Frequency of meditation among adults in the South

% of adults in the South 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 = 12,566. 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 44% 8% 4% 42% 2% 12,566
2007 44% 7% 4% 43% 3% 12,643

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

Frequency of meditation among adults in the South by religious group

% of adults in the South 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 44% 9% 4% 41% 2% 1,885
Evangelical Protestant 50% 6% 3% 39% 2% 4,078
Historically Black Protestant 57% 8% 3% 30% 2% 1,191
Jewish 31% 11% 7% 50% 1% 229
Mainline Protestant 39% 9% 5% 46% 2% 2,174
Mormon 55% 12% 1% 32% < 1% 112
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 27% 9% 5% 58% 1% 2,214

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 South by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the South who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 5,663. 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% 32% 29% 24% 5,663
Once or twice a month 23% 39% 23% 15% 948
Several times a year 26% 35% 25% 15% 491
Seldom/never 29% 36% 23% 12% 4,976
Don't know 16% 33% 19% 32% 224

Generational cohort among adults in the South by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the South who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 5,663. 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 9% 12% 26% 34% 16% 2% 5,663
Once or twice a month 14% 18% 31% 27% 9% 1% 948
Several times a year 16% 19% 26% 30% 8% 1% 491
Seldom/never 18% 17% 29% 28% 7% 1% 4,976
Don't know 11% 8% 29% 28% 19% 5% 224

Gender composition among adults in the South by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the South who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,794. 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% 5,794
Once or twice a month 49% 51% 961
Several times a year 55% 45% 498
Seldom/never 51% 49% 5,065
Don't know 53% 47% 248

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

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 5,709. 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 55% 22% 1% 17% 4% 5,709
Once or twice a month 60% 18% 2% 16% 4% 953
Several times a year 64% 15% 3% 15% 3% 495
Seldom/never 71% 14% 1% 11% 3% 5,010
Don't know 60% 15% 3% 20% 2% 236

Immigrant status among adults in the South by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the South who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,712. 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 15% 7% 78% 5,712
Once or twice a month 15% 8% 77% 949
Several times a year 15% 10% 74% 490
Seldom/never 9% 8% 83% 4,994
Don't know 22% 5% 73% 237

Income distribution among adults in the South by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the South 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 = 4,994. 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 41% 21% 24% 15% 4,994
Once or twice a month 36% 19% 28% 18% 875
Several times a year 35% 16% 29% 20% 450
Seldom/never 32% 20% 28% 20% 4,449
Don't know 50% 12% 30% 8% 158

Educational distribution among adults in the South by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the South who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 5,754. 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% 32% 15% 10% 5,754
Once or twice a month 40% 32% 16% 13% 961
Several times a year 35% 33% 18% 13% 495
Seldom/never 45% 30% 16% 9% 5,034
Don't know 54% 27% 8% 11% 242

Marital status among adults in the South by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the South who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 5,762. 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 51% 6% 16% 9% 19% 5,762
Once or twice a month 47% 7% 14% 6% 26% 959
Several times a year 45% 10% 14% 5% 25% 496
Seldom/never 48% 7% 13% 5% 28% 5,047
Don't know 49% 5% 15% 11% 20% 242

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

% of adults in the South who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,769. 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 29% 71% 5,769
Once or twice a month 30% 70% 958
Several times a year 29% 71% 498
Seldom/never 32% 68% 5,047
Don't know 24% 76% 242

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,794. 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 81% 12% 2% 1% 3% 1% 5,794
Once or twice a month 63% 24% 5% < 1% 6% 2% 961
Several times a year 59% 22% 6% 1% 9% 3% 498
Seldom/never 63% 19% 5% 1% 11% 2% 5,065
Don't know 75% 13% 2% 2% 4% 4% 248

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,794. 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 76% 15% 4% 4% 1% 5,794
Once or twice a month 55% 26% 11% 8% < 1% 961
Several times a year 47% 32% 11% 10% < 1% 498
Seldom/never 50% 27% 11% 12% 1% 5,065
Don't know 75% 8% 6% 5% 6% 248

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,794. 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 56% 27% 17% 1% 5,794
Once or twice a month 37% 39% 24% < 1% 961
Several times a year 29% 44% 27% < 1% 498
Seldom/never 29% 37% 34% < 1% 5,065
Don't know 46% 26% 20% 8% 248

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

% of adults in the South who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,794. 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 80% 11% 2% 7% 1% 5,794
Once or twice a month 51% 21% 8% 19% 1% 961
Several times a year 44% 22% 10% 23% 1% 498
Seldom/never 49% 18% 6% 27% 1% 5,065
Don't know 71% 7% 1% 11% 11% 248

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,794. 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% 11% 8% 35% 1% 5,794
Once or twice a month 23% 16% 10% 51% < 1% 961
Several times a year 13% 12% 19% 56% < 1% 498
Seldom/never 18% 9% 8% 65% < 1% 5,065
Don't know 35% 10% 12% 34% 10% 248

