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GwynneVeg
Dec 28th, 2004, 12:34 AM
I've often wondered how many vegans there are in the world? And is the vegan population growing? There seems to be a growing awareness. Are there any statistics out there?

boomer
Dec 28th, 2004, 12:47 AM
Not enough, but we can work on that.......

gothic_ana
Dec 30th, 2004, 02:26 PM
i reccon they are waking up to themselfs every now and then but we can sow the seed and just water it every now and again but its up to them to let it grow :)

veganfever
Jan 3rd, 2005, 04:22 AM
"A 2000 National Zogby Poll estimated the number of U.S. vegans to be about two and a half million."
This is a quote from "Why Vegan? found in www.VeganOutreach.org

GwynneVeg
Jan 3rd, 2005, 05:38 AM
Thank you, Veganfever, for the info - The Zogby Poll info was interesting. The results from 2003 said anywhere from 4 to 6 percent of the U.S. were vegetarian. I really thought there were more than that.

eve
Jan 3rd, 2005, 07:54 AM
don't get too excited! there was a poll with all these vegetarians, then they were asked if they ate fish, chicken, eggs, etc, and if they did, how often? Hard to find more than one to two percent who really were veggies - forget the vegans, even they apparently thought nothing of eating cheese, milk, honey, and even occasionally a fish! What's that phrase about statistics and lies?

tails4wagging
Apr 15th, 2005, 08:58 AM
Does anyone know how many vegans there are in the world, compared with meat eaters??.

I think veganism is a growing trend and wondered how many of us are in the world today, compared with, say, ten years ago?.

Tigerlily
Apr 15th, 2005, 04:52 PM
I think there's more. The internet has really sped things up. If this was 1995 or 1985, I don't think I'd be vegan. I just wouldn't know much about it, and my meal idea options and "support" options would be very limited.

Kim[ba]
Apr 15th, 2005, 05:50 PM
That's a good point. We now have an online community where we can discuss with over a thousand other vegans available to us anytime, anywhere. It's pretty neat when you think of it that way.

Spiral
Apr 15th, 2005, 08:54 PM
The last set of statistics I saw estimated that there were about 250,000 vegans in the UK and US estimates vary from about 600,000 to a million. I don't think a worldwide figure is known. There are definitely more of us than 10 years ago :)

Stu
Apr 15th, 2005, 11:18 PM
Nah. No way are there 250,000 vegans in the UK. That seems very unlikely to me. I certainly hope it's right though! Oh I dunno!

pixeequeen
Apr 15th, 2005, 11:56 PM
does it take to change a lightbulb....???

pixeequeen
Apr 15th, 2005, 11:58 PM
sorry htat was immature of me. io often wonder about this and it feels like we're quite isolated... but then I hear of more and more... theres such a number on here and we represent such a small portion im sure. but 250,000. i'd like to think but im not convinceed

Seaside
Apr 16th, 2005, 05:47 AM
Posted by pixiequeen:

does it take to change a lightbulb....???

That's the first thing that entered my head when I read the title of the thread. :D

Posted by pixiequeen:

sorry htat was immature of me.

Nahhh, we need our sense of humor don't we? ;)

kriz
Apr 16th, 2005, 07:53 AM
1 million in US! :eek: That's enough to make a vegan country. I've heard there are over 60 000 vegetarians in Norway. That's a high number, I think, considering the population is only 4 million. :)

tails4wagging
Apr 16th, 2005, 08:48 AM
Kris, perhaps thats what we ought to do. Can we colonise an island somewhere and ban corpse eaters!!! :)

tails4wagging
Apr 16th, 2005, 08:51 AM
How MANY vegans does it take to change a light bulb?.---


answers please?? :)

gertvegan
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:24 AM
How MANY vegans does it take to change a light bulb?.--- answers please?? :)Two. One to take the old bulb out and one to check the ingredients on the new one. :p

Aurora
Apr 16th, 2005, 10:57 AM
Two. One to take the old bulb out and one to check the ingredients on the new one. :p

:D

Spiral
Apr 16th, 2005, 01:37 PM
Nah. No way are there 250,000 vegans in the UK. That seems very unlikely to me. I certainly hope it's right though! Oh I dunno!

Vegan Statistics (http://www.imaner.net/panel/statistics.htm)

The estimation of the number US vegans came from a ROPER poll in 1997

http://www.reference.com/Dir/Society/Lifestyle_Choices/Veganism/

Shisha Fiend
Apr 16th, 2005, 04:08 PM
250,000. i'd like to think but im not convinceed

I don't know, there's about 250,000 people living in my borough alone. I don't see why there couldn't be 250,000 vegans in England.

Stu
Apr 16th, 2005, 04:15 PM
Well I suppose if there are 1,000,000 vegans in the US, and the population of the UK is about a quarter of theirs, then it tallies that there should be roughly 250,000. I certainly hope it's right; the idea of it warms my cockles.

Astrocat
Apr 16th, 2005, 06:08 PM
Re:
I don't see why there couldn't be 250,000 vegans in England.

If there are (estimated) 250,000 in the UK, then logically it seems obvious that there wouldn;t be (an estimated) 250,000 in just England.
Not that this is a bad thing, 250,000 in the UK seems like plenty to me ...

It does indeed look as if we're multiplying (http://www.imaner.net/panel/statistics.htm) :)

Unfortunately, the % of the total population who are vegans seems to be dropping - but the actual number of vegans is rising at a very healthy pace, which is really nice to see.

These figures only go up to 2001 as well, I'd be interested to find out whether the more recent barrage of pathogen scares has made a dramatic impact on the number of people who embrace omnivorism / whether it resulted in any substantial increase in the number of people turning towards vegetarianism or veganism.

John
Apr 17th, 2005, 12:28 AM
1,000,000 vegans in the U.S.? You would think that there would be a lot more vegan restaurants and shoes stores.

tails4wagging
Apr 17th, 2005, 08:18 AM
interesting link aristacat. wonder why the numbers dropped in 2001?