Frequency of meditation among Evangelical Protestants

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 8,593. 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 49% 7% 3% 40% 2% 8,593
2007 46% 6% 3% 41% 3% 9,472

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,304. 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 13% 30% 31% 26% 4,304
Once or twice a month 22% 35% 27% 16% 539
Several times a year 20% 31% 32% 17% 241
Seldom/never 22% 37% 29% 12% 3,155
Don't know 7% 27% 23% 43% 178

Generational cohort among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,304. 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% 10% 26% 36% 18% 2% 4,304
Once or twice a month 15% 16% 27% 30% 12% 1% 539
Several times a year 10% 13% 28% 36% 12% < 1% 241
Seldom/never 13% 15% 31% 33% 7% < 1% 3,155
Don't know 6% 4% 24% 37% 27% 3% 178

Gender composition among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,408. 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% 57% 4,408
Once or twice a month 48% 52% 546
Several times a year 53% 47% 243
Seldom/never 47% 53% 3,202
Don't know 51% 49% 194

Racial and ethnic composition among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,333. 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% 8% 2% 14% 6% 4,333
Once or twice a month 70% 10% 2% 11% 6% 544
Several times a year 79% 5% 3% 8% 5% 241
Seldom/never 82% 4% 1% 8% 5% 3,175
Don't know 82% 2% 2% 11% 3% 186

Immigrant status among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,352. 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% 7% 82% 4,352
Once or twice a month 10% 6% 84% 542
Several times a year 10% 6% 83% 241
Seldom/never 6% 6% 88% 3,161
Don't know 12% 4% 83% 188

Income distribution among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 3,796. 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% 22% 26% 12% 3,796
Once or twice a month 34% 23% 28% 15% 495
Several times a year 39% 20% 28% 14% 213
Seldom/never 31% 22% 30% 17% 2,821
Don't know 44% 14% 34% 8% 137

Educational distribution among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,379. 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% 35% 14% 8% 4,379
Once or twice a month 43% 36% 15% 7% 544
Several times a year 41% 33% 17% 8% 243
Seldom/never 44% 36% 14% 6% 3,187
Don't know 44% 30% 14% 12% 192

Marital status among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,386. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 56% 5% 15% 10% 14% 4,386
Once or twice a month 48% 7% 14% 5% 26% 545
Several times a year 57% 5% 13% 9% 17% 243
Seldom/never 56% 5% 14% 5% 20% 3,196
Don't know 55% 3% 14% 15% 13% 192

Parent of children under 18 among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,391. 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% 4,391
Once or twice a month 28% 72% 546
Several times a year 32% 68% 243
Seldom/never 36% 64% 3,188
Don't know 21% 79% 192

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 4,408. 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 92% 6% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 4,408
Once or twice a month 82% 15% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 546
Several times a year 78% 18% 4% < 1% < 1% < 1% 243
Seldom/never 84% 13% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3,202
Don't know 90% 9% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1% 194

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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 4,408. 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% 10% 1% 1% 1% 4,408
Once or twice a month 71% 25% 3% 1% < 1% 546
Several times a year 67% 30% 3% 1% < 1% 243
Seldom/never 71% 25% 3% 1% < 1% 3,202
Don't know 90% 6% 1% 1% 3% 194

Attendance at religious services among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 4,408. 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% 22% 9% 1% 4,408
Once or twice a month 51% 38% 12% < 1% 546
Several times a year 45% 45% 10% 1% 243
Seldom/never 47% 37% 16% < 1% 3,202
Don't know 65% 23% 6% 6% 194

Frequency of prayer among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,408. 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 89% 8% 1% 1% 1% 4,408
Once or twice a month 67% 22% 7% 4% < 1% 546
Several times a year 68% 19% 7% 5% 1% 243
Seldom/never 68% 19% 5% 7% 1% 3,202
Don't know 84% 7% 4% 1% 4% 194

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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 4,408. 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% 12% 8% 23% 1% 4,408
Once or twice a month 29% 21% 14% 36% < 1% 546
Several times a year 26% 15% 20% 39% < 1% 243
Seldom/never 31% 14% 9% 46% < 1% 3,202
Don't know 45% 11% 7% 28% 8% 194

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 4,408. 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 86% 7% 3% 3% 1% 4,408
Once or twice a month 61% 26% 8% 5% < 1% 546
Several times a year 50% 17% 22% 8% 1% 243
Seldom/never 64% 15% 9% 11% 1% 3,202
Don't know 79% 5% 2% 7% 7% 194