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,794. 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 81% 9% 4% 6% 1% 5,794
Once or twice a month 57% 24% 10% 8% 1% 961
Several times a year 45% 18% 25% 10% 1% 498
Seldom/never 49% 16% 11% 22% 2% 5,065
Don't know 64% 8% 4% 9% 14% 248

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,794. 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% 13% 8% 18% 2% 5,794
Once or twice a month 43% 23% 14% 19% 1% 961
Several times a year 40% 16% 27% 16% 1% 498
Seldom/never 34% 16% 14% 35% 1% 5,065
Don't know 42% 10% 9% 20% 20% 248

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,794. 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% 9% 33% 5% 3% 5,794
Once or twice a month 36% 11% 41% 10% 2% 961
Several times a year 28% 12% 48% 11% 2% 498
Seldom/never 31% 9% 50% 8% 2% 5,065
Don't know 54% 7% 25% 6% 8% 248

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,794. 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% 58% 2% 1% 5,794
Once or twice a month 31% 67% 1% < 1% 961
Several times a year 30% 69% 1% 1% 498
Seldom/never 33% 64% 2% 1% 5,065
Don't know 40% 53% 4% 4% 248

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,794. 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 64% 10% 5% 20% 1% 5,794
Once or twice a month 32% 19% 11% 37% < 1% 961
Several times a year 24% 10% 22% 44% < 1% 498
Seldom/never 27% 12% 8% 52% 1% 5,065
Don't know 48% 12% 7% 19% 14% 248

Interpreting scripture among adults in the South by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,794. 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 48% 24% 4% 18% 7% 5,794
Once or twice a month 31% 26% 2% 34% 8% 961
Several times a year 29% 24% 2% 38% 6% 498
Seldom/never 32% 28% 2% 33% 6% 5,065
Don't know 43% 18% 8% 17% 14% 248

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

% of adults in the South who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,794. 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 81% 13% 6% 5,794
Once or twice a month 74% 20% 7% 961
Several times a year 69% 25% 6% 498
Seldom/never 74% 19% 7% 5,065
Don't know 71% 12% 17% 248

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

% of adults in the South who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,794. 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 70% 23% 7% 5,794
Once or twice a month 59% 34% 7% 961
Several times a year 56% 36% 8% 498
Seldom/never 63% 30% 7% 5,065
Don't know 66% 17% 17% 248

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the South by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the South who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 5,794. 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% 19% 43% 5,794
Once or twice a month 36% 15% 49% 961
Several times a year 36% 16% 48% 498
Seldom/never 45% 17% 39% 5,065
Don't know 35% 35% 30% 248

Political ideology among adults in the South by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the South who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,794. 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% 20% 7% 5,794
Once or twice a month 33% 36% 25% 5% 961
Several times a year 30% 41% 25% 5% 498
Seldom/never 39% 34% 21% 7% 5,065
Don't know 41% 22% 16% 21% 248

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

% of adults in the South who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,794. 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 49% 43% 4% 4% 5,794
Once or twice a month 45% 48% 4% 3% 961
Several times a year 47% 48% 2% 3% 498
Seldom/never 54% 40% 2% 4% 5,065
Don't know 53% 31% 3% 14% 248

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,794. 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% 48% 5% 2% 5,794
Once or twice a month 41% 54% 3% 2% 961
Several times a year 43% 49% 4% 3% 498
Seldom/never 50% 45% 4% 2% 5,065
Don't know 54% 34% 3% 10% 248

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,794. 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 41% 53% 6% 5,794
Once or twice a month 57% 39% 5% 961
Several times a year 58% 39% 3% 498
Seldom/never 53% 44% 3% 5,065
Don't know 31% 60% 9% 248

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

% of adults in the South who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,794. 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% 45% 5% 3% 5,794
Once or twice a month 66% 28% 3% 4% 961
Several times a year 64% 28% 3% 4% 498
Seldom/never 62% 31% 4% 3% 5,065
Don't know 30% 49% 10% 12% 248

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

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

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,794. 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% 55% 9% 5,794
Once or twice a month 58% 35% 7% 961
Several times a year 51% 45% 4% 498
Seldom/never 53% 40% 7% 5,065
Don't know 27% 50% 22% 248

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,794. 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 41% 53% 3% 4% 5,794
Once or twice a month 35% 61% 2% 2% 961
Several times a year 32% 62% 3% 4% 498
Seldom/never 41% 55% 2% 3% 5,065
Don't know 43% 38% 3% 16% 248

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

% of adults in the South 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 = 5,794. 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 19% 27% 3% 46% 5% 5,794
Once or twice a month 33% 27% 5% 32% 3% 961
Several times a year 40% 26% 4% 25% 6% 498
Seldom/never 33% 27% 3% 34% 4% 5,065
Don't know 11% 17% 9% 42% 21% 248