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Survey Response Data

Highlights

  • 40% believe in reincarnation
  • Iyengar is the most popular style
  • Stress management is the top reason people take up yoga (physical fitness and spirituality are a close second and third)

 

 1. How long have you been practicing yoga?

38% 0-1 year

20% 1-2 years

17% 2-4 years

23% 4 years or more

02% NA  

 

2. How often do you practice?

19% Everyday

48% 3-5 days a week

20% 1-2 days a week

09% Less than once a week

04% NA 

 

3. How long are your sessions?

00% 15-30 mins.

47% 30-60 mins.

41% 60-90 mins.

10% 90+ mins.

02% NA  

 

4. Do you have a teacher?

48% Yes, I go to a local yoga center

09% Yes, I have a private teacher

39% No  

04% NA

 

5. How would you describe your physical health/fitness level:

22% About the same as the average American

66% Better than the average American

09% Not as good as the average American  

03% NA

 

6. Are you a vegetarian?

38% Yes

46% No, but I pay attention to what I eat

13% No

03% NA

 

7. Would you say that you feel stressed or anxious:

00% Practically all the time

68% Very often

25% Once in a while

05% Hardly ever

01% Never  

01% NA

 

8. Have you ever gone on a yoga rereat for a weekend or longer?

30% Yes

60% No

10% NA    

 

9. Which of the following do you practice regularly?

92% Asanas/postures

38% Pranayama

49% Meditation  

 

10. Which of the following styles of hatha yoga do you practice?

26% Astanga

03 Bikram

33 Classical/generic/eclectic

36 Iyengar

08 Integral

05 Kripalu

12 Kundalini

04 Sivananda

 

 11. Why did you begin practicing yoga (check all that apply)?

49% Need for physical exercise

55% Stress management

47% Seeking spiritual experience

 

12. What is your family's religious background?

06% Protestant

10% Catholic

01% Jewish

00% Muslim

01% Buddhist

01% Hindu

05% Other

01% None  

75% NA

 

13. Are you a practicing member of an organized religion, and if so which one?

00% Protestant

00% Catholic

00% Jewish

00% Muslim

00% Buddhist

01% Hindu

24% Other

33% No

41% NA

 

14. How do you usually vote?

43% Democrat

11% Republican

05% Third party

24% Don't vote

17% NA   

 

15. What is your gender?

61% Female

34% Male

05% NA  

 

  1. How old are you?  

18% <25

20% 26-30

12% 31-35

16% 36-40

10% 41-45

08% >45

16% NA

 

17. What do you do for a living ?  

 

18. Are you marrried or single?

40% Married

43% Single

17% NA  

 

19. Do you have any children?

28% Yes

53% No

19% NA  

 

20. Do you consider yoga to be primarily a:

46% Spiritual discipline

61% Mental and/or physical fitness program

 

21. Do you believe in reincarnation?

40% Yes

17% No

30% Don't know  

13% NA

 

22. What is your family's annual income?

10% Under $20,000

15% $20,000-$30,000

20% $30,000-$50,000

15% $50,000-$75,000

08% More than $75,000  

32% NA

 

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