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

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

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 56% 10% 6% 27% 1% 14,858
2007 56% 10% 7% 27% 1% 15,033

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

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

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 38% 11% 7% 43% 1% 186
Catholic 44% 12% 8% 35% 1% 3,024
Evangelical Protestant 78% 8% 4% 9% 1% 4,408
Historically Black Protestant 77% 9% 3% 10% 1% 1,132
Jehovah's Witness 94% 2% < 1% 4% < 1% 195
Jewish 29% 9% 8% 53% 2% 227
Mainline Protestant 50% 13% 10% 27% 1% 2,411
Mormon 87% 6% 2% 5% < 1% 410
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 21% 7% 8% 63% 1% 2,029

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DemographicInformation

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,924. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 14% 31% 30% 25% 7,924
Once or twice a month 20% 31% 28% 21% 1,401
Several times a year 16% 33% 29% 22% 968
Seldom/never 18% 34% 28% 20% 4,124
Don't know 8% 25% 20% 47% 108

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,924. 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% 35% 18% 2% 7,924
Once or twice a month 13% 12% 26% 34% 13% 2% 1,401
Several times a year 9% 12% 27% 35% 15% 1% 968
Seldom/never 10% 14% 27% 34% 13% 1% 4,124
Don't know 3% 10% 20% 29% 32% 6% 108

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 59% 8,130
Once or twice a month 49% 51% 1,432
Several times a year 49% 51% 987
Seldom/never 49% 51% 4,192
Don't know 47% 53% 117

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,981. 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% 20% 2% 18% 5% 7,981
Once or twice a month 58% 15% 4% 20% 3% 1,413
Several times a year 69% 7% 4% 16% 4% 967
Seldom/never 67% 8% 4% 17% 5% 4,123
Don't know 53% 13% 3% 24% 6% 111

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 8,021. 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 once a week 17% 8% 75% 8,021
Once or twice a month 19% 10% 72% 1,416
Several times a year 17% 11% 73% 977
Seldom/never 17% 12% 71% 4,136
Don't know 25% 5% 69% 113

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 6,960. 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% 22% 24% 12% 6,960
Once or twice a month 39% 20% 24% 17% 1,253
Several times a year 31% 20% 29% 20% 877
Seldom/never 35% 19% 25% 21% 3,665

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 8,082. 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% 32% 15% 9% 8,082
Once or twice a month 41% 32% 15% 11% 1,427
Several times a year 35% 30% 19% 16% 978
Seldom/never 36% 31% 19% 14% 4,169
Don't know 55% 25% 11% 9% 111

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 8,075. 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% 5% 15% 10% 18% 8,075
Once or twice a month 46% 10% 16% 7% 21% 1,428
Several times a year 51% 7% 13% 8% 20% 982
Seldom/never 45% 9% 15% 7% 24% 4,172
Don't know 39% 4% 16% 20% 20% 110

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 8,093. 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% 71% 8,093
Once or twice a month 29% 71% 1,428
Several times a year 23% 77% 984
Seldom/never 26% 74% 4,178
Don't know 15% 85% 115

BeliefsandPractices

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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 89% 8% 1% 1% 1% 1% 8,130
Once or twice a month 74% 19% 3% 1% 3% 1% 1,432
Several times a year 66% 23% 5% 1% 4% 1% 987
Seldom/never 51% 25% 7% 1% 12% 3% 4,192
Don't know 77% 10% 1% 6% 2% 4% 117

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 7% 1% 1% 1% 8,130
Once or twice a month 69% 23% 5% 2% 1% 1,432
Several times a year 53% 33% 8% 5% 1% 987
Seldom/never 35% 30% 14% 18% 1% 4,192
Don't know 61% 20% 2% 9% 8% 117

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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 73% 18% 8% 1% 8,130
Once or twice a month 38% 46% 16% < 1% 1,432
Several times a year 23% 51% 25% 1% 987
Seldom/never 18% 34% 48% < 1% 4,192
Don't know 47% 14% 26% 12% 117

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 8,130
Once or twice a month 74% 17% 3% 5% 1% 1,432
Several times a year 60% 21% 7% 11% 1% 987
Seldom/never 47% 20% 6% 28% 1% 4,192
Don't know 75% 8% < 1% 3% 14% 117

