Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never meditate by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Religious tradition Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest 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 15% 13% 28% 34% 9% 1% 3,063
Evangelical Protestant 13% 15% 31% 33% 7% < 1% 3,155
Historically Black Protestant 20% 19% 30% 26% 4% < 1% 533
Jewish 13% 10% 24% 33% 16% 4% 474
Mainline Protestant 14% 12% 29% 34% 11% 1% 2,624
Mormon 17% 21% 28% 23% 11% < 1% 171
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 24% 22% 27% 22% 5% < 1% 4,263

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

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

Generational cohort 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 100% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,868
Older Millennial 58% 42% < 1% < 1% 2,156
Generation X < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 3,512
Baby Boomer < 1% < 1% 85% 15% 5,380
Silent < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 1,840
Greatest < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% 147

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Generational cohort Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 51% 49% 1,868
Older Millennial 53% 47% 2,156
Generation X 53% 47% 3,512
Baby Boomer 51% 49% 5,380
Silent 46% 54% 1,840
Greatest 44% 56% 147

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

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

Generational cohort White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,858. 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.
Younger Millennial 56% 12% 7% 19% 5% 1,858
Older Millennial 64% 12% 6% 14% 4% 2,140
Generation X 74% 8% 4% 12% 3% 3,478
Baby Boomer 82% 7% 2% 6% 3% 5,322
Silent 88% 4% 1% 4% 3% 1,824
Greatest 87% 4% 2% 5% 2% 142

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Generational cohort Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,841. 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.
Younger Millennial 11% 20% 69% 1,841
Older Millennial 15% 9% 75% 2,123
Generation X 14% 8% 78% 3,476
Baby Boomer 8% 7% 86% 5,338
Silent 8% 13% 79% 1,825
Greatest 9% 35% 57% 143

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who have a household income of…

Generational cohort Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,590. 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.
Younger Millennial 39% 20% 25% 17% 1,590
Older Millennial 36% 25% 26% 12% 2,031
Generation X 23% 19% 32% 27% 3,260
Baby Boomer 28% 19% 29% 24% 4,742
Silent 37% 24% 25% 14% 1,494
Greatest 40% 31% 18% 10% 107

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

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

Generational cohort High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,866. 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.
Younger Millennial 48% 42% 9% 1% 1,866
Older Millennial 32% 36% 21% 11% 2,154
Generation X 38% 29% 20% 13% 3,504
Baby Boomer 45% 28% 16% 11% 5,366
Silent 52% 22% 14% 12% 1,837
Greatest 57% 17% 14% 12% 144

Marital status among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Generational cohort Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,867. 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.
Younger Millennial 7% 9% 1% < 1% 83% 1,867
Older Millennial 38% 15% 7% < 1% 40% 2,154
Generation X 62% 8% 13% 1% 16% 3,508
Baby Boomer 62% 5% 18% 6% 9% 5,365
Silent 58% 3% 11% 26% 3% 1,838
Greatest 36% < 1% 7% 54% 3% 145

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Generational cohort Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,867. 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.
Younger Millennial 12% 88% 1,867
Older Millennial 47% 53% 2,150
Generation X 59% 41% 3,500
Baby Boomer 13% 87% 5,371
Silent 2% 98% 1,838
Greatest 2% 98% 147

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

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

Generational cohort Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 43% 23% 9% < 1% 21% 3% 1,868
Older Millennial 49% 22% 8% < 1% 17% 3% 2,156
Generation X 57% 22% 7% < 1% 12% 3% 3,512
Baby Boomer 60% 22% 5% 1% 10% 2% 5,380
Silent 52% 22% 8% 2% 13% 3% 1,840
Greatest 39% 26% 7% 2% 21% 4% 147

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say religion is…

Generational cohort Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 30% 31% 20% 19% < 1% 1,868
Older Millennial 37% 28% 16% 18% < 1% 2,156
Generation X 41% 31% 14% 14% < 1% 3,512
Baby Boomer 45% 31% 12% 11% < 1% 5,380
Silent 44% 27% 13% 15% 1% 1,840
Greatest 42% 26% 16% 16% < 1% 147

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who attend religious services…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 21% 40% 38% < 1% 1,868
Older Millennial 19% 37% 44% < 1% 2,156
Generation X 24% 38% 38% < 1% 3,512
Baby Boomer 26% 35% 38% < 1% 5,380
Silent 31% 26% 43% < 1% 1,840
Greatest 33% 27% 41% < 1% 147

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who pray…

Generational cohort At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 30% 18% 8% 43% < 1% 1,868
Older Millennial 36% 17% 7% 39% < 1% 2,156
Generation X 42% 18% 7% 32% < 1% 3,512
Baby Boomer 45% 18% 7% 29% 1% 5,380
Silent 43% 15% 5% 36% 1% 1,840
Greatest 35% 8% 6% 49% 2% 147

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

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who attend prayer group…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 12% 9% 8% 71% < 1% 1,868
Older Millennial 10% 8% 8% 75% < 1% 2,156
Generation X 15% 8% 8% 69% < 1% 3,512
Baby Boomer 15% 5% 6% 73% < 1% 5,380
Silent 12% 4% 5% 77% 1% 1,840
Greatest 7% 2% 2% 87% 2% 147

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 39% 22% 11% 26% 1% 1,868
Older Millennial 42% 18% 11% 27% 1% 2,156
Generation X 45% 16% 14% 24% 1% 3,512
Baby Boomer 46% 15% 12% 25% 1% 5,380
Silent 42% 12% 11% 33% 3% 1,840
Greatest 40% 7% 9% 42% 1% 147

