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General Social Survey, 1998 - Analysis

MEDITATE

Within your religious or spiritual tradition, how often do you meditate?
 FrequencyPercentCumulative PercentZ-Score
1) More than once a day1238.5%8.5%-0.45
2) Once a day18813.0%21.5%-0.41
3) A few times a week1309.0%30.5%-0.36
4) Once a week684.7%35.2%-0.31
5) A few times a month604.2%39.4%-0.26
6) Once a month463.2%42.6%-0.21
7) Less than once a month956.6%49.1%-0.16
8) Never66045.7%94.8%-0.12
98) Don't know473.3%98.1%4.22
99) No answer281.9%100.0%4.27
Missing1387
Total Unweighted N = 1445





Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
More than once a day7.6%
50
9.2%
73
08.5%
123
Once a day12.2%
80
13.7%
108
013.0%
188
A few times a week9.0%
59
9.0%
71
09.0%
130
Once a week4.3%
28
5.1%
40
04.7%
68
A few times a month3.4%
22
4.8%
38
04.2%
60
Once a month3.5%
23
2.9%
23
03.2%
46
Less than once a month6.9%
45
6.3%
50
06.6%
95
Never48.6%
318
43.2%
342
045.7%
660
Don't know2.8%
18
3.7%
29
03.3%
47
No answer1.7%
11
2.1%
17
01.9%
28
Missing57880913870
Total 100%
654
100%
791
   
1445

Race (I-RACE)

 WhiteBlackOtherMissingTotal
More than once a day7.0%
80
17.7%
35
7.7%
8
08.5%
123
Once a day12.2%
140
18.2%
36
11.5%
12
013.0%
188
A few times a week8.3%
95
13.1%
26
8.7%
9
09.0%
130
Once a week4.8%
55
2.5%
5
7.7%
8
04.7%
68
A few times a month4.4%
50
4.0%
8
1.9%
2
04.2%
60
Once a month3.2%
37
1.5%
3
5.8%
6
03.2%
46
Less than once a month7.3%
84
3.5%
7
3.8%
4
06.6%
95
Never47.2%
540
35.9%
71
47.1%
49
045.7%
660
Don't know3.4%
39
2.5%
5
2.9%
3
03.3%
47
No answer2.0%
23
1.0%
2
2.9%
3
01.9%
28
Missing10982028713870
Total 100%
1143
100%
198
100%
104
   
1445

Religion (I-RELIGION)

 ProtestantCatholicJewishNoneOtherMissingTotal
More than once a day12.1%
95
4.6%
17
7.7%
2
1.0%
2
10.3%
7
08.5%
123
Once a day14.3%
112
13.5%
50
3.8%
1
7.1%
14
16.2%
11
013.0%
188
A few times a week11.1%
87
7.6%
28
3.8%
1
4.5%
9
7.4%
5
09.0%
130
Once a week3.8%
30
5.9%
22
0.0%
0
5.6%
11
7.4%
5
04.7%
68
A few times a month4.0%
31
4.3%
16
7.7%
2
3.5%
7
5.9%
4
04.2%
60
Once a month2.7%
21
4.1%
15
0.0%
0
3.5%
7
4.4%
3
03.2%
46
Less than once a month6.4%
50
7.0%
26
19.2%
5
6.1%
12
2.9%
2
06.6%
95
Never40.9%
320
47.8%
177
53.8%
14
62.1%
123
38.2%
26
045.7%
660
Don't know3.6%
28
3.2%
12
3.8%
1
3.0%
6
0.0%
0
03.3%
47
No answer1.1%
9
1.9%
7
0.0%
0
3.5%
7
7.4%
5
01.9%
28
Missing741335241988913870
Total 100%
783
100%
370
100%
26
100%
198
100%
68
   
1445

Marital status (I-MARITAL)

