DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who are ages…

Survey year 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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 < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 293
2007 10% 90% < 1% < 1% 300

Gender composition among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who are…

Survey year Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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 34% 66% 293
2007 41% 59% 300

Racial and ethnic composition among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who identify as…

Survey year White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 291. 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 79% 5% 1% 11% 4% 291
2007 78% 3% 3% 13% 3% 296

Immigrant status among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who are…

Survey year Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 291. 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 10% 8% 82% 291
2007 13% 5% 82% 298

Income distribution among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who have a household income of…

Survey year Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 274. 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 25% 18% 32% 25% 274
2007 20% 19% 38% 23% 274

Educational distribution among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who have completed…

Survey year High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 292. 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 25% 32% 23% 20% 292

Marital status among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who are…

Survey year Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 292. 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 62% 6% 18% 3% 11% 292
2007 64% 6% 13% 1% 16% 300

Parent of children under 18 among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who are…

Survey year Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 291. 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 66% 34% 291
2007 68% 32% 299

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who say they…

Survey year 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 = 293. 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 73% 23% 2% 1% 1% 1% 293
2007 79% 15% 2% 1% 1% 2% 300

Importance of religion in one's life among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who say religion is…

Survey year Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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 66% 26% 5% 2% 1% 293
2007 63% 29% 5% 3% < 1% 300

Attendance at religious services among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who attend religious services…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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 43% 39% 17% < 1% 293
2007 41% 44% 15% < 1% 300

Frequency of prayer among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who pray…

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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 74% 19% 2% 4% 1% 293
2007 70% 23% 3% 3% 1% 300

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who attend prayer group…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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 29% 15% 7% 47% 1% 293
2007 25% 10% 10% 55% < 1% 300

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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 73% 17% 6% 4% 1% 293
2007 69% 13% 11% 6% 2% 300

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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 58% 16% 11% 13% 1% 293
2007 53% 17% 13% 15% 2% 300

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X 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 = 293. 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 38% 13% 39% 7% 3% 293
2007 27% 18% 45% 5% 5% 300

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who say…

Survey year 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 = 293. 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 35% 62% 2% 1% 293

Frequency of reading scripture among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who read scripture…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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 50% 11% 11% 28% < 1% 293
2007 39% 13% 10% 39% < 1% 300

Interpreting scripture among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who say the holy scripture is…

Survey year 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 = 293. 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 27% 33% 2% 30% 8% 293
2007 28% 26% 4% 31% 11% 300

Belief in Heaven among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who …in heaven

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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 83% 9% 8% 293
2007 80% 10% 10% 300

Belief in Hell among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who …in hell

Survey year Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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 62% 29% 9% 293
2007 58% 29% 13% 300

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who identify as…

Survey year Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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 39% 14% 47% 293
2007 40% 17% 43% 300

Political ideology among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who are…

Survey year Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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 29% 39% 27% 5% 293
2007 31% 42% 23% 4% 300

Views about size of government among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who would rather have…

Survey year Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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 53% 39% 5% 3% 293
2007 48% 42% 4% 6% 300

Views about government aid to the poor among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who say government aid to the poor…

Survey year Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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 47% 46% 4% 2% 293

Views about abortion among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who say abortion should be…

Survey year Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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 61% 36% 3% 293
2007 63% 31% 6% 300

Views about homosexuality among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who say homosexuality…

Survey year Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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 64% 24% 6% 5% 293
2007 64% 25% 5% 5% 300

Views about same-sex marriage among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who …same-sex marriage

Survey year Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 293. 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 59% 33% 8% 293

Views about environmental regulation among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who say…

Survey year 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 = 293. 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 33% 64% 2% 2% 293
2007 23% 70% 2% 4% 300

Views about human evolution among Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X

% of Mainline Protestants adults who meditate at least once a week who are generation X who say humans…

Survey year 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 = 293. 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 22% 35% 4% 36% 3% 293