Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who meditate several times a year

% of adults who meditate several times a year 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 = 1,534. 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 24% 13% 50% 11% 2% 1,534
2007 23% 14% 54% 6% 3% 1,517

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Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who meditate several times a year by religious group

% of adults who meditate several times a year 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 29% 11% 46% 12% 2% 350
Evangelical Protestant 48% 6% 41% 3% 2% 243
Mainline Protestant 22% 15% 55% 6% 2% 304
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 4% 21% 55% 19% 1% 418

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year who are ages…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 336. 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% 33% 34% 17% 336
Philosophy/reason 28% 39% 22% 11% 225
Common sense 27% 33% 22% 18% 731
Science 31% 38% 20% 12% 182

Generational cohort among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 336. 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 9% 11% 29% 39% 11% 1% 336
Philosophy/reason 19% 18% 30% 26% 7% 1% 225
Common sense 16% 17% 27% 27% 12% 1% 731
Science 23% 16% 30% 24% 7% < 1% 182

Gender composition among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 340. 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 51% 49% 340
Philosophy/reason 60% 40% 228
Common sense 53% 47% 745
Science 55% 45% 185

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 338. 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 65% 13% 4% 16% 1% 338
Philosophy/reason 73% 6% 3% 15% 3% 226
Common sense 65% 10% 7% 14% 4% 737
Science 60% 7% 11% 19% 2% 182

Immigrant status among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 334. 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% 6% 73% 334
Philosophy/reason 13% 14% 74% 227
Common sense 15% 13% 72% 735
Science 30% 8% 62% 185

Income distribution among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year 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 = 298. 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% 30% 14% 298
Philosophy/reason 23% 16% 27% 34% 204
Common sense 32% 20% 27% 22% 658
Science 28% 18% 26% 28% 166

Educational distribution among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year who have completed…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 340. 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% 30% 19% 8% 340
Philosophy/reason 21% 28% 29% 22% 228
Common sense 37% 30% 19% 13% 740
Science 32% 20% 31% 17% 183

Marital status among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 338. 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% 6% 13% 6% 17% 338
Philosophy/reason 43% 13% 9% 4% 31% 226
Common sense 44% 11% 12% 4% 29% 745
Science 42% 8% 8% 1% 41% 184

Parent of children under 18 among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 340. 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 33% 67% 340
Philosophy/reason 26% 74% 226
Common sense 26% 74% 745
Science 23% 77% 185

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year 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 = 340. 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 81% 17% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 340
Philosophy/reason 35% 26% 15% 1% 18% 5% 228
Common sense 48% 29% 8% < 1% 12% 3% 745
Science 25% 26% 15% < 1% 30% 4% 185

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year 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 = 340. 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% 19% 1% 1% < 1% 340
Philosophy/reason 23% 34% 25% 18% < 1% 228
Common sense 30% 41% 16% 13% < 1% 745
Science 16% 34% 25% 25% < 1% 185

Attendance at religious services among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year 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 = 340. 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% 38% 11% 1% 340
Philosophy/reason 11% 48% 40% 1% 228
Common sense 17% 47% 36% < 1% 745
Science 13% 41% 46% < 1% 185

Frequency of prayer among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year who pray…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 340. 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 70% 22% 6% 1% 1% 340
Philosophy/reason 24% 21% 13% 42% 1% 228
Common sense 31% 23% 11% 34% 1% 745
Science 23% 11% 17% 48% < 1% 185

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

% of adults who meditate several times a year 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 = 340. 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 25% 14% 23% 37% < 1% 340
Philosophy/reason 4% 7% 11% 78% < 1% 228
Common sense 6% 6% 15% 72% < 1% 745
Science 3% 5% 13% 79% < 1% 185

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year 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 = 340. 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% 16% 21% 3% 1% 340
Philosophy/reason 40% 26% 19% 14% 1% 228
Common sense 34% 20% 28% 16% 1% 745
Science 34% 22% 26% 17% 1% 185

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year 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 = 340. 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 36% 17% 26% 20% 1% 340
Philosophy/reason 50% 21% 20% 8% 1% 228
Common sense 35% 18% 23% 22% 1% 745
Science 48% 16% 23% 12% < 1% 185

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year 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 = 340. 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% 53% 1% 1% 340
Philosophy/reason 23% 75% 1% 1% 228
Common sense 22% 76% 1% 1% 745
Science 15% 82% 2% < 1% 185

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year 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 = 340. 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 39% 17% 23% 20% 1% 340
Philosophy/reason 8% 6% 22% 62% 1% 228
Common sense 10% 8% 25% 58% < 1% 745
Science 4% 4% 20% 73% < 1% 185

Interpreting scripture among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year 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 = 340. 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% 3% 8% 7% 340
Philosophy/reason 6% 21% < 1% 66% 7% 228
Common sense 16% 29% 2% 46% 7% 745
Science 10% 13% 2% 71% 4% 185

Belief in Heaven among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year who …in heaven

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 340. 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% 7% 3% 340
Philosophy/reason 44% 44% 12% 228
Common sense 64% 29% 7% 745
Science 43% 52% 5% 185

Belief in Hell among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year who …in hell

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 340. 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 78% 12% 10% 340
Philosophy/reason 33% 61% 6% 228
Common sense 44% 46% 10% 745
Science 27% 66% 7% 185

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year who identify as…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 340. 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% 17% 42% 340
Philosophy/reason 22% 14% 65% 228
Common sense 30% 15% 54% 745
Science 16% 17% 67% 185

Political ideology among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year who are…

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 340. 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% 28% 22% 5% 340
Philosophy/reason 17% 43% 36% 4% 228
Common sense 20% 45% 31% 5% 745
Science 17% 39% 41% 2% 185

Views about size of government among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year 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 = 340. 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% 43% 3% 2% 340
Philosophy/reason 52% 43% 3% 2% 228
Common sense 49% 44% 3% 4% 745
Science 38% 57% 3% 2% 185

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year 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 = 340. 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% 42% 4% 2% 340
Philosophy/reason 30% 62% 7% 1% 228
Common sense 41% 54% 4% 2% 745
Science 32% 63% 3% 1% 185

Views about abortion among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year 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 = 340. 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% 64% 2% 340
Philosophy/reason 77% 22% 1% 228
Common sense 71% 26% 3% 745
Science 78% 19% 3% 185

Views about homosexuality among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year 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 = 340. 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% 46% 6% 3% 340
Philosophy/reason 84% 12% 2% 2% 228
Common sense 75% 20% 2% 3% 745
Science 85% 11% 4% < 1% 185

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year who …same-sex marriage

Sources of guidance on right and wrong Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 340. 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% 60% 6% 340
Philosophy/reason 76% 20% 3% 228
Common sense 66% 29% 5% 745
Science 73% 22% 5% 185

Views about environmental regulation among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year 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 = 340. 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% 50% 2% 5% 340
Philosophy/reason 26% 70% 4% < 1% 228
Common sense 33% 63% 2% 2% 745
Science 17% 80% 2% 1% 185

Views about human evolution among adults who meditate several times a year by sources of guidance on right and wrong

% of adults who meditate several times a year 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 = 340. 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% 32% 2% 47% 6% 340
Philosophy/reason 59% 27% 6% 6% 3% 228
Common sense 48% 22% 5% 22% 3% 745
Science 68% 14% 2% 16% 1% 185