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Map of the Ten Most (and Least) Meditation-Focused States in America


If you’ve ever wondered where the most meditation-focused people are in the United States, our map shows you!

We wanted to answer the question, “which states are the most and least meditation-obsessed places in America?”.

To answer this question, we ran an analysis on Google trends, looking at the search trends for five keywords related to meditation:

  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Relaxation
  • Calming
  • Spirituality


We gathered this data in a spreadsheet, sum-totaled each state’s search trend for each query, and came up with a “mindfulness score” for each state (see appendix 1 for raw data).

The results are displayed on the map below.

Map displaying states with the highest (lilac) and lowest (salmon) cumulative search volumes for “meditation,” “mindfulness,” “relaxation,” “calming,” and “spirituality.”

Eight of the ten most mindful states surround the great lakes and the northeast coast of the country. States with the least interest in meditation-related search queries appear in the mid-central region.

So, if you’re looking to find a community of like-minded individuals who enjoy meditation, Google trends suggest you move to the northeast coast!

Raw Data

Rank State Total Mindfulness Score
1 Massachusetts 596
2 Minnesota 582
3 Vermont 573
4 Utah 561
5 Wisconsin 561
6 Oregon 541
7 Connecticut 538
8 New Hampshire 531
9 Iowa 527
10 Maine 523
42 Idaho 345
43 North Dakota 334
44 West Virginia 332
45 New Mexico 322
46 South Dakota 311
47 Alaska 304
48 Mississippi 302
49 Arkansas 292
50 Oklahoma 292
51 Wyoming 290


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