Frequency of meditation among adults in the Northeast

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 6,516. 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% 9% 5% 47% 2% 6,516
2007 34% 8% 4% 52% 2% 6,556

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Frequency of meditation among adults in the Northeast by religious group

% of adults in the Northeast 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 38% 9% 5% 48% 1% 2,023
Evangelical Protestant 51% 9% 3% 34% 2% 759
Historically Black Protestant 53% 10% 5% 31% 1% 247
Jewish 24% 4% 6% 62% 4% 350
Mainline Protestant 33% 10% 5% 51% 2% 1,131
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 26% 10% 6% 57% 1% 1,499

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults in the Northeast by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Northeast who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,429. 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 14% 33% 29% 24% 2,429
Once or twice a month 26% 33% 23% 18% 561
Several times a year 22% 35% 25% 18% 322
Seldom/never 26% 33% 27% 14% 2,943
Don't know 13% 37% 20% 30% 105

Generational cohort among adults in the Northeast by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,429. 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% 11% 27% 34% 17% 2% 2,429
Once or twice a month 20% 14% 26% 28% 12% 1% 561
Several times a year 14% 13% 30% 31% 11% 1% 322
Seldom/never 17% 15% 27% 32% 8% 1% 2,943
Don't know 6% 12% 31% 24% 21% 4% 105

Gender composition among adults in the Northeast by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,494. 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% 55% 2,494
Once or twice a month 47% 53% 572
Several times a year 50% 50% 328
Seldom/never 49% 51% 3,007
Don't know 48% 52% 115

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

% of adults in the Northeast who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,443. 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 62% 14% 4% 15% 5% 2,443
Once or twice a month 68% 11% 3% 14% 4% 559
Several times a year 64% 13% 5% 14% 3% 324
Seldom/never 78% 7% 4% 8% 3% 2,973
Don't know 66% 6% 8% 18% 2% 107

Immigrant status among adults in the Northeast by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,450. 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% 15% 64% 2,450
Once or twice a month 15% 16% 69% 562
Several times a year 20% 14% 66% 324
Seldom/never 13% 14% 73% 2,962
Don't know 31% 19% 50% 108

Income distribution among adults in the Northeast by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,087. 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% 20% 25% 19% 2,087
Once or twice a month 29% 19% 27% 25% 492
Several times a year 31% 18% 25% 25% 292
Seldom/never 28% 18% 29% 25% 2,577

Educational distribution among adults in the Northeast by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Northeast who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,479. 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% 27% 16% 14% 2,479
Once or twice a month 37% 28% 21% 14% 571
Several times a year 36% 21% 26% 17% 327
Seldom/never 39% 29% 19% 13% 2,989
Don't know 44% 19% 24% 12% 109

Marital status among adults in the Northeast by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,475. 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% 6% 15% 11% 23% 2,475
Once or twice a month 44% 9% 9% 5% 34% 569
Several times a year 46% 8% 12% 4% 30% 327
Seldom/never 48% 9% 9% 4% 30% 2,996
Don't know 51% 4% 11% 9% 24% 105

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

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,483. 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 25% 75% 2,483
Once or twice a month 24% 76% 570
Several times a year 23% 77% 327
Seldom/never 28% 72% 2,999
Don't know 20% 80% 111

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,494. 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% 19% 3% 1% 5% 2% 2,494
Once or twice a month 47% 28% 10% 1% 11% 3% 572
Several times a year 44% 28% 10% < 1% 15% 3% 328
Seldom/never 46% 24% 8% 1% 17% 4% 3,007
Don't know 70% 13% 4% 2% 7% 5% 115

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,494. 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% 19% 7% 9% 1% 2,494
Once or twice a month 41% 31% 16% 12% 1% 572
Several times a year 31% 37% 17% 15% < 1% 328
Seldom/never 32% 32% 17% 18% 1% 3,007
Don't know 68% 12% 5% 7% 7% 115

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,494. 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% 29% 25% < 1% 2,494
Once or twice a month 27% 40% 32% < 1% 572
Several times a year 20% 44% 36% < 1% 328
Seldom/never 19% 37% 44% < 1% 3,007
Don't know 44% 30% 15% 11% 115

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

% of adults in the Northeast who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,494. 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 71% 13% 3% 12% 1% 2,494
Once or twice a month 42% 17% 14% 26% 1% 572
Several times a year 31% 20% 14% 34% < 1% 328
Seldom/never 33% 17% 8% 42% 1% 3,007
Don't know 60% 5% 4% 12% 18% 115

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,494. 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 31% 9% 8% 51% 1% 2,494
Once or twice a month 16% 11% 6% 66% < 1% 572
Several times a year 11% 4% 13% 71% < 1% 328
Seldom/never 8% 5% 6% 80% < 1% 3,007
Don't know 29% 5% 9% 42% 14% 115

