Frequency of meditation among Mainline Protestants

% of Mainline 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 = 6,083. 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 36% 10% 5% 48% 2% 6,083
2007 35% 7% 5% 50% 3% 7,470

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Mainline Protestants who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,357. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 9% 23% 31% 37% 2,357
Once or twice a month 18% 28% 26% 27% 563
Several times a year 17% 35% 24% 24% 299
Seldom/never 20% 34% 28% 18% 2,624
Don't know 7% 21% 24% 48% 103

Generational cohort among Mainline Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,357. 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% 9% 19% 39% 25% 4% 2,357
Once or twice a month 13% 9% 24% 32% 19% 2% 563
Several times a year 10% 12% 30% 33% 13% 3% 299
Seldom/never 14% 12% 29% 34% 11% 1% 2,624
Don't know 7% 1% 20% 35% 30% 8% 103

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,411. 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% 60% 2,411
Once or twice a month 46% 54% 574
Several times a year 51% 49% 304
Seldom/never 48% 52% 2,679
Don't know 41% 59% 115

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,370. 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% 5% 1% 7% 4% 2,370
Once or twice a month 85% 3% 2% 4% 6% 567
Several times a year 86% 3% 4% 5% 2% 302
Seldom/never 89% 2% 1% 5% 3% 2,646
Don't know 79% 2% 4% 9% 7% 110

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,395. 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% 7% 84% 2,395
Once or twice a month 5% 5% 90% 566
Several times a year 9% 7% 84% 302
Seldom/never 6% 6% 88% 2,645
Don't know 12% 7% 81% 111

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Mainline 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 = 2,040. 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% 20% 27% 20% 2,040
Once or twice a month 25% 21% 31% 23% 509
Several times a year 24% 17% 29% 30% 270
Seldom/never 27% 19% 29% 26% 2,330

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Mainline Protestants who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,396. 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 34% 31% 19% 16% 2,396
Once or twice a month 35% 29% 20% 17% 574
Several times a year 24% 33% 26% 17% 302
Seldom/never 39% 30% 19% 11% 2,662
Don't know 54% 18% 13% 15% 111

Marital status among Mainline Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,396. 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% 4% 15% 14% 12% 2,396
Once or twice a month 49% 7% 13% 10% 21% 571
Several times a year 56% 11% 10% 6% 17% 303
Seldom/never 56% 6% 10% 6% 22% 2,670
Don't know 56% < 1% 14% 21% 9% 108

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

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,402. 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% 78% 2,402
Once or twice a month 22% 78% 572
Several times a year 26% 74% 303
Seldom/never 30% 70% 2,672
Don't know 6% 94% 113

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Mainline 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 = 2,411. 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% 18% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2,411
Once or twice a month 60% 30% 6% 2% 2% 1% 574
Several times a year 58% 27% 8% < 1% 2% 3% 304
Seldom/never 60% 30% 6% 1% 2% 1% 2,679
Don't know 70% 15% 2% 8% < 1% 5% 115

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

% of Mainline 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 = 2,411. 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% 22% 5% 1% 1% 2,411
Once or twice a month 48% 39% 10% 2% < 1% 574
Several times a year 42% 44% 11% 2% 1% 304
Seldom/never 42% 41% 13% 3% < 1% 2,679
Don't know 67% 17% 4% 2% 10% 115

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Mainline 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 = 2,411. 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% 35% 17% 1% 2,411
Once or twice a month 34% 46% 19% < 1% 574
Several times a year 24% 57% 19% < 1% 304
Seldom/never 22% 47% 31% < 1% 2,679
Don't know 44% 32% 15% 8% 115

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Mainline Protestants who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,411. 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% 17% 2% 5% 1% 2,411
Once or twice a month 48% 27% 11% 13% 1% 574
Several times a year 45% 25% 13% 15% 1% 304
Seldom/never 41% 26% 10% 23% 1% 2,679
Don't know 51% 14% 7% 7% 22% 115

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

% of Mainline 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 = 2,411. 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% 13% 9% 46% 1% 2,411
Once or twice a month 20% 13% 11% 56% < 1% 574
Several times a year 9% 7% 17% 68% < 1% 304
Seldom/never 11% 7% 8% 73% < 1% 2,679
Don't know 25% 9% 13% 41% 12% 115

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

% of Mainline 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 = 2,411. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 76% 14% 5% 5% 1% 2,411
Once or twice a month 55% 23% 11% 9% 2% 574
Several times a year 47% 23% 20% 9% 1% 304
Seldom/never 42% 20% 15% 21% 1% 2,679
Don't know 55% 11% 2% 12% 20% 115

