ASMR data from website polls

My co-investigators and I are still collecting data for our on-going ASMR research survey (information about that research survey HERE).

But I do have some data to share from my website polls.

Below are responses from visitors to this site who answered the polls on the “First Time Visitor?” page.  There were 130-161 respondents for each question.

The majority of poll takers:

  • experience ASMR
  • report that ASMR helps them to feel less stressed or helps them to fall asleep
  • have watched over 100 ASMR videos
  • have not created an ASMR video
  • are between 20-39 years old
  • experienced ASMR before the age of 13
  • first learned about the term ASMR in 2013 or 2014
  • did not know other terms for the experience prior to learning the term “ASMR”
  • think ASMR is a real biological response
  • would like to  see more research done about ASMR

If you would like to see the full data from the polls, including which responses were least selected, then keep reading.

Responses to each question below are listed as most selected to least selected.

Responses are shown as percents, rounded to nearest whole number (so percents may not add up to 100%)

Do you think ASMR is a real biological response? (161 responders)

  • Yes, definitely (66%)
  • Yes, probably (22%)
  • Unsure, I would like to see research results (12%)
  • No, definitely not (1%)
  • No, probably not (0%)

Would you like to see more research done about ASMR? (149 responders)

  • Yes (99%)
  • No (1%)

Have you ever watched an ASMR video? (148 responders)

  • Yes, over 100 (54%)
  • Yes, but less than 10 (14%)
  • Yes, about 10-25 (11%)
  • Yes, about 50-100 (9%)
  • Yes, about 25-50 (7%)
  • No (4%)

How does ASMR seem to help you? Select all that apply (148 responders, 351 responses)

  • Helps me to feel less stressed (28%)
  • Helps me to fall asleep (27%)
  • It does not “help me”, I just enjoy it. (12%)
  • Helps me to feel less sad (11%)
  • It helps me in another way not mentioned here (10%)
  • Helps me with my clinician-diagnosed anxiety or panic disorder (5%)
  • Helps me with my clinician-diagnosed depression (3%)
  • Helps me with my clinician-diagnosed insomnia (1%)
  • I don’t experience ASMR (1%)

Have you ever created an ASMR video? (130 responders)

  • No (93%)
  • Yes, but less than 10 (3%)
  • Yes, about 10-25 (1%)
  • Yes, over 100 (1%)
  • Yes, about 50-100 (1%)
  • Yes, about 25-50 (0%)

When did you first experience ASMR? (130 respondents)

  • Before the age of 13 years (73%)
  • Between the ages of 13-18 years (18%)
  • After the age of 18 years (8%)
  • I’ve never experienced ASMR (2%)

When did you first learn about the term “Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response” (136 respondents)

  • 2014 (40%)
  • 2013 (30%)
  • 2012 (21%)
  • 2011 (6%)
  • 2010 (term coined in 2010) (4%)

Before you learned about the term “ASMR” did you know this by another term? Such as AIHO, AIE, Unnamed Feeling, Head Orgasm, Braingasm, Head Tingle, etc. (134 respondents)

  • No (72%)
  • Yes (28%)

Which best describes you? (Gender and ASMR) (136 respondents)

  • I am male and experience ASMR (49%)
  • I am female and experience ASMR (49%)
  • I am male and do not experience ASMR (2%)
  • I am female and do not experience ASMR (1%)

Which best describes you? (Age and ASMR) (135 respondents)

  • 20-29 years and experience ASMR (46%)
  • 30-39 years and experience ASMR (20%)
  • 10-19 years and experience ASMR (19%)
  • 40-49 years and experience ASMR (7%)
  • 50 years or older and experience ASMR (7%)
  • 10-19 years and do not experience ASMR (1%)
  • 20-29 years and do not experience ASMR (1%)
  • 50 years or older and do not experience ASMR (1%)
  • younger than 10 years and experience ASMR (0%)
  • younger than 10 years and do not experience ASMR (0%)
  • 30-39 years and do not experience ASMR (0%)
  • 40-49 years and do not experience ASMR (0%)

If you have not taken these polls yet and would like to take them, or would like to view the data directly in the polls, then click HERE.

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2 thoughts on “ASMR data from website polls

  1. Pingback: ASMR data from website polls (August 2015 update) | ASMR University

  2. So the focus for ASMR appears to be around adult experiences. I have also seen comments that try to suggest AMMR is experienced in mostly people mostly with ADD. I am not sure about that. I am sure that ASMR experiences start in young children. I remember having these experiences or sensations for as long as I can remember. I wonder if they are more related to lucid dreaming. My experiences occurred when quiet and something caught my eye, watching my mom doing something, or during vivid and possibly lucid dreaming.
    The point I am trying to make is you can see children in this state often. Possibly your own children. I do not have children but remember watching children who are very still and observing someone else or me even. Their eyes are open. They appear totally involved, somewhat trancelike and “participating through observation.” A distraction causes them to snap out of it. I believe you will find children pursue the sensations of ASMR and will try to repeat regaining these sensations. I have witnessed this and pursued myself.
    I haven’t had this sensation full on in years and years until just tonight when watching a you tube video. I thought was about Shamanism. I watched the video and immediately got that sensation of ASMR.
    Young children cannot describe what is happening but they are watching while taking comfort in the experience. I describe it as a trancelike focus on details/ a successful meditation / lucid dreaming / Mr. Natural.
    Anyway, I just wanted to comment about observing children. ASMR seems to fade in adults, I am in my late 50’s, and the sensitivity to ASMR was lost. Getting haircuts at an Asian female barber who would appear to be practicing this on all of her clients. She would talk quietly while cutting and later messaging my scalp.
    Good luck, researching!

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