Interpreting scripture among adults who meditate once or twice a month

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who say the holy scripture is…

Survey year 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 = 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 25% 26% 2% 40% 8% 2,884
2007 29% 29% 3% 31% 9% 2,613

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Interpreting scripture among adults who meditate once or twice a month by religious group

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who say the holy scripture is…

Religious tradition 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 = 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 28% 31% 1% 29% 10% 613
Evangelical Protestant 47% 36% 3% 10% 5% 546
Historically Black Protestant 47% 36% 1% 7% 9% 162
Mainline Protestant 18% 35% 2% 37% 9% 574
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 9% 7% 1% 78% 6% 703

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who meditate once or twice a month by interpretation of scripture

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

Interpreting scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 624. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 17% 38% 28% 18% 624
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 32% 23% 17% 761
Not the word of God 31% 37% 21% 11% 1,191
Other/don't know 21% 36% 24% 20% 215

Generational cohort among adults who meditate once or twice a month by interpretation of scripture

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

Interpreting scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 624. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 11% 13% 30% 32% 12% 2% 624
Word of God; not everything taken literally 19% 14% 27% 27% 12% 1% 761
Not the word of God 20% 21% 28% 24% 7% 1% 1,191
Other/don't know 10% 20% 27% 32% 9% 2% 215

Gender composition among adults who meditate once or twice a month by interpretation of scripture

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

Interpreting scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 628. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 45% 55% 628
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 57% 779
Not the word of God 51% 49% 1,205
Other/don't know 54% 46% 222

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who meditate once or twice a month by interpretation of scripture

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

Interpreting scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 625. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 48% 20% 3% 26% 4% 625
Word of God; not everything taken literally 66% 14% 5% 12% 3% 774
Not the word of God 72% 4% 6% 14% 4% 1,185
Other/don't know 53% 12% 7% 24% 4% 218

Immigrant status among adults who meditate once or twice a month by interpretation of scripture

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

Interpreting scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 621. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 25% 5% 70% 621
Word of God; not everything taken literally 12% 12% 76% 769
Not the word of God 13% 14% 73% 1,188
Other/don't know 23% 11% 66% 218

Income distribution among adults who meditate once or twice a month by interpretation of scripture

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

Interpreting scripture Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 561. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 52% 20% 18% 10% 561
Word of God; not everything taken literally 28% 21% 29% 21% 693
Not the word of God 27% 17% 31% 26% 1,107
Other/don't know 41% 18% 23% 18% 187

Educational distribution among adults who meditate once or twice a month by interpretation of scripture

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

Interpreting scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 627. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 58% 30% 9% 4% 627
Word of God; not everything taken literally 35% 33% 20% 12% 777
Not the word of God 25% 35% 22% 18% 1,201
Other/don't know 41% 33% 16% 11% 222

Marital status among adults who meditate once or twice a month by interpretation of scripture

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

Interpreting scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 626. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 46% 7% 13% 8% 26% 626
Word of God; not everything taken literally 51% 6% 10% 5% 28% 779
Not the word of God 40% 11% 14% 3% 32% 1,204
Other/don't know 40% 10% 17% 6% 27% 219

Parent of children under 18 among adults who meditate once or twice a month by interpretation of scripture

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

Interpreting scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 627. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 32% 68% 627
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% 70% 778
Not the word of God 23% 77% 1,201
Other/don't know 23% 77% 222

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who meditate once or twice a month by interpretation of scripture

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

Interpreting scripture Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 628. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 82% 16% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 628
Word of God; not everything taken literally 71% 25% 3% < 1% < 1% 1% 779
Not the word of God 24% 35% 14% 1% 22% 4% 1,205
Other/don't know 58% 25% 7% 3% 1% 7% 222

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

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

Interpreting scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 628. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 80% 17% 1% 2% < 1% 628
Word of God; not everything taken literally 60% 34% 6% 1% < 1% 779
Not the word of God 16% 34% 26% 23% 1% 1,205
Other/don't know 48% 32% 13% 5% 1% 222

Attendance at religious services among adults who meditate once or twice a month by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who attend religious services…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 628. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 55% 36% 9% < 1% 628
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 47% 13% < 1% 779
Not the word of God 9% 37% 53% < 1% 1,205
Other/don't know 23% 52% 24% 1% 222

Frequency of prayer among adults who meditate once or twice a month by interpretation of scripture

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

Interpreting scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 628. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 71% 19% 6% 3% < 1% 628
Word of God; not everything taken literally 58% 27% 9% 6% < 1% 779
Not the word of God 19% 18% 13% 49% 1% 1,205
Other/don't know 47% 17% 14% 19% 3% 222

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

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who attend prayer group…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 628. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 36% 24% 14% 26% < 1% 628
Word of God; not everything taken literally 22% 18% 12% 48% < 1% 779
Not the word of God 4% 6% 6% 83% < 1% 1,205
Other/don't know 15% 14% 11% 59% 1% 222

