Eating for Health Veganism by the Numbers

Published on February 27th, 2014 | by Becky Striepe

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Veganism by the Numbers

Veganism by the Numbers

As a long-time vegan, it warms my heart to see veganism becoming a more mainstream lifestyle every day. It’s good for the planet, good for animals, and good for the people who choose to eat a plant-based vegan diet every day!

In just five years, the number of vegans has more than doubled from one percent of the population to 2.5 percent. That might not sound like a lot of people, but 2.5 percent of the global population amounts to 175,000,000 people choosing not to exploit animals every day. And that doesn’t even take into account people who are choosing to eat fewer animals but not identifying as vegan.

The graphic below paints an encouraging picture of the vegan movement. We’ve got a long way to go, and sometimes it’s nice to have a reminder of how far veganism has come.

Veganism by the Numbers

Image Credits: Infographic via Top RN to BSNVegetable Basket photo via Shutterstock






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About the Author

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .



7 Responses to Veganism by the Numbers

  1. S.R.F. says:

    Your math confuses me. The US population is a little over 300 million people. 2.5% of that would be ~7.5 million vegans, but your chart clearly states that there are 1 million vegans in America as of 2013. There must be an error in some of this data.

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  7. barry says:

    the article also states 2.5% but doesn’t say 2.5% of what. it then multiplies that 2.5% times the world population. but the infographic uses the 2.5% for the US.

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