The less than 35 years more likely to have a diet without meat

News 14 March, 2018
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    Wednesday, 14 march, 2018 06:15

    Wednesday, 14 march, 2018 06:15

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    HALIFAX – A recent study, conducted by Dalhousie University, in Halifax, indicates that 7.1% of Canadians are vegetarians, and 2.3 % would have adopted a vegan lifestyle.

    “Half of the respondents who described themselves as vegetarians and vegans are under the age of 35 years,” said Sylvain Charlebois, a professor and expert in food policy at Dalhousie University, to the antenna of the Global News on Tuesday.

    “A figure that could continue to grow over the next decade,” he added.

    The survey, conducted on 1049 Canadians between 6 and 9 march, also reveals that respondents from British Columbia and Ontario were the most likely to identify themselves as being vegetarian (over 8 %) or vegans, in comparison with those of the Quebec, the Prairies or the Atlantic region.

    Also, the women interviewed were 0.6 times more likely to vegetarianism or veganism than men.

    Another result, Canadians with a university degree and earning an annual salary that exceeds $ 80,000, which are more likely to adopt this mode of feeding than other consumers.

    The survey estimated that 8.1% of the respondents regarded themselves as vegetarian, and 2.7 % are called vegans who earn less than $ 40,000 per year, compared to 11.8 % and 2 % for those earning more than $150,000.