39% 32% 18% 11% 11,554
Don't know 43% 29% 16% 11% 399

Marital status among whites by frequency of meditation

% of whites who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 9,739. 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% 6% 13% 11% 15% 9,739
Once or twice a month 50% 7% 14% 6% 23% 1,997
Several times a year 52% 10% 11% 5% 22% 1,105
Seldom/never 54% 7% 11% 5% 23% 11,567
Don't know 51% 3% 14% 15% 17% 396

Parent of children under 18 among whites by frequency of meditation

% of whites who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 9,758. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 23% 77% 9,758
Once or twice a month 24% 76% 1,997
Several times a year 23% 77% 1,108
Seldom/never 29% 71% 11,565
Don't know 13% 87% 404

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among whites by frequency of meditation

% of whites 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 = 9,784. 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% 14% 3% 1% 5% 2% 9,784
Once or twice a month 53% 26% 7% 1% 10% 3% 2,000
Several times a year 48% 25% 9% < 1% 15% 3% 1,109
Seldom/never 52% 23% 6% 1% 15% 3% 11,598
Don't know 77% 8% 3% 3% 3% 6% 409

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

% of whites 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 = 9,784. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 67% 18% 7% 8% 1% 9,784
Once or twice a month 40% 31% 17% 12% 1% 2,000
Several times a year 37% 31% 16% 15% < 1% 1,109
Seldom/never 38% 30% 16% 16% < 1% 11,598
Don't know 70% 14% 6% 5% 6% 409

Attendance at religious services among whites by frequency of meditation

% of whites 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 = 9,784. 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% 27% 23% 1% 9,784
Once or twice a month 28% 39% 33% < 1% 2,000
Several times a year 24% 40% 36% < 1% 1,109
Seldom/never 24% 35% 41% < 1% 11,598
Don't know 49% 25% 19% 7% 409

Frequency of prayer among whites by frequency of meditation

% of whites who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,784. 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% 12% 3% 11% 1% 9,784
Once or twice a month 41% 21% 11% 27% 1% 2,000
Several times a year 36% 20% 10% 33% 1% 1,109
Seldom/never 38% 18% 7% 36% 1% 11,598
Don't know 66% 9% 1% 11% 13% 409

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

% of whites 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 = 9,784. 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% 9% 9% 46% 1% 9,784
Once or twice a month 16% 11% 10% 64% < 1% 2,000
Several times a year 11% 7% 13% 69% < 1% 1,109
Seldom/never 13% 6% 7% 74% < 1% 11,598
Don't know 34% 7% 7% 43% 9% 409

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

% of whites 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 = 9,784. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 78% 10% 5% 6% 1% 9,784
Once or twice a month 53% 25% 10% 11% 1% 2,000
Several times a year 41% 22% 22% 14% 1% 1,109
Seldom/never 42% 17% 12% 27% 1% 11,598
Don't know 62% 8% 4% 12% 14% 409

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

% of whites 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 = 9,784. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 60% 15% 8% 15% 2% 9,784
Once or twice a month 48% 22% 14% 16% 1% 2,000
Several times a year 39% 19% 24% 17% < 1% 1,109
Seldom/never 33% 17% 15% 33% 1% 11,598
Don't know 42% 10% 9% 20% 19% 409

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

% of whites 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 = 9,784. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 44% 11% 36% 6% 3% 9,784
Once or twice a month 25% 15% 47% 10% 2% 2,000
Several times a year 23% 15% 49% 10% 2% 1,109
Seldom/never 25% 9% 54% 10% 2% 11,598
Don't know 47% 5% 31% 5% 11% 409

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

% of whites 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 = 9,784. 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% 55% 2% 1% 9,784
Once or twice a month 32% 67% 1% 1% 2,000
Several times a year 31% 68% 1% < 1% 1,109
Seldom/never 33% 66% 1% 1% 11,598
Don't know 44% 48% 3% 4% 409