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 4,408. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 60% 13% 8% 17% 2% 4,408
Once or twice a month 39% 24% 16% 20% 1% 546
Several times a year 32% 20% 23% 24% 1% 243
Seldom/never 35% 18% 13% 33% 1% 3,202
Don't know 44% 11% 11% 18% 17% 194

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 4,408. 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% 5% 23% 2% 2% 4,408
Once or twice a month 54% 8% 32% 4% 1% 546
Several times a year 48% 6% 41% 3% 2% 243
Seldom/never 51% 5% 38% 4% 2% 3,202
Don't know 71% 2% 17% < 1% 10% 194

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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 4,408. 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% 44% 2% 1% 4,408
Once or twice a month 45% 54% 1% 1% 546
Several times a year 49% 48% 1% 2% 243
Seldom/never 46% 52% 1% 1% 3,202
Don't know 56% 38% 3% 2% 194

Frequency of reading scripture among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 4,408. 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% 8% 4% 9% 1% 4,408
Once or twice a month 48% 25% 11% 16% < 1% 546
Several times a year 40% 19% 22% 19% < 1% 243
Seldom/never 47% 13% 9% 30% 1% 3,202
Don't know 71% 10% 4% 5% 11% 194

Interpreting scripture among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 4,408. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 61% 24% 4% 6% 4% 4,408
Once or twice a month 47% 36% 3% 10% 5% 546
Several times a year 44% 33% 4% 12% 7% 243
Seldom/never 48% 34% 4% 9% 4% 3,202
Don't know 64% 18% 7% 5% 6% 194

Belief in Heaven among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,408. 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 88% 5% 7% 4,408
Once or twice a month 91% 4% 4% 546
Several times a year 86% 8% 6% 243
Seldom/never 88% 6% 6% 3,202
Don't know 78% 7% 16% 194

Belief in Hell among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,408. 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 84% 9% 7% 4,408
Once or twice a month 83% 11% 6% 546
Several times a year 76% 11% 13% 243
Seldom/never 81% 13% 6% 3,202
Don't know 71% 12% 17% 194

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,408. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 56% 17% 28% 4,408
Once or twice a month 53% 15% 32% 546
Several times a year 48% 14% 38% 243
Seldom/never 57% 15% 28% 3,202
Don't know 56% 23% 21% 194

Political ideology among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,408. 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% 24% 12% 6% 4,408
Once or twice a month 50% 31% 15% 4% 546
Several times a year 46% 32% 15% 7% 243
Seldom/never 52% 29% 13% 6% 3,202
Don't know 59% 19% 6% 16% 194

Views about size of government among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,408. 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% 31% 3% 4% 4,408
Once or twice a month 59% 35% 4% 2% 546
Several times a year 62% 31% 3% 4% 243
Seldom/never 66% 29% 3% 3% 3,202
Don't know 67% 20% 2% 11% 194

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

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 4,408. 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% 40% 5% 2% 4,408
Once or twice a month 54% 42% 2% 2% 546
Several times a year 58% 33% 6% 2% 243
Seldom/never 59% 36% 3% 2% 3,202
Don't know 58% 32% 3% 7% 194

Views about abortion among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 4,408. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 29% 67% 4% 4,408
Once or twice a month 43% 53% 3% 546
Several times a year 36% 61% 3% 243
Seldom/never 36% 61% 3% 3,202
Don't know 24% 67% 9% 194

Views about homosexuality among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,408. 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% 61% 5% 4% 4,408
Once or twice a month 44% 47% 6% 4% 546
Several times a year 46% 46% 6% 3% 243
Seldom/never 42% 50% 4% 4% 3,202
Don't know 25% 58% 8% 9% 194

Views about same-sex marriage among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,408. 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% 69% 8% 4,408
Once or twice a month 37% 56% 8% 546
Several times a year 33% 60% 7% 243
Seldom/never 33% 60% 7% 3,202
Don't know 14% 68% 18% 194

Views about environmental regulation among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 4,408. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 47% 45% 3% 4% 4,408
Once or twice a month 45% 51% 2% 1% 546
Several times a year 43% 52% 1% 4% 243
Seldom/never 50% 45% 3% 2% 3,202
Don't know 59% 29% 3% 9% 194

Views about human evolution among Evangelical Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Evangelical Protestants 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 = 4,408. 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% 23% 2% 62% 5% 4,408
Once or twice a month 16% 30% 3% 47% 3% 546
Several times a year 15% 28% 3% 51% 4% 243
Seldom/never 13% 28% 3% 52% 4% 3,202
Don't know 5% 14% 7% 59% 16% 194