Union Végétarienne Européenne

Écrit/traduit par: Renato Pichler / Georgia Blackwell

How many Veggies ... ?

Here we summarise figures from different sources:

Updated 02/2007

Inhabitants (Million)

Vegetarians (total | % | statistics)

Allemagne:

82

7,380,000 | 9 % |

Source: Survey conducted by Institut Produkt und Markt

Annotations: [9,8 % (NeuePresse.de), 11 % (STERN)]

Australia:

20.385903

611,577 | 3 % | (estimate)

Source: Australian Vegetarian Society

Autriche:

8.1

243,000 | 3 % |

Source: Vegane Gesellschaft Österreich

Belgique:

10.2

204,000 | 2 % |

Source: Survey carried out for GAIA

Canada:

31.9

1,276,000 | 4 % | (estimate)

Source: Toronto Vegetarian Association

Croatie:

4.5

166,500 | 3.7 % |

Source: Poll conducted by Spem communication group

Danemark:

5.4

81,000 | 1.5 % | ±0.5 (estimate)

Source: Dansk Vegetarforening

Espagne:

45

1,800,000 | 4 % | (estimate)

Source: Asociacion Vegana Espanola (AVE)

France:

60

less than 1,200,000 | less than 2 % |

Source: Alliance Végétarienne

Grande Bretagne:

61

3,660,000 | 6 % |

Source: Mintel (2006)

Annotations: According to a 2007 survey for Linda McCartney Foods, around 10 per cent of Brits eat no red meat, and there is a huge amount of ‘meat reducers’, with 31 million people eating vegetarian most of the time.

Inde:

997.5

399,000,000 | 40 % |

Source: Hindu -CNN-IBN State of the Nation Survey

Irlande:

4.1

246,000 | 6 % | (estimate)

Source: Vegetarian Society of Ireland

Israel:

7

595,000 | 8.5 % |

Source: Survey conducted by Israeli Ministry of Health, 1999-2001

Norvège:

4.6

92,000 | 2 % |

Source: Norsk Vegetarforening

Pays-Bas:

16.3

700,900 | 4.3 % |

Source: Nederlandse Vereniging voor Veganisme

Pologne:

38.6

less than 386,000 | less than 1 % |

Source:

Portugal:

10

30,000 | 0.3 % | s=0.02 p=95% 

Source: Nielsen survey for Centro Vegetariano

Slovaquie:

5.4

54,000 | 1 % | (estimate)

Source: Vegetarianska spolocnost

Suisse:

7.3

657,000 | 9 % |

Source: Swiss Union for Vegetarianism

Annotations: 9% according to the Nutritrend-Study from Néstle from 2001 are "almost" vegetarians (around 3% are really vegetarians)

Suède:

9

270,000 | 3 % | (estimate)

Source: Animal Rights Sweden

République Tchèque:

10.2

153,000 | 1.5 % | ±0.5 

Source: StemMark Agency

USA:

303.9

9,724,800 | 3.2 % | (of adults) 

Source: Harris Interactive Service Bureau on behalf of Vegetarian Times 2008

Annotations: 10 percent of U.S., adults, or 22.8 million people, say they largely follow a vegetarian-inclined diet Note: A surprising 42% of all "vegetarians", or 4.8 millions adult Americans, considered slaughter of animals to be murder

According to the Vegetarian Resource Group, 4.7 million American adults are vegetarians or vegans (people who avoid all animal products, including cheese and eggs)

Source: http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/11/18/travel/18Choice.html

Note: As it is not possible to obtain data from the Ministries or Statistical offices of the various countries, our compilation is based on other sources available to us.

 


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