 Never marriedMarriedWidowed/Divorced/SeparatedMissingTotal
More than once a day6.8%
24
9.4%
64
8.5%
35
08.5%
123
Once a day9.9%
35
13.2%
90
15.3%
63
013.0%
188
A few times a week8.8%
31
8.5%
58
10.0%
41
09.0%
130
Once a week4.8%
17
5.7%
39
2.9%
12
04.7%
68
A few times a month4.0%
14
3.7%
25
5.1%
21
04.2%
60
Once a month5.4%
19
2.3%
16
2.7%
11
03.2%
46
Less than once a month8.0%
28
6.5%
44
5.6%
23
06.6%
95
Never50.0%
176
45.2%
308
42.7%
176
045.7%
660
Don't know0.9%
3
3.4%
23
5.1%
21
03.3%
47
No answer1.4%
5
2.1%
14
2.2%
9
01.9%
28
Missing31166541013871
Total 100%
352
100%
681
100%
412
   
1445

Age (I-AGE)

 18-29 years30-39 years40-49 years50-64 yearsMore than 65 yearsMissingTotal
More than once a day5.0%
14
5.3%
18
10.0%
29
11.3%
32
12.1%
30
08.5%
123
Once a day6.4%
18
12.6%
43
13.1%
38
14.1%
40
19.8%
49
013.0%
188
A few times a week5.7%
16
10.5%
36
8.6%
25
8.5%
24
11.7%
29
09.0%
130
Once a week6.0%
17
4.7%
16
4.8%
14
4.2%
12
3.6%
9
04.7%
68
A few times a month3.6%
10
2.3%
8
5.2%
15
7.4%
21
2.4%
6
04.2%
60
Once a month5.0%
14
2.3%
8
3.8%
11
2.1%
6
2.8%
7
03.2%
46
Less than once a month7.5%
21
7.9%
27
5.9%
17
7.4%
21
3.2%
8
16.5%
94
Never56.6%
159
50.6%
173
45.2%
131
37.8%
107
36.4%
90
045.7%
660
Don't know1.4%
4
2.3%
8
2.4%
7
5.7%
16
4.9%
12
03.3%
47
No answer2.8%
8
1.5%
5
1.0%
3
1.4%
4
2.8%
7
11.9%
27
Missing25634529026223213892
Total 100%
281
100%
342
100%
290
100%
283
100%
247
   
1443

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high schoolHigh school4 years collegeMore than 4 years collegeMissingTotal
More than once a day8.3%
7
8.1%
48
9.0%
54
8.1%
13
18.5%
122
Once a day22.6%
19
11.6%
69
11.5%
69
18.0%
29
212.9%
186
A few times a week6.0%
5
8.8%
52
9.8%
59
8.7%
14
09.0%
130
Once a week1.2%
1
4.6%
27
4.5%
27
8.1%
13
04.7%
68
A few times a month0.0%
0
4.9%
29
3.7%
22
5.6%
9
04.2%
60
Once a month4.8%
4
3.0%
18
3.5%
21
1.9%
3
03.2%
46
Less than once a month8.3%
7
4.6%
27
7.5%
45
9.9%
16
06.6%
95
Never40.5%
34
47.9%
284
46.6%
280
37.3%
60
245.7%
658
Don't know4.8%
4
4.7%
28
2.2%
13
0.6%
1
13.2%
46
No answer3.6%
3
1.9%
11
1.8%
11
1.9%
3
01.9%
28
Missing7658457714413936
Total 100%
84
100%
593
100%
601
100%
161
   
1439

Political party (I-PARTYID)

 DemocratRepublicanOtherMissingTotal
More than once a day8.7%
59
7.9%
39
8.9%
24
18.5%
122
Once a day14.8%
100
13.2%
65
8.5%
23
013.0%
188
A few times a week9.5%
64
9.5%
47
7.0%
19
09.0%
130
Once a week4.0%
27
4.9%
24
6.3%
17
04.7%
68
A few times a month4.7%
32
3.6%
18
3.7%
10
04.2%
60
Once a month2.5%
17
4.0%
20
3.3%
9
03.2%
46
Less than once a month7.2%
49
7.5%
37
3.3%
9
06.6%
95
Never43.3%
293
44.7%
221
53.3%
144
245.7%
658
Don't know3.4%
23
3.2%
16
3.0%
8
03.3%
47
No answer1.9%
13
1.4%
7
2.6%
7
11.9%
27
Missing63947327013915
Total 100%
677
100%
494
100%
270
   
1441

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