Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never meditate

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 15,172. 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 13% 7% 7% 72% < 1% 15,172
2007 13% 6% 6% 74% < 1% 15,447

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never meditate by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 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 9% 5% 8% 77% 1% 3,119
Evangelical Protestant 31% 14% 9% 46% < 1% 3,202
Historically Black Protestant 24% 11% 12% 53% < 1% 538
Jewish 11% 10% 9% 70% < 1% 487
Mainline Protestant 11% 7% 8% 73% < 1% 2,679
Mormon 47% 9% 2% 41% < 1% 175
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 4,330

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,950. 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 22% 37% 29% 11% 1,950
Once or twice a month 34% 39% 19% 8% 939
Several times a year 30% 39% 22% 9% 1,016
Seldom/never 27% 35% 25% 13% 10,951

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,950. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 16% 12% 32% 33% 7% < 1% 1,950
Once or twice a month 23% 19% 32% 22% 5% < 1% 939
Several times a year 20% 18% 31% 25% 6% < 1% 1,016
Seldom/never 17% 17% 27% 29% 8% 1% 10,951

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,987. 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% 1,987
Once or twice a month 47% 53% 957
Several times a year 49% 51% 1,035
Seldom/never 54% 46% 11,141

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,959. 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 69% 13% 2% 12% 5% 1,959
Once or twice a month 65% 13% 3% 15% 3% 942
Several times a year 66% 12% 7% 12% 3% 1,022
Seldom/never 75% 7% 4% 11% 3% 11,025

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,965. 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% 9% 81% 1,965
Once or twice a month 11% 10% 78% 946
Several times a year 16% 9% 75% 1,017
Seldom/never 11% 11% 78% 10,997

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,702. 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 31% 21% 31% 18% 1,702
Once or twice a month 33% 19% 29% 19% 853
Several times a year 30% 20% 28% 22% 924
Seldom/never 30% 21% 28% 22% 9,810

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,974. 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% 33% 17% 8% 1,974
Once or twice a month 44% 33% 15% 8% 950
Several times a year 40% 33% 15% 12% 1,031
Seldom/never 42% 31% 17% 10% 11,088

Marital status among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,984. 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% 4% 12% 4% 22% 1,984
Once or twice a month 49% 5% 10% 3% 33% 954
Several times a year 50% 7% 10% 4% 29% 1,033
Seldom/never 46% 9% 11% 5% 29% 11,100

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,977. 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 38% 62% 1,977
Once or twice a month 40% 60% 951
Several times a year 37% 63% 1,031
Seldom/never 28% 72% 11,110

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,987. 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% 1,987
Once or twice a month 79% 16% 3% 1% 1% < 1% 957
Several times a year 73% 20% 3% < 1% 2% 1% 1,035
Seldom/never 43% 26% 9% 1% 19% 4% 11,141

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,987. 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 87% 11% 1% 1% < 1% 1,987
Once or twice a month 71% 26% 3% < 1% 1% 957
Several times a year 60% 33% 4% 2% < 1% 1,035
Seldom/never 26% 34% 20% 20% < 1% 11,141

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,987. 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 82% 14% 4% < 1% 1,987
Once or twice a month 49% 45% 6% < 1% 957
Several times a year 32% 60% 7% 1% 1,035
Seldom/never 10% 37% 53% < 1% 11,141

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,987. 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 82% 13% 1% 3% < 1% 1,987
Once or twice a month 67% 21% 5% 6% 1% 957
Several times a year 61% 23% 6% 9% 1% 1,035
Seldom/never 28% 17% 9% 46% < 1% 11,141

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,987. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 77% 10% 5% 7% 1% 1,987
Once or twice a month 62% 20% 9% 9% 1% 957
Several times a year 53% 19% 16% 11% 1% 1,035
Seldom/never 35% 17% 14% 33% 1% 11,141

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,987. 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% 17% 11% 30% 1% 1,987
Once or twice a month 35% 21% 14% 29% 1% 957
Several times a year 34% 17% 18% 30% < 1% 1,035
Seldom/never 32% 16% 16% 35% 1% 11,141

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,987. 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% 4% 28% 3% 2% 1,987
Once or twice a month 43% 7% 42% 5% 2% 957
Several times a year 34% 9% 46% 8% 2% 1,035
Seldom/never 15% 11% 59% 13% 2% 11,141

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,987. 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% 49% 1% 1% 1,987
Once or twice a month 39% 60% 1% < 1% 957
Several times a year 36% 62% 1% < 1% 1,035
Seldom/never 26% 72% 1% 1% 11,141

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,987. 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% 11% 4% 13% 1% 1,987
Once or twice a month 45% 26% 10% 19% < 1% 957
Several times a year 25% 18% 26% 30% 1% 1,035
Seldom/never 8% 7% 7% 78% < 1% 11,141

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,987. 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% 30% 4% 6% 5% 1,987
Once or twice a month 41% 38% 2% 12% 6% 957
Several times a year 33% 40% 3% 19% 6% 1,035
Seldom/never 15% 25% 2% 51% 7% 11,141

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,987. 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 87% 7% 6% 1,987
Once or twice a month 88% 7% 5% 957
Several times a year 86% 9% 5% 1,035
Seldom/never 62% 30% 8% 11,141

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,987. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 79% 15% 6% 1,987
Once or twice a month 77% 17% 6% 957
Several times a year 71% 24% 5% 1,035
Seldom/never 47% 44% 8% 11,141

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,987. 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% 18% 30% 1,987
Once or twice a month 48% 14% 38% 957
Several times a year 45% 18% 38% 1,035
Seldom/never 35% 18% 47% 11,141

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,987. 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% 13% 7% 1,987
Once or twice a month 45% 34% 15% 6% 957
Several times a year 44% 35% 16% 5% 1,035
Seldom/never 28% 37% 28% 7% 11,141

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,987. 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 62% 34% 2% 2% 1,987
Once or twice a month 55% 42% 1% 2% 957
Several times a year 54% 41% 2% 3% 1,035
Seldom/never 52% 42% 3% 4% 11,141

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,987. 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% 40% 4% 2% 1,987
Once or twice a month 48% 47% 4% 1% 957
Several times a year 48% 47% 3% 2% 1,035
Seldom/never 45% 50% 3% 2% 11,141

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,987. 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% 67% 3% 1,987
Once or twice a month 44% 55% 2% 957
Several times a year 51% 47% 3% 1,035
Seldom/never 65% 31% 4% 11,141

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,987. 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 38% 54% 4% 4% 1,987
Once or twice a month 57% 38% 4% 2% 957
Several times a year 59% 33% 5% 3% 1,035
Seldom/never 76% 18% 3% 3% 11,141

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,987. 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% 63% 7% 1,987
Once or twice a month 47% 48% 6% 957
Several times a year 50% 42% 8% 1,035
Seldom/never 69% 25% 6% 11,141

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,987. 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% 48% 3% 3% 1,987
Once or twice a month 44% 52% 3% 1% 957
Several times a year 40% 56% 2% 2% 1,035
Seldom/never 36% 60% 2% 3% 11,141

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never meditate by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 1,987. 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 11% 24% 2% 58% 4% 1,987
Once or twice a month 19% 30% 2% 45% 3% 957
Several times a year 23% 32% 4% 38% 3% 1,035
Seldom/never 48% 23% 4% 22% 3% 11,141