Veganuary: 62% of participants “intend to stay vegan permanently”
Veganuary, the month-long pledge to be completely plant-based in January, is certainly a growing movement.
In fact, according to the website:
“Veganuary 2018 was the biggest year yet with 168,500 registered participants from 165 countries!”
The results of the month are in, and here are some of the statistics:
- 40% of survey respondents identified as omnivore before taking part in Veganuary. 16% were pescetarian; 33% vegetarian; and 11% already vegan
- 83% were female; 15% male; 1% gender non-conforming; and 1% other
- For every 100 people registering, another 12 family members or friends also took part
- 43% took part because of animal welfare/rights; 39% for their health; and 10% because of environmental concerns
- 82% of (previously non-vegan) survey respondents stayed vegan (95%+ of meals eaten) throughout the month
- 66% of respondents reported improvements to their health, including energy levels (60%), mood (57%), body weight (52%) and better skin appearance (49%)
- 99% of survey respondents would recommend Veganuary to others
But the most exciting news is:
- 62% of (previously non-vegan) respondents said they intended to remain vegan afterwards.
86% of those choosing to remain vegan are doing so because of “issues such as animal cruelty and environmental impact,” 82% feel that veganism was “easier than they expected,” and 67% stated that their “health improved.”
That’s a great start for veganism in 2018! To read more, visit this link.