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,494. 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% 12% 6% 7% 1% 2,494
Once or twice a month 48% 26% 9% 16% 1% 572
Several times a year 35% 22% 25% 17% 1% 328
Seldom/never 38% 17% 13% 31% 1% 3,007
Don't know 48% 2% 13% 20% 17% 115

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,494. 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 60% 15% 9% 15% 2% 2,494
Once or twice a month 49% 21% 13% 17% 1% 572
Several times a year 41% 18% 23% 17% 1% 328
Seldom/never 33% 17% 16% 34% 1% 3,007
Don't know 39% 7% 6% 34% 14% 115

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,494. 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% 12% 41% 7% 3% 2,494
Once or twice a month 19% 18% 49% 11% 2% 572
Several times a year 19% 15% 53% 13% 1% 328
Seldom/never 18% 10% 57% 13% 2% 3,007
Don't know 42% 2% 37% 9% 11% 115

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,494. 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 32% 64% 2% 2% 2,494
Once or twice a month 27% 72% 1% 1% 572
Several times a year 23% 74% 2% 1% 328
Seldom/never 27% 71% 1% 1% 3,007
Don't know 27% 63% 2% 8% 115

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,494. 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% 9% 7% 37% 1% 2,494
Once or twice a month 19% 14% 13% 54% < 1% 572
Several times a year 11% 6% 23% 59% 1% 328
Seldom/never 13% 7% 8% 71% 1% 3,007
Don't know 33% 7% 9% 35% 16% 115

Interpreting scripture among adults in the Northeast by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,494. 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 33% 25% 3% 33% 7% 2,494
Once or twice a month 20% 25% 1% 47% 6% 572
Several times a year 15% 22% 2% 51% 9% 328
Seldom/never 16% 27% 2% 48% 7% 3,007
Don't know 42% 12% 10% 19% 17% 115

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

% of adults in the Northeast who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,494. 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 73% 19% 8% 2,494
Once or twice a month 65% 28% 7% 572
Several times a year 59% 35% 6% 328
Seldom/never 63% 29% 8% 3,007
Don't know 69% 17% 14% 115

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

% of adults in the Northeast who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,494. 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 54% 37% 9% 2,494
Once or twice a month 49% 44% 7% 572
Several times a year 41% 51% 8% 328
Seldom/never 46% 44% 9% 3,007
Don't know 55% 27% 17% 115

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the Northeast by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Northeast who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,494. 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 32% 18% 50% 2,494
Once or twice a month 31% 13% 56% 572
Several times a year 23% 14% 63% 328
Seldom/never 32% 19% 49% 3,007
Don't know 33% 27% 40% 115

Political ideology among adults in the Northeast by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the Northeast who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,494. 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 35% 32% 27% 6% 2,494
Once or twice a month 24% 36% 34% 5% 572
Several times a year 21% 37% 37% 5% 328
Seldom/never 29% 36% 29% 6% 3,007
Don't know 34% 25% 17% 24% 115

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

% of adults in the Northeast who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,494. 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 47% 45% 3% 4% 2,494
Once or twice a month 46% 48% 2% 3% 572
Several times a year 47% 48% 2% 3% 328
Seldom/never 49% 45% 3% 3% 3,007
Don't know 32% 47% 8% 13% 115

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,494. 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 39% 55% 4% 2% 2,494
Once or twice a month 38% 58% 4% 1% 572
Several times a year 38% 56% 4% 1% 328
Seldom/never 44% 51% 3% 2% 3,007
Don't know 33% 42% 10% 16% 115

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,494. 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 54% 41% 5% 2,494
Once or twice a month 70% 26% 4% 572
Several times a year 71% 28% 2% 328
Seldom/never 67% 30% 4% 3,007
Don't know 31% 54% 14% 115

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

% of adults in the Northeast who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,494. 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 61% 30% 4% 5% 2,494
Once or twice a month 76% 19% 3% 2% 572
Several times a year 78% 17% 2% 2% 328
Seldom/never 77% 17% 3% 3% 3,007
Don't know 38% 42% 10% 10% 115

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

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

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,494. 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 52% 39% 9% 2,494
Once or twice a month 67% 28% 4% 572
Several times a year 72% 24% 4% 328
Seldom/never 69% 24% 7% 3,007
Don't know 32% 46% 22% 115

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,494. 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 33% 61% 3% 3% 2,494
Once or twice a month 30% 67% 1% 2% 572
Several times a year 28% 69% 1% 2% 328
Seldom/never 33% 62% 2% 3% 3,007
Don't know 43% 36% 9% 12% 115

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

% of adults in the Northeast 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 = 2,494. 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 30% 25% 5% 36% 5% 2,494
Once or twice a month 43% 25% 4% 25% 3% 572
Several times a year 49% 24% 3% 22% 2% 328
Seldom/never 46% 22% 4% 25% 3% 3,007
Don't know 16% 12% 7% 46% 19% 115