What is the percent composition of vegetarians and vegans across the genders worldwide?

Which gender has the most number of vegetarians? Which gender has the most number of vegans?


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According to a YouGov biannual tracker from 2019-2024 that asks respondents to select either vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian, pescetarian, or meat eater:

  • approximately 2-4% of women report being vegan and 5-8% as vegetarian. (2% vegan, 6% vegetarian in 2024)
  • approximately 1-2% of men report being vegan and 3-6% as vegetarian. (3% vegan, 4% vegetarian in 2024)

This seems to show a trend of women being represented slightly more in the UK.

Source Link: https://yougov.co.uk/topics/society/trackers/dietery-choices-of-brits-eg-vegeterian-flexitarian-meat-eater-etc

According to a Gallup poll of US Americans, women (6%) are more likely than men (2%) to say they eat a vegetarian diet. But for veganism, because only 1% of US Americans report being vegan, there weren't any differences found between men and women.

Source Link: https://news.gallup.com/poll/510038/identify-vegetarian-vegan.aspx

I was unable to find any studies that included or reported on additional genders.

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