Views about government aid to the poor among adults who meditate at least once a week

% of adults who meditate at least once a week 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 = 14,858. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 43% 50% 5% 2% 14,858

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Views about government aid to the poor among adults who meditate at least once a week by religious group

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

Religious tradition Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 186. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 19% 75% 5% 1% 186
Catholic 42% 52% 4% 2% 3,024
Evangelical Protestant 54% 40% 5% 2% 4,408
Historically Black Protestant 27% 65% 5% 2% 1,132
Jehovah's Witness 30% 62% 5% 3% 195
Jewish 31% 63% 3% 2% 227
Mainline Protestant 45% 48% 5% 2% 2,411
Mormon 69% 27% 2% 1% 410
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 33% 60% 5% 3% 2,029

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,300. 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.
Does more harm than good 14% 31% 29% 25% 6,300
Does more good than harm 17% 33% 29% 21% 7,224
Neither/both equally 14% 35% 28% 24% 652
Don't know 12% 28% 26% 34% 349

Generational cohort among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,300. 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.
Does more harm than good 8% 10% 27% 35% 18% 2% 6,300
Does more good than harm 10% 13% 27% 34% 14% 2% 7,224
Neither/both equally 7% 13% 29% 36% 15% 1% 652
Don't know 5% 12% 22% 30% 26% 5% 349

Gender composition among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,445. 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.
Does more harm than good 47% 53% 6,445
Does more good than harm 42% 58% 7,376
Neither/both equally 47% 53% 677
Don't know 44% 56% 360

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,330. 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.
Does more harm than good 69% 10% 3% 15% 3% 6,330
Does more good than harm 53% 19% 3% 19% 5% 7,274
Neither/both equally 55% 16% 3% 21% 5% 651
Don't know 52% 16% 4% 21% 6% 340

Immigrant status among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,375. 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.
Does more harm than good 15% 8% 77% 6,375
Does more good than harm 19% 11% 70% 7,277
Neither/both equally 21% 8% 72% 662
Don't know 22% 7% 71% 349

Income distribution among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 5,518. 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.
Does more harm than good 32% 22% 29% 18% 5,518
Does more good than harm 45% 20% 21% 15% 6,492
Neither/both equally 41% 23% 24% 13% 557
Don't know 54% 19% 18% 9% 262

Educational distribution among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,412. 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.
Does more harm than good 41% 33% 17% 9% 6,412
Does more good than harm 40% 31% 16% 13% 7,328
Neither/both equally 38% 34% 16% 12% 674
Don't know 55% 26% 12% 8% 353

Marital status among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,405. 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.
Does more harm than good 56% 5% 12% 9% 17% 6,405
Does more good than harm 44% 8% 17% 9% 22% 7,338
Neither/both equally 46% 6% 19% 9% 19% 670
Don't know 40% 6% 15% 16% 22% 354

Parent of children under 18 among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,419. 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.
Does more harm than good 27% 73% 6,419
Does more good than harm 28% 72% 7,349
Neither/both equally 31% 69% 672
Don't know 23% 77% 358

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 6,445. 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.
Does more harm than good 82% 12% 2% 1% 2% 1% 6,445
Does more good than harm 70% 18% 4% 1% 6% 2% 7,376
Neither/both equally 79% 13% 2% 1% 3% 3% 677
Don't know 74% 13% 3% 5% 3% 2% 360

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,445. 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.
Does more harm than good 75% 16% 4% 5% 1% 6,445
Does more good than harm 66% 18% 7% 8% 1% 7,376
Neither/both equally 73% 14% 5% 6% 2% 677
Don't know 71% 12% 6% 5% 6% 360

Attendance at religious services among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,445. 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.
Does more harm than good 56% 26% 17% < 1% 6,445
Does more good than harm 46% 29% 24% 1% 7,376
Neither/both equally 54% 24% 21% 1% 677
Don't know 51% 23% 25% 2% 360

Frequency of prayer among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,445. 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.
Does more harm than good 79% 11% 2% 7% 1% 6,445
Does more good than harm 72% 13% 3% 12% 1% 7,376
Neither/both equally 81% 10% 1% 6% 1% 677
Don't know 72% 11% 4% 8% 4% 360

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,445. 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.
Does more harm than good 42% 11% 8% 38% 1% 6,445
Does more good than harm 36% 10% 8% 45% 1% 7,376
Neither/both equally 44% 11% 7% 37% 1% 677
Don't know 43% 5% 7% 40% 5% 360

