Frequency of meditation among adults who say humans always existed in present form

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 11,374. 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 49% 7% 3% 39% 2% 11,374

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Frequency of meditation among adults who say humans always existed in present form by religious group

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 45% 9% 4% 41% 2% 1,959
Evangelical Protestant 53% 5% 3% 37% 2% 4,973
Historically Black Protestant 59% 8% 3% 28% 1% 853
Jehovah's Witness 77% 3% 2% 13% 5% 182
Jewish 42% 4% 3% 44% 8% 110
Mainline Protestant 40% 8% 3% 46% 3% 1,626
Mormon 65% 8% 1% 24% 2% 345
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 31% 8% 4% 56% 1% 959

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,681. 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% 31% 31% 26% 5,681
Once or twice a month 22% 33% 27% 18% 725
Several times a year 18% 33% 31% 18% 327
Seldom/never 22% 37% 28% 14% 4,144
Don't know 13% 35% 21% 31% 231

Generational cohort among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,681. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 7% 9% 27% 36% 18% 2% 5,681
Once or twice a month 14% 14% 27% 32% 12% 1% 725
Several times a year 11% 8% 32% 34% 13% 1% 327
Seldom/never 14% 14% 31% 33% 8% 1% 4,144
Don't know 8% 9% 31% 28% 23% 1% 231

Gender composition among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,833. 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% 5,833
Once or twice a month 42% 58% 734
Several times a year 53% 47% 334
Seldom/never 45% 55% 4,218
Don't know 52% 48% 255

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,737. 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% 18% 2% 17% 4% 5,737
Once or twice a month 55% 15% 5% 21% 4% 730
Several times a year 60% 14% 5% 18% 4% 329
Seldom/never 71% 11% 3% 12% 3% 4,173
Don't know 70% 8% 4% 16% 2% 242

Immigrant status among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,762. 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% 8% 76% 5,762
Once or twice a month 21% 8% 71% 723
Several times a year 19% 10% 71% 329
Seldom/never 10% 8% 81% 4,151
Don't know 22% 9% 69% 248

Income distribution among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 4,983. 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% 23% 24% 12% 4,983
Once or twice a month 44% 21% 22% 13% 642
Several times a year 42% 22% 23% 12% 282
Seldom/never 35% 22% 27% 16% 3,661
Don't know 45% 19% 25% 11% 171

Educational distribution among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,804. 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% 33% 13% 7% 5,804
Once or twice a month 49% 35% 11% 5% 730
Several times a year 52% 30% 13% 5% 333
Seldom/never 50% 32% 13% 5% 4,192
Don't know 52% 27% 13% 8% 252

Marital status among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,796. 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% 4% 15% 11% 16% 5,796
Once or twice a month 45% 7% 14% 8% 27% 734
Several times a year 54% 4% 15% 5% 21% 334
Seldom/never 52% 6% 13% 5% 24% 4,203
Don't know 54% 2% 11% 12% 20% 246

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,810. 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% 5,810
Once or twice a month 29% 71% 733
Several times a year 31% 69% 334
Seldom/never 33% 67% 4,202
Don't know 23% 77% 248

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,833. 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 90% 8% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 5,833
Once or twice a month 77% 16% 4% < 1% 1% 1% 734
Several times a year 76% 19% 3% < 1% 2% < 1% 334
Seldom/never 78% 15% 3% 1% 3% < 1% 4,218
Don't know 86% 7% 1% 1% 1% 3% 255

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,833. 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 86% 9% 2% 2% 1% 5,833
Once or twice a month 72% 20% 4% 4% < 1% 734
Several times a year 62% 27% 7% 3% < 1% 334
Seldom/never 65% 25% 6% 4% < 1% 4,218
Don't know 84% 8% 1% 4% 3% 255

Attendance at religious services among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,833. 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% 21% 11% < 1% 5,833
Once or twice a month 47% 37% 15% < 1% 734
Several times a year 40% 45% 15% < 1% 334
Seldom/never 41% 35% 23% < 1% 4,218
Don't know 61% 25% 8% 6% 255

Frequency of prayer among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,833. 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% 8% 1% 2% 1% 5,833
Once or twice a month 66% 17% 9% 8% < 1% 734
Several times a year 60% 24% 8% 7% 1% 334
Seldom/never 62% 17% 6% 14% 1% 4,218
Don't know 75% 10% 3% 5% 8% 255

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,833. 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% 11% 7% 25% 1% 5,833
Once or twice a month 30% 20% 15% 36% < 1% 734
Several times a year 20% 14% 18% 47% < 1% 334
Seldom/never 26% 11% 9% 53% < 1% 4,218
Don't know 46% 9% 9% 28% 7% 255

