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Subject: Vegan Percentage
Category: Health > Fitness and Nutrition
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What percentage of the US population is vegetarian?  what percentage is vegan?
Subject: Re: Vegan Percentage
Answered By: googlenut-ga on 01 Oct 2004 19:03 PDT
Hello kivo-ga,

According to a 2002 TIME/CNN Poll, 4% of Americans consider themselves
vegetarians, 5% of which describe themselves as vegans. That would be
0.2% of Americans that describe themselves as vegans.
Consider yourself a vegetarian? 
Should We All Be Vegetarians?
(Page 1)
?Some 10 million Americans today consider themselves to be practicing
vegetarians, according to a Time poll of 10,000 adults; an additional
20 million have flirted with vegetarianism sometime in their past.? 
Should We All Be Vegetarians?
(Page 2)
?Like any country, vegetarianism has its hidden complexities. For one
thing, vegetarians come in more than half a dozen flavors, from
sproutarians to pesco-pollo-vegetarians. The most notorious are the
vegan (rhymes with intriguin' or fatiguin') vegetarians. The Green
Party of the movement, vegans decline to consume, use or wear any
animal products. They also avoid honey, since its production demands
the oppression of worker bees.?

A 2003 Vegetarian Resource Group Harris Interactive survey, found that
2.8 percent of Americans are vegetarians and over half of vegetarians
can be classified as vegans.

How many vegetarians are there? A 2003 national Harris Interactive
survey question sponsored by The Vegetarian Resource Group
Vegetarian Journal,  May-June, 2003
?In a 2003 Vegetarian Resource Group Harris Interactive survey, 2.8
percent of those surveyed said they never eat meat, poultry, or
fish/seafood. A majority of the vegetarians said they never eat meat,
poultry, fish/seafood, dairy products, eggs, or honey. Thus, over half
the vegetarians can be classified as vegans. Because of the margin of
error in polling, we don't believe these numbers should be taken
literally. We feel, however, that they do reflect well with figures
obtained from our previous polls.?

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