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

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

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important 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 70% 17% 6% 6% 1% 14,858
2007 73% 17% 4% 4% 1% 15,033

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

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

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important 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 40% 34% 12% 11% 3% 186
Catholic 75% 20% 4% 1% 1% 3,024
Evangelical Protestant 87% 10% 1% 1% 1% 4,408
Historically Black Protestant 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 1,132
Jehovah's Witness 93% 6% < 1% < 1% 1% 195
Jewish 49% 29% 16% 6% < 1% 227
Mainline Protestant 71% 22% 5% 1% 1% 2,411
Mormon 91% 8% < 1% < 1% < 1% 410
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 24% 23% 19% 32% 2% 2,029

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who meditate at least once a week by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 10,169. 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.
Very important 13% 31% 30% 27% 10,169
Somewhat important 21% 35% 27% 17% 2,404
Not too important 25% 37% 25% 13% 849
Not at all important 27% 37% 23% 13% 975
Don't know 11% 35% 31% 23% 128

Generational cohort among adults who meditate at least once a week by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 10,169. 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.
Very important 7% 10% 26% 36% 19% 2% 10,169
Somewhat important 12% 16% 28% 32% 10% 1% 2,404
Not too important 14% 18% 29% 30% 8% 1% 849
Not at all important 16% 18% 30% 28% 7% 1% 975
Don't know 5% 10% 31% 36% 17% 1% 128

Gender composition among adults who meditate at least once a week by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. 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.
Very important 42% 58% 10,431
Somewhat important 49% 51% 2,440
Not too important 52% 48% 860
Not at all important 57% 43% 992
Don't know 47% 53% 135

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who meditate at least once a week by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 10,249. 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.
Very important 57% 18% 2% 18% 4% 10,249
Somewhat important 63% 10% 4% 18% 5% 2,402
Not too important 70% 6% 5% 13% 6% 850
Not at all important 72% 7% 3% 13% 5% 971
Don't know 62% 10% 3% 22% 4% 123

Immigrant status among adults who meditate at least once a week by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 10,296. 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.
Very important 18% 8% 74% 10,296
Somewhat important 17% 12% 71% 2,413
Not too important 14% 14% 72% 848
Not at all important 14% 12% 74% 976
Don't know 19% 14% 67% 130

Income distribution among adults who meditate at least once a week by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 8,888. 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.
Very important 42% 21% 24% 13% 8,888
Somewhat important 36% 19% 25% 19% 2,184
Not too important 32% 18% 25% 24% 766
Not at all important 27% 19% 29% 25% 897

Educational distribution among adults who meditate at least once a week by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 10,369. 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.
Very important 44% 32% 15% 10% 10,369
Somewhat important 37% 32% 19% 12% 2,429
Not too important 26% 34% 23% 17% 854
Not at all important 29% 33% 21% 17% 986
Don't know 32% 37% 21% 10% 129

Marital status among adults who meditate at least once a week by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 10,373. 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.
Very important 53% 5% 15% 11% 17% 10,373
Somewhat important 43% 10% 15% 7% 24% 2,430
Not too important 41% 10% 13% 4% 32% 852
Not at all important 36% 13% 15% 4% 31% 984
Don't know 52% 3% 16% 9% 20% 128

Parent of children under 18 among adults who meditate at least once a week by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 10,389. 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.
Very important 28% 72% 10,389
Somewhat important 28% 72% 2,430
Not too important 26% 74% 858
Not at all important 25% 75% 986
Don't know 23% 77% 135

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who meditate at least once a week by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 10,431. 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.
Very important 88% 9% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 10,431
Somewhat important 57% 32% 6% 1% 3% 2% 2,440
Not too important 32% 31% 15% < 1% 15% 6% 860
Not at all important 29% 16% 9% 1% 39% 5% 992
Don't know 67% 19% 2% 4% 3% 5% 135

Attendance at religious services among adults who meditate at least once a week by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. 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.
Very important 67% 23% 10% 1% 10,431
Somewhat important 17% 52% 31% 1% 2,440
Not too important 5% 32% 62% < 1% 860
Not at all important 4% 14% 81% < 1% 992
Don't know 39% 21% 35% 5% 135

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

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

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. 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.
Very important 89% 8% 1% 1% 1% 10,431
Somewhat important 54% 27% 7% 11% 1% 2,440
Not too important 31% 19% 9% 41% < 1% 860
Not at all important 25% 8% 4% 63% 1% 992
Don't know 70% 12% < 1% 11% 7% 135

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

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

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. 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.
Very important 52% 12% 9% 27% 1% 10,431
Somewhat important 12% 10% 9% 69% < 1% 2,440
Not too important 4% 3% 5% 87% < 1% 860
Not at all important 7% 1% 2% 88% 1% 992
Don't know 24% 9% 11% 51% 5% 135

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

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

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. 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.
Very important 85% 8% 3% 3% 1% 10,431
Somewhat important 63% 17% 8% 10% 1% 2,440
Not too important 57% 17% 9% 15% 1% 860
Not at all important 65% 9% 6% 17% 2% 992
Don't know 80% 9% 4% 3% 3% 135

