Frequency of meditation among adults in the West

% of adults in the West 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 = 8,498. 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 41% 9% 4% 44% 2% 8,498
2007 40% 8% 4% 45% 2% 7,279

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Frequency of meditation among adults in the West by religious group

% of adults in the West 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 = 113. 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.
Buddhist 55% 6% 8% 29% 2% 113
Catholic 43% 10% 5% 40% 2% 1,660
Evangelical Protestant 51% 6% 3% 37% 2% 1,819
Historically Black Protestant 52% 4% 3% 39% 1% 143
Jewish 31% 8% 4% 55% 2% 181
Mainline Protestant 36% 10% 5% 46% 2% 1,141
Mormon 63% 8% 2% 25% 2% 480
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 26% 12% 5% 56% 1% 2,388

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 West by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the West who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 3,511. 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 17% 34% 29% 20% 3,511
Once or twice a month 29% 35% 23% 13% 749
Several times a year 26% 36% 23% 15% 378
Seldom/never 28% 36% 22% 13% 3,553
Don't know 7% 26% 29% 38% 135

Generational cohort among adults in the West by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,511. 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% 29% 35% 13% 1% 3,511
Once or twice a month 17% 19% 28% 26% 9% < 1% 749
Several times a year 16% 16% 30% 28% 10% < 1% 378
Seldom/never 19% 18% 28% 26% 8% 1% 3,553
Don't know 4% 6% 23% 38% 27% 1% 135

Gender composition among adults in the West by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,587. 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% 3,587
Once or twice a month 44% 56% 759
Several times a year 56% 44% 385
Seldom/never 54% 46% 3,618
Don't know 62% 38% 149

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

% of adults in the West who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,516. 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.
At least once a week 53% 5% 6% 30% 6% 3,516
Once or twice a month 54% 4% 12% 26% 5% 753
Several times a year 57% 2% 14% 23% 4% 380
Seldom/never 59% 4% 11% 22% 5% 3,569
Don't know 50% 5% 11% 30% 3% 138

Immigrant status among adults in the West by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,546. 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% 12% 62% 3,546
Once or twice a month 26% 13% 62% 749
Several times a year 26% 13% 61% 383
Seldom/never 19% 16% 66% 3,570
Don't know 40% 7% 52% 139

Income distribution among adults in the West by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,160. 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% 21% 23% 17% 3,160
Once or twice a month 37% 21% 22% 21% 689
Several times a year 29% 20% 23% 28% 335
Seldom/never 29% 20% 28% 23% 3,187
Don't know 44% 17% 20% 20% 100

Educational distribution among adults in the West by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the West who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,571. 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% 34% 18% 11% 3,571
Once or twice a month 37% 35% 17% 11% 753
Several times a year 33% 28% 25% 13% 382
Seldom/never 38% 35% 17% 10% 3,599
Don't know 46% 30% 15% 9% 144

Marital status among adults in the West by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,563. 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% 8% 15% 7% 20% 3,563
Once or twice a month 42% 11% 13% 5% 29% 759
Several times a year 46% 12% 9% 3% 30% 384
Seldom/never 47% 9% 11% 4% 29% 3,609
Don't know 52% 3% 11% 16% 17% 141

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

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,574. 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 28% 72% 3,574
Once or twice a month 26% 74% 758
Several times a year 29% 71% 384
Seldom/never 31% 69% 3,599
Don't know 19% 81% 145

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,587. 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% 18% 4% 1% 5% 1% 3,587
Once or twice a month 47% 30% 10% 1% 10% 3% 759
Several times a year 43% 29% 11% < 1% 15% 2% 385
Seldom/never 46% 23% 9% 1% 18% 3% 3,618
Don't know 66% 17% 2% 2% 6% 7% 149

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,587. 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 66% 18% 7% 8% 1% 3,587
Once or twice a month 39% 30% 17% 13% 1% 759
Several times a year 33% 34% 19% 14% 1% 385
Seldom/never 32% 30% 18% 20% < 1% 3,618
Don't know 72% 16% 4% 4% 5% 149

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,587. 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% 27% 24% < 1% 3,587
Once or twice a month 23% 42% 35% < 1% 759
Several times a year 18% 48% 34% < 1% 385
Seldom/never 19% 35% 45% < 1% 3,618
Don't know 56% 23% 16% 5% 149

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

% of adults in the West who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,587. 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 72% 12% 3% 12% 1% 3,587
Once or twice a month 39% 21% 11% 29% < 1% 759
Several times a year 35% 22% 9% 34% 1% 385
Seldom/never 35% 14% 8% 43% 1% 3,618
Don't know 64% 15% 6% 9% 7% 149

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,587. 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% 11% 7% 44% 1% 3,587
Once or twice a month 13% 15% 12% 60% < 1% 759
Several times a year 7% 7% 17% 69% < 1% 385
Seldom/never 12% 6% 6% 76% < 1% 3,618
Don't know 40% 8% 5% 37% 10% 149

