Frequency of meditation among atheists

% of atheists 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 = 1,098. 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 19% 8% 5% 68% < 1% 1,098
2007 18% 5% 5% 71% 2% 515

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 217. 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% 40% 17% 13% 217
Seldom/never 42% 36% 14% 8% 711

Generational cohort among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 217. 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 20% 19% 32% 21% 8% 1% 217
Seldom/never 30% 21% 27% 17% 5% 1% 711

Gender composition among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 219. 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% 34% 219
Seldom/never 68% 32% 722

Racial and ethnic composition among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 216. 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% 3% 6% 13% 4% 216
Seldom/never 79% 3% 7% 9% 2% 716

Immigrant status among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 217. 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% 7% 79% 217
Seldom/never 12% 15% 73% 717

Income distribution among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists 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 = 203. 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 27% 13% 30% 30% 203
Seldom/never 23% 18% 29% 30% 659

Educational distribution among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 219. 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 23% 28% 28% 22% 219
Seldom/never 29% 31% 25% 15% 721

Marital status among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 219. 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% 15% 14% 3% 31% 219
Seldom/never 36% 12% 8% 2% 43% 718

Parent of children under 18 among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 219. 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% 70% 219
Seldom/never 21% 79% 721

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists 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 = 219. 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 7% 3% 3% 2% 84% 1% 219
Seldom/never 1% 3% 1% < 1% 94% 1% 722

Importance of religion in one's life among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists 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 = 219. 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 4% 6% 8% 82% < 1% 219
Seldom/never 1% 3% 10% 85% < 1% 722

Attendance at religious services among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists 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 = 219. 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 2% 10% 88% < 1% 219
Seldom/never 1% 10% 89% < 1% 722

Frequency of prayer among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 219. 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 5% 1% 1% 93% < 1% 219
Seldom/never 1% < 1% 1% 98% < 1% 722

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

% of atheists 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 = 219. 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 3% < 1% 1% 96% < 1% 219
Seldom/never < 1% < 1% 1% 98% < 1% 722

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists 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 = 219. 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% 9% 8% 25% 3% 219
Seldom/never 23% 12% 8% 55% 2% 722

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists 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 = 219. 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 68% 17% 8% 6% 1% 219
Seldom/never 47% 16% 12% 24% 1% 722

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists 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 = 219. 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 2% 27% 44% 25% 3% 219
Seldom/never 1% 18% 46% 34% 1% 722

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists 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 = 219. 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% 83% 1% < 1% 219
Seldom/never 16% 83% 1% 1% 722

Frequency of reading scripture among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists 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 = 219. 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% 4% 5% 84% < 1% 219
Seldom/never 2% 3% 4% 91% < 1% 722

Interpreting scripture among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists 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 = 219. 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 1% 2% < 1% 93% 3% 219
Seldom/never < 1% 1% < 1% 97% 2% 722

Belief in Heaven among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 219. 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 7% 89% 4% 219
Seldom/never 4% 95% 1% 722

Belief in Hell among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 219. 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 4% 92% 4% 219
Seldom/never 3% 96% 1% 722

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 219. 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% 19% 67% 219
Seldom/never 16% 16% 68% 722

Political ideology among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 219. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 10% 31% 57% 2% 219
Seldom/never 10% 29% 55% 5% 722

Views about size of government among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 219. 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% 49% 9% 4% 219
Seldom/never 42% 53% 3% 2% 722

Views about government aid to the poor among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists 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 = 219. 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% 73% 3% 2% 219
Seldom/never 24% 73% 2% < 1% 722

Views about abortion among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists 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 = 219. 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 82% 13% 4% 219
Seldom/never 87% 11% 2% 722

Views about homosexuality among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 219. 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 95% 3% 1% 1% 219
Seldom/never 94% 4% 1% 1% 722

Views about same-sex marriage among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 219. 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 91% 5% 4% 219
Seldom/never 92% 5% 3% 722

Views about environmental regulation among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists 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 = 219. 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 21% 73% 3% 3% 219
Seldom/never 19% 78% 2% 1% 722

Views about human evolution among atheists by frequency of meditation

% of atheists 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 = 219. 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 87% 3% 4% 5% 1% 219
Seldom/never 92% 2% 1% 5% < 1% 722