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

% of Mainline 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 = 2,411. 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% 14% 10% 15% 2% 2,411
Once or twice a month 44% 24% 15% 17% < 1% 574
Several times a year 36% 21% 23% 19% 1% 304
Seldom/never 32% 17% 17% 34% 1% 2,679
Don't know 34% 6% 12% 21% 27% 115

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

% of Mainline 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 = 2,411. 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% 12% 42% 6% 3% 2,411
Once or twice a month 29% 11% 50% 8% 3% 574
Several times a year 22% 15% 55% 6% 2% 304
Seldom/never 23% 9% 59% 6% 2% 2,679
Don't know 42% 6% 37% 5% 11% 115

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

% of Mainline 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 = 2,411. 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% 64% 2% 1% 2,411
Once or twice a month 30% 68% 1% 1% 574
Several times a year 30% 69% < 1% 2% 304
Seldom/never 31% 66% 2% 1% 2,679
Don't know 37% 58% 2% 3% 115

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Mainline 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 = 2,411. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 50% 13% 10% 27% 1% 2,411
Once or twice a month 26% 20% 12% 41% < 1% 574
Several times a year 13% 9% 32% 45% < 1% 304
Seldom/never 18% 12% 11% 58% < 1% 2,679
Don't know 35% 13% 12% 21% 19% 115

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Mainline 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 = 2,411. 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 31% 31% 4% 24% 11% 2,411
Once or twice a month 18% 35% 2% 37% 9% 574
Several times a year 18% 42% 1% 30% 9% 304
Seldom/never 21% 38% 2% 31% 8% 2,679
Don't know 31% 23% 12% 11% 23% 115

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Mainline Protestants who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,411. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 81% 11% 8% 2,411
Once or twice a month 77% 15% 8% 574
Several times a year 76% 15% 9% 304
Seldom/never 81% 12% 8% 2,679
Don't know 63% 17% 19% 115

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Mainline Protestants who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,411. 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% 31% 12% 2,411
Once or twice a month 52% 37% 11% 574
Several times a year 52% 33% 14% 304
Seldom/never 64% 27% 9% 2,679
Don't know 52% 22% 26% 115

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Mainline Protestants who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,411. 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% 16% 43% 2,411
Once or twice a month 41% 11% 49% 574
Several times a year 41% 16% 43% 304
Seldom/never 47% 17% 36% 2,679
Don't know 35% 31% 34% 115

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Mainline Protestants who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,411. 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% 36% 21% 5% 2,411
Once or twice a month 34% 39% 24% 3% 574
Several times a year 29% 44% 22% 5% 304
Seldom/never 38% 38% 18% 6% 2,679
Don't know 40% 31% 8% 21% 115

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

% of Mainline Protestants who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,411. 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% 35% 4% 4% 2,411
Once or twice a month 57% 36% 3% 4% 574
Several times a year 59% 32% 5% 4% 304
Seldom/never 61% 33% 3% 3% 2,679
Don't know 55% 25% 9% 11% 115

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

% of Mainline 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 = 2,411. 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% 48% 5% 2% 2,411
Once or twice a month 43% 53% 3% 2% 574
Several times a year 45% 47% 5% 2% 304
Seldom/never 51% 43% 3% 2% 2,679
Don't know 43% 36% 7% 14% 115

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Mainline 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 = 2,411. 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% 37% 6% 2,411
Once or twice a month 63% 34% 3% 574
Several times a year 70% 27% 4% 304
Seldom/never 62% 35% 3% 2,679
Don't know 45% 38% 18% 115

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Mainline Protestants who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,411. 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% 30% 6% 4% 2,411
Once or twice a month 72% 22% 3% 3% 574
Several times a year 72% 22% 4% 2% 304
Seldom/never 69% 24% 5% 2% 2,679
Don't know 42% 40% 5% 13% 115

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

% of Mainline Protestants who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,411. 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% 39% 9% 2,411
Once or twice a month 61% 33% 6% 574
Several times a year 61% 33% 6% 304
Seldom/never 60% 32% 8% 2,679
Don't know 32% 40% 29% 115

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Mainline 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 = 2,411. 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% 57% 3% 3% 2,411
Once or twice a month 32% 64% 2% 1% 574
Several times a year 39% 55% 3% 2% 304
Seldom/never 41% 55% 2% 2% 2,679
Don't know 41% 30% 11% 18% 115

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants by frequency of meditation

% of Mainline 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 = 2,411. 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% 32% 5% 34% 6% 2,411
Once or twice a month 30% 34% 7% 24% 4% 574
Several times a year 36% 30% 8% 19% 6% 304
Seldom/never 32% 31% 4% 29% 5% 2,679
Don't know 12% 13% 11% 44% 20% 115