Vegetarian Statistics
Statistic Verification
Source: Vegetarian Research Group, Vegetarian Times, Harris Interactive Service Bureau
Research Date: 6.18.2013
Vegetarian Statistics Data
Number of Americans who are vegetarian 7.3 Million
Number of Americans who follow a “vegetarian-inclined diet.” 22.8 Million
Number of Americans who are vegan 1 Million
Percent of kids age 8 to 18 that are vegetarians 3 %
Percent of adults who consider themselves vegetarians 10 %
Percent of people surveyed who said they are "definitely interested" in following a vegetarian diet in the future 5.2 %
Demographics of Vegetarians  
Percent of female vegetarians 59 %
Percent of male vegetarians 41 %
Percent age 18 to 34 42 %
Percent age 35 to 54 40.7 %
Percent over 55 17.4 %
Length of time being a vegetarian  
Percent who have followed a vegetarian diet for more than 10 years 57.1 %
Percent who have followed a vegetarian diet for 5 to 10 years 18 %
Percent who have followed a vegetarian diet for 2 to 5 years 10.8 %
Percent who have followed a vegetarian diet for less than 2 years 14.1 %
Reasons cited for being a vegetarian  
Improve overall health 53 %
Environmental concerns 47 %
Natural approaches to wellness 39 %
Food-safety concerns 31 %
Animal welfare 54 %
Weight loss 25 %
Weight maintenance 24 %
Top Vegetarian Cities (Ranked by number of vegetarian restaurants)
1 Portland, Oregon
2 Seattle, Washington
3 San Francisco, California
4 New York, New York
5 Atlanta, Georgia
6 Washington, D.C.
7 Minneapolis, Minnesota
8 Austin, Texas
9 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10 Chicago, Illinois

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