U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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Q42C

(Percentages are weighted by WEIGHT; Total Ns reported are unweighted)

How often do you meditate - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never?
  1) At least once a week
  2) Once or twice a month
  3) Several times a year
  4) Seldom
  5) Never
  9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

Category Percentage Cumulative Percentage
At least once a week 39.4% 39.4%
Once or twice a month 7.3% 46.7%
Several times a year 4.1% 50.8%
Seldom 12.1% 62.9%
Never 34.7% 97.6%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.5% 100.1%
Total N = 35556

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65 and older TOTAL
At least once a week 26.2% 31.7% 37.4% 46.3% 55.9% 39.3%
Once or twice a month 7.3% 7.8% 6.8% 7.4% 7.3% 7.3%
Several times a year 4.2% 3.7% 3.9% 4.5% 3.9% 4.1%
Seldom 13.0% 13.4% 12.8% 12.2% 9.0% 12.2%
Never 47.8% 41.9% 37.5% 27.4% 19.3% 34.9%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 1.6% 1.4% 1.7% 2.1% 4.6% 2.2%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34695


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
At least once a week 36.1% 42.4% 39.4%
Once or twice a month 7.3% 7.3% 7.3%
Several times a year 4.1% 4.0% 4.1%
Seldom 13.3% 11.0% 12.1%
Never 36.8% 32.8% 34.7%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.4% 2.5% 2.5%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0%
35556


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent No preference (Vol.) Other party (Vol.) TOTAL
At least once a week 38.6% 41.2% 37.4% 42.6% 43.1% 39.3%
Once or twice a month 5.8% 8.1% 7.8% 6.3% 9.9% 7.3%
Several times a year 3.7% 4.3% 4.4% 3.3% 3.3% 4.1%
Seldom 12.3% 12.0% 13.4% 8.5% 13.4% 12.3%
Never 37.3% 32.6% 35.1% 35.1% 26.4% 34.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.3% 1.9% 1.8% 4.3% 4.0% 2.1%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
34102


Household income (I-INCOME)

Less than $30,000 $30,000 to under $50,000 $50,000 to under $75,000 $75,000 to under $100,000 $100,000 to under $150,000 $150,000 or more TOTAL
At least once a week 45.7% 40.0% 36.8% 32.7% 33.6% 34.2% 39.2%
Once or twice a month 7.9% 7.7% 7.2% 7.6% 6.6% 6.9% 7.5%
Several times a year 3.8% 4.1% 4.1% 4.0% 5.3% 5.2% 4.2%
Seldom 9.6% 12.1% 14.5% 14.3% 15.1% 14.7% 12.5%
Never 30.7% 34.2% 36.3% 40.4% 38.2% 36.7% 34.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 2.3% 1.8% 1.1% 1.0% 1.3% 2.2% 1.7%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
29435


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school graduate High school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate) Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high school Some college, no 4-year degree (including associate degree) College graduate (B.S., B.A., or other 4-year degree) Post-graduate training or professional schooling after college (e.g., toward a master's Degree or Ph.D.; law or medical school) TOTAL
At least once a week 43.6% 37.7% 45.7% 39.2% 36.2% 42.3% 39.4%
Once or twice a month 7.7% 6.6% 6.4% 7.4% 7.4% 8.5% 7.3%
Several times a year 3.8% 3.1% 2.5% 4.3% 5.0% 6.1% 4.1%
Seldom 8.1% 11.6% 12.9% 12.4% 14.7% 14.3% 12.1%
Never 32.7% 38.8% 28.8% 34.9% 34.8% 26.7% 34.7%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.) 4.2% 2.2% 3.7% 1.7% 1.9% 2.1% 2.3%
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
35298



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