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U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset - Analysis

Q42C (Weighted by WEIGHT)

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?
 PercentCumulative Percent
1) At least once a week39.4%39.4%
2) Once or twice a month7.3%46.6%
3) Several times a year4.1%50.7%
4) Seldom12.1%62.8%
5) Never34.7%97.5%
9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)2.5%100.0%





Age (I-AGE)

 18-2930-3940-4950-6465 and olderMissingTotal
At least once a week26.2%31.7%37.4%46.3%55.9%34039.3%
Once or twice a month7.3%7.8%6.8%7.4%7.3%547.3%
Several times a year4.2%3.7%3.9%4.5%3.9%334.1%
Seldom13.0%13.4%12.8%12.2%9.0%7912.2%
Never47.8%41.9%37.5%27.4%19.3%24334.9%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.)1.6%1.4%1.7%2.1%4.6%1122.2%
Missing000008610
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 34695

Sex (I-SEX)

 MaleFemaleMissingTotal
At least once a week36.1%42.4%039.4%
Once or twice a month7.3%7.3%07.3%
Several times a year4.1%4.0%04.1%
Seldom13.3%11.0%012.1%
Never36.8%32.8%034.7%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.)2.4%2.5%02.5%
Missing0000
Total 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 35556

Political party (I-PARTYID)

 RepublicanDemocratIndependentNo preference (Vol.)Other party (Vol.)MissingTotal
At least once a week38.6%41.2%37.4%42.6%43.1%59939.3%
Once or twice a month5.8%8.1%7.8%6.3%9.9%1027.3%
Several times a year3.7%4.3%4.4%3.3%3.3%494.1%
Seldom12.3%12.0%13.4%8.5%13.4%11612.3%
Never37.3%32.6%35.1%35.1%26.4%42634.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.)2.3%1.9%1.8%4.3%4.0%1622.1%
Missing0000014540
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 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 moreMissingTotal
At least once a week45.7%40.0%36.8%32.7%33.6%34.2%259739.2%
Once or twice a month7.9%7.7%7.2%7.6%6.6%6.9%3907.5%
Several times a year3.8%4.1%4.1%4.0%5.3%5.2%2214.2%
Seldom9.6%12.1%14.5%14.3%15.1%14.7%63412.5%
Never30.7%34.2%36.3%40.4%38.2%36.7%187334.8%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.)2.3%1.8%1.1%1.0%1.3%2.2%4061.7%
Missing00000061210
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 29435

Education (I-EDUC)

 Less than high school graduateHigh school graduate (Grade 12 or GED certificate)Technical, trade, or vocational school AFTER high schoolSome 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)MissingTotal
At least once a week43.6%37.7%45.7%39.2%36.2%42.3%7339.4%
Once or twice a month7.7%6.6%6.4%7.4%7.4%8.5%247.3%
Several times a year3.8%3.1%2.5%4.3%5.0%6.1%54.1%
Seldom8.1%11.6%12.9%12.4%14.7%14.3%1712.1%
Never32.7%38.8%28.8%34.9%34.8%26.7%8434.7%
Don't know/Refused (Vol.)4.2%2.2%3.7%1.7%1.9%2.1%552.3%
Missing0000002580
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%  
Total Unweighted N = 35298

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