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    From http://www.europeanvegetarian.org/1083.0.html?&L=8:


    "Here we summarize official figures - how many vegetarians live in which country?

    updated 27 Jan 2003



    Austria :


    Inhabitants : 8.1 millions


    Vegetarians : 3-4 % (estimate)


    (different Austrian sources)



    Belgium :


    Inhabitants : 10.2 millions


    Vegetarians : 2 %


    (Source : survey done for GAIA)



    Czech Republic:


    Inhabitants: 10.2 millions


    Vegetarians 1-2 %


    (Source: StemMark Agency, Prague, Czech Republic)




    France :


    Inhabitants: 58.6 millions


    Vegetarians: less than 2 %


    (Source: Alliance V?g?tarienne)




    Germany:


    Inhabitants: 82 millions


    Vegetarians: app. 8% (survey)


    (Source: Vegetarier-Bund Deutschlands e.V.)


    India :


    Inhabitants : 997.5 millions


    Vegetarians : between 15-20 %



    Ireland :


    Inhabitants : 3.7 millions


    Vegetarians : around 6 % (estimate)


    (Source : Vegetarian Society of Ireland)



    Italy:


    Inhabitants: almost 58 millions


    Vegetarians: 5%


    (Source: EURISPES - European Institute of political, economical and social


    studies)



    Norway


    Inhabitants : 4,5 millions


    Vegetarians : between 2% and 4% (opinion polls)


    (Source: Dyrevernalliansen, Norway)



    Poland


    Inhabitants: 38.6 millions


    Vegetarians: under 1%


    Portugal:


    Inhabitants: 10 millions


    Vegetarians: about 2%


    ( Source : www.european-vegetarian.org/denmark0.0.html )



    Romania


    Inhabitants: 25 millions


    Vegetarians: abt 4%


    (Source : Romanian Vegetarian Society)



    Slovakia :


    Inhabitants : 5.4 millions


    Vegetarians : abt. 1%


    (Source : Vegetarianska spolocnost)



    Spain


    Inhabitants: 39.4 millions


    Vegetarians: around 2%


    (Source: Asociacion Vegana Espanola (AVE)


    Sweden


    Inhabitants: 8.8 millions


    Vegetarians: at least 7% (in certain schools a third of the students are vegetarians)


    (Source: Swedish Vegan Society)


    Switzerland


    Inhabitants: 7.1 millions


    Vegetarians: 9% according to the Nutritrend-Study, Nestle from 2001 (around 4% would be more realistic)


    (Source: Swiss Union for Vegetarianism)



    The Netherlands


    Inhabitants: 15.8 millions


    Vegetarians: 4-5 % (estimate)


    (Source: Nederlandse Vegetariersbond)



    United Kingdom


    Inhabitants : 59.5 millions


    Vegetarians: 9 % (high in younger age group)


    (ICM Poll for the Daily Telegraph, 2001)



    USA


    Inhabitants: 278.3 millions


    Vegetarians: 4 %


    (Source : Time/CNN poll 15 July 2002 - Note: A surprising 42% of all "vegetarians", or 4.8 millions adult Americans, considered slaughter of animals to be murder)



    Note: Because it had not been possible to obtain data from the Ministries or Statistical offices of the different countries we made a compilation based on other sources available to us.


    We are grateful for all further information: evu@ivu.org. Thank you!"
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    hmmm...interesting

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