Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who meditate at least once a week

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Survey year Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 14,858. 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 44% 10% 36% 7% 3% 14,858
2007 40% 9% 42% 4% 4% 15,033

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who meditate at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Religious tradition Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 186. 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.
Buddhist 8% 34% 37% 15% 7% 186
Catholic 38% 10% 40% 9% 3% 3,024
Evangelical Protestant 68% 5% 23% 2% 2% 4,408
Historically Black Protestant 53% 5% 36% 3% 3% 1,132
Jehovah's Witness 82% < 1% 10% 3% 5% 195
Jewish 19% 21% 43% 13% 4% 227
Mainline Protestant 38% 12% 42% 6% 3% 2,411
Mormon 70% 4% 19% 4% 3% 410
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 11% 20% 52% 13% 4% 2,029

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,444. 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.
Religion 12% 30% 30% 27% 6,444
Philosophy/reason 26% 35% 25% 14% 1,566
Common sense 16% 32% 29% 23% 5,072
Science 19% 38% 25% 18% 957
Don't know 13% 30% 31% 26% 486

Generational cohort among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,444. 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.
Religion 7% 10% 26% 37% 19% 2% 6,444
Philosophy/reason 16% 16% 28% 29% 9% 1% 1,566
Common sense 9% 13% 27% 35% 15% 2% 5,072
Science 11% 13% 33% 29% 12% 1% 957
Don't know 8% 9% 26% 36% 19% 2% 486

Gender composition among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,617. 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.
Religion 41% 59% 6,617
Philosophy/reason 50% 50% 1,592
Common sense 46% 54% 5,161
Science 51% 49% 974
Don't know 53% 47% 514

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,523. 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.
Religion 59% 17% 2% 17% 4% 6,523
Philosophy/reason 64% 9% 4% 18% 4% 1,565
Common sense 60% 16% 3% 16% 5% 5,071
Science 52% 9% 5% 31% 4% 960
Don't know 64% 12% 2% 16% 5% 476

Immigrant status among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,539. 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.
Religion 16% 8% 76% 6,539
Philosophy/reason 17% 13% 69% 1,575
Common sense 16% 10% 74% 5,091
Science 35% 10% 56% 959
Don't know 17% 6% 77% 499

Income distribution among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who have a household income of…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 5,644. 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.
Religion 40% 21% 26% 13% 5,644
Philosophy/reason 35% 17% 25% 23% 1,427
Common sense 40% 21% 23% 16% 4,510
Science 38% 20% 24% 19% 859
Don't know 34% 25% 26% 15% 389

Educational distribution among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,581. 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.
Religion 43% 32% 15% 10% 6,581
Philosophy/reason 28% 31% 23% 18% 1,584
Common sense 43% 33% 15% 10% 5,128
Science 36% 27% 20% 17% 966
Don't know 32% 32% 20% 15% 508

Marital status among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,581. 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.
Religion 55% 4% 14% 10% 16% 6,581
Philosophy/reason 40% 10% 16% 6% 28% 1,583
Common sense 46% 8% 16% 9% 21% 5,135
Science 44% 10% 15% 5% 26% 966
Don't know 48% 6% 15% 10% 21% 502

Parent of children under 18 among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,587. 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.
Religion 29% 71% 6,587
Philosophy/reason 26% 74% 1,588
Common sense 27% 73% 5,148
Science 29% 71% 968
Don't know 21% 79% 507

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say they…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 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 = 6,617. 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.
Religion 91% 7% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 6,617
Philosophy/reason 54% 24% 7% 1% 11% 2% 1,592
Common sense 68% 19% 4% 1% 6% 2% 5,161
Science 46% 30% 6% 1% 13% 2% 974
Don't know 75% 13% 2% 3% 4% 3% 514

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say religion is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,617. 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.
Religion 93% 6% 1% < 1% 1% 6,617
Philosophy/reason 44% 28% 13% 14% 1% 1,592
Common sense 55% 26% 9% 9% 1% 5,161
Science 43% 25% 12% 19% 1% 974
Don't know 70% 15% 3% 6% 6% 514

Attendance at religious services among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who attend religious services…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,617. 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.
Religion 75% 18% 7% 1% 6,617
Philosophy/reason 27% 38% 35% < 1% 1,592
Common sense 33% 35% 31% < 1% 5,161
Science 28% 35% 37% 1% 974
Don't know 48% 28% 21% 3% 514

Frequency of prayer among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,617. 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.
Religion 91% 7% 1% 1% < 1% 6,617
Philosophy/reason 57% 18% 4% 20% 1% 1,592
Common sense 66% 16% 4% 13% 1% 5,161
Science 51% 17% 6% 25% 1% 974
Don't know 74% 10% 2% 10% 4% 514

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who attend prayer group…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,617. 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.
Religion 60% 12% 8% 20% 1% 6,617
Philosophy/reason 19% 10% 10% 60% 1% 1,592
Common sense 24% 9% 8% 58% 1% 5,161
Science 21% 10% 8% 60% < 1% 974
Don't know 39% 11% 7% 40% 3% 514

