Frequency of meditation among adults in the Midwest

% of adults in the Midwest who meditate…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,491. 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 37% 8% 4% 50% 1% 7,491
2007 36% 7% 4% 50% 2% 9,078

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Frequency of meditation among adults in the Midwest by religious group

% of adults in the Midwest who meditate…

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never 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 36% 7% 5% 51% 1% 1,634
Evangelical Protestant 44% 7% 3% 45% 1% 1,937
Historically Black Protestant 54% 9% 4% 31% 2% 335
Mainline Protestant 34% 10% 5% 50% 2% 1,637
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 23% 8% 4% 64% 1% 1,455

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,922. 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.
At least once a week 16% 29% 29% 26% 2,922
Once or twice a month 26% 32% 25% 17% 583
Several times a year 24% 33% 25% 18% 319
Seldom/never 25% 37% 26% 12% 3,431
Don't know 7% 29% 30% 34% 102

Generational cohort among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,922. 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.
At least once a week 10% 12% 24% 35% 17% 2% 2,922
Once or twice a month 17% 16% 25% 30% 11% 1% 583
Several times a year 16% 12% 29% 28% 14% 1% 319
Seldom/never 16% 16% 29% 31% 7% 1% 3,431
Don't know 7% 5% 25% 42% 19% 3% 102

Gender composition among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,983. 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.
At least once a week 44% 56% 2,983
Once or twice a month 51% 49% 592
Several times a year 50% 50% 323
Seldom/never 52% 48% 3,482
Don't know 46% 54% 111

Racial and ethnic composition among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,927. 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.
At least once a week 75% 13% 1% 7% 3% 2,927
Once or twice a month 75% 10% 3% 9% 3% 586
Several times a year 80% 7% 2% 8% 2% 320
Seldom/never 84% 7% 2% 4% 3% 3,446
Don't know 73% 13% 1% 10% 3% 105

Immigrant status among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,955. 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.
At least once a week 8% 7% 85% 2,955
Once or twice a month 9% 8% 83% 584
Several times a year 10% 6% 84% 320
Seldom/never 6% 7% 87% 3,450
Don't know 22% 6% 73% 109

Income distribution among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who have a household income of…

Frequency of meditation Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 2,588. 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.
At least once a week 38% 20% 28% 14% 2,588
Once or twice a month 34% 17% 30% 19% 533
Several times a year 29% 24% 31% 16% 277
Seldom/never 31% 22% 29% 17% 3,106

Educational distribution among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,963. 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.
At least once a week 38% 33% 17% 11% 2,963
Once or twice a month 34% 37% 19% 10% 591
Several times a year 38% 30% 20% 12% 323
Seldom/never 43% 33% 16% 8% 3,472
Don't know 59% 22% 14% 5% 109

Marital status among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,967. 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.
At least once a week 50% 6% 14% 10% 20% 2,967
Once or twice a month 45% 6% 14% 5% 30% 591
Several times a year 53% 8% 9% 4% 25% 321
Seldom/never 50% 7% 10% 4% 29% 3,470
Don't know 38% 3% 11% 22% 27% 108

Parent of children under 18 among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,972. 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.
At least once a week 26% 74% 2,972
Once or twice a month 29% 71% 592
Several times a year 28% 72% 323
Seldom/never 31% 69% 3,473
Don't know 16% 84% 109

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who say they…

Frequency of meditation 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 = 2,983. 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.
At least once a week 77% 15% 3% 1% 4% 1% 2,983
Once or twice a month 57% 25% 5% < 1% 10% 3% 592
Several times a year 57% 23% 8% < 1% 9% 2% 323
Seldom/never 54% 25% 6% < 1% 12% 3% 3,482
Don't know 73% 8% 2% 8% 1% 9% 111

Importance of religion in one's life among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who say religion is…

Frequency of meditation Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,983. 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.
At least once a week 69% 17% 6% 6% 1% 2,983
Once or twice a month 50% 31% 10% 9% 1% 592
Several times a year 43% 34% 12% 12% < 1% 323
Seldom/never 39% 33% 16% 13% < 1% 3,482
Don't know 71% 14% 4% 4% 6% 111

Attendance at religious services among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who attend religious services…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,983. 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.
At least once a week 50% 28% 21% 1% 2,983
Once or twice a month 32% 42% 26% < 1% 592
Several times a year 27% 41% 31% < 1% 323
Seldom/never 24% 37% 39% < 1% 3,482
Don't know 45% 26% 22% 7% 111

Frequency of prayer among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,983. 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.
At least once a week 74% 14% 2% 9% 1% 2,983
Once or twice a month 46% 22% 11% 20% 1% 592
Several times a year 43% 18% 11% 27% < 1% 323
Seldom/never 39% 21% 8% 32% < 1% 3,482
Don't know 60% 8% 7% 9% 17% 111

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who attend prayer group…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,983. 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.
At least once a week 36% 11% 9% 43% 1% 2,983
Once or twice a month 17% 16% 11% 56% 1% 592
Several times a year 9% 8% 15% 68% 1% 323
Seldom/never 12% 6% 7% 74% < 1% 3,482
Don't know 29% 9% 8% 43% 11% 111

