Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who meditate at least once a week

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who attend prayer group…

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 = 14,858. 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 39% 11% 8% 41% 1% 14,858
2007 38% 11% 8% 43% 1% 15,033

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Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who meditate at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who attend prayer group…

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 = 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.
Buddhist 20% 15% 12% 52% 1% 186
Catholic 28% 12% 11% 49% 1% 3,024
Evangelical Protestant 57% 12% 8% 23% 1% 4,408
Historically Black Protestant 57% 14% 7% 21% 1% 1,132
Jehovah's Witness 90% 3% 2% 5% 1% 195
Jewish 28% 9% 12% 51% < 1% 227
Mainline Protestant 32% 13% 9% 46% 1% 2,411
Mormon 83% 6% 2% 9% < 1% 410
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 11% 5% 5% 79% < 1% 2,029

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who are ages…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,605. 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% 32% 30% 26% 5,605
Once or twice a month 18% 36% 26% 20% 1,426
Several times a year 17% 29% 29% 26% 1,259
Seldom/never 18% 32% 29% 21% 6,139

Generational cohort among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,605. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 8% 10% 27% 36% 18% 2% 5,605
Once or twice a month 11% 13% 29% 32% 13% 1% 1,426
Several times a year 9% 12% 25% 34% 18% 2% 1,259
Seldom/never 10% 13% 27% 34% 14% 2% 6,139

Gender composition among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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% 5,767
Once or twice a month 43% 57% 1,455
Several times a year 44% 56% 1,280
Seldom/never 48% 52% 6,248
Don't know 30% 70% 108

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,665. 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% 21% 3% 18% 4% 5,665
Once or twice a month 51% 19% 4% 22% 4% 1,430
Several times a year 64% 13% 4% 15% 5% 1,265
Seldom/never 66% 9% 3% 17% 5% 6,136

Immigrant status among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,689. 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% 7% 74% 5,689
Once or twice a month 21% 10% 69% 1,432
Several times a year 17% 9% 74% 1,268
Seldom/never 15% 11% 73% 6,169
Don't know 18% 9% 73% 105

Income distribution among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who have a household income of…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 4,911. 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% 21% 25% 12% 4,911
Once or twice a month 42% 19% 24% 14% 1,280
Several times a year 33% 22% 28% 17% 1,123
Seldom/never 36% 21% 24% 19% 5,442

Educational distribution among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who have completed…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,727. 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% 31% 15% 9% 5,727
Once or twice a month 42% 33% 13% 12% 1,450
Several times a year 34% 32% 21% 13% 1,271
Seldom/never 37% 33% 17% 13% 6,214
Don't know 52% 29% 13% 6% 105

Marital status among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,727. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 55% 4% 14% 10% 17% 5,727
Once or twice a month 49% 8% 15% 8% 20% 1,451
Several times a year 50% 6% 13% 11% 20% 1,277
Seldom/never 45% 9% 16% 8% 22% 6,212
Don't know 32% 7% 14% 26% 21% 100

Parent of children under 18 among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,735. 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% 70% 5,735
Once or twice a month 33% 67% 1,453
Several times a year 27% 73% 1,276
Seldom/never 25% 75% 6,227
Don't know 21% 79% 107

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say they…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 5,767. 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% 5,767
Once or twice a month 81% 15% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1,455
Several times a year 79% 16% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1,280
Seldom/never 60% 21% 6% 1% 9% 2% 6,248
Don't know 71% 14% < 1% 11% < 1% 4% 108

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say religion is…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 93% 5% 1% 1% 1% 5,767
Once or twice a month 80% 17% 2% 1% 1% 1,455
Several times a year 75% 19% 4% 2% 1% 1,280
Seldom/never 45% 28% 12% 14% 1% 6,248
Don't know 81% 5% 2% 7% 6% 108

Attendance at religious services among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who attend religious services…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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% 10% 4% < 1% 5,767
Once or twice a month 53% 41% 6% < 1% 1,455
Several times a year 43% 49% 7% < 1% 1,280
Seldom/never 19% 37% 44% 1% 6,248
Don't know 54% 22% 13% 11% 108

Frequency of prayer among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who pray…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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 92% 6% 1% 1% < 1% 5,767
Once or twice a month 83% 13% 2% 2% < 1% 1,455
Several times a year 80% 13% 3% 4% < 1% 1,280
Seldom/never 57% 17% 5% 20% 1% 6,248
Don't know 65% 6% 4% 7% 18% 108

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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% 5% 2% 2% 1% 5,767
Once or twice a month 80% 13% 4% 2% 1% 1,455
Several times a year 75% 14% 7% 5% 1% 1,280
Seldom/never 68% 13% 7% 11% 1% 6,248
Don't know 79% 14% 1% 1% 5% 108

