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U.S. Vegan Population DOUBLES in Just Two Years

Today in amazing news: according to a new Harris Interactive study commissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group, the number of vegans in the United States has DOUBLED since 2009 to 2.5% of the population. An amazing 7.5 million U.S. citizens now eat vegan diets that do not include any animal products – no meat, poultry, fish, dairy or eggs. Close to 16 million, or 5%, identify as vegetarian, never eating meat, poultry or fish.

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If this rate continues, vegans will be 10% of the U.S. population in 2015, 40% in 2019, and in 80 % in 2050!

This would mean an end to the exploitation and suffering of billions of farmed animals. The study also revealed that 33% of U.S. citizens are eating vegetarian meals a significant amount of the time and ordering vegetarian meals at restaurants, though they are not vegetarians. That is over 100 million people, one third of the country!

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Number of vegans in the U.S. doubles since 2009

Great news!

In a recent national poll comissioned by the Vegetarian Resource Group, the results show that about one third of Americans eat vegetarian food a significant amount of the time. Not only that, but about 7.5 million people in the United States are vegan! That is more than double the number of vegans in the U.S. since 2009. Also, according to industry reports, per capita meat consumption in the U.S. has been steadily declining for the last 6 years.

Veganism is growing in popularity and this means fewer animals ending up on dinner plates!