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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 11,754. 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 54% 7% 3% 34% 3% 11,754
2007 53% 7% 3% 34% 3% 10,833

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

% of adults who say religion 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 51% 8% 5% 34% 2% 2,203
Evangelical Protestant 55% 6% 2% 34% 2% 5,299
Historically Black Protestant 63% 7% 3% 25% 3% 929
Jehovah's Witness 81% 1% 1% 12% 4% 194
Jewish 33% 8% 5% 51% 3% 126
Mainline Protestant 46% 9% 4% 38% 2% 1,825
Mormon 66% 8% 1% 24% 1% 428
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 41% 8% 3% 44% 3% 441

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 religion is their primary source of guidance on what's right and wrong by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,444. 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% 30% 30% 27% 6,444
Once or twice a month 21% 34% 29% 16% 775
Several times a year 16% 33% 34% 17% 336
Seldom/never 20% 37% 30% 13% 3,666
Don't know 11% 33% 22% 34% 262

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,444. 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% 10% 26% 37% 19% 2% 6,444
Once or twice a month 14% 14% 28% 34% 10% 1% 775
Several times a year 9% 11% 29% 39% 11% 1% 336
Seldom/never 13% 14% 30% 34% 8% 1% 3,666
Don't know 7% 9% 28% 33% 20% 4% 262

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

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

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,617. 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% 59% 6,617
Once or twice a month 41% 59% 786
Several times a year 51% 49% 340
Seldom/never 42% 58% 3,729
Don't know 41% 59% 282

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,523. 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% 17% 2% 17% 4% 6,523
Once or twice a month 58% 17% 4% 17% 4% 783
Several times a year 65% 13% 4% 16% 1% 338
Seldom/never 73% 11% 2% 11% 3% 3,684
Don't know 58% 14% 3% 22% 3% 270

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,539. 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% 8% 76% 6,539
Once or twice a month 19% 5% 75% 778
Several times a year 21% 6% 73% 334
Seldom/never 9% 8% 83% 3,677
Don't know 26% 7% 67% 275

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 5,644. 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% 21% 26% 13% 5,644
Once or twice a month 37% 20% 25% 18% 702
Several times a year 37% 20% 30% 14% 298
Seldom/never 31% 22% 29% 18% 3,258
Don't know 47% 15% 26% 12% 182

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,581. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 43% 32% 15% 10% 6,581
Once or twice a month 44% 33% 14% 9% 782
Several times a year 43% 30% 19% 8% 340
Seldom/never 43% 33% 16% 8% 3,705
Don't know 51% 28% 13% 8% 277

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,581. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 55% 4% 14% 10% 16% 6,581
Once or twice a month 50% 5% 13% 6% 26% 786
Several times a year 59% 6% 13% 6% 17% 338
Seldom/never 57% 4% 12% 5% 23% 3,716
Don't know 56% 4% 10% 12% 18% 276

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

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

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,587. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 29% 71% 6,587
Once or twice a month 29% 71% 783
Several times a year 33% 67% 340
Seldom/never 34% 66% 3,710
Don't know 28% 72% 277

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,617. 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 91% 7% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6,617
Once or twice a month 83% 14% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 786
Several times a year 81% 17% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 340
Seldom/never 89% 9% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 3,729
Don't know 84% 11% < 1% 1% 1% 2% 282

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,617. 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 93% 6% 1% < 1% 1% 6,617
Once or twice a month 82% 15% 1% 1% < 1% 786
Several times a year 79% 19% 1% 1% < 1% 340
Seldom/never 82% 15% 2% 1% < 1% 3,729
Don't know 93% 2% 2% 1% 2% 282

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,617. 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% 18% 7% 1% 6,617
Once or twice a month 60% 31% 9% < 1% 786
Several times a year 50% 38% 11% 1% 340
Seldom/never 54% 32% 13% < 1% 3,729
Don't know 64% 21% 10% 4% 282

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,617. 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 91% 7% 1% 1% < 1% 6,617
Once or twice a month 77% 17% 3% 3% < 1% 786
Several times a year 70% 22% 6% 1% 1% 340
Seldom/never 74% 16% 3% 7% < 1% 3,729
Don't know 83% 3% 2% 3% 8% 282

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,617. 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% 12% 8% 20% 1% 6,617
Once or twice a month 38% 23% 11% 28% < 1% 786
Several times a year 25% 14% 23% 37% < 1% 340
Seldom/never 34% 12% 10% 43% < 1% 3,729
Don't know 48% 8% 10% 28% 6% 282