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,617. 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.
Religion 88% 7% 2% 3% 1% 6,617
Philosophy/reason 70% 15% 6% 8% 1% 1,592
Common sense 71% 13% 7% 8% 1% 5,161
Science 67% 13% 8% 11% 1% 974
Don't know 78% 9% 4% 5% 4% 514

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,617. 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.
Religion 59% 14% 7% 17% 2% 6,617
Philosophy/reason 70% 12% 7% 9% 1% 1,592
Common sense 56% 15% 10% 18% 1% 5,161
Science 61% 14% 12% 13% 1% 974
Don't know 64% 12% 7% 11% 7% 514

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 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 = 6,617. 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.
Religion 52% 45% 2% 2% 6,617
Philosophy/reason 24% 73% 2% 1% 1,592
Common sense 26% 71% 1% 1% 5,161
Science 23% 74% 1% 3% 974
Don't know 30% 57% 7% 7% 514

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who read scripture…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,617. 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.
Religion 80% 7% 3% 9% 1% 6,617
Philosophy/reason 34% 13% 10% 43% < 1% 1,592
Common sense 38% 12% 8% 42% 1% 5,161
Science 29% 11% 10% 49% 1% 974
Don't know 54% 9% 7% 28% 2% 514

Interpreting scripture among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say the holy scripture is…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 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 = 6,617. 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.
Religion 59% 27% 4% 5% 4% 6,617
Philosophy/reason 15% 25% 1% 51% 8% 1,592
Common sense 28% 25% 3% 36% 9% 5,161
Science 26% 16% 1% 50% 7% 974
Don't know 26% 23% 13% 21% 17% 514

Belief in Heaven among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,617. 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.
Religion 88% 6% 6% 6,617
Philosophy/reason 56% 33% 11% 1,592
Common sense 73% 20% 7% 5,161
Science 56% 36% 7% 974
Don't know 71% 16% 13% 514

Belief in Hell among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,617. 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.
Religion 79% 14% 7% 6,617
Philosophy/reason 39% 52% 8% 1,592
Common sense 54% 37% 9% 5,161
Science 42% 51% 7% 974
Don't know 52% 29% 19% 514

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,617. 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.
Religion 47% 19% 34% 6,617
Philosophy/reason 26% 17% 57% 1,592
Common sense 30% 19% 51% 5,161
Science 24% 18% 57% 974
Don't know 29% 33% 38% 514

Political ideology among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,617. 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.
Religion 55% 25% 13% 7% 6,617
Philosophy/reason 20% 36% 41% 4% 1,592
Common sense 31% 36% 27% 6% 5,161
Science 28% 29% 38% 4% 974
Don't know 33% 32% 22% 14% 514

Views about size of government among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who would rather have…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,617. 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.
Religion 56% 37% 3% 4% 6,617
Philosophy/reason 44% 49% 5% 3% 1,592
Common sense 48% 44% 4% 4% 5,161
Science 38% 55% 3% 3% 974
Don't know 39% 30% 13% 19% 514

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say government aid to the poor…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,617. 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.
Religion 49% 44% 5% 2% 6,617
Philosophy/reason 32% 63% 4% 1% 1,592
Common sense 41% 53% 4% 3% 5,161
Science 33% 62% 3% 2% 974
Don't know 29% 43% 16% 11% 514

Views about abortion among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say abortion should be…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,617. 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.
Religion 27% 69% 4% 6,617
Philosophy/reason 68% 28% 4% 1,592
Common sense 59% 35% 5% 5,161
Science 65% 31% 4% 974
Don't know 45% 36% 18% 514

Views about homosexuality among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say homosexuality…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,617. 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.
Religion 32% 59% 5% 4% 6,617
Philosophy/reason 78% 16% 3% 2% 1,592
Common sense 67% 25% 4% 4% 5,161
Science 76% 19% 2% 3% 974
Don't know 50% 29% 9% 12% 514

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,617. 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.
Religion 23% 70% 8% 6,617
Philosophy/reason 73% 21% 5% 1,592
Common sense 58% 33% 10% 5,161
Science 68% 25% 6% 974
Don't know 40% 37% 23% 514

Views about environmental regulation among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 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 = 6,617. 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.
Religion 45% 48% 3% 4% 6,617
Philosophy/reason 24% 73% 2% 2% 1,592
Common sense 36% 58% 2% 4% 5,161
Science 29% 67% 2% 3% 974
Don't know 27% 49% 9% 15% 514

Views about human evolution among adults who meditate at least once a week by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate at least once a week who say humans…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 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 = 6,617. 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.
Religion 8% 26% 2% 59% 5% 6,617
Philosophy/reason 47% 28% 5% 18% 2% 1,592
Common sense 32% 27% 5% 31% 5% 5,161
Science 50% 21% 5% 22% 2% 974
Don't know 15% 25% 16% 25% 19% 514