Frequency of meditation among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 17,359. 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 41% 10% 4% 44% 1% 17,359

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Frequency of meditation among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by religious group

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 195. 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 68% 7% 6% 19% < 1% 195
Catholic 43% 10% 5% 41% 1% 3,406
Evangelical Protestant 51% 7% 3% 38% 2% 3,065
Hindu 32% 11% 8% 48% < 1% 114
Historically Black Protestant 54% 9% 4% 31% 1% 1,285
Jehovah's Witness 79% 3% 1% 14% 3% 142
Jewish 28% 7% 6% 57% 2% 567
Mainline Protestant 37% 11% 5% 45% 1% 2,890
Mormon 52% 14% 1% 33% < 1% 209
Muslim 39% 9% 6% 39% 6% 146
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 27% 11% 5% 57% 1% 4,566

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,224. 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% 33% 29% 21% 7,224
Once or twice a month 26% 38% 22% 14% 1,580
Several times a year 28% 34% 22% 16% 837
Seldom/never 30% 34% 24% 12% 7,163
Don't know 16% 36% 19% 29% 222

Generational cohort among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,224. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 10% 13% 27% 34% 14% 2% 7,224
Once or twice a month 17% 18% 29% 26% 8% 1% 1,580
Several times a year 18% 18% 26% 27% 10% 1% 837
Seldom/never 20% 17% 27% 28% 7% 1% 7,163
Don't know 10% 11% 31% 28% 18% 3% 222

Gender composition among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,376. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 42% 58% 7,376
Once or twice a month 43% 57% 1,604
Several times a year 49% 51% 845
Seldom/never 48% 52% 7,291
Don't know 43% 57% 243

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,274. 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 53% 19% 3% 19% 5% 7,274
Once or twice a month 59% 15% 4% 17% 5% 1,589
Several times a year 63% 13% 6% 16% 3% 838
Seldom/never 68% 12% 5% 12% 4% 7,222
Don't know 52% 12% 4% 28% 5% 231

Immigrant status among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,277. 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% 11% 70% 7,277
Once or twice a month 17% 11% 72% 1,579
Several times a year 19% 11% 70% 839
Seldom/never 13% 11% 76% 7,188
Don't know 36% 7% 57% 226

Income distribution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 6,492. 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% 20% 21% 15% 6,492
Once or twice a month 39% 17% 25% 19% 1,456
Several times a year 34% 19% 25% 22% 762
Seldom/never 37% 20% 24% 19% 6,455
Don't know 57% 16% 14% 13% 168

Educational distribution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 7,328. 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% 31% 16% 13% 7,328
Once or twice a month 36% 32% 18% 15% 1,601
Several times a year 35% 25% 23% 17% 843
Seldom/never 41% 30% 17% 12% 7,253
Don't know 52% 23% 16% 9% 232

Marital status among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 7,338. 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% 8% 17% 9% 22% 7,338
Once or twice a month 41% 10% 13% 5% 31% 1,602
Several times a year 41% 11% 11% 5% 32% 842
Seldom/never 42% 9% 12% 5% 33% 7,267
Don't know 37% 4% 14% 16% 29% 231

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,349. 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% 72% 7,349
Once or twice a month 27% 73% 1,601
Several times a year 25% 75% 843
Seldom/never 29% 71% 7,270
Don't know 24% 76% 234

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 7,376. 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% 18% 4% 1% 6% 2% 7,376
Once or twice a month 50% 26% 9% 1% 12% 3% 1,604
Several times a year 44% 25% 10% < 1% 17% 3% 845
Seldom/never 48% 23% 8% 1% 18% 3% 7,291
Don't know 70% 11% 3% 3% 5% 8% 243

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 7,376. 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 66% 18% 7% 8% 1% 7,376
Once or twice a month 44% 27% 15% 13% < 1% 1,604
Several times a year 32% 34% 18% 15% < 1% 845
Seldom/never 36% 30% 16% 19% < 1% 7,291
Don't know 73% 10% 5% 7% 6% 243

Attendance at religious services among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 7,376. 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% 29% 24% 1% 7,376
Once or twice a month 28% 41% 31% < 1% 1,604
Several times a year 20% 46% 34% < 1% 845
Seldom/never 20% 36% 43% < 1% 7,291
Don't know 43% 27% 21% 9% 243

Frequency of prayer among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,376. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 72% 13% 3% 12% 1% 7,376
Once or twice a month 42% 19% 10% 28% 1% 1,604
Several times a year 32% 20% 9% 38% 1% 845
Seldom/never 36% 17% 7% 39% 1% 7,291
Don't know 65% 9% 4% 10% 13% 243

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 7,376. 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% 10% 8% 45% 1% 7,376
Once or twice a month 16% 13% 9% 61% < 1% 1,604
Several times a year 9% 8% 15% 69% < 1% 845
Seldom/never 11% 7% 7% 75% < 1% 7,291
Don't know 30% 7% 10% 41% 11% 243

