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

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

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly 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 75% 12% 3% 9% 1% 14,858
2007 78% 12% 2% 7% 1% 15,033

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Frequency of prayer among adults who meditate at least once a week by religious group

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

Religious tradition At least daily Weekly Monthly 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 55% 19% 7% 18% 1% 186
Catholic 78% 14% 3% 4% 1% 3,024
Evangelical Protestant 89% 8% 1% 1% 1% 4,408
Historically Black Protestant 88% 8% 2% 2% 1% 1,132
Jehovah's Witness 92% 6% 1% 1% 1% 195
Jewish 48% 23% 5% 23% 1% 227
Mainline Protestant 75% 17% 2% 5% 1% 2,411
Mormon 93% 5% 1% 1% < 1% 410
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 40% 13% 6% 41% 1% 2,029

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 10,892. 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 daily 13% 31% 30% 26% 10,892
Weekly 21% 33% 28% 18% 1,704
Monthly 29% 35% 21% 15% 375
Seldom/never 28% 36% 23% 13% 1,417
Don't know 5% 34% 24% 37% 137

Generational cohort among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 10,892. 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 daily 7% 10% 27% 36% 18% 2% 10,892
Weekly 13% 14% 27% 34% 12% 1% 1,704
Monthly 14% 21% 29% 26% 10% < 1% 375
Seldom/never 17% 20% 27% 27% 8% 1% 1,417
Don't know 4% 3% 31% 33% 27% 1% 137

Gender composition among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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 daily 41% 59% 11,165
Weekly 51% 49% 1,727
Monthly 58% 42% 378
Seldom/never 63% 37% 1,436
Don't know 52% 48% 152

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 10,973. 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 daily 59% 17% 3% 17% 5% 10,973
Weekly 61% 11% 3% 22% 3% 1,698
Monthly 57% 11% 5% 24% 4% 374
Seldom/never 69% 7% 4% 14% 5% 1,411
Don't know 57% 19% 1% 19% 4% 139

Immigrant status among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 11,021. 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 daily 17% 9% 74% 11,021
Weekly 20% 11% 69% 1,715
Monthly 23% 12% 65% 366
Seldom/never 16% 11% 73% 1,415
Don't know 20% 7% 73% 146

Income distribution among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 9,580. 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 daily 41% 21% 24% 14% 9,580
Weekly 39% 20% 24% 17% 1,536
Monthly 37% 20% 21% 22% 333
Seldom/never 29% 19% 27% 25% 1,294

Educational distribution among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 11,098. 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 daily 41% 33% 16% 10% 11,098
Weekly 45% 28% 15% 12% 1,719
Monthly 39% 30% 16% 15% 376
Seldom/never 31% 30% 22% 16% 1,430
Don't know 37% 26% 24% 13% 144

Marital status among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 11,104. 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 daily 52% 5% 15% 10% 17% 11,104
Weekly 44% 8% 15% 7% 26% 1,719
Monthly 45% 11% 11% 4% 29% 377
Seldom/never 39% 12% 13% 4% 32% 1,429
Don't know 44% 4% 16% 10% 25% 138

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

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

Frequency of prayer Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 11,123. 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 daily 28% 72% 11,123
Weekly 28% 72% 1,721
Monthly 26% 74% 377
Seldom/never 26% 74% 1,429
Don't know 16% 84% 148

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer 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 = 11,165. 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 daily 86% 11% 1% 1% 1% 1% 11,165
Weekly 63% 29% 5% 1% 1% 1% 1,727
Monthly 40% 39% 10% < 1% 9% 2% 378
Seldom/never 19% 23% 12% 2% 36% 7% 1,436
Don't know 73% 14% < 1% 5% 1% 7% 152

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

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

Frequency of prayer Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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 daily 83% 12% 2% 2% 1% 11,165
Weekly 48% 38% 9% 4% 1% 1,727
Monthly 30% 43% 18% 9% < 1% 378
Seldom/never 10% 21% 25% 43% 1% 1,436
Don't know 67% 15% 3% 6% 9% 152

Attendance at religious services among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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 daily 61% 25% 13% 1% 11,165
Weekly 32% 42% 25% 1% 1,727
Monthly 13% 49% 38% < 1% 378
Seldom/never 6% 22% 72% < 1% 1,436
Don't know 36% 27% 28% 9% 152

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

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

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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 daily 48% 12% 9% 31% 1% 11,165
Weekly 20% 12% 9% 59% < 1% 1,727
Monthly 9% 6% 10% 73% 1% 378
Seldom/never 3% 2% 3% 91% 1% 1,436
Don't know 23% 6% 4% 50% 18% 152

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

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

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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 daily 84% 8% 3% 3% 1% 11,165
Weekly 66% 16% 9% 8% 1% 1,727
Monthly 53% 22% 12% 12% < 1% 378
Seldom/never 56% 14% 8% 19% 2% 1,436
Don't know 67% 7% 4% 12% 10% 152

