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Poll Shows Few Americans are Vegetarian, Vegan

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

(North American Meat Institute)

The number of Americans who self-identify as vegetarian or vegan has remained steady over the past 20 years with five percent of Americans identifying as vegetarian and three percent as vegan, according to a recent Gallup poll . The percent of Americans who identify as vegetarian has remained unchanged since 2012, while the number of vegans increased by one percent. Americans earning less than $30,000 annually are more likely to identify as vegetarian. Vegetarianism and veganism are also slightly higher among Americans under 50 than among those who are older, according to the poll. Gallup's analysis concludes Americans may be more inclined to include alternatives to animal products in their diets but are not willing to give up animal products completely.

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