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 7,376. 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 77% 10% 5% 7% 1% 7,376
Once or twice a month 52% 25% 11% 11% 1% 1,604
Several times a year 36% 21% 27% 15% 1% 845
Seldom/never 41% 17% 13% 28% 1% 7,291
Don't know 63% 7% 5% 9% 15% 243

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 7,376. 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 61% 13% 9% 15% 1% 7,376
Once or twice a month 47% 20% 16% 16% 1% 1,604
Several times a year 42% 16% 24% 16% 1% 845
Seldom/never 35% 18% 16% 30% 1% 7,291
Don't know 50% 7% 10% 20% 14% 243

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 7,376. 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% 13% 38% 8% 3% 7,376
Once or twice a month 25% 18% 43% 13% 2% 1,604
Several times a year 19% 16% 51% 14% 1% 845
Seldom/never 21% 13% 51% 14% 2% 7,291
Don't know 48% 6% 30% 9% 7% 243

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 7,376. 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% 69% 2% 1% 7,376
Once or twice a month 22% 76% 1% < 1% 1,604
Several times a year 20% 79% 1% < 1% 845
Seldom/never 22% 76% 1% < 1% 7,291
Don't know 30% 62% 3% 4% 243

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 7,376. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 51% 10% 7% 31% 1% 7,376
Once or twice a month 23% 17% 12% 48% < 1% 1,604
Several times a year 12% 10% 23% 54% < 1% 845
Seldom/never 17% 10% 8% 64% < 1% 7,291
Don't know 44% 9% 8% 25% 14% 243

Interpreting scripture among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 7,376. 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% 25% 3% 30% 6% 7,376
Once or twice a month 22% 22% 1% 47% 7% 1,604
Several times a year 17% 23% 1% 53% 5% 845
Seldom/never 21% 25% 1% 46% 7% 7,291
Don't know 45% 15% 6% 21% 12% 243

Belief in Heaven among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,376. 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% 20% 6% 7,376
Once or twice a month 64% 29% 7% 1,604
Several times a year 57% 35% 7% 845
Seldom/never 64% 30% 7% 7,291
Don't know 66% 19% 15% 243

Belief in Hell among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,376. 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% 35% 8% 7,376
Once or twice a month 46% 47% 7% 1,604
Several times a year 40% 51% 10% 845
Seldom/never 49% 44% 7% 7,291
Don't know 58% 27% 15% 243

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 7,376. 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% 19% 61% 7,376
Once or twice a month 17% 14% 68% 1,604
Several times a year 14% 14% 72% 845
Seldom/never 20% 17% 62% 7,291
Don't know 16% 33% 51% 243

Political ideology among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,376. 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% 34% 32% 6% 7,376
Once or twice a month 20% 36% 39% 5% 1,604
Several times a year 14% 40% 44% 3% 845
Seldom/never 20% 37% 36% 6% 7,291
Don't know 24% 25% 31% 20% 243

Views about size of government among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,376. 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% 58% 4% 4% 7,376
Once or twice a month 31% 62% 3% 3% 1,604
Several times a year 30% 64% 2% 3% 845
Seldom/never 34% 59% 3% 4% 7,291
Don't know 27% 60% 4% 9% 243

Views about abortion among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 7,376. 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% 39% 5% 7,376
Once or twice a month 69% 28% 3% 1,604
Several times a year 75% 24% 1% 845
Seldom/never 66% 31% 3% 7,291
Don't know 50% 40% 10% 243

Views about homosexuality among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,376. 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 63% 31% 4% 3% 7,376
Once or twice a month 75% 19% 3% 3% 1,604
Several times a year 79% 16% 2% 3% 845
Seldom/never 78% 18% 2% 2% 7,291
Don't know 47% 37% 6% 10% 243

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,376. 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% 38% 7% 7,376
Once or twice a month 72% 24% 4% 1,604
Several times a year 73% 23% 4% 845
Seldom/never 72% 23% 5% 7,291
Don't know 42% 40% 18% 243

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 7,376. 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% 69% 2% 3% 7,376
Once or twice a month 24% 73% 2% 2% 1,604
Several times a year 20% 77% 1% 2% 845
Seldom/never 26% 70% 2% 2% 7,291
Don't know 27% 57% 2% 13% 243

Views about human evolution among adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say that government aid to the poor does more good than harm 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 = 7,376. 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% 27% 4% 34% 4% 7,376
Once or twice a month 43% 26% 5% 24% 2% 1,604
Several times a year 53% 22% 3% 19% 3% 845
Seldom/never 47% 23% 3% 25% 3% 7,291
Don't know 23% 15% 9% 39% 14% 243