Frequency of meditation among the Unaffiliated

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 7,556. 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 26% 10% 5% 58% 1% 7,556
2007 26% 7% 5% 60% 2% 5,048

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated who are ages…

Frequency of meditation 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,996. 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 27% 40% 23% 11% 1,996
Once or twice a month 39% 39% 16% 6% 696
Several times a year 34% 37% 18% 10% 410
Seldom/never 37% 36% 18% 8% 4,263

Generational cohort among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Frequency of meditation Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,996. 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 16% 19% 31% 26% 6% 1% 1,996
Once or twice a month 24% 27% 27% 18% 4% < 1% 696
Several times a year 23% 19% 29% 22% 6% < 1% 410
Seldom/never 24% 22% 27% 22% 5% < 1% 4,263

Gender composition among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Frequency of meditation Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,029. 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% 47% 2,029
Once or twice a month 52% 48% 703
Several times a year 55% 45% 418
Seldom/never 59% 41% 4,330

Racial and ethnic composition among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated who identify as…

Frequency of meditation White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,978. 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 59% 13% 3% 17% 6% 1,978
Once or twice a month 68% 7% 7% 14% 4% 690
Several times a year 73% 7% 4% 13% 4% 415
Seldom/never 72% 8% 5% 11% 4% 4,273

Immigrant status among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Frequency of meditation Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,983. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 16% 12% 72% 1,983
Once or twice a month 14% 14% 72% 691
Several times a year 14% 11% 75% 416
Seldom/never 10% 12% 77% 4,273

Income distribution among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 1,819. 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% 21% 23% 20% 1,819
Once or twice a month 34% 16% 26% 24% 655
Several times a year 27% 23% 25% 24% 376
Seldom/never 31% 21% 27% 21% 3,885

Educational distribution among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated who have completed…

Frequency of meditation High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,020. 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% 32% 19% 13% 2,020
Once or twice a month 29% 41% 19% 11% 703
Several times a year 30% 31% 22% 17% 416
Seldom/never 42% 31% 18% 10% 4,318

Marital status among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Frequency of meditation Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,019. 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% 11% 15% 4% 33% 2,019
Once or twice a month 35% 12% 13% 2% 38% 702
Several times a year 35% 12% 12% 2% 38% 416
Seldom/never 39% 11% 9% 3% 38% 4,312

Parent of children under 18 among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Frequency of meditation Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,023. 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% 2,023
Once or twice a month 25% 75% 702
Several times a year 17% 83% 417
Seldom/never 27% 73% 4,316

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,029. 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% 21% 11% 1% 21% 4% 2,029
Once or twice a month 22% 31% 13% < 1% 28% 7% 703
Several times a year 20% 25% 12% < 1% 36% 6% 418
Seldom/never 21% 21% 11% < 1% 40% 6% 4,330

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,029. 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% 23% 19% 32% 2% 2,029
Once or twice a month 11% 23% 31% 33% 1% 703
Several times a year 6% 23% 32% 39% < 1% 418
Seldom/never 9% 20% 27% 43% 1% 4,330

Attendance at religious services among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,029. 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% 25% 66% < 1% 2,029
Once or twice a month 4% 31% 64% < 1% 703
Several times a year 2% 24% 73% < 1% 418
Seldom/never 2% 22% 76% < 1% 4,330

Frequency of prayer among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated who pray…

Frequency of meditation At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,029. 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% 13% 6% 41% 1% 2,029
Once or twice a month 14% 13% 13% 60% < 1% 703
Several times a year 9% 12% 10% 69% < 1% 418
Seldom/never 13% 9% 6% 72% < 1% 4,330

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,029. 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% 5% 5% 79% < 1% 2,029
Once or twice a month 4% 7% 4% 85% < 1% 703
Several times a year 1% 1% 6% 91% < 1% 418
Seldom/never 2% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 4,330

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,029. 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 65% 14% 7% 13% 1% 2,029
Once or twice a month 44% 25% 10% 19% 1% 703
Several times a year 32% 21% 28% 19% 1% 418
Seldom/never 28% 15% 11% 44% 2% 4,330