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

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 628. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 66% 22% 6% 5% 1% 628
Word of God; not everything taken literally 54% 30% 9% 6% < 1% 779
Not the word of God 45% 24% 13% 17% 1% 1,205
Other/don't know 54% 21% 11% 11% 2% 222

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

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 628. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 38% 22% 14% 24% 2% 628
Word of God; not everything taken literally 40% 23% 17% 19% 1% 779
Not the word of God 54% 21% 14% 11% < 1% 1,205
Other/don't know 53% 16% 15% 14% 1% 222

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

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Interpreting scripture Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 628. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 54% 4% 34% 7% < 1% 628
Word of God; not everything taken literally 36% 9% 44% 9% 2% 779
Not the word of God 5% 23% 54% 16% 2% 1,205
Other/don't know 24% 21% 42% 3% 9% 222

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

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

Interpreting scripture There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 628. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 41% 57% 1% 1% 628
Word of God; not everything taken literally 33% 66% 1% < 1% 779
Not the word of God 18% 80% 1% < 1% 1,205
Other/don't know 25% 72% 1% 2% 222

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

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who read scripture…

Interpreting scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 628. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 50% 22% 12% 15% < 1% 628
Word of God; not everything taken literally 30% 25% 14% 31% < 1% 779
Not the word of God 6% 10% 11% 73% < 1% 1,205
Other/don't know 21% 20% 17% 42% 1% 222

Belief in Heaven among adults who meditate once or twice a month by interpretation of scripture

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

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 628. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 92% 5% 3% 628
Word of God; not everything taken literally 90% 6% 3% 779
Not the word of God 39% 52% 9% 1,205
Other/don't know 67% 14% 19% 222

Belief in Hell among adults who meditate once or twice a month by interpretation of scripture

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

Interpreting scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 628. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 82% 12% 5% 628
Word of God; not everything taken literally 70% 25% 5% 779
Not the word of God 25% 68% 8% 1,205
Other/don't know 45% 35% 20% 222

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who meditate once or twice a month by interpretation of scripture

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

Interpreting scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 628. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 41% 17% 42% 628
Word of God; not everything taken literally 43% 16% 42% 779
Not the word of God 23% 15% 62% 1,205
Other/don't know 28% 25% 47% 222

Political ideology among adults who meditate once or twice a month by interpretation of scripture

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

Interpreting scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 628. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 47% 29% 17% 6% 628
Word of God; not everything taken literally 39% 40% 18% 3% 779
Not the word of God 15% 37% 44% 5% 1,205
Other/don't know 30% 37% 24% 9% 222

Views about size of government among adults who meditate once or twice a month by interpretation of scripture

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

Interpreting scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 628. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 40% 56% 3% 1% 628
Word of God; not everything taken literally 55% 41% 2% 2% 779
Not the word of God 48% 46% 3% 3% 1,205
Other/don't know 42% 41% 8% 8% 222

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

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who say government aid to the poor…

Interpreting scripture Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 628. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 45% 50% 2% 2% 628
Word of God; not everything taken literally 50% 47% 2% 1% 779
Not the word of God 30% 66% 3% 1% 1,205
Other/don't know 35% 52% 8% 5% 222

Views about abortion among adults who meditate once or twice a month by interpretation of scripture

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who say abortion should be…

Interpreting scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 628. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 36% 60% 4% 628
Word of God; not everything taken literally 56% 42% 2% 779
Not the word of God 81% 16% 3% 1,205
Other/don't know 56% 30% 14% 222

Views about homosexuality among adults who meditate once or twice a month by interpretation of scripture

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

Interpreting scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 628. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 41% 50% 3% 5% 628
Word of God; not everything taken literally 67% 25% 5% 3% 779
Not the word of God 90% 7% 2% 1% 1,205
Other/don't know 71% 15% 8% 6% 222

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

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

Interpreting scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 628. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 32% 60% 8% 628
Word of God; not everything taken literally 57% 37% 7% 779
Not the word of God 86% 10% 4% 1,205
Other/don't know 64% 25% 11% 222

Views about environmental regulation among adults who meditate once or twice a month by interpretation of scripture

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

Interpreting scripture Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 628. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 48% 48% 2% 3% 628
Word of God; not everything taken literally 37% 61% 1% 1% 779
Not the word of God 22% 75% 2% 1% 1,205
Other/don't know 33% 55% 6% 6% 222

Views about human evolution among adults who meditate once or twice a month by interpretation of scripture

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

Interpreting scripture Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 628. 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.
Word of God; should be taken literally 14% 27% 3% 53% 3% 628
Word of God; not everything taken literally 24% 40% 2% 31% 3% 779
Not the word of God 66% 18% 5% 11% 1% 1,205
Other/don't know 31% 28% 16% 18% 8% 222