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 41% 21% 13% 25% 1% 1,868
Older Millennial 34% 19% 17% 30% < 1% 2,156
Generation X 31% 16% 16% 37% 1% 3,512
Baby Boomer 33% 15% 16% 35% 1% 5,380
Silent 28% 12% 14% 44% 2% 1,840
Greatest 25% 11% 11% 50% 4% 147

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Generational cohort Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 19% 15% 51% 14% 1% 1,868
Older Millennial 21% 12% 53% 13% 2% 2,156
Generation X 26% 8% 53% 11% 2% 3,512
Baby Boomer 29% 8% 53% 8% 2% 5,380
Silent 25% 8% 55% 9% 3% 1,840
Greatest 24% 11% 50% 10% 4% 147

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say…

Generational cohort There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 19% 80% 1% 1% 1,868
Older Millennial 27% 71% 1% 1% 2,156
Generation X 34% 65% 1% 1% 3,512
Baby Boomer 36% 62% 2% 1% 5,380
Silent 31% 66% 1% 2% 1,840
Greatest 28% 67% 1% 5% 147

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

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who read scripture…

Generational cohort At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 16% 12% 8% 64% < 1% 1,868
Older Millennial 18% 10% 8% 64% < 1% 2,156
Generation X 22% 11% 9% 58% < 1% 3,512
Baby Boomer 22% 8% 8% 62% 1% 5,380
Silent 20% 7% 7% 66% 1% 1,840
Greatest 16% 4% 5% 73% 2% 147

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say the holy scripture is…

Generational cohort Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 17% 31% 1% 47% 4% 1,868
Older Millennial 19% 27% 1% 46% 7% 2,156
Generation X 26% 29% 2% 36% 7% 3,512
Baby Boomer 29% 27% 3% 35% 7% 5,380
Silent 22% 26% 4% 38% 9% 1,840
Greatest 18% 21% 2% 45% 14% 147

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

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

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 67% 27% 6% 1,868
Older Millennial 67% 27% 6% 2,156
Generation X 71% 22% 7% 3,512
Baby Boomer 71% 21% 8% 5,380
Silent 63% 28% 9% 1,840
Greatest 44% 47% 8% 147

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

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

Generational cohort Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 56% 39% 5% 1,868
Older Millennial 55% 38% 7% 2,156
Generation X 59% 34% 7% 3,512
Baby Boomer 56% 35% 9% 5,380
Silent 45% 46% 9% 1,840
Greatest 30% 63% 7% 147

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

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

Generational cohort Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 34% 18% 48% 1,868
Older Millennial 34% 21% 45% 2,156
Generation X 42% 18% 40% 3,512
Baby Boomer 41% 16% 43% 5,380
Silent 41% 12% 46% 1,840
Greatest 37% 13% 50% 147

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Generational cohort Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 25% 39% 29% 7% 1,868
Older Millennial 25% 37% 29% 9% 2,156
Generation X 37% 35% 23% 6% 3,512
Baby Boomer 40% 33% 22% 5% 5,380
Silent 41% 31% 22% 6% 1,840
Greatest 37% 31% 29% 3% 147

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

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

Generational cohort Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 42% 55% 1% 2% 1,868
Older Millennial 46% 48% 2% 3% 2,156
Generation X 57% 37% 3% 3% 3,512
Baby Boomer 58% 35% 3% 4% 5,380
Silent 60% 30% 4% 5% 1,840
Greatest 52% 37% 4% 7% 147

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say government aid to the poor…

Generational cohort Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 42% 55% 2% 1% 1,868
Older Millennial 45% 50% 4% 2% 2,156
Generation X 50% 45% 4% 1% 3,512
Baby Boomer 48% 47% 3% 2% 5,380
Silent 49% 45% 3% 3% 1,840
Greatest 36% 53% 4% 7% 147

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say abortion should be…

Generational cohort Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 58% 40% 2% 1,868
Older Millennial 58% 40% 3% 2,156
Generation X 57% 39% 4% 3,512
Baby Boomer 59% 37% 4% 5,380
Silent 59% 36% 5% 1,840
Greatest 59% 35% 6% 147

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

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

Generational cohort Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 82% 15% 2% 1% 1,868
Older Millennial 75% 19% 4% 2% 2,156
Generation X 66% 27% 4% 3% 3,512
Baby Boomer 62% 31% 4% 3% 5,380
Silent 58% 34% 4% 4% 1,840
Greatest 57% 31% 5% 7% 147

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

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

Generational cohort Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 77% 20% 3% 1,868
Older Millennial 70% 25% 5% 2,156
Generation X 57% 35% 8% 3,512
Baby Boomer 52% 40% 8% 5,380
Silent 48% 43% 9% 1,840
Greatest 50% 38% 13% 147

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who say…

Generational cohort Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 34% 63% 1% 2% 1,868
Older Millennial 33% 62% 3% 3% 2,156
Generation X 38% 58% 2% 2% 3,512
Baby Boomer 43% 52% 2% 2% 5,380
Silent 43% 49% 3% 5% 1,840
Greatest 37% 50% 3% 9% 147

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never meditate by generational group

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

Generational cohort Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,868. 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.
Younger Millennial 50% 23% 2% 23% 1% 1,868
Older Millennial 44% 25% 4% 25% 2% 2,156
Generation X 38% 24% 4% 32% 3% 3,512
Baby Boomer 33% 26% 4% 34% 4% 5,380
Silent 34% 20% 4% 32% 10% 1,840
Greatest 37% 20% 5% 29% 9% 147