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read that there's only 3% of the population that is vegetarian, I mean it's really small.<br><br><br><br>
I feel like there's should be more publicity for it, because when you are born among meat eaters you think it's okay and normal and that's the cycle of life ... We don't know better, just like pollution, if it wasn't for the researches we would not know how bad it is, so we are not all mean people we just don't know. Do you guys know what I mean, I really think that there's should be more publicty about being veg*n and about taking more care of the planet.<br><br><br><br>
In the celebrities I think Alicia Silverstone is doing a great job by talking about it .<br><br><br><br><br><br>
I'm sorry if this has been already discussed
 

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i couldn't agree more. i doubt we could turn the world veg (wouldn't that be nice?) but hey, 3% today, who knows what the percentage will be in the future? if we all keep fighting for what we believe in, we'll raise the number. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Compassion is the strongest argument in favor of being (and staying) veg. However, most people are not truly concerned about what happens to animals. Many people like certain species of animals or dote over their pets, but this is quite different than making major lifestyle changes on nonhuman animals' behalf.
 

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3%...is that only actual vegetarians or does it include people who call themselves vegetarian but still eat chicken and/or fish?
 

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that's actual i think. i saw a similar number somewhere else and it showed fake vegetarians are a seperate percentage. And if you think 3% is small...vegan is smaller. Being a male vegan, even smaller. Being in the age range of 11-23, even smaller. If you think your number is low, look at mine. I think it's somewhere in the less than 1/1000 or a percent.
 

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Why only 3%? Because the new episode of Will & Grace is more exciting than critically examining your views and practices.
 

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No, it's definitely because of shows like "Deal or No Deal." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wall.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wall:">
 

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3%??? Hey I didn't get a phone call! Did you? Did anyone? Who'd they poll? where? how many? Maybe, they're wrong. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SeaSiren</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
3%??? Hey I didn't get a phone call! Did you? Did anyone? Who'd they poll? where? how many? Maybe, they're wrong. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:"></div>
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My thoughts exactly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> Who made this "percentage" and how do they know what I eat? For that matter, I think 3% of the people I <i>know</i> are vegetarians.
 

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3% of which population? 3% of the total world's population seems quite low considering the percentage of the population that can't afford meat. (or does this exclude those who are vegetarian by necessity and not choice?)
 

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Shouldn't there be some kind of margin of error reported alongside this 3% statistic? I mean if the margin of error was like 5%, then that's a big deal when you're talking about 3% because it could easily be none, or twice as much.
 

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Us Pop: 298,444,215.<br><br><br><br>
*3%<br><br><br><br>
8,953,326 vegetarians in the US<br><br><br><br>
*94 animals per year<br><br><br><br>
= 841,612,644 animals that didn't have to suffer and die this year.<br><br><br><br>
Little less then a billion? Sounds like we are doing pretty well. Sure it's only a small portion of the billions that die due to animal industries. But a billion is a billion, and each one matters.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>troub</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Us Pop: 298,444,215.<br><br><br><br>
*3%<br><br><br><br>
8,953,326 vegetarians in the US<br><br><br><br>
*94 animals per year<br><br><br><br>
= 841,612,644 animals that didn't have to suffer and die this year.<br><br><br><br>
Little less then a billion? Sounds like we are doing pretty well. Sure it's only a small portion of the billions that die due to animal industries. But a billion is a billion, and each one matters.</div>
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<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
that does make things seem a little better. Great post.
 

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From what I've read, 2-3% is pretty accurate. I think somewhere between 5-10% self-identify as vegetarians, but that includes the chicken and fish eating variety. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"><br><br><br><br>
Although in my workplace of 600 people I only know of two vegetarians, myself and my boss. And she's only a recent convert.
 

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Well, there you go. There's your 3%.<br><br><br><br>
I doubt if the number will ever rise to anything significant. Too much PR from the meat-egg-dairy industries has convinced people that unless they have beef or chicken or milk they will be undernourished.
 

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I got a book for Christmas called Become a Vegetarian in 5 Easy Steps, by Christine H. Beard (I think). The book was published in 1995, but it said that about 7% of the US population was vegetarian, and 12% of the British population was vegetarian. That's weird; I thought the numbers would be increasing, not going down<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"><br><br><br><br>
What is this the population of? The world? The US? Scandanavia? Weird...
 

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I don't think 3% is right, either. I sometimes do surveys on the off-chance that they'll ask me if I'm a vegetarian or vegan, and I have never, ever been asked. I have no idea where they get these stats from, or how old they are. It could be from the 80s for all we know.
 

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"committed vegetarians, who are estimated at about 3 percent of the adult U.S. ..."<br><br><a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4541605/" target="_blank">www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4541605/</a>
 
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