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,587. 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 79% 11% 5% 5% 1% 3,587
Once or twice a month 50% 25% 13% 13% < 1% 759
Several times a year 39% 21% 26% 13% 1% 385
Seldom/never 41% 16% 13% 28% 1% 3,618
Don't know 61% 6% 6% 7% 21% 149

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,587. 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% 14% 8% 14% 1% 3,587
Once or twice a month 49% 19% 17% 14% 1% 759
Several times a year 39% 17% 24% 19% < 1% 385
Seldom/never 36% 17% 16% 30% 1% 3,618
Don't know 47% 7% 11% 17% 18% 149

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,587. 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% 12% 35% 8% 3% 3,587
Once or twice a month 25% 17% 45% 12% 2% 759
Several times a year 20% 14% 53% 12% 1% 385
Seldom/never 21% 12% 52% 13% 2% 3,618
Don't know 44% 5% 31% 9% 12% 149

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,587. 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% 58% 2% 2% 3,587
Once or twice a month 24% 73% 1% 1% 759
Several times a year 27% 70% 1% 2% 385
Seldom/never 28% 69% 1% 1% 3,618
Don't know 44% 49% 2% 5% 149

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,587. 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% 9% 7% 32% 1% 3,587
Once or twice a month 21% 17% 13% 49% < 1% 759
Several times a year 10% 10% 28% 51% < 1% 385
Seldom/never 17% 8% 6% 68% < 1% 3,618
Don't know 46% 9% 6% 21% 19% 149

Interpreting scripture among adults in the West by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,587. 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% 27% 3% 29% 7% 3,587
Once or twice a month 20% 23% 2% 46% 9% 759
Several times a year 15% 30% 1% 47% 7% 385
Seldom/never 18% 25% 2% 47% 9% 3,618
Don't know 44% 16% 7% 19% 14% 149

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

% of adults in the West who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,587. 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% 21% 8% 3,587
Once or twice a month 62% 31% 7% 759
Several times a year 63% 30% 7% 385
Seldom/never 61% 31% 8% 3,618
Don't know 64% 16% 19% 149

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

% of adults in the West who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,587. 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% 37% 8% 3,587
Once or twice a month 45% 47% 8% 759
Several times a year 40% 46% 14% 385
Seldom/never 47% 44% 8% 3,618
Don't know 48% 28% 24% 149

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults in the West by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the West who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,587. 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% 20% 44% 3,587
Once or twice a month 31% 21% 48% 759
Several times a year 27% 18% 55% 385
Seldom/never 34% 20% 46% 3,618
Don't know 42% 26% 32% 149

Political ideology among adults in the West by frequency of meditation

% of adults in the West who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,587. 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% 32% 25% 6% 3,587
Once or twice a month 29% 36% 30% 5% 759
Several times a year 24% 38% 35% 3% 385
Seldom/never 30% 35% 28% 6% 3,618
Don't know 41% 15% 28% 15% 149

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

% of adults in the West who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,587. 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% 3,587
Once or twice a month 47% 46% 4% 3% 759
Several times a year 47% 45% 5% 4% 385
Seldom/never 51% 43% 3% 3% 3,618
Don't know 49% 40% 4% 6% 149

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,587. 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% 52% 4% 3% 3,587
Once or twice a month 37% 60% 2% 1% 759
Several times a year 37% 54% 7% 1% 385
Seldom/never 43% 52% 3% 2% 3,618
Don't know 52% 40% 2% 6% 149

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,587. 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% 47% 5% 3,587
Once or twice a month 62% 34% 3% 759
Several times a year 70% 28% 2% 385
Seldom/never 63% 33% 4% 3,618
Don't know 40% 46% 14% 149

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

% of adults in the West who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,587. 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% 33% 4% 4% 3,587
Once or twice a month 73% 19% 5% 3% 759
Several times a year 76% 18% 4% 3% 385
Seldom/never 73% 20% 4% 3% 3,618
Don't know 42% 46% 4% 8% 149

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

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

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,587. 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% 42% 8% 3,587
Once or twice a month 68% 26% 5% 759
Several times a year 66% 27% 7% 385
Seldom/never 66% 28% 6% 3,618
Don't know 27% 56% 16% 149

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,587. 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% 57% 3% 5% 3,587
Once or twice a month 34% 61% 2% 3% 759
Several times a year 31% 64% 3% 2% 385
Seldom/never 37% 59% 2% 2% 3,618
Don't know 50% 34% 4% 12% 149

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

% of adults in the West 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 = 3,587. 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 28% 25% 5% 37% 5% 3,587
Once or twice a month 45% 24% 6% 24% 2% 759
Several times a year 48% 20% 5% 23% 3% 385
Seldom/never 46% 22% 4% 26% 3% 3,618
Don't know 17% 13% 12% 44% 14% 149