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,029. 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% 14% 7% 13% 1% 2,029
Once or twice a month 58% 17% 12% 13% < 1% 703
Several times a year 48% 18% 23% 11% < 1% 418
Seldom/never 36% 17% 14% 32% 1% 4,330

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,029. 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% 20% 52% 13% 4% 2,029
Once or twice a month 6% 26% 51% 15% 2% 703
Several times a year 4% 21% 55% 19% 1% 418
Seldom/never 5% 15% 60% 18% 2% 4,330

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,029. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 21% 75% 2% 2% 2,029
Once or twice a month 16% 83% 1% 1% 703
Several times a year 14% 85% < 1% < 1% 418
Seldom/never 21% 77% 1% 1% 4,330

Frequency of reading scripture among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,029. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 21% 7% 8% 63% 1% 2,029
Once or twice a month 7% 7% 9% 76% < 1% 703
Several times a year 4% 4% 11% 82% < 1% 418
Seldom/never 5% 5% 4% 87% < 1% 4,330

Interpreting scripture among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,029. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 14% 12% 1% 65% 8% 2,029
Once or twice a month 9% 7% 1% 78% 6% 703
Several times a year 6% 9% 1% 79% 5% 418
Seldom/never 8% 11% 1% 73% 7% 4,330

Belief in Heaven among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated who …in heaven

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,029. 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% 49% 11% 2,029
Once or twice a month 34% 57% 8% 703
Several times a year 28% 62% 10% 418
Seldom/never 37% 54% 9% 4,330

Belief in Hell among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated who …in hell

Frequency of meditation Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,029. 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% 63% 9% 2,029
Once or twice a month 24% 69% 8% 703
Several times a year 19% 72% 9% 418
Seldom/never 28% 64% 8% 4,330

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated who identify as…

Frequency of meditation Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,029. 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 19% 25% 57% 2,029
Once or twice a month 24% 19% 57% 703
Several times a year 17% 16% 67% 418
Seldom/never 26% 22% 52% 4,330

Political ideology among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated who are…

Frequency of meditation Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,029. 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 19% 33% 42% 7% 2,029
Once or twice a month 14% 36% 44% 6% 703
Several times a year 12% 41% 43% 4% 418
Seldom/never 19% 37% 36% 8% 4,330

Views about size of government among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated who would rather have…

Frequency of meditation Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,029. 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% 45% 5% 5% 2,029
Once or twice a month 46% 48% 3% 3% 703
Several times a year 44% 48% 2% 6% 418
Seldom/never 48% 46% 3% 3% 4,330

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

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,029. 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% 60% 5% 3% 2,029
Once or twice a month 31% 63% 4% 2% 703
Several times a year 31% 62% 4% 3% 418
Seldom/never 39% 57% 3% 1% 4,330

Views about abortion among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,029. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 70% 25% 5% 2,029
Once or twice a month 76% 19% 5% 703
Several times a year 84% 14% 2% 418
Seldom/never 73% 23% 4% 4,330

Views about homosexuality among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated who say homosexuality…

Frequency of meditation Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,029. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 79% 16% 3% 3% 2,029
Once or twice a month 89% 7% 2% 2% 703
Several times a year 85% 10% 2% 2% 418
Seldom/never 83% 11% 3% 2% 4,330

Views about same-sex marriage among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of meditation Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,029. 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% 20% 7% 2,029
Once or twice a month 84% 10% 5% 703
Several times a year 80% 17% 2% 418
Seldom/never 79% 15% 6% 4,330

Views about environmental regulation among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated 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 = 2,029. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 26% 68% 3% 3% 2,029
Once or twice a month 24% 71% 3% 1% 703
Several times a year 19% 77% 3% 1% 418
Seldom/never 29% 67% 2% 2% 4,330

Views about human evolution among the Unaffiliated by frequency of meditation

% of the Unaffiliated 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
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At least once a week 53% 19% 7% 18% 4% 2,029
Once or twice a month 67% 16% 4% 12% 1% 703
Several times a year 71% 14% 3% 11% 1% 418
Seldom/never 67% 12% 4% 14% 3% 4,330