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 12% 7% 18% 1% 8,130
Once or twice a month 19% 24% 15% 41% < 1% 1,432
Several times a year 10% 8% 21% 60% 1% 987
Seldom/never 7% 4% 5% 84% < 1% 4,192
Don't know 40% 11% 5% 31% 13% 117

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 7% 2% 2% 1% 8,130
Once or twice a month 73% 16% 6% 4% 1% 1,432
Several times a year 66% 18% 9% 7% 1% 987
Seldom/never 64% 14% 7% 13% 1% 4,192
Don't know 70% 7% 2% 7% 14% 117

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 13% 7% 15% 2% 8,130
Once or twice a month 54% 18% 11% 16% 1% 1,432
Several times a year 56% 16% 14% 14% 1% 987
Seldom/never 57% 14% 10% 18% 1% 4,192
Don't know 61% 8% 4% 14% 13% 117

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 6% 24% 3% 3% 8,130
Once or twice a month 34% 14% 43% 8% 3% 1,432
Several times a year 23% 16% 47% 11% 3% 987
Seldom/never 15% 16% 54% 12% 3% 4,192
Don't know 39% 3% 38% 11% 9% 117

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 50% 2% 2% 8,130
Once or twice a month 32% 66% 1% 1% 1,432
Several times a year 28% 69% 1% 1% 987
Seldom/never 24% 73% 2% 1% 4,192
Don't know 35% 56% 2% 7% 117

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 27% 4% 8% 5% 8,130
Once or twice a month 36% 32% 3% 22% 8% 1,432
Several times a year 20% 31% 2% 38% 9% 987
Seldom/never 16% 19% 2% 55% 9% 4,192
Don't know 44% 14% 5% 15% 22% 117

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 6% 8,130
Once or twice a month 81% 13% 6% 1,432
Several times a year 70% 21% 9% 987
Seldom/never 57% 34% 9% 4,192
Don't know 70% 15% 15% 117

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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 75% 18% 7% 8,130
Once or twice a month 65% 27% 8% 1,432
Several times a year 55% 36% 9% 987
Seldom/never 38% 52% 9% 4,192
Don't know 51% 31% 17% 117

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 8,130
Once or twice a month 35% 16% 49% 1,432
Several times a year 33% 16% 51% 987
Seldom/never 27% 20% 53% 4,192
Don't know 30% 28% 42% 117

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 50% 27% 16% 7% 8,130
Once or twice a month 36% 36% 23% 5% 1,432
Several times a year 33% 35% 28% 4% 987
Seldom/never 24% 35% 35% 6% 4,192
Don't know 35% 21% 20% 24% 117

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 40% 3% 4% 8,130
Once or twice a month 48% 43% 4% 4% 1,432
Several times a year 51% 43% 3% 3% 987
Seldom/never 47% 45% 4% 4% 4,192
Don't know 35% 43% 10% 12% 117

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 2% 8,130
Once or twice a month 43% 52% 4% 2% 1,432
Several times a year 40% 55% 3% 2% 987
Seldom/never 36% 57% 4% 3% 4,192
Don't know 31% 52% 9% 8% 117

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 63% 5% 8,130
Once or twice a month 50% 46% 3% 1,432
Several times a year 61% 33% 6% 987
Seldom/never 69% 26% 5% 4,192
Don't know 38% 39% 23% 117

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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 37% 54% 5% 4% 8,130
Once or twice a month 64% 28% 4% 4% 1,432
Several times a year 68% 24% 4% 3% 987
Seldom/never 77% 16% 3% 3% 4,192
Don't know 49% 39% 7% 5% 117

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 28% 64% 8% 8,130
Once or twice a month 51% 39% 10% 1,432
Several times a year 60% 31% 9% 987
Seldom/never 70% 22% 8% 4,192
Don't know 41% 40% 19% 117

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 50% 3% 4% 8,130
Once or twice a month 37% 58% 3% 2% 1,432
Several times a year 33% 62% 2% 2% 987
Seldom/never 29% 65% 2% 3% 4,192
Don't know 33% 41% 9% 18% 117

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,130. 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% 25% 3% 55% 6% 8,130
Once or twice a month 24% 33% 5% 35% 4% 1,432
Several times a year 33% 32% 6% 26% 3% 987
Seldom/never 47% 24% 6% 20% 4% 4,192
Don't know 17% 37% 9% 23% 14% 117