Frequency of reading scripture among whites by frequency of meditation

% of whites 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 = 9,784. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 52% 9% 7% 31% 1% 9,784
Once or twice a month 23% 15% 11% 50% < 1% 2,000
Several times a year 15% 9% 19% 56% 1% 1,109
Seldom/never 19% 9% 8% 64% < 1% 11,598
Don't know 46% 10% 4% 26% 14% 409

Interpreting scripture among whites by frequency of meditation

% of whites 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 = 9,784. 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 35% 28% 3% 27% 7% 9,784
Once or twice a month 19% 27% 2% 45% 6% 2,000
Several times a year 18% 28% 2% 46% 6% 1,109
Seldom/never 22% 29% 2% 41% 6% 11,598
Don't know 43% 19% 9% 16% 14% 409

Belief in Heaven among whites by frequency of meditation

% of whites who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,784. 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% 18% 8% 9,784
Once or twice a month 65% 28% 7% 2,000
Several times a year 60% 32% 8% 1,109
Seldom/never 68% 25% 7% 11,598
Don't know 70% 11% 20% 409

Belief in Hell among whites by frequency of meditation

% of whites who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,784. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 60% 32% 9% 9,784
Once or twice a month 48% 44% 8% 2,000
Several times a year 44% 46% 10% 1,109
Seldom/never 54% 38% 7% 11,598
Don't know 58% 21% 21% 409

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among whites by frequency of meditation

% of whites who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 9,784. 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 50% 16% 35% 9,784
Once or twice a month 42% 14% 44% 2,000
Several times a year 38% 15% 47% 1,109
Seldom/never 46% 16% 38% 11,598
Don't know 51% 24% 25% 409

Political ideology among whites by frequency of meditation

% of whites who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,784. 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% 30% 20% 5% 9,784
Once or twice a month 34% 35% 28% 4% 2,000
Several times a year 27% 40% 29% 4% 1,109
Seldom/never 37% 35% 22% 6% 11,598
Don't know 49% 22% 13% 17% 409

Views about size of government among whites by frequency of meditation

% of whites who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,784. 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% 28% 4% 4% 9,784
Once or twice a month 59% 34% 3% 4% 2,000
Several times a year 56% 36% 3% 4% 1,109
Seldom/never 61% 33% 3% 3% 11,598
Don't know 66% 21% 3% 10% 409

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

% of whites 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 = 9,784. 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% 45% 4% 2% 9,784
Once or twice a month 44% 52% 3% 1% 2,000
Several times a year 43% 50% 5% 2% 1,109
Seldom/never 51% 45% 3% 1% 11,598
Don't know 53% 32% 3% 11% 409

Views about abortion among whites by frequency of meditation

% of whites 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 = 9,784. 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% 49% 4% 9,784
Once or twice a month 63% 34% 3% 2,000
Several times a year 67% 31% 2% 1,109
Seldom/never 59% 38% 3% 11,598
Don't know 35% 53% 12% 409

Views about homosexuality among whites by frequency of meditation

% of whites who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,784. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 52% 40% 4% 4% 9,784
Once or twice a month 72% 23% 3% 2% 2,000
Several times a year 73% 22% 4% 2% 1,109
Seldom/never 68% 26% 3% 3% 11,598
Don't know 36% 45% 8% 11% 409

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

% of whites who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,784. 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% 8% 9,784
Once or twice a month 64% 30% 5% 2,000
Several times a year 64% 31% 5% 1,109
Seldom/never 60% 34% 6% 11,598
Don't know 27% 55% 18% 409

Views about environmental regulation among whites by frequency of meditation

% of whites 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 = 9,784. 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% 53% 3% 3% 9,784
Once or twice a month 33% 64% 2% 1% 2,000
Several times a year 33% 62% 2% 2% 1,109
Seldom/never 40% 56% 2% 2% 11,598
Don't know 49% 31% 6% 14% 409

Views about human evolution among whites by frequency of meditation

% of whites 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 = 9,784. 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% 26% 4% 40% 5% 9,784
Once or twice a month 41% 27% 5% 24% 3% 2,000
Several times a year 46% 24% 4% 23% 4% 1,109
Seldom/never 40% 24% 4% 29% 3% 11,598
Don't know 13% 12% 11% 50% 14% 409