Frequency of meditation among Catholics

% of Catholics who meditate…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,202. 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 40% 9% 5% 45% 1% 7,202
2007 36% 9% 5% 48% 2% 8,054

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Catholics by frequency of meditation

% of Catholics who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,961. 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 11% 32% 30% 27% 2,961
Once or twice a month 18% 36% 28% 18% 601
Several times a year 22% 32% 28% 18% 347
Seldom/never 22% 34% 29% 15% 3,063

Generational cohort among Catholics by frequency of meditation

% of Catholics who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,961. 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 6% 9% 28% 36% 18% 2% 2,961
Once or twice a month 12% 12% 30% 34% 11% 1% 601
Several times a year 13% 14% 27% 34% 12% < 1% 347
Seldom/never 15% 13% 28% 34% 9% 1% 3,063

Gender composition among Catholics by frequency of meditation

% of Catholics who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,024. 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% 3,024
Once or twice a month 45% 55% 613
Several times a year 50% 50% 350
Seldom/never 48% 52% 3,119

Racial and ethnic composition among Catholics by frequency of meditation

% of Catholics who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,975. 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% 3% 3% 40% 2% 2,975
Once or twice a month 49% 2% 4% 44% 2% 607
Several times a year 53% 3% 5% 37% 1% 346
Seldom/never 68% 3% 2% 25% 2% 3,091

Immigrant status among Catholics by frequency of meditation

% of Catholics who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,996. 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% 14% 50% 2,996
Once or twice a month 35% 16% 48% 603
Several times a year 30% 16% 55% 345
Seldom/never 18% 15% 67% 3,089

Income distribution among Catholics by frequency of meditation

% of Catholics who have a household income of…

Frequency of meditation Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 2,557. 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% 19% 22% 16% 2,557
Once or twice a month 41% 18% 24% 17% 529
Several times a year 33% 19% 27% 22% 303
Seldom/never 29% 20% 29% 21% 2,688

Educational distribution among Catholics by frequency of meditation

% of Catholics who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,011. 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% 26% 15% 11% 3,011
Once or twice a month 46% 28% 17% 9% 607
Several times a year 47% 20% 23% 10% 347
Seldom/never 45% 29% 17% 9% 3,101

Marital status among Catholics by frequency of meditation

% of Catholics who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,011. 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% 7% 13% 10% 17% 3,011
Once or twice a month 51% 10% 12% 6% 21% 612
Several times a year 49% 12% 12% 2% 25% 348
Seldom/never 51% 9% 11% 5% 25% 3,113

Parent of children under 18 among Catholics by frequency of meditation

% of Catholics who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,009. 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% 3,009
Once or twice a month 33% 67% 611
Several times a year 35% 65% 350
Seldom/never 30% 70% 3,107

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Catholics by frequency of meditation

% of Catholics 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 = 3,024. 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% 23% 3% 1% < 1% 1% 3,024
Once or twice a month 56% 35% 7% 1% 1% < 1% 613
Several times a year 60% 33% 6% 1% < 1% 1% 350
Seldom/never 59% 29% 7% 1% 3% 1% 3,119

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

% of Catholics 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 = 3,024. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 75% 20% 4% 1% 1% 3,024
Once or twice a month 57% 35% 7% 1% < 1% 613
Several times a year 49% 40% 9% 1% < 1% 350
Seldom/never 43% 42% 11% 4% < 1% 3,119

Attendance at religious services among Catholics by frequency of meditation

% of Catholics 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 = 3,024. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 54% 32% 13% 1% 3,024
Once or twice a month 35% 49% 16% < 1% 613
Several times a year 34% 52% 15% < 1% 350
Seldom/never 27% 45% 28% < 1% 3,119

Frequency of prayer among Catholics by frequency of meditation

% of Catholics who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,024. 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 78% 14% 3% 4% 1% 3,024
Once or twice a month 55% 26% 10% 8% < 1% 613
Several times a year 45% 31% 13% 10% < 1% 350
Seldom/never 43% 24% 10% 23% 1% 3,119

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

% of Catholics 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 = 3,024. 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% 12% 11% 49% 1% 3,024
Once or twice a month 14% 19% 11% 56% < 1% 613
Several times a year 7% 9% 20% 64% < 1% 350
Seldom/never 9% 5% 8% 77% 1% 3,119

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

% of Catholics 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 = 3,024. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 75% 12% 6% 6% 1% 3,024
Once or twice a month 54% 26% 11% 9% < 1% 613
Several times a year 40% 21% 27% 12% 1% 350
Seldom/never 42% 19% 15% 23% 1% 3,119