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

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

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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 daily 61% 14% 8% 16% 2% 11,165
Weekly 53% 17% 11% 19% 1% 1,727
Monthly 57% 16% 10% 17% 1% 378
Seldom/never 62% 14% 9% 15% 1% 1,436
Don't know 66% 9% 7% 9% 9% 152

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

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

Frequency of prayer Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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 daily 54% 8% 31% 4% 3% 11,165
Weekly 25% 16% 47% 9% 3% 1,727
Monthly 12% 16% 54% 16% 2% 378
Seldom/never 5% 23% 51% 18% 3% 1,436
Don't know 29% 8% 40% 8% 15% 152

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

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

Frequency of prayer 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 = 11,165. 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 daily 42% 55% 2% 2% 11,165
Weekly 28% 70% 1% 1% 1,727
Monthly 26% 72% 1% 1% 378
Seldom/never 18% 80% 1% 1% 1,436
Don't know 34% 53% 6% 8% 152

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

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

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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 daily 68% 9% 5% 17% 1% 11,165
Weekly 29% 14% 11% 45% < 1% 1,727
Monthly 13% 12% 16% 59% < 1% 378
Seldom/never 6% 5% 7% 81% < 1% 1,436
Don't know 38% 11% 9% 28% 14% 152

Interpreting scripture among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer 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 = 11,165. 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 daily 47% 28% 4% 15% 6% 11,165
Weekly 27% 27% 2% 35% 9% 1,727
Monthly 17% 20% < 1% 53% 10% 378
Seldom/never 6% 7% 1% 79% 6% 1,436
Don't know 21% 13% 7% 25% 34% 152

Belief in Heaven among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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 daily 84% 9% 7% 11,165
Weekly 74% 18% 8% 1,727
Monthly 57% 32% 10% 378
Seldom/never 25% 66% 8% 1,436
Don't know 55% 20% 25% 152

Belief in Hell among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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 daily 70% 22% 8% 11,165
Weekly 56% 35% 9% 1,727
Monthly 40% 53% 7% 378
Seldom/never 17% 77% 7% 1,436
Don't know 38% 35% 27% 152

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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 daily 40% 19% 41% 11,165
Weekly 32% 18% 49% 1,727
Monthly 26% 23% 51% 378
Seldom/never 20% 23% 58% 1,436
Don't know 20% 38% 42% 152

Political ideology among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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 daily 46% 29% 18% 7% 11,165
Weekly 31% 35% 29% 5% 1,727
Monthly 21% 36% 38% 4% 378
Seldom/never 15% 32% 47% 6% 1,436
Don't know 30% 30% 16% 24% 152

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

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

Frequency of prayer Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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 daily 52% 40% 4% 4% 11,165
Weekly 47% 46% 3% 3% 1,727
Monthly 43% 51% 3% 4% 378
Seldom/never 46% 45% 5% 4% 1,436
Don't know 38% 37% 8% 17% 152

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

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

Frequency of prayer Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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 daily 45% 48% 5% 2% 11,165
Weekly 40% 54% 4% 2% 1,727
Monthly 38% 57% 2% 4% 378
Seldom/never 30% 65% 3% 2% 1,436
Don't know 36% 43% 9% 13% 152

Views about abortion among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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 daily 39% 56% 5% 11,165
Weekly 59% 37% 4% 1,727
Monthly 65% 32% 4% 378
Seldom/never 78% 18% 4% 1,436
Don't know 35% 34% 31% 152

Views about homosexuality among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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 daily 46% 45% 5% 4% 11,165
Weekly 69% 25% 4% 2% 1,727
Monthly 76% 17% 2% 4% 378
Seldom/never 84% 11% 3% 2% 1,436
Don't know 59% 19% 6% 15% 152

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

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

Frequency of prayer Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,165. 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 daily 36% 55% 9% 11,165
Weekly 60% 32% 8% 1,727
Monthly 69% 22% 10% 378
Seldom/never 80% 14% 6% 1,436
Don't know 42% 27% 31% 152

Views about environmental regulation among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer 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 = 11,165. 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 daily 41% 52% 3% 4% 11,165
Weekly 35% 60% 2% 3% 1,727
Monthly 31% 66% 2% 2% 378
Seldom/never 24% 70% 2% 4% 1,436
Don't know 23% 54% 5% 18% 152

Views about human evolution among adults who meditate at least once a week by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer 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 = 11,165. 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 daily 16% 28% 3% 48% 5% 11,165
Weekly 35% 29% 4% 28% 4% 1,727
Monthly 49% 23% 5% 19% 4% 378
Seldom/never 69% 11% 6% 10% 3% 1,436
Don't know 20% 22% 14% 33% 12% 152