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What are the ratios of vegetarians across genders?

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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Which countries have the highest number of vegans?

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

Which country has highest number of vegetarians? And which has the highest percentage of vegetarians?
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Is iron deficiency anemia more common among vegans?

Is iron deficiency (and more severely, iron deficiency anemia) more prevalent among vegans? I've heard people say that it's important to eat red meat to get iron, but I've also heard several anecdotes ...
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In Canada, how much soy for human consumption is GMO?

The first genetically-modified soybean was introduced two decades ago, and now upwards of 80% of soy cultivated around the world is GMO. We know that approximately 70% of soy currently produced is fed ...
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How can I prove to people that going vegan reduces animal slaughter?

I was issued with a challenge the other day: ok you show me that as veganism has increased, animal slaughter has decreased. Which in my mind is nonsensical, because There are other factors at ...
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What percentage of farm animals are mistreated in some way?

Many non-veg*ns agree that various practices on farms are cruel and do not wish to support them, but believe that the practices are rare. Is this true? I'm looking for statistics from any country on ...
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How many animals are required by the average North American omnivorous diet?

How many animals are required per year by the average North American omnivorous diet to provide the required meat, dairy, and eggs? How much smaller is this number for vegetarian diets? I am ...
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Which places have a majority of vegetarians?

It is often heard that vegetarian movements are on the rise recently. Is there any place or country in the world, where the vegetarians are in the majority at present?
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Are there any studies comparing genes of veg*ns and non-veg*ns?

I am not explicitly asking for results of these studies (but I don't mind an answer that does this, if statistically significant) but rather whether there have been any studies at all that looked at ...
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How big is the impact that humans have on the emptiness of oceans?

I am interested in knowing how much emptier (ideally in either number of fish or kg of biomass) the ocean is due to direct and intentional human activity such as fishing or artificially controlling ...
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Are there any countries where the percentage of people who are vegetarian has significantly increased in recent years?

Looking at this list, I see that the vegetarianism percentage within the general population varies a lot from country to country. My country (Romania) does not even appear in this list, and I could ...
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What proportion of people raised vegetarian eventually quit?

I am a lifelong vegetarian, having been raised on vegetarian principles and chosen to stick to them after reaching adulthood. I'm curious how many people make that choice, and how many decide to ...
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Which are the countries where vegan diet is more popular?

Are there any statistics measuring what percentage of the population of some countries are following a vegan diet?
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How is the rate of growth of veganism and vegetarianism changing over time?

Here is a common answer from 2016: Some 542,000 people aged 15 or over – more than one per cent of the population – have adopted a plant-based diet, up from 150,0001 in 2006. While this is great, ...
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Statistics for number of vegetarians in a given country?

Are there good, reliable statistics anywhere for percentages of vegetarians in particular countries? This would be particularly useful when considering 'vegetarian tourism'. I live in the UK, which I ...
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