Frequency of meditation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 19,186. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 40% 8% 4% 47% 2% 19,186
2007 40% 7% 4% 47% 2% 16,980

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Frequency of meditation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by religious group

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 102. 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 59% 7% 4% 30% < 1% 102
Catholic 38% 8% 5% 49% 1% 3,868
Evangelical Protestant 48% 6% 3% 41% 2% 5,851
Historically Black Protestant 60% 4% 3% 31% 2% 454
Jewish 29% 8% 5% 57% 1% 336
Mainline Protestant 35% 9% 5% 50% 2% 3,687
Mormon 64% 9% 1% 24% 2% 524
Orthodox Christian 39% 7% 5% 49% < 1% 120
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 25% 10% 5% 60% 1% 3,541

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,893. 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 14% 30% 30% 27% 7,893
Once or twice a month 24% 32% 25% 19% 1,466
Several times a year 18% 37% 27% 19% 780
Seldom/never 22% 37% 27% 14% 8,361
Don't know 8% 27% 27% 38% 292

Generational cohort among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,893. 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 9% 10% 25% 36% 18% 2% 7,893
Once or twice a month 16% 15% 26% 30% 12% 1% 1,466
Several times a year 11% 12% 31% 33% 12% 1% 780
Seldom/never 14% 15% 31% 32% 8% 1% 8,361
Don't know 7% 6% 23% 37% 24% 4% 292

Gender composition among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 8,078. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 50% 50% 8,078
Once or twice a month 56% 44% 1,490
Several times a year 59% 41% 793
Seldom/never 58% 42% 8,499
Don't know 63% 37% 326

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,926. 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% 8% 2% 10% 4% 7,926
Once or twice a month 78% 4% 5% 9% 4% 1,466
Several times a year 77% 5% 5% 10% 4% 784
Seldom/never 83% 4% 3% 7% 3% 8,393
Don't know 82% 5% 4% 7% 2% 306

Immigrant status among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,997. 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 9% 9% 83% 7,997
Once or twice a month 10% 10% 79% 1,476
Several times a year 12% 10% 78% 790
Seldom/never 7% 10% 83% 8,426
Don't know 11% 6% 83% 314

Income distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 6,967. 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% 22% 30% 19% 6,967
Once or twice a month 25% 20% 31% 24% 1,348
Several times a year 23% 20% 32% 25% 708
Seldom/never 21% 21% 33% 25% 7,516
Don't know 41% 15% 31% 13% 218

Educational distribution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 8,034. 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% 36% 18% 11% 8,034
Once or twice a month 30% 38% 20% 12% 1,487
Several times a year 30% 34% 24% 12% 789
Seldom/never 39% 33% 19% 10% 8,463
Don't know 40% 34% 14% 12% 317

Marital status among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 8,036. 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% 5% 13% 9% 17% 8,036
Once or twice a month 51% 6% 13% 5% 25% 1,489
Several times a year 56% 7% 11% 5% 21% 790
Seldom/never 56% 6% 10% 4% 23% 8,474
Don't know 58% 3% 12% 12% 15% 311

Parent of children under 18 among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 8,049. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 25% 75% 8,049
Once or twice a month 24% 76% 1,487
Several times a year 27% 73% 792
Seldom/never 31% 69% 8,466
Don't know 16% 84% 318

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 8,078. 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 81% 12% 2% 1% 3% 1% 8,078
Once or twice a month 55% 27% 7% 1% 8% 3% 1,490
Several times a year 56% 27% 7% < 1% 8% 2% 793
Seldom/never 57% 22% 6% < 1% 12% 3% 8,499
Don't know 78% 9% 2% 2% 3% 5% 326

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 8,078. 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 71% 17% 5% 6% 1% 8,078
Once or twice a month 44% 31% 15% 10% 1% 1,490
Several times a year 42% 32% 15% 11% < 1% 793
Seldom/never 42% 30% 14% 13% < 1% 8,499
Don't know 75% 10% 4% 5% 5% 326

Attendance at religious services among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 8,078. 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% 26% 20% < 1% 8,078
Once or twice a month 32% 38% 30% < 1% 1,490
Several times a year 26% 42% 31% < 1% 793
Seldom/never 27% 36% 37% < 1% 8,499
Don't know 52% 23% 18% 6% 326

Frequency of prayer among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,078. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 78% 11% 2% 9% 1% 8,078
Once or twice a month 44% 23% 10% 22% 1% 1,490
Several times a year 41% 22% 10% 25% 1% 793
Seldom/never 42% 18% 7% 32% 1% 8,499
Don't know 67% 11% 2% 8% 12% 326

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 8,078. 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% 10% 8% 40% < 1% 8,078
Once or twice a month 17% 13% 10% 60% < 1% 1,490
Several times a year 12% 8% 15% 65% < 1% 793
Seldom/never 15% 7% 7% 70% < 1% 8,499
Don't know 39% 8% 8% 36% 9% 326

