Vegan Demographics

Jane and I were talking about the demographics of vegans the other day.  When we go out to eat here in the Los Angeles area, we're always a bit surprized at the number of males in the restaurants we frequent.  It's not that men can't be vegan, but we seem to know many more women who are veg*n. Poking around the internet I found the following facts on veganism and thought I'd share them with you all.

Vegan demographics
Most likely to be female and under 35.

Gender: Vegans UK Vegans USA Vegans
Male 33% 36% 22%
Female 67% 64% 78%
Age: Vegans UK Vegans USA Vegans
16-24 21% 14% 36%
25-34 40% 39% 44%
35-44 25% 32% 11%
45-54 10% 11% 7%
55+ 4% 4% 2%

Why vegan?
87% of people are vegan for ethical/moral reasons.

Vegans UK Vegans USA Vegans
Dietary/health 11% 9% 19%
Ethical/moral 87% 90% 77%
Spiritual/religious 2% 1% 4%

When did you become vegan?
78% of vegans went vegan between the ages of 16 and 34, with 52% between the ages of 16 and 24. The average (mean) age for turning vegan is 24.1, although the most frequent ages are 19, 20 and 21. US vegans generally turned vegan younger (mean age 22.4) than UK vegans (mean age 24.9).

Vegans UK Vegans USA Vegans
<15 10% 7% 17%
16-24 52% 51% 52%
25-34 26% 29% 21%
35-44 8% 9% 6%
45-54 3% 3% 3%
55+ 1% 1% 1%

Source:  The Vegan Profile

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