Which countries have the highest number of vegans? And which has the highest percentage of vegans?

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    @jsotola You could use Wikipedia as the basis for an answer :) – Erica Oct 24 '20 at 15:11
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    @jsotola that's now how SE works. We're trying to map & index all questions about vegetarianism & veganism here. I created this question to aid in that effort. Yes, it's an easy one to answer with well-sourced materials listed in the references section on wikipedia. Feel free to draft an answer for this question citing those sources :) – Michael Altfield Oct 26 '20 at 8:31
  • @jsotola to add to Michael's points, a good SE answer often provides some context and explanation rather than just a simple "this country" response. Please note that you don't have to participate in questions you aren't interested in, and you are always welcome to bring concerns to Veganism & Vegetarianism Meta for a more extended discussion of whether any given question is a good fit for the site. I appreciate differing perspectives on this, as long as we're all working within the Code of Conduct and other guidelines! – Erica Oct 26 '20 at 13:19

According to HappyCow article Israel has the highest percentage of vegans globally summing between 5-8% of its whole population.

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That is if we consider vegan a 365days choice. If we speak just about avoiding eating animal products for a certain number of days, Greece seems to be the most vegan country in the world due to its religion that includes 180days of fasting(avoiding animal products) per year.

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The most friendly vegan country is Asia. These countries are most popular among vegan citizens... India, Bali, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Nepal. India has the highest percentage of vegans...

  • Hope this helps – Lilly May 19 at 7:06
  • Thanks! But are those figures for vegetarians or for vegans? It's not the same thing. – A. B. May 19 at 8:00
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    The question was strictly about vegans. Indians are mostly vegetarians. – Petrica Butusina May 19 at 8:29
  • I used to live in Thailand. Being even vegetarian was a challenge. It is being vegan here in the UK than Thailand. – badjohn May 26 at 15:42
  • I also used to live in Sri Lanka and the same applied. I have not lived in India but I visited many times. Being vegetarian is easy but vegan is more of a challenge. – badjohn May 26 at 15:45

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