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

% of Catholics 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 = 3,024. 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 57% 14% 10% 18% 1% 3,024
Once or twice a month 42% 20% 18% 17% 2% 613
Several times a year 35% 16% 28% 21% < 1% 350
Seldom/never 30% 15% 17% 37% 1% 3,119

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

% of Catholics 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 = 3,024. 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% 10% 40% 9% 3% 3,024
Once or twice a month 27% 11% 49% 12% 2% 613
Several times a year 29% 11% 46% 12% 2% 350
Seldom/never 23% 9% 56% 10% 2% 3,119

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

% of Catholics 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 = 3,024. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 32% 64% 2% 2% 3,024
Once or twice a month 29% 69% 1% 1% 613
Several times a year 27% 70% 2% 1% 350
Seldom/never 29% 70% 1% 1% 3,119

Frequency of reading scripture among Catholics by frequency of meditation

% of Catholics 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 = 3,024. 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% 12% 8% 35% 1% 3,024
Once or twice a month 18% 22% 15% 45% < 1% 613
Several times a year 11% 8% 30% 50% < 1% 350
Seldom/never 11% 9% 9% 70% 1% 3,119

Interpreting scripture among Catholics by frequency of meditation

% of Catholics 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 = 3,024. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 33% 34% 3% 22% 8% 3,024
Once or twice a month 28% 31% 1% 29% 10% 613
Several times a year 21% 40% 3% 30% 7% 350
Seldom/never 19% 38% 2% 33% 7% 3,119

Belief in Heaven among Catholics by frequency of meditation

% of Catholics who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,024. 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% 8% 5% 3,024
Once or twice a month 84% 10% 6% 613
Several times a year 87% 10% 3% 350
Seldom/never 83% 11% 6% 3,119

Belief in Hell among Catholics by frequency of meditation

% of Catholics who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,024. 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% 26% 8% 3,024
Once or twice a month 64% 31% 6% 613
Several times a year 62% 31% 7% 350
Seldom/never 61% 31% 8% 3,119

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Catholics by frequency of meditation

% of Catholics who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,024. 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% 19% 45% 3,024
Once or twice a month 31% 22% 47% 613
Several times a year 35% 17% 47% 350
Seldom/never 41% 17% 42% 3,119

Political ideology among Catholics by frequency of meditation

% of Catholics who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,024. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 40% 34% 21% 5% 3,024
Once or twice a month 35% 37% 22% 7% 613
Several times a year 26% 40% 30% 4% 350
Seldom/never 37% 37% 22% 5% 3,119

Views about size of government among Catholics by frequency of meditation

% of Catholics who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,024. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 45% 49% 4% 3% 3,024
Once or twice a month 41% 54% 2% 2% 613
Several times a year 47% 49% 3% 1% 350
Seldom/never 52% 43% 2% 3% 3,119

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

% of Catholics 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 = 3,024. 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 42% 52% 4% 2% 3,024
Once or twice a month 44% 53% 3% 1% 613
Several times a year 47% 49% 3% 1% 350
Seldom/never 51% 44% 3% 2% 3,119

Views about abortion among Catholics by frequency of meditation

% of Catholics 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 = 3,024. 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% 3,024
Once or twice a month 53% 44% 3% 613
Several times a year 52% 45% 3% 350
Seldom/never 53% 43% 4% 3,119

Views about homosexuality among Catholics by frequency of meditation

% of Catholics who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,024. 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% 27% 4% 5% 3,024
Once or twice a month 71% 22% 3% 3% 613
Several times a year 73% 21% 4% 2% 350
Seldom/never 75% 19% 4% 3% 3,119

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

% of Catholics who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,024. 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% 40% 11% 3,024
Once or twice a month 61% 31% 7% 613
Several times a year 57% 35% 8% 350
Seldom/never 63% 29% 8% 3,119

Views about environmental regulation among Catholics by frequency of meditation

% of Catholics 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 = 3,024. 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% 56% 2% 4% 3,024
Once or twice a month 39% 57% 1% 3% 613
Several times a year 37% 58% 2% 3% 350
Seldom/never 40% 55% 2% 2% 3,119

Views about human evolution among Catholics by frequency of meditation

% of Catholics 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 = 3,024. 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 24% 33% 5% 32% 5% 3,024
Once or twice a month 33% 29% 4% 30% 5% 613
Several times a year 35% 31% 3% 25% 5% 350
Seldom/never 36% 31% 4% 27% 3% 3,119