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,617. 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 88% 7% 2% 3% 1% 6,617
Once or twice a month 71% 18% 5% 4% 1% 786
Several times a year 58% 16% 21% 3% 1% 340
Seldom/never 67% 14% 9% 9% 1% 3,729
Don't know 69% 8% 3% 6% 13% 282

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,617. 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% 14% 7% 17% 2% 6,617
Once or twice a month 42% 23% 14% 20% 2% 786
Several times a year 36% 17% 26% 20% 1% 340
Seldom/never 36% 16% 14% 33% 1% 3,729
Don't know 45% 10% 12% 19% 15% 282

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,617. 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% 45% 2% 2% 6,617
Once or twice a month 44% 55% 1% < 1% 786
Several times a year 45% 53% 1% 1% 340
Seldom/never 49% 49% 1% 1% 3,729
Don't know 54% 42% 1% 2% 282

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,617. 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 80% 7% 3% 9% 1% 6,617
Once or twice a month 54% 22% 8% 15% < 1% 786
Several times a year 39% 17% 23% 20% 1% 340
Seldom/never 49% 13% 8% 29% < 1% 3,729
Don't know 64% 10% 6% 10% 11% 282

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,617. 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% 27% 4% 5% 4% 6,617
Once or twice a month 49% 34% 2% 8% 7% 786
Several times a year 49% 34% 3% 8% 7% 340
Seldom/never 50% 35% 4% 7% 4% 3,729
Don't know 61% 18% 10% 2% 9% 282

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,617. 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 88% 6% 6% 6,617
Once or twice a month 90% 6% 4% 786
Several times a year 90% 7% 3% 340
Seldom/never 89% 6% 5% 3,729
Don't know 77% 10% 13% 282

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,617. 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 79% 14% 7% 6,617
Once or twice a month 79% 15% 6% 786
Several times a year 78% 12% 10% 340
Seldom/never 80% 14% 6% 3,729
Don't know 72% 14% 14% 282

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,617. 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% 19% 34% 6,617
Once or twice a month 46% 15% 39% 786
Several times a year 41% 17% 42% 340
Seldom/never 54% 15% 31% 3,729
Don't know 40% 31% 29% 282

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,617. 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% 25% 13% 7% 6,617
Once or twice a month 49% 31% 14% 6% 786
Several times a year 45% 28% 22% 5% 340
Seldom/never 54% 28% 13% 6% 3,729
Don't know 47% 18% 17% 18% 282

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,617. 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% 37% 3% 4% 6,617
Once or twice a month 50% 44% 4% 2% 786
Several times a year 52% 43% 3% 2% 340
Seldom/never 60% 35% 2% 3% 3,729
Don't know 52% 32% 3% 13% 282

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,617. 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% 44% 5% 2% 6,617
Once or twice a month 47% 50% 1% 1% 786
Several times a year 52% 42% 4% 2% 340
Seldom/never 55% 40% 4% 2% 3,729
Don't know 52% 37% 2% 8% 282

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,617. 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% 69% 4% 6,617
Once or twice a month 34% 62% 3% 786
Several times a year 34% 64% 2% 340
Seldom/never 32% 64% 3% 3,729
Don't know 24% 67% 9% 282

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,617. 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% 59% 5% 4% 6,617
Once or twice a month 45% 47% 4% 3% 786
Several times a year 45% 46% 6% 3% 340
Seldom/never 44% 48% 5% 4% 3,729
Don't know 20% 61% 8% 10% 282

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,617. 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% 70% 8% 6,617
Once or twice a month 34% 58% 7% 786
Several times a year 34% 60% 6% 340
Seldom/never 34% 60% 6% 3,729
Don't know 16% 66% 19% 282

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,617. 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% 48% 3% 4% 6,617
Once or twice a month 44% 52% 2% 2% 786
Several times a year 43% 50% 2% 5% 340
Seldom/never 48% 48% 2% 2% 3,729
Don't know 51% 31% 4% 14% 282

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

% of adults who say religion 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 = 6,617. 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 8% 26% 2% 59% 5% 6,617
Once or twice a month 14% 30% 4% 49% 3% 786
Several times a year 12% 32% 2% 47% 6% 340
Seldom/never 11% 28% 2% 55% 4% 3,729
Don't know 7% 12% 7% 54% 21% 282