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,983. 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.
At least once a week 77% 11% 5% 6% 1% 2,983
Once or twice a month 58% 25% 8% 8% 1% 592
Several times a year 43% 21% 23% 12% 1% 323
Seldom/never 42% 18% 13% 26% 1% 3,482
Don't know 56% 11% 4% 9% 19% 111

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,983. 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.
At least once a week 58% 15% 9% 16% 2% 2,983
Once or twice a month 44% 23% 15% 17% < 1% 592
Several times a year 35% 21% 20% 23% < 1% 323
Seldom/never 31% 17% 15% 35% 1% 3,482
Don't know 36% 11% 15% 16% 22% 111

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of meditation Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,983. 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.
At least once a week 44% 10% 37% 6% 3% 2,983
Once or twice a month 25% 14% 49% 10% 3% 592
Several times a year 25% 14% 48% 10% 3% 323
Seldom/never 25% 10% 54% 10% 2% 3,482
Don't know 47% 8% 26% 9% 10% 111

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who say…

Frequency of meditation 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 = 2,983. 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.
At least once a week 37% 60% 2% 1% 2,983
Once or twice a month 32% 68% < 1% < 1% 592
Several times a year 26% 72% 1% 1% 323
Seldom/never 31% 68% 1% < 1% 3,482
Don't know 39% 53% 3% 5% 111

Frequency of reading scripture among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who read scripture…

Frequency of meditation At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,983. 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.
At least once a week 53% 11% 7% 29% 1% 2,983
Once or twice a month 24% 20% 13% 44% < 1% 592
Several times a year 15% 12% 21% 52% < 1% 323
Seldom/never 19% 9% 9% 63% < 1% 3,482
Don't know 42% 9% 9% 31% 10% 111

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of meditation 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 = 2,983. 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.
At least once a week 37% 28% 3% 24% 8% 2,983
Once or twice a month 25% 32% 2% 35% 7% 592
Several times a year 23% 33% 3% 34% 7% 323
Seldom/never 23% 32% 2% 36% 6% 3,482
Don't know 47% 16% 8% 13% 15% 111

Belief in Heaven among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,983. 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.
At least once a week 77% 15% 8% 2,983
Once or twice a month 72% 21% 7% 592
Several times a year 67% 24% 9% 323
Seldom/never 74% 20% 6% 3,482
Don't know 69% 11% 20% 111

Belief in Hell among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,983. 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.
At least once a week 63% 28% 10% 2,983
Once or twice a month 56% 37% 8% 592
Several times a year 52% 37% 11% 323
Seldom/never 60% 34% 6% 3,482
Don't know 57% 17% 26% 111

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,983. 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.
At least once a week 40% 20% 40% 2,983
Once or twice a month 35% 17% 48% 592
Several times a year 32% 15% 52% 323
Seldom/never 40% 17% 43% 3,482
Don't know 32% 34% 34% 111

Political ideology among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,983. 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.
At least once a week 43% 29% 22% 6% 2,983
Once or twice a month 36% 34% 26% 4% 592
Several times a year 25% 42% 28% 4% 323
Seldom/never 35% 35% 23% 7% 3,482
Don't know 29% 19% 21% 31% 111

Views about size of government among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,983. 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.
At least once a week 59% 34% 4% 4% 2,983
Once or twice a month 54% 41% 2% 3% 592
Several times a year 55% 36% 4% 5% 323
Seldom/never 57% 37% 2% 3% 3,482
Don't know 52% 30% 7% 11% 111

Views about government aid to the poor among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of meditation Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,983. 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.
At least once a week 45% 49% 5% 2% 2,983
Once or twice a month 45% 52% 3% 1% 592
Several times a year 43% 54% 2% 2% 323
Seldom/never 49% 46% 3% 1% 3,482
Don't know 44% 40% 4% 12% 111

Views about abortion among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who say abortion should be…

Frequency of meditation Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,983. 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.
At least once a week 45% 50% 5% 2,983
Once or twice a month 56% 41% 3% 592
Several times a year 58% 39% 3% 323
Seldom/never 54% 43% 3% 3,482
Don't know 36% 44% 20% 111

Views about homosexuality among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,983. 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.
At least once a week 53% 39% 4% 4% 2,983
Once or twice a month 67% 27% 4% 3% 592
Several times a year 65% 29% 4% 2% 323
Seldom/never 66% 28% 3% 3% 3,482
Don't know 42% 38% 4% 17% 111

Views about same-sex marriage among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,983. 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.
At least once a week 46% 47% 8% 2,983
Once or twice a month 56% 35% 9% 592
Several times a year 57% 38% 6% 323
Seldom/never 58% 35% 6% 3,482
Don't know 25% 44% 32% 111

Views about environmental regulation among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who say…

Frequency of meditation 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 = 2,983. 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.
At least once a week 40% 53% 3% 4% 2,983
Once or twice a month 35% 62% 3% 1% 592
Several times a year 39% 57% 2% 1% 323
Seldom/never 40% 56% 2% 2% 3,482
Don't know 44% 33% 4% 19% 111

Views about human evolution among adults in the Midwest by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Midwest who say humans…

Frequency of meditation 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 = 2,983. 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.
At least once a week 22% 28% 4% 41% 5% 2,983
Once or twice a month 35% 30% 3% 29% 3% 592
Several times a year 36% 26% 5% 30% 4% 323
Seldom/never 38% 24% 4% 31% 3% 3,482
Don't know 15% 8% 11% 42% 24% 111