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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% 13% 7% 15% 2% 5,767
Once or twice a month 56% 19% 10% 14% 1% 1,455
Several times a year 55% 16% 12% 14% 2% 1,280
Seldom/never 59% 13% 9% 18% 1% 6,248
Don't know 55% 15% 1% 19% 10% 108

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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 67% 5% 21% 4% 3% 5,767
Once or twice a month 49% 10% 32% 6% 3% 1,455
Several times a year 43% 12% 36% 7% 3% 1,280
Seldom/never 22% 15% 50% 10% 3% 6,248
Don't know 46% 7% 31% 2% 14% 108

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 5,767. 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% 2% 5,767
Once or twice a month 39% 58% 1% 2% 1,455
Several times a year 36% 62% 1% 1% 1,280
Seldom/never 27% 69% 2% 1% 6,248
Don't know 31% 56% 3% 10% 108

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who read scripture…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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% 5% 2% 5% 1% 5,767
Once or twice a month 62% 22% 5% 11% 1% 1,455
Several times a year 49% 19% 16% 16% < 1% 1,280
Seldom/never 25% 10% 9% 56% 1% 6,248
Don't know 63% 4% 8% 11% 13% 108

Interpreting scripture among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 5,767. 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% 25% 5% 6% 4% 5,767
Once or twice a month 47% 31% 3% 14% 6% 1,455
Several times a year 35% 37% 4% 19% 6% 1,280
Seldom/never 21% 23% 2% 45% 10% 6,248
Don't know 46% 14% 3% 14% 23% 108

Belief in Heaven among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who …in heaven

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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% 7% 7% 5,767
Once or twice a month 86% 9% 6% 1,455
Several times a year 82% 12% 6% 1,280
Seldom/never 64% 28% 8% 6,248
Don't know 74% 9% 18% 108

Belief in Hell among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who …in hell

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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% 5,767
Once or twice a month 75% 19% 6% 1,455
Several times a year 67% 25% 8% 1,280
Seldom/never 46% 45% 9% 6,248
Don't know 63% 19% 19% 108

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 43% 19% 38% 5,767
Once or twice a month 39% 16% 45% 1,455
Several times a year 41% 16% 43% 1,280
Seldom/never 30% 20% 50% 6,248
Don't know 25% 37% 38% 108

Political ideology among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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% 25% 15% 7% 5,767
Once or twice a month 41% 32% 22% 6% 1,455
Several times a year 40% 34% 20% 6% 1,280
Seldom/never 28% 35% 31% 6% 6,248
Don't know 39% 24% 14% 22% 108

Views about size of government among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who would rather have…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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% 41% 3% 4% 5,767
Once or twice a month 49% 44% 4% 3% 1,455
Several times a year 52% 42% 3% 4% 1,280
Seldom/never 49% 42% 4% 4% 6,248
Don't know 32% 41% 8% 19% 108

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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% 46% 5% 3% 5,767
Once or twice a month 45% 49% 5% 1% 1,455
Several times a year 44% 50% 4% 2% 1,280
Seldom/never 39% 55% 4% 2% 6,248
Don't know 37% 42% 6% 15% 108

Views about abortion among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say abortion should be…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. 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% 66% 5% 5,767
Once or twice a month 41% 55% 4% 1,455
Several times a year 48% 47% 5% 1,280
Seldom/never 63% 32% 5% 6,248
Don't know 39% 41% 20% 108

Views about homosexuality among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say homosexuality…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 32% 59% 5% 4% 5,767
Once or twice a month 52% 40% 4% 4% 1,455
Several times a year 58% 34% 4% 5% 1,280
Seldom/never 73% 20% 4% 4% 6,248
Don't know 34% 50% 4% 12% 108

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,767. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 23% 69% 8% 5,767
Once or twice a month 43% 49% 8% 1,455
Several times a year 46% 46% 8% 1,280
Seldom/never 64% 27% 9% 6,248
Don't know 30% 45% 25% 108

Views about environmental regulation among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 5,767. 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% 48% 3% 4% 5,767
Once or twice a month 39% 55% 2% 3% 1,455
Several times a year 39% 56% 1% 3% 1,280
Seldom/never 31% 62% 3% 3% 6,248
Don't know 37% 36% 7% 20% 108

Views about human evolution among adults who meditate at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say humans…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 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 = 5,767. 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% 23% 3% 58% 6% 5,767
Once or twice a month 18% 30% 3% 44% 4% 1,455
Several times a year 21% 33% 4% 38% 5% 1,280
Seldom/never 39% 27% 5% 25% 4% 6,248
Don't know 11% 17% 4% 47% 21% 108