Frequency of meditation among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 3,881. 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 40% 11% 5% 43% 1% 3,881
2007 40% 9% 6% 43% 2% 3,367

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Frequency of meditation among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by religious group

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who meditate…

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Catholic 43% 10% 5% 41% 1% 738
Evangelical Protestant 48% 11% 3% 37% 1% 408
Historically Black Protestant 48% 5% 5% 41% 1% 111
Jewish 36% 7% 6% 50% < 1% 144
Mainline Protestant 40% 10% 7% 42% 1% 647
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 30% 15% 6% 49% 1% 1,396

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,566. 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% 35% 25% 14% 1,566
Once or twice a month 36% 36% 17% 11% 425
Several times a year 28% 39% 22% 11% 225
Seldom/never 40% 31% 19% 10% 1,572

Generational cohort among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,566. 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% 16% 28% 29% 9% 1% 1,566
Once or twice a month 24% 21% 27% 21% 7% < 1% 425
Several times a year 19% 18% 30% 26% 7% 1% 225
Seldom/never 27% 20% 24% 23% 6% 1% 1,572

Gender composition among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,592. 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% 50% 1,592
Once or twice a month 60% 40% 429
Several times a year 60% 40% 228
Seldom/never 55% 45% 1,596

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,565. 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% 9% 4% 18% 4% 1,565
Once or twice a month 67% 6% 8% 14% 5% 426
Several times a year 73% 6% 3% 15% 3% 226
Seldom/never 69% 8% 7% 13% 3% 1,581

Immigrant status among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,575. 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 17% 13% 69% 1,575
Once or twice a month 15% 16% 69% 420
Several times a year 13% 14% 74% 227
Seldom/never 14% 13% 72% 1,579

Income distribution among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,427. 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% 17% 25% 23% 1,427
Once or twice a month 27% 20% 30% 23% 398
Several times a year 23% 16% 27% 34% 204
Seldom/never 29% 18% 28% 25% 1,432

Educational distribution among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,584. 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% 31% 23% 18% 1,584
Once or twice a month 26% 34% 22% 18% 429
Several times a year 21% 28% 29% 22% 228
Seldom/never 31% 33% 22% 14% 1,590

Marital status among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,583. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 40% 10% 16% 6% 28% 1,583
Once or twice a month 39% 9% 10% 2% 40% 429
Several times a year 43% 13% 9% 4% 31% 226
Seldom/never 40% 9% 10% 3% 37% 1,595

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,588. 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% 74% 1,588
Once or twice a month 21% 79% 429
Several times a year 26% 74% 226
Seldom/never 26% 74% 1,594

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,592. 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% 24% 7% 1% 11% 2% 1,592
Once or twice a month 35% 30% 12% < 1% 17% 6% 429
Several times a year 35% 26% 15% 1% 18% 5% 228
Seldom/never 33% 27% 12% 1% 23% 5% 1,596

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,592. 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% 28% 13% 14% 1% 1,592
Once or twice a month 21% 36% 23% 19% 1% 429
Several times a year 23% 34% 25% 18% < 1% 228
Seldom/never 21% 33% 22% 24% 1% 1,596

Attendance at religious services among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,592. 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% 38% 35% < 1% 1,592
Once or twice a month 16% 40% 43% < 1% 429
Several times a year 11% 48% 40% 1% 228
Seldom/never 12% 37% 51% < 1% 1,596

Frequency of prayer among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,592. 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% 18% 4% 20% 1% 1,592
Once or twice a month 23% 20% 14% 42% 1% 429
Several times a year 24% 21% 13% 42% 1% 228
Seldom/never 23% 18% 9% 50% < 1% 1,596

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,592. 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 19% 10% 10% 60% 1% 1,592
Once or twice a month 7% 12% 8% 74% < 1% 429
Several times a year 4% 7% 11% 78% < 1% 228
Seldom/never 6% 5% 7% 82% < 1% 1,596

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,592. 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 70% 15% 6% 8% 1% 1,592
Once or twice a month 50% 24% 10% 15% 1% 429
Several times a year 40% 26% 19% 14% 1% 228
Seldom/never 35% 21% 13% 30% 1% 1,596

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,592. 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 70% 12% 7% 9% 1% 1,592
Once or twice a month 56% 20% 15% 10% < 1% 429
Several times a year 50% 21% 20% 8% 1% 228
Seldom/never 43% 18% 15% 23% 1% 1,596

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,592. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 24% 73% 2% 1% 1,592
Once or twice a month 20% 77% 1% 2% 429
Several times a year 23% 75% 1% 1% 228
Seldom/never 23% 75% 2% < 1% 1,596

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,592. 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% 13% 10% 43% < 1% 1,592
Once or twice a month 12% 17% 12% 59% < 1% 429
Several times a year 8% 6% 22% 62% 1% 228
Seldom/never 10% 9% 8% 73% < 1% 1,596

Interpreting scripture among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,592. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 15% 25% 1% 51% 8% 1,592
Once or twice a month 7% 17% 1% 64% 11% 429
Several times a year 6% 21% < 1% 66% 7% 228
Seldom/never 12% 21% 1% 61% 6% 1,596

Belief in Heaven among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,592. 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% 33% 11% 1,592
Once or twice a month 47% 46% 7% 429
Several times a year 44% 44% 12% 228
Seldom/never 53% 38% 9% 1,596

Belief in Hell among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,592. 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 39% 52% 8% 1,592
Once or twice a month 30% 63% 7% 429
Several times a year 33% 61% 6% 228
Seldom/never 38% 54% 8% 1,596

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,592. 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% 17% 57% 1,592
Once or twice a month 25% 13% 61% 429
Several times a year 22% 14% 65% 228
Seldom/never 30% 17% 54% 1,596

Political ideology among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,592. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 20% 36% 41% 4% 1,592
Once or twice a month 17% 36% 44% 3% 429
Several times a year 17% 43% 36% 4% 228
Seldom/never 22% 37% 37% 4% 1,596

Views about size of government among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,592. 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% 49% 5% 3% 1,592
Once or twice a month 47% 45% 2% 5% 429
Several times a year 52% 43% 3% 2% 228
Seldom/never 47% 48% 2% 3% 1,596

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,592. 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% 63% 4% 1% 1,592
Once or twice a month 27% 69% 4% 1% 429
Several times a year 30% 62% 7% 1% 228
Seldom/never 35% 60% 3% 1% 1,596

Views about abortion among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,592. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 68% 28% 4% 1,592
Once or twice a month 76% 21% 3% 429
Several times a year 77% 22% 1% 228
Seldom/never 69% 28% 2% 1,596

Views about homosexuality among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,592. 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% 16% 3% 2% 1,592
Once or twice a month 88% 8% 2% 1% 429
Several times a year 84% 12% 2% 2% 228
Seldom/never 86% 10% 3% 1% 1,596

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,592. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 73% 21% 5% 1,592
Once or twice a month 84% 12% 4% 429
Several times a year 76% 20% 3% 228
Seldom/never 80% 15% 5% 1,596

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,592. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 24% 73% 2% 2% 1,592
Once or twice a month 20% 76% 2% 2% 429
Several times a year 26% 70% 4% < 1% 228
Seldom/never 28% 67% 3% 2% 1,596

Views about human evolution among adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say philosophy/reason is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong 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 = 1,592. 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 47% 28% 5% 18% 2% 1,592
Once or twice a month 56% 26% 5% 10% 2% 429
Several times a year 59% 27% 6% 6% 3% 228
Seldom/never 58% 20% 4% 16% 2% 1,596