Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never meditate

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 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 20% 9% 8% 62% < 1% 15,172
2007 20% 9% 8% 63% 1% 15,447

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Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never meditate by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 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 11% 9% 9% 70% 1% 3,119
Evangelical Protestant 47% 13% 9% 30% 1% 3,202
Historically Black Protestant 36% 17% 13% 32% 1% 538
Jewish 12% 7% 9% 72% < 1% 487
Mainline Protestant 18% 12% 11% 58% < 1% 2,679
Mormon 61% 10% 1% 29% < 1% 175
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 5% 4% 87% < 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 frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,957. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 23% 37% 28% 12% 2,957
Once or twice a month 33% 39% 20% 8% 1,295
Several times a year 25% 39% 25% 11% 1,176
Seldom/never 28% 34% 24% 14% 9,415

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,957. 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% 15% 31% 32% 7% < 1% 2,957
Once or twice a month 22% 18% 32% 23% 5% < 1% 1,295
Several times a year 17% 16% 31% 29% 7% < 1% 1,176
Seldom/never 18% 17% 27% 29% 8% 1% 9,415

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,020. 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% 3,020
Once or twice a month 46% 54% 1,313
Several times a year 51% 49% 1,195
Seldom/never 56% 44% 9,577

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,976. 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% 14% 2% 11% 4% 2,976
Once or twice a month 66% 14% 2% 14% 3% 1,298
Several times a year 68% 12% 4% 13% 4% 1,184
Seldom/never 75% 6% 5% 11% 3% 9,478

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,977. 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 9% 8% 83% 2,977
Once or twice a month 11% 12% 77% 1,296
Several times a year 11% 10% 78% 1,173
Seldom/never 12% 11% 77% 9,466

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 2,609. 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 35% 21% 28% 17% 2,609
Once or twice a month 36% 21% 26% 17% 1,170
Several times a year 29% 22% 29% 20% 1,077
Seldom/never 28% 20% 29% 23% 8,426

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,999. 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% 35% 15% 8% 2,999
Once or twice a month 43% 34% 14% 8% 1,313
Several times a year 40% 34% 17% 10% 1,188
Seldom/never 42% 30% 18% 11% 9,530

Marital status among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,008. 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% 5% 13% 5% 23% 3,008
Once or twice a month 46% 7% 11% 4% 32% 1,310
Several times a year 49% 7% 12% 5% 27% 1,191
Seldom/never 46% 9% 10% 4% 30% 9,548

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,004. 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% 3,004
Once or twice a month 35% 65% 1,308
Several times a year 33% 67% 1,193
Seldom/never 27% 73% 9,547

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 3,020. 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% < 1% 3,020
Once or twice a month 74% 18% 3% < 1% 3% 1% 1,313
Several times a year 66% 24% 3% 1% 5% 1% 1,195
Seldom/never 37% 27% 10% 1% 21% 4% 9,577

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 3,020. 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 84% 13% 1% 1% < 1% 3,020
Once or twice a month 61% 31% 5% 3% < 1% 1,313
Several times a year 49% 41% 7% 4% < 1% 1,195
Seldom/never 21% 34% 22% 23% < 1% 9,577

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 3,020. 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 64% 27% 9% < 1% 3,020
Once or twice a month 33% 50% 17% < 1% 1,313
Several times a year 22% 58% 20% < 1% 1,195
Seldom/never 9% 35% 56% < 1% 9,577

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,020. 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 85% 12% 1% 3% < 1% 3,020
Once or twice a month 60% 25% 6% 8% 1% 1,313
Several times a year 45% 31% 10% 14% 1% 1,195
Seldom/never 22% 17% 9% 52% < 1% 9,577

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

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 3,020. 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% 15% 9% 29% < 1% 3,020
Once or twice a month 16% 19% 14% 51% < 1% 1,313
Several times a year 6% 9% 23% 62% < 1% 1,195
Seldom/never 3% 2% 4% 91% < 1% 9,577

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 3,020. 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% 12% 4% 6% 1% 3,020
Once or twice a month 52% 24% 12% 12% 1% 1,313
Several times a year 44% 21% 20% 14% 1% 1,195
Seldom/never 31% 17% 14% 37% 1% 9,577

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 3,020. 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% 16% 11% 30% 2% 3,020
Once or twice a month 36% 21% 13% 30% 1% 1,313
Several times a year 35% 18% 22% 25% 1% 1,195
Seldom/never 31% 16% 16% 37% 1% 9,577

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 3,020. 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 59% 5% 31% 3% 2% 3,020
Once or twice a month 35% 10% 46% 7% 2% 1,313
Several times a year 25% 10% 54% 9% 2% 1,195
Seldom/never 12% 12% 61% 14% 2% 9,577

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 3,020. 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% 50% 1% < 1% 3,020
Once or twice a month 34% 64% 1% 1% 1,313
Several times a year 29% 69% 1% < 1% 1,195
Seldom/never 24% 74% 1% 1% 9,577

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 3,020. 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% 31% 4% 7% 5% 3,020
Once or twice a month 32% 40% 2% 19% 7% 1,313
Several times a year 26% 39% 3% 27% 6% 1,195
Seldom/never 12% 24% 1% 55% 7% 9,577

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,020. 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% 6% 7% 3,020
Once or twice a month 86% 9% 4% 1,313
Several times a year 82% 13% 5% 1,195
Seldom/never 58% 34% 8% 9,577

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,020. 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% 14% 7% 3,020
Once or twice a month 70% 23% 6% 1,313
Several times a year 68% 26% 6% 1,195
Seldom/never 44% 48% 8% 9,577

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

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

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,020. 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% 16% 32% 3,020
Once or twice a month 43% 16% 40% 1,313
Several times a year 40% 15% 45% 1,195
Seldom/never 34% 19% 47% 9,577

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,020. 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% 27% 13% 6% 3,020
Once or twice a month 41% 36% 18% 5% 1,313
Several times a year 36% 37% 21% 5% 1,195
Seldom/never 26% 37% 30% 7% 9,577

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,020. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 60% 35% 2% 3% 3,020
Once or twice a month 53% 42% 2% 3% 1,313
Several times a year 54% 41% 3% 2% 1,195
Seldom/never 51% 43% 3% 4% 9,577

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 3,020. 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% 41% 4% 2% 3,020
Once or twice a month 46% 50% 3% 1% 1,313
Several times a year 48% 48% 3% 1% 1,195
Seldom/never 45% 50% 3% 2% 9,577

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 3,020. 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% 65% 3% 3,020
Once or twice a month 50% 47% 3% 1,313
Several times a year 56% 41% 3% 1,195
Seldom/never 68% 28% 4% 9,577

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,020. 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% 51% 4% 4% 3,020
Once or twice a month 64% 29% 4% 3% 1,313
Several times a year 66% 28% 4% 2% 1,195
Seldom/never 79% 16% 3% 2% 9,577

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,020. 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% 62% 6% 3,020
Once or twice a month 54% 38% 8% 1,313
Several times a year 57% 36% 7% 1,195
Seldom/never 71% 22% 6% 9,577

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 3,020. 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% 3,020
Once or twice a month 42% 53% 3% 2% 1,313
Several times a year 41% 56% 2% 1% 1,195
Seldom/never 34% 61% 2% 2% 9,577

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never meditate by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 3,020. 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% 26% 2% 55% 5% 3,020
Once or twice a month 24% 31% 4% 37% 4% 1,313
Several times a year 29% 33% 4% 32% 2% 1,195
Seldom/never 52% 21% 4% 20% 3% 9,577