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,833. 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 85% 8% 3% 4% 1% 5,833
Once or twice a month 61% 23% 7% 8% 1% 734
Several times a year 49% 17% 23% 10% < 1% 334
Seldom/never 57% 15% 10% 17% 1% 4,218
Don't know 66% 6% 5% 9% 15% 255

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,833. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 58% 14% 8% 19% 2% 5,833
Once or twice a month 39% 20% 16% 23% 2% 734
Several times a year 33% 16% 25% 26% 1% 334
Seldom/never 31% 16% 14% 39% 1% 4,218
Don't know 38% 10% 10% 22% 20% 255

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,833. 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% 5% 27% 4% 2% 5,833
Once or twice a month 49% 5% 39% 6% 1% 734
Several times a year 45% 3% 43% 7% 2% 334
Seldom/never 46% 5% 43% 5% 1% 4,218
Don't know 60% 3% 23% 6% 8% 255

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,833. 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% 47% 2% 1% 5,833
Once or twice a month 41% 58% 1% < 1% 734
Several times a year 41% 57% 1% 1% 334
Seldom/never 42% 56% 1% < 1% 4,218
Don't know 53% 41% 3% 4% 255

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,833. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 74% 8% 4% 13% < 1% 5,833
Once or twice a month 41% 24% 8% 27% < 1% 734
Several times a year 35% 13% 25% 26% 1% 334
Seldom/never 38% 12% 9% 41% 1% 4,218
Don't know 59% 8% 5% 14% 14% 255

Interpreting scripture among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,833. 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% 24% 4% 8% 4% 5,833
Once or twice a month 47% 30% 3% 16% 5% 734
Several times a year 46% 35% 3% 13% 3% 334
Seldom/never 45% 32% 3% 14% 5% 4,218
Don't know 57% 17% 8% 7% 11% 255

Belief in Heaven among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,833. 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 86% 8% 6% 5,833
Once or twice a month 86% 10% 5% 734
Several times a year 88% 9% 3% 334
Seldom/never 85% 10% 6% 4,218
Don't know 75% 8% 17% 255

Belief in Hell among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,833. 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 76% 17% 7% 5,833
Once or twice a month 73% 21% 6% 734
Several times a year 73% 17% 10% 334
Seldom/never 74% 20% 6% 4,218
Don't know 68% 17% 14% 255

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,833. 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% 5,833
Once or twice a month 43% 18% 39% 734
Several times a year 42% 16% 42% 334
Seldom/never 50% 17% 33% 4,218
Don't know 45% 27% 28% 255

Political ideology among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,833. 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% 25% 14% 7% 5,833
Once or twice a month 46% 33% 14% 7% 734
Several times a year 40% 35% 21% 4% 334
Seldom/never 51% 29% 13% 7% 4,218
Don't know 52% 17% 14% 18% 255

Views about size of government among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,833. 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% 37% 3% 3% 5,833
Once or twice a month 48% 47% 3% 2% 734
Several times a year 53% 42% 3% 2% 334
Seldom/never 60% 36% 2% 2% 4,218
Don't know 56% 32% 2% 9% 255

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,833. 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% 42% 4% 2% 5,833
Once or twice a month 49% 48% 2% 1% 734
Several times a year 55% 40% 4% 1% 334
Seldom/never 55% 40% 3% 2% 4,218
Don't know 55% 34% 4% 7% 255

Views about abortion among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,833. 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% 65% 4% 5,833
Once or twice a month 41% 56% 3% 734
Several times a year 43% 55% 2% 334
Seldom/never 38% 59% 4% 4,218
Don't know 27% 63% 9% 255

Views about homosexuality among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,833. 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% 5% 4% 5,833
Once or twice a month 45% 46% 5% 4% 734
Several times a year 46% 47% 5% 3% 334
Seldom/never 47% 46% 4% 3% 4,218
Don't know 25% 58% 6% 11% 255

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,833. 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% 68% 8% 5,833
Once or twice a month 38% 56% 6% 734
Several times a year 32% 60% 7% 334
Seldom/never 38% 56% 6% 4,218
Don't know 16% 63% 21% 255

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say humans always existed in present form by frequency of meditation

% of adults who say humans always existed in present form 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 = 5,833. 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% 46% 3% 4% 5,833
Once or twice a month 48% 49% 1% 2% 734
Several times a year 51% 44% 1% 3% 334
Seldom/never 50% 45% 2% 2% 4,218
Don't know 50% 34% 7% 9% 255