The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), conducts a large survey every five years to determine health issues and practices of Americans. After evaluating nearly 30,000 responses, the NCCIH reported:
- yoga was the most commonly used form of complementary health in the last 12 months among US adults, and the trend was increasing, from 9.5 percent adults practicing in 2012 to 14.3 percent of those surveyed in 2017.
- the use of meditation had also increased, from just 4.1 percent in 2012 to 14.2 percent in 2017.
- children's use of yoga and meditation has also increased significantly over the time of the two surveys.