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 8,078. 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% 10% 4% 5% 1% 8,078
Once or twice a month 53% 26% 9% 11% 1% 1,490
Several times a year 45% 20% 22% 12% 1% 793
Seldom/never 45% 16% 12% 25% 1% 8,499
Don't know 64% 9% 5% 9% 12% 326

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 8,078. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 60% 15% 9% 16% 1% 8,078
Once or twice a month 47% 21% 15% 16% 1% 1,490
Several times a year 36% 20% 24% 20% < 1% 793
Seldom/never 34% 17% 16% 33% 1% 8,499
Don't know 41% 8% 10% 20% 20% 326

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 8,078. 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% 9% 34% 5% 2% 8,078
Once or twice a month 29% 14% 47% 8% 2% 1,490
Several times a year 25% 14% 50% 9% 1% 793
Seldom/never 28% 9% 54% 8% 2% 8,499
Don't know 52% 5% 27% 8% 8% 326

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 8,078. 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 48% 49% 2% 1% 8,078
Once or twice a month 37% 61% 1% 1% 1,490
Several times a year 36% 62% 1% 1% 793
Seldom/never 38% 60% 1% 1% 8,499
Don't know 51% 43% 3% 3% 326

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 8,078. 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% 9% 6% 26% 1% 8,078
Once or twice a month 26% 17% 12% 45% < 1% 1,490
Several times a year 18% 9% 24% 48% 1% 793
Seldom/never 23% 9% 8% 59% < 1% 8,499
Don't know 50% 10% 6% 20% 14% 326

Interpreting scripture among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 8,078. 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% 29% 3% 22% 6% 8,078
Once or twice a month 21% 30% 2% 40% 7% 1,490
Several times a year 20% 33% 1% 38% 7% 793
Seldom/never 23% 31% 2% 38% 6% 8,499
Don't know 45% 20% 8% 17% 12% 326

Belief in Heaven among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,078. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 78% 15% 7% 8,078
Once or twice a month 67% 26% 7% 1,490
Several times a year 70% 24% 6% 793
Seldom/never 71% 22% 7% 8,499
Don't know 69% 11% 20% 326

Belief in Hell among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,078. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 65% 27% 8% 8,078
Once or twice a month 54% 39% 8% 1,490
Several times a year 53% 38% 9% 793
Seldom/never 58% 34% 7% 8,499
Don't know 60% 18% 22% 326

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 8,078. 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% 17% 26% 8,078
Once or twice a month 52% 16% 32% 1,490
Several times a year 50% 14% 36% 793
Seldom/never 57% 16% 27% 8,499
Don't know 56% 24% 20% 326

Political ideology among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,078. 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% 29% 13% 4% 8,078
Once or twice a month 41% 38% 17% 4% 1,490
Several times a year 35% 44% 17% 4% 793
Seldom/never 47% 36% 13% 5% 8,499
Don't know 55% 23% 9% 13% 326

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 8,078. 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% 33% 4% 2% 8,078
Once or twice a month 59% 37% 3% 1% 1,490
Several times a year 62% 33% 4% 1% 793
Seldom/never 65% 31% 3% 1% 8,499
Don't know 71% 21% 2% 6% 326

Views about abortion among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 8,078. 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% 57% 4% 8,078
Once or twice a month 57% 39% 4% 1,490
Several times a year 59% 40% 2% 793
Seldom/never 53% 44% 3% 8,499
Don't know 30% 59% 11% 326

Views about homosexuality among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,078. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 45% 47% 5% 4% 8,078
Once or twice a month 66% 27% 4% 3% 1,490
Several times a year 66% 28% 3% 2% 793
Seldom/never 61% 32% 4% 3% 8,499
Don't know 35% 49% 7% 9% 326

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,078. 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% 56% 8% 8,078
Once or twice a month 57% 36% 7% 1,490
Several times a year 52% 42% 6% 793
Seldom/never 52% 41% 7% 8,499
Don't know 20% 62% 18% 326

Views about environmental regulation among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 8,078. 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% 44% 3% 3% 8,078
Once or twice a month 42% 54% 2% 1% 1,490
Several times a year 45% 50% 2% 2% 793
Seldom/never 49% 47% 2% 2% 8,499
Don't know 59% 28% 5% 8% 326

Views about human evolution among adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services by frequency of meditation

% of adults who would rather have a smaller government with fewer services 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 = 8,078. 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% 27% 4% 46% 4% 8,078
Once or twice a month 37% 28% 4% 28% 3% 1,490
Several times a year 36% 29% 5% 27% 3% 793
Seldom/never 35% 25% 3% 33% 3% 8,499
Don't know 10% 13% 12% 50% 14% 326