There are different types of prejudices in different places in the world. A progressive society should just do away with prejudice.
In Norway, I am sure many people meditated.
The others (who are not for meditation) are either misinformed or not well-informed about meditation. When doctors are telling you
that with meditation your
BP becomes normal, your blood sugar becomes normal, your heart rate becomes lower, then it must be good for you.
Paradigms keep changing in the world and the intelligent people take to it faster than the others.