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

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

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 15,172. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 40% 30% 15% 15% < 1% 15,172
2007 43% 34% 13% 10% 1% 15,447

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

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 43% 42% 11% 4% < 1% 3,119
Evangelical Protestant 71% 25% 3% 1% < 1% 3,202
Historically Black Protestant 78% 19% 3% < 1% < 1% 538
Jewish 28% 37% 23% 11% < 1% 487
Mainline Protestant 42% 41% 13% 3% < 1% 2,679
Mormon 68% 21% 10% 1% < 1% 175
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 9% 20% 27% 43% 1% 4,330

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,808. 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 22% 36% 28% 13% 5,808
Somewhat important 27% 36% 25% 12% 4,387
Not too important 35% 34% 20% 11% 2,255
Not at all important 34% 36% 18% 12% 2,387

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,808. 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% 15% 29% 33% 8% 1% 5,808
Somewhat important 18% 16% 29% 30% 7% 1% 4,387
Not too important 23% 19% 27% 24% 6% 1% 2,255
Not at all important 22% 20% 27% 22% 8% 1% 2,387

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,936. 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% 57% 5,936
Somewhat important 52% 48% 4,463
Not too important 58% 42% 2,283
Not at all important 66% 34% 2,419

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,864. 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 69% 14% 2% 12% 4% 5,864
Somewhat important 73% 7% 4% 13% 3% 4,418
Not too important 76% 5% 7% 8% 3% 2,261
Not at all important 79% 3% 5% 10% 3% 2,387

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,850. 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 11% 8% 81% 5,850
Somewhat important 11% 11% 77% 4,404
Not too important 12% 12% 76% 2,257
Not at all important 11% 14% 75% 2,396

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 5,080. 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 34% 21% 28% 18% 5,080
Somewhat important 30% 21% 28% 21% 3,952
Not too important 25% 21% 30% 24% 2,053
Not at all important 26% 18% 29% 27% 2,186

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,900. 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% 32% 15% 8% 5,900
Somewhat important 44% 32% 15% 9% 4,439
Not too important 36% 32% 20% 12% 2,277
Not at all important 35% 29% 22% 14% 2,410

Marital status among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,914. 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% 5% 12% 5% 23% 5,914
Somewhat important 47% 10% 11% 4% 28% 4,448
Not too important 44% 9% 9% 3% 36% 2,276
Not at all important 39% 11% 10% 3% 38% 2,414

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,909. 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% 65% 5,909
Somewhat important 31% 69% 4,449
Not too important 25% 75% 2,277
Not at all important 22% 78% 2,413

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 5,936. 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% 5,936
Somewhat important 50% 38% 7% 1% 3% 2% 4,463
Not too important 15% 35% 20% 1% 21% 7% 2,283
Not at all important 8% 11% 10% < 1% 63% 7% 2,419

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 5,936. 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% 35% 14% 1% 5,936
Somewhat important 11% 54% 34% < 1% 4,463
Not too important 2% 33% 65% < 1% 2,283
Not at all important 1% 8% 91% < 1% 2,419

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who pray…

Importance of religion in one's life At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,936. 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 73% 18% 3% 5% 1% 5,936
Somewhat important 31% 28% 13% 27% 1% 4,463
Not too important 8% 10% 10% 72% < 1% 2,283
Not at all important 3% 3% 3% 91% < 1% 2,419

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

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 5,936. 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 29% 12% 11% 47% < 1% 5,936
Somewhat important 5% 6% 8% 81% < 1% 4,463
Not too important 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 2,283
Not at all important 1% < 1% 1% 98% < 1% 2,419

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 5,936. 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% 14% 8% 9% 1% 5,936
Somewhat important 32% 22% 17% 27% 1% 4,463
Not too important 22% 16% 16% 44% 1% 2,283
Not at all important 25% 13% 9% 51% 2% 2,419

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 5,936. 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 37% 16% 14% 33% 1% 5,936
Somewhat important 29% 17% 17% 36% 1% 4,463
Not too important 30% 19% 17% 33% 1% 2,283
Not at all important 37% 16% 14% 32% 1% 2,419

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 5,936. 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% 5% 37% 4% 3% 5,936
Somewhat important 12% 11% 65% 10% 1% 4,463
Not too important 3% 15% 66% 15% 1% 2,283
Not at all important 1% 16% 57% 25% 2% 2,419

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 5,936. 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% 57% 2% 1% 5,936
Somewhat important 28% 71% 1% < 1% 4,463
Not too important 21% 77% 1% < 1% 2,283
Not at all important 19% 80% 1% 1% 2,419

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 5,936. 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% 15% 10% 32% 1% 5,936
Somewhat important 9% 10% 11% 70% < 1% 4,463
Not too important 2% 3% 4% 92% < 1% 2,283
Not at all important 1% 2% 2% 94% < 1% 2,419

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 5,936. 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% 35% 4% 10% 6% 5,936
Somewhat important 16% 37% 1% 37% 8% 4,463
Not too important 5% 15% < 1% 72% 8% 2,283
Not at all important 2% 4% < 1% 89% 5% 2,419

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,936. 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% 6% 5% 5,936
Somewhat important 80% 13% 7% 4,463
Not too important 46% 43% 12% 2,283
Not at all important 15% 78% 7% 2,419

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,936. 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 76% 17% 7% 5,936
Somewhat important 61% 31% 8% 4,463
Not too important 34% 57% 9% 2,283
Not at all important 11% 83% 6% 2,419

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,936. 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 47% 17% 37% 5,936
Somewhat important 39% 19% 42% 4,463
Not too important 34% 17% 49% 2,283
Not at all important 22% 19% 58% 2,419

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never meditate who are…

Importance of religion in one's life Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,936. 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% 31% 15% 7% 5,936
Somewhat important 31% 40% 23% 6% 4,463
Not too important 22% 39% 33% 6% 2,283
Not at all important 15% 34% 44% 8% 2,419

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 5,936. 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 56% 39% 2% 3% 5,936
Somewhat important 54% 41% 2% 3% 4,463
Not too important 52% 42% 3% 3% 2,283
Not at all important 48% 46% 3% 3% 2,419

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 5,936. 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% 43% 3% 2% 5,936
Somewhat important 48% 47% 3% 1% 4,463
Not too important 44% 52% 4% 1% 2,283
Not at all important 36% 60% 3% 1% 2,419

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 5,936. 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% 59% 4% 5,936
Somewhat important 63% 34% 3% 4,463
Not too important 78% 19% 3% 2,283
Not at all important 83% 14% 3% 2,419

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 5,936. 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% 42% 5% 4% 5,936
Somewhat important 75% 19% 4% 2% 4,463
Not too important 84% 12% 2% 2% 2,283
Not at all important 88% 8% 2% 2% 2,419

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

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

Importance of religion in one's life Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,936. 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 40% 52% 8% 5,936
Somewhat important 66% 27% 7% 4,463
Not too important 79% 16% 4% 2,283
Not at all important 85% 10% 5% 2,419

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 5,936. 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% 50% 2% 3% 5,936
Somewhat important 39% 57% 2% 2% 4,463
Not too important 32% 64% 2% 2% 2,283
Not at all important 25% 71% 2% 2% 2,419

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never meditate by importance of religion

% of adults who seldom or never meditate 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 = 5,936. 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 14% 30% 3% 48% 5% 5,936
Somewhat important 38% 29% 5% 25% 3% 4,463
Not too important 68% 14% 5% 11% 2% 2,283
Not at all important 81% 7% 2% 8% 2% 2,419