Importance of religion in one's life among adults who meditate once or twice a month

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,884. 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 47% 29% 13% 10% 1% 2,884
2007 54% 29% 9% 6% 1% 2,613

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Importance of religion in one's life among adults who meditate once or twice a month by religious group

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who say religion is…

Religious tradition Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important 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 57% 35% 7% 1% < 1% 613
Evangelical Protestant 71% 25% 3% 1% < 1% 546
Historically Black Protestant 91% 7% < 1% 1% 1% 162
Mainline Protestant 48% 39% 10% 2% < 1% 574
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 11% 23% 31% 33% 1% 703

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who are ages…

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,323. 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 20% 37% 26% 18% 1,323
Somewhat important 28% 31% 24% 17% 823
Not too important 35% 39% 18% 8% 374
Not at all important 35% 37% 16% 11% 302

Generational cohort among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,323. 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 12% 14% 30% 31% 11% 2% 1,323
Somewhat important 18% 17% 25% 29% 11% 1% 823
Not too important 23% 21% 29% 20% 4% 1% 374
Not at all important 25% 22% 26% 20% 7% < 1% 302

Gender composition among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,343. 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% 1,343
Somewhat important 50% 50% 838
Not too important 53% 47% 378
Not at all important 57% 43% 306

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,338. 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 54% 18% 4% 20% 4% 1,338
Somewhat important 67% 6% 5% 18% 4% 824
Not too important 79% 3% 5% 9% 4% 372
Not at all important 73% 5% 8% 10% 4% 301

Immigrant status among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,326. 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 20% 9% 72% 1,326
Somewhat important 17% 11% 72% 825
Not too important 10% 15% 74% 375
Not at all important 11% 13% 76% 299

Income distribution among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,197. 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 38% 21% 25% 17% 1,197
Somewhat important 34% 20% 27% 19% 749
Not too important 27% 15% 30% 27% 344
Not at all important 27% 16% 28% 29% 285

Educational distribution among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who have completed…

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,339. 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% 29% 15% 10% 1,339
Somewhat important 37% 33% 20% 11% 836
Not too important 22% 41% 20% 17% 376
Not at all important 21% 39% 21% 18% 306

Marital status among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,341. 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 50% 6% 12% 7% 25% 1,341
Somewhat important 40% 11% 13% 5% 31% 836
Not too important 40% 10% 14% 2% 34% 378
Not at all important 37% 10% 15% 3% 35% 305

Parent of children under 18 among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,340. 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% 68% 1,340
Somewhat important 23% 77% 837
Not too important 26% 74% 376
Not at all important 21% 79% 306

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,343. 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 82% 15% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1,343
Somewhat important 43% 43% 8% 1% 3% 2% 838
Not too important 17% 41% 19% < 1% 17% 5% 378
Not at all important 11% 15% 14% 1% 51% 8% 306

Attendance at religious services among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,343. 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 54% 37% 9% < 1% 1,343
Somewhat important 16% 57% 27% < 1% 838
Not too important 1% 40% 59% < 1% 378
Not at all important 2% 14% 84% 1% 306

Frequency of prayer among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,343. 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% 17% 5% 4% 1% 1,343
Somewhat important 30% 34% 18% 18% 1% 838
Not too important 10% 16% 16% 58% < 1% 378
Not at all important 6% 6% 7% 82% < 1% 306

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

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,343. 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 33% 22% 13% 32% < 1% 1,343
Somewhat important 7% 13% 12% 69% < 1% 838
Not too important 1% 3% 3% 93% < 1% 378
Not at all important 2% 3% 1% 94% < 1% 306

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,343. 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% 21% 7% 4% 1% 1,343
Somewhat important 44% 31% 14% 11% < 1% 838
Not too important 38% 26% 13% 22% 1% 378
Not at all important 39% 25% 11% 22% 2% 306

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,343. 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% 24% 15% 19% 1% 1,343
Somewhat important 47% 20% 15% 17% < 1% 838
Not too important 50% 19% 17% 14% < 1% 378
Not at all important 58% 18% 13% 10% 1% 306

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,343. 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 49% 7% 35% 8% 2% 1,343
Somewhat important 14% 18% 55% 10% 3% 838
Not too important 3% 24% 59% 12% 2% 378
Not at all important 2% 27% 46% 23% 1% 306

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,343. 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 38% 61% 1% 1% 1,343
Somewhat important 23% 75% 1% 1% 838
Not too important 18% 81% 1% 1% 378
Not at all important 15% 84% 1% < 1% 306

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,343. 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 45% 24% 11% 20% < 1% 1,343
Somewhat important 12% 18% 17% 54% < 1% 838
Not too important 4% 7% 10% 79% < 1% 378
Not at all important 1% 4% 5% 90% < 1% 306

Interpreting scripture among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,343. 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% 33% 3% 14% 8% 1,343
Somewhat important 14% 30% 1% 46% 8% 838
Not too important 3% 12% 1% 78% 7% 378
Not at all important 4% 1% < 1% 91% 4% 306

Belief in Heaven among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who …in heaven

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,343. 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% 7% 5% 1,343
Somewhat important 71% 21% 8% 838
Not too important 36% 55% 9% 378
Not at all important 15% 76% 8% 306

Belief in Hell among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who …in hell

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,343. 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% 19% 7% 1,343
Somewhat important 49% 44% 7% 838
Not too important 24% 68% 8% 378
Not at all important 12% 82% 6% 306

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who identify as…

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,343. 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 39% 16% 45% 1,343
Somewhat important 33% 17% 50% 838
Not too important 29% 16% 55% 378
Not at all important 16% 16% 68% 306

Political ideology among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,343. 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% 34% 19% 5% 1,343
Somewhat important 29% 38% 30% 4% 838
Not too important 15% 42% 37% 6% 378
Not at all important 12% 29% 54% 5% 306

Views about size of government among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,343. 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% 49% 3% 3% 1,343
Somewhat important 51% 43% 3% 3% 838
Not too important 54% 41% 2% 3% 378
Not at all important 45% 50% 2% 3% 306

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,343. 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% 53% 2% 1% 1,343
Somewhat important 42% 53% 4% 2% 838
Not too important 33% 64% 3% 1% 378
Not at all important 26% 70% 2% 2% 306

Views about abortion among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,343. 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% 52% 4% 1,343
Somewhat important 70% 26% 4% 838
Not too important 78% 19% 3% 378
Not at all important 86% 10% 4% 306

Views about homosexuality among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,343. 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 55% 37% 4% 3% 1,343
Somewhat important 77% 17% 4% 3% 838
Not too important 90% 5% 1% 4% 378
Not at all important 92% 6% 1% 1% 306

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who …same-sex marriage

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,343. 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% 7% 1,343
Somewhat important 69% 25% 6% 838
Not too important 85% 10% 6% 378
Not at all important 88% 9% 3% 306

Views about environmental regulation among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,343. 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% 55% 2% 3% 1,343
Somewhat important 33% 63% 3% 2% 838
Not too important 23% 76% 1% < 1% 378
Not at all important 17% 78% 4% 1% 306

Views about human evolution among adults who meditate once or twice a month by importance of religion

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 1,343. 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% 32% 4% 42% 4% 1,343
Somewhat important 41% 31% 6% 19% 3% 838
Not too important 70% 15% 5% 9% 1% 378
Not at all important 80% 6% 1% 10% 2% 306