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May 19

Number of Vegans in Britain More than Triples in Past 10 Years

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A vegan chicken sandwich (Veggie Grill).

A new study conducted by Ipsos MORI, and commissioned by the Vegan Society and Vegan Life Magazine, has found that there are over half a million people following a vegan diet in Britain, an over 350% increase over the past decade.

According to the study – the largest of its kind ever conducted in Britain – there are roughly 540,000 vegans in the country, a 360% increase from 2006, when there was just 150,000 vegans (the study took into account those 15 and older).

The study found that 42% of vegans in Britain are aged 15 to 34, with 44% aged 35 to 64 and just 14% aged 65 and older.

The amount of vegetarians in Britain is a little over double the number of vegans, the study found, with 1.14 million living in the country.

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