Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who meditate once or twice a month

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 2,884. 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 28% 14% 45% 11% 2% 2,884
2007 26% 11% 53% 6% 3% 2,613

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who meditate once or twice a month by religious group

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 0. 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.
Catholic 27% 11% 49% 12% 2% 613
Evangelical Protestant 54% 8% 32% 4% 1% 546
Historically Black Protestant 43% 4% 43% 9% 2% 162
Mainline Protestant 29% 11% 50% 8% 3% 574
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 6% 26% 51% 15% 2% 703

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 775. 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 21% 34% 29% 16% 775
Philosophy/reason 36% 36% 17% 11% 425
Common sense 25% 35% 23% 17% 1,284
Science 28% 42% 20% 10% 292

Generational cohort among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 775. 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 14% 14% 28% 34% 10% 1% 775
Philosophy/reason 24% 21% 27% 21% 7% < 1% 425
Common sense 15% 17% 27% 28% 11% 1% 1,284
Science 20% 19% 31% 23% 6% 1% 292

Gender composition among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 786. 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% 786
Philosophy/reason 60% 40% 429
Common sense 46% 54% 1,308
Science 51% 49% 294

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 783. 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 58% 17% 4% 17% 4% 783
Philosophy/reason 67% 6% 8% 14% 5% 426
Common sense 66% 10% 4% 15% 4% 1,290
Science 58% 8% 6% 26% 3% 291

Immigrant status among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 778. 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 19% 5% 75% 778
Philosophy/reason 15% 16% 69% 420
Common sense 13% 12% 75% 1,292
Science 27% 13% 60% 290

Income distribution among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 702. 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 37% 20% 25% 18% 702
Philosophy/reason 27% 20% 30% 23% 398
Common sense 35% 18% 27% 19% 1,164
Science 37% 14% 25% 24% 276

Educational distribution among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 782. 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 44% 33% 14% 9% 782
Philosophy/reason 26% 34% 22% 18% 429
Common sense 38% 34% 18% 10% 1,304
Science 36% 23% 21% 19% 294

Marital status among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 786. 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 50% 5% 13% 6% 26% 786
Philosophy/reason 39% 9% 10% 2% 40% 429
Common sense 43% 10% 14% 6% 26% 1,304
Science 43% 9% 12% 4% 32% 294

Parent of children under 18 among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 783. 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% 783
Philosophy/reason 21% 79% 429
Common sense 28% 72% 1,305
Science 31% 69% 294

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 786. 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 83% 14% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 786
Philosophy/reason 35% 30% 12% < 1% 17% 6% 429
Common sense 48% 31% 8% 1% 9% 2% 1,308
Science 34% 33% 10% < 1% 19% 3% 294

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 786. 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 82% 15% 1% 1% < 1% 786
Philosophy/reason 21% 36% 23% 19% 1% 429
Common sense 37% 35% 18% 10% 1% 1,308
Science 34% 28% 15% 23% < 1% 294

Attendance at religious services among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 786. 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% 31% 9% < 1% 786
Philosophy/reason 16% 40% 43% < 1% 429
Common sense 20% 46% 34% < 1% 1,308
Science 19% 40% 40% < 1% 294

Frequency of prayer among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 786. 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 77% 17% 3% 3% < 1% 786
Philosophy/reason 23% 20% 14% 42% 1% 429
Common sense 36% 23% 14% 27% 1% 1,308
Science 29% 23% 11% 37% < 1% 294

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

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 786. 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 38% 23% 11% 28% < 1% 786
Philosophy/reason 7% 12% 8% 74% < 1% 429
Common sense 11% 11% 10% 68% < 1% 1,308
Science 11% 14% 9% 66% < 1% 294

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 786. 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 71% 18% 5% 4% 1% 786
Philosophy/reason 50% 24% 10% 15% 1% 429
Common sense 46% 29% 12% 13% 1% 1,308
Science 45% 27% 16% 11% 1% 294

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 786. 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 42% 23% 14% 20% 2% 786
Philosophy/reason 56% 20% 15% 10% < 1% 429
Common sense 44% 22% 16% 18% 1% 1,308
Science 52% 19% 15% 13% < 1% 294

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 786. 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 44% 55% 1% < 1% 786
Philosophy/reason 20% 77% 1% 2% 429
Common sense 24% 75% 1% < 1% 1,308
Science 21% 79% 1% < 1% 294

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 786. 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 54% 22% 8% 15% < 1% 786
Philosophy/reason 12% 17% 12% 59% < 1% 429
Common sense 15% 16% 15% 54% < 1% 1,308
Science 13% 13% 11% 63% < 1% 294

Interpreting scripture among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 786. 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% 34% 2% 8% 7% 786
Philosophy/reason 7% 17% 1% 64% 11% 429
Common sense 19% 25% 1% 48% 7% 1,308
Science 16% 21% < 1% 60% 2% 294

Belief in Heaven among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 786. 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 90% 6% 4% 786
Philosophy/reason 47% 46% 7% 429
Common sense 67% 25% 8% 1,308
Science 53% 42% 5% 294

Belief in Hell among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 786. 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% 15% 6% 786
Philosophy/reason 30% 63% 7% 429
Common sense 48% 44% 8% 1,308
Science 40% 55% 5% 294

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 786. 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 46% 15% 39% 786
Philosophy/reason 25% 13% 61% 429
Common sense 31% 18% 51% 1,308
Science 22% 16% 61% 294

Political ideology among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 786. 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% 31% 14% 6% 786
Philosophy/reason 17% 36% 44% 3% 429
Common sense 27% 38% 29% 5% 1,308
Science 19% 37% 41% 3% 294

Views about size of government among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 786. 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 50% 44% 4% 2% 786
Philosophy/reason 47% 45% 2% 5% 429
Common sense 49% 45% 3% 3% 1,308
Science 34% 63% 2% 1% 294

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 786. 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% 50% 1% 1% 786
Philosophy/reason 27% 69% 4% 1% 429
Common sense 42% 53% 3% 1% 1,308
Science 31% 66% 1% 2% 294

Views about abortion among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 786. 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 34% 62% 3% 786
Philosophy/reason 76% 21% 3% 429
Common sense 69% 27% 4% 1,308
Science 75% 24% 1% 294

Views about homosexuality among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 786. 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% 47% 4% 3% 786
Philosophy/reason 88% 8% 2% 1% 429
Common sense 78% 16% 4% 2% 1,308
Science 77% 16% 1% 5% 294

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 786. 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 34% 58% 7% 786
Philosophy/reason 84% 12% 4% 429
Common sense 70% 24% 7% 1,308
Science 75% 21% 5% 294

Views about environmental regulation among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 786. 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 44% 52% 2% 2% 786
Philosophy/reason 20% 76% 2% 2% 429
Common sense 33% 63% 2% 1% 1,308
Science 29% 68% 2% 2% 294

Views about human evolution among adults who meditate once or twice a month by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate once or twice a month 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 = 786. 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 14% 30% 4% 49% 3% 786
Philosophy/reason 56% 26% 5% 10% 2% 429
Common sense 43% 27% 4% 24% 2% 1,308
Science 61% 18% 4% 15% 3% 294