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More Vegans!

Posted by tinako on March 9, 2012

The Vegetarian Research Group commissioned a Harris poll in early 2011 to find out how often non-vegetarians are eating vegetarian meals, and how many people are vegetarian or vegan.  Unfortunately, for some reason they didn’t ask about honey this time, but the numbers are very encouraging.   It appears that the number of vegans has doubled since 2009.  Check out the numbers at the link above.

Approximately 5 percent of the country say that they never eat meat, fish, seafood, or poultry, which makes them vegetarian. Approximately half of these vegetarians are also vegan; that is, they also don’t eat dairy or eggs. Note that we had respondents select “I never eat meat, fish, seafood, or poultry” or “I never eat meat, fish, seafood, poultry, dairy, or eggs.” Because we use the word “never” and give the definition rather than having respondents self-define, our numbers may be lower than other polls. We also did not ask about honey, which would most likely give a lower figure for the number of vegans.

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One Response to “More Vegans!”

  1. theduffboy said

    Reblogged this on Duffboy and commented:
    That is certainly great news!

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