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

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

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. 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.
Very important 59% 14% 8% 17% 2% 10,431
Somewhat important 57% 16% 11% 16% 1% 2,440
Not too important 65% 15% 9% 10% 1% 860
Not at all important 70% 10% 8% 11% < 1% 992
Don't know 57% 15% 7% 14% 8% 135

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

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

Importance of religion in one's life Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. 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.
Very important 58% 7% 28% 4% 3% 10,431
Somewhat important 15% 17% 55% 10% 3% 2,440
Not too important 5% 24% 56% 14% 2% 860
Not at all important 3% 23% 51% 19% 3% 992
Don't know 32% 9% 36% 5% 18% 135

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

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

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 10,431. 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.
Very important 43% 53% 2% 2% 10,431
Somewhat important 26% 72% 1% 1% 2,440
Not too important 20% 77% 3% < 1% 860
Not at all important 16% 80% 2% 1% 992
Don't know 32% 60% 2% 6% 135

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

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

Importance of religion in one's life At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. 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.
Very important 71% 10% 5% 14% 1% 10,431
Somewhat important 23% 13% 12% 50% 1% 2,440
Not too important 12% 8% 9% 70% < 1% 860
Not at all important 13% 3% 5% 78% 1% 992
Don't know 40% 7% 6% 40% 6% 135

Interpreting scripture among adults who meditate at least once a week by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 10,431. 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.
Very important 52% 28% 4% 10% 6% 10,431
Somewhat important 16% 28% 2% 44% 10% 2,440
Not too important 6% 9% 1% 75% 9% 860
Not at all important 5% 5% 1% 84% 5% 992
Don't know 23% 16% 4% 38% 19% 135

Belief in Heaven among adults who meditate at least once a week by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. 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.
Very important 87% 7% 6% 10,431
Somewhat important 68% 22% 10% 2,440
Not too important 37% 51% 12% 860
Not at all important 22% 71% 7% 992
Don't know 53% 21% 26% 135

Belief in Hell among adults who meditate at least once a week by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. 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.
Very important 74% 18% 8% 10,431
Somewhat important 50% 42% 9% 2,440
Not too important 22% 69% 9% 860
Not at all important 14% 79% 6% 992
Don't know 38% 42% 19% 135

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who meditate at least once a week by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. 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.
Very important 41% 18% 40% 10,431
Somewhat important 31% 19% 49% 2,440
Not too important 21% 20% 59% 860
Not at all important 17% 23% 59% 992
Don't know 20% 36% 44% 135

Political ideology among adults who meditate at least once a week by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. 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.
Very important 48% 28% 17% 7% 10,431
Somewhat important 26% 38% 30% 5% 2,440
Not too important 17% 38% 40% 5% 860
Not at all important 14% 29% 50% 7% 992
Don't know 27% 26% 27% 20% 135

Views about size of government among adults who meditate at least once a week by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. 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.
Very important 51% 41% 3% 4% 10,431
Somewhat important 50% 43% 4% 3% 2,440
Not too important 48% 43% 4% 5% 860
Not at all important 45% 44% 6% 6% 992
Don't know 49% 32% 7% 12% 135

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

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

Importance of religion in one's life Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. 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.
Very important 46% 47% 5% 2% 10,431
Somewhat important 40% 55% 4% 2% 2,440
Not too important 30% 63% 4% 3% 860
Not at all important 31% 63% 4% 2% 992
Don't know 28% 47% 10% 15% 135

Views about abortion among adults who meditate at least once a week by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. 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.
Very important 35% 59% 5% 10,431
Somewhat important 66% 29% 4% 2,440
Not too important 80% 17% 3% 860
Not at all important 76% 20% 4% 992
Don't know 48% 33% 19% 135

Views about homosexuality among adults who meditate at least once a week by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. 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.
Very important 42% 49% 5% 4% 10,431
Somewhat important 77% 16% 3% 3% 2,440
Not too important 82% 14% 2% 2% 860
Not at all important 85% 10% 3% 2% 992
Don't know 56% 20% 11% 13% 135

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

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

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,431. 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.
Very important 32% 59% 9% 10,431
Somewhat important 68% 23% 10% 2,440
Not too important 79% 15% 5% 860
Not at all important 82% 13% 5% 992
Don't know 48% 32% 20% 135

Views about environmental regulation among adults who meditate at least once a week by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 10,431. 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.
Very important 42% 51% 3% 4% 10,431
Somewhat important 32% 63% 2% 3% 2,440
Not too important 23% 72% 2% 3% 860
Not at all important 22% 74% 3% 2% 992
Don't know 27% 48% 6% 20% 135

Views about human evolution among adults who meditate at least once a week by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life 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 = 10,431. 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.
Very important 13% 28% 3% 50% 6% 10,431
Somewhat important 39% 29% 5% 23% 4% 2,440
Not too important 63% 15% 6% 13% 3% 860
Not at all important 68% 12% 5% 13% 2% 992
Don't know 26% 20% 12% 28% 15% 135