Vegetarians by the numbers
Contributed by VeggieGirl
Vegetarianism in America study unveils that some 3.2 percent of U.S.
adults, or 7.3 million people, follow a vegetarian-based diet. What
does that mean for you?
The 2008 study also indicates that of the non-vegetarians surveyed 5.2
percent, or 11.9 million people, are "definitely interested" in
following a vegetarian-based diet in the future. Demographic data of
vegetarians found 59 percent are female; 41 percent are male; 42
percent are 18-34 years old; 40.7 percent are 35-54; and 17.4 percent
are over 55.
The study also indicated that 53 percent of current vegetarians eat a
vegetarian diet to improve their overall health; environmental
concerns were cited by 47 percent; 39 percent cited "natural
approaches to wellness"; 31 percent cited food-safety concerns; 54
percent cited animal welfare; 25 percent cited weight loss; and 24
percent weight maintenance.
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Approved by andyba on June 11,2008 | 08:41:53