ASMR data from website polls (February 2016 update)

ASMR Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response UniversityThis article is an update about the data collected by the polls on this website polls which are located HERE.

This updated summary has website poll data from about 1,100 individuals (about twice the amount since the last update).

This data is specific to the population of visitors to this website who take these website polls and may not be applicable to other populations.

Below is a short summary of the data, followed by the full data from the polls.

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 50 ASMR videos
  • have not created an ASMR video
  • are female
  • are between 10-29 years old
  • experienced ASMR before the age of 13
  • first learned about the term ASMR in 2014 or 2015
  • 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

Now for the the full data.

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? (1262 responders)

  • Yes, definitely (65%)
  • Yes, probably (23%)
  • Unsure, I would like to see research results (11%)
  • No, definitely not (<1%)
  • No, probably not (<1%)

Would you like to see more research done about ASMR? (1182 responders)

  • Yes (99%)
  • No (<1%)

Have you ever watched an ASMR video? (1191 responders)

  • Yes, over 100 (43%)
  • Yes, about 50-100 (14%)
  • Yes, about 25-50 (8%)
  • Yes, about 10-25 (9%)
  • Yes, but less than 10 (19%)
  • No (7%)

Have you ever created an ASMR video? (1076 responders)

  • Yes, over 100 (<1%)
  • Yes, about 50-100 (<1%)
  • Yes, about 25-50 (<1%)
  • Yes, about 10-25 (<1%)
  • Yes, but less than 10 (4%)
  • No (95%)

How does ASMR seem to help you?  Select all that apply (about 1100 responders, 2729 responses).

The first percent is the percent of all responders (about 1100 responders), the second percent is the percent of all responses bc responders could choose more than one option (2729 responses).

  • Helps me to feel less stressed (69%, 28%)
  • Helps me to fall asleep (63%, 25%)
  • It does not “help me”, I just enjoy it. (36%, 14%)
  • Helps me to feel less sad (27%, 11%)
  • It helps me in another way not mentioned here (21%, 9%)
  • Helps me with my clinician-diagnosed anxiety or panic disorder (15%, 6%)
  • Helps me with my clinician-diagnosed depression (10%, 4%)
  • Helps me with my clinician-diagnosed insomnia (5%, 2%)
  • I don’t experience ASMR (3%, 1%)

When did you first experience ASMR? (1076 respondents)

  • Before the age of 13 years (70%)
  • Between the ages of 13-18 years (15%)
  • After the age of 18 years (12%)
  • I’ve never experienced ASMR (3%)

When did you first learn about the term “Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response”? (1068 respondents)

  • 2015 (23%)
  • 2014 (37%)
  • 2013 (19%)
  • 2012 (13%)
  • 2011 (5%)
  • 2010 (term coined in 2010) (3%)

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. (1060 respondents)

  • No (77%)
  • Yes (23%)

Which best describes you? (Gender and ASMR) (1073 respondents)

  • I am female and experience ASMR (55%)
  • I am male and experience ASMR (41%)
  • I am female and do not experience ASMR (2%)
  • I am male and do not experience ASMR (2%)

Which best describes you? (Age and ASMR) (1050 respondents)

  • 20-29 years and experience ASMR (38%)
  • 10-19 years and experience ASMR (20%)
  • 30-39 years and experience ASMR (19%)
  • 40-49 years and experience ASMR (10%)
  • 50 years or older and experience ASMR (8%)
  • 10-19 years and do not experience ASMR (1%)
  • 50 years or older and do not experience ASMR (1%)
  • 20-29 years and do not experience ASMR (1%)
  • younger than 10 years and experience ASMR (<1%)
  • 30-39 years and do not experience ASMR (<1%)
  • 40-49 years and do not experience ASMR (<1%)
  • younger than 10 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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