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,445. 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.
Does more harm than good 80% 10% 4% 5% 1% 6,445
Does more good than harm 77% 10% 5% 7% 1% 7,376
Neither/both equally 84% 10% 2% 4% 1% 677
Don't know 73% 15% 5% 5% 1% 360

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,445. 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.
Does more harm than good 58% 15% 8% 17% 2% 6,445
Does more good than harm 61% 13% 9% 15% 1% 7,376
Neither/both equally 61% 11% 8% 16% 4% 677
Don't know 54% 17% 11% 14% 4% 360

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

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

Views about government aid to the poor Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,445. 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.
Does more harm than good 51% 8% 34% 5% 2% 6,445
Does more good than harm 39% 13% 38% 8% 3% 7,376
Neither/both equally 45% 10% 31% 4% 10% 677
Don't know 38% 6% 37% 5% 14% 360

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,445. 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.
Does more harm than good 49% 49% 1% 1% 6,445
Does more good than harm 28% 69% 2% 1% 7,376
Neither/both equally 35% 56% 8% 1% 677
Don't know 27% 60% 2% 11% 360

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,445. 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.
Does more harm than good 60% 10% 6% 23% 1% 6,445
Does more good than harm 51% 10% 7% 31% 1% 7,376
Neither/both equally 61% 8% 4% 25% 1% 677
Don't know 57% 6% 4% 31% 2% 360

Interpreting scripture among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,445. 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.
Does more harm than good 45% 28% 3% 18% 6% 6,445
Does more good than harm 36% 25% 3% 30% 6% 7,376
Neither/both equally 35% 21% 9% 19% 16% 677
Don't know 38% 12% 10% 21% 19% 360

Belief in Heaven among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,445. 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.
Does more harm than good 81% 12% 7% 6,445
Does more good than harm 73% 20% 6% 7,376
Neither/both equally 74% 12% 14% 677
Don't know 73% 10% 17% 360

Belief in Hell among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,445. 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.
Does more harm than good 70% 23% 8% 6,445
Does more good than harm 57% 35% 8% 7,376
Neither/both equally 61% 26% 13% 677
Don't know 49% 29% 22% 360

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,445. 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.
Does more harm than good 58% 17% 25% 6,445
Does more good than harm 20% 19% 61% 7,376
Neither/both equally 28% 32% 40% 677
Don't know 27% 36% 37% 360

Political ideology among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,445. 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.
Does more harm than good 57% 26% 13% 5% 6,445
Does more good than harm 27% 34% 32% 6% 7,376
Neither/both equally 35% 35% 17% 13% 677
Don't know 33% 25% 20% 22% 360

Views about size of government among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,445. 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.
Does more harm than good 72% 24% 2% 2% 6,445
Does more good than harm 34% 58% 4% 4% 7,376
Neither/both equally 42% 31% 18% 9% 677
Don't know 37% 32% 6% 26% 360

Views about abortion among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,445. 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.
Does more harm than good 35% 61% 4% 6,445
Does more good than harm 56% 39% 5% 7,376
Neither/both equally 39% 50% 11% 677
Don't know 29% 45% 26% 360

Views about homosexuality among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,445. 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.
Does more harm than good 43% 49% 4% 3% 6,445
Does more good than harm 63% 31% 4% 3% 7,376
Neither/both equally 45% 33% 17% 6% 677
Don't know 42% 33% 5% 20% 360

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,445. 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.
Does more harm than good 32% 60% 8% 6,445
Does more good than harm 55% 38% 7% 7,376
Neither/both equally 36% 47% 17% 677
Don't know 34% 41% 25% 360

Views about environmental regulation among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,445. 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.
Does more harm than good 54% 40% 2% 3% 6,445
Does more good than harm 26% 69% 2% 3% 7,376
Neither/both equally 26% 53% 14% 7% 677
Don't know 25% 42% 5% 28% 360

Views about human evolution among adults who meditate at least once a week by views about government aid to the poor

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

Views about government aid to the poor Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,445. 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.
Does more harm than good 17% 25% 3% 50% 5% 6,445
Does more good than harm 30% 27% 4% 34% 4% 7,376
Neither/both equally 17% 24% 9% 38% 12% 677
Don't know 12% 20% 11% 33% 24% 360