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What percentage of the world is vegetarian? | The Economist

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We all know that eating more vegetables is good for you. But what share of people avoid eating meat altogether? We asked members of the public for their best guesses.

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31 Comments

  1. Sera

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    I believe most people would not want to kill an animal for food. Visit a slaughter house & witness the bone chilling truth about the fear the animal goes through….the fear & pain remains in the meat cells & is transfered to the human body….disease, cancer, etc….our epidemic.

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  2. Allusive Ashly

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Wasnt' the percentage far less just a few years ago?

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  3. Shashank K R

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    I am one of the 5%

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  4. Shobit Chaturvedi

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    im also pure vegetarian living in India

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  5. Harun rashid

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    the standards of this magazine decline by day..

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  6. Njom Muazeyap

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    oit is sad to me that they think it is just 5% Soo sad…i am vegeterian btw

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  7. KM Sunil Kumar

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    I'm a vegetarian went vegan last year

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  8. vk

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    I am Indian. 29% of Indian Population is Purely Vegetarian which means 1.35billon's 29% = 390 million Indians are Vegetarian. World population is 7.63 billion and According to video 5% are Vegetarian which means around 381 million people in the world are vegetarian. which means all Vegetarians are Indians Only. Lolz..!! Video needs correction. because China also have buddhist population. people there also will be vegetarian.In South east asia many people will be vegetarian due to lage buddhist population.

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  9. Vishal Choubey

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    5% is wrong answer I think it must be more than 20 % I am also vegetarian by birth and never have and nor touch nonvege foods and I never saw any nonveg person in my whole society because I belong brahmin hindu family and society where eating meat,moton, fish or eggs is very very hateable things I don't consider that how would we can eat the died body it must be very hate and cruel thing to us

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  10. dearjem

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    0:00 omg i've been there <3

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  11. TheDevVaidya

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    INDIA CAN NEVER EVER BE VEGETARIAN MANY OF US ARE, BUT MOST OF US AND TO BE ACCURATE BETWEEN 70 TO 73% OF INDIANS CONSUME NONVEGETARIAN. CERTAIN MEAT ARE NOT EATEN BY THE MASSES LIKE BEEF BECAUSE OF HINDU BELIEF ANF PORK BECAUSE OF ISLAMIC BELIEFS. THERE IS NO REASON TO CONSIDER INDIA VEGETARIAN, ALL THE CURRIES YOU EAT, ALL THE TANDOORI AND BUTTER CHICKEN YOU EAT COMES FROM INDIA.

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  12. Dhanhyaa Mahen

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    5%? The percentage needs to be increased. 😉

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  13. saqib khan

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Proud to be in 95% non vegetarians lol.

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  14. Christo Chiramukhathu

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Vegetarians are devils… Devil worshipers. Because God commanded to eat meat. They violate God's law and obey devil

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  15. ArtDocHound

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    We gotta improve this number!

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  16. Omprakash kennedy

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    all Hindus are vegetarian
    Muslim and Christian are animal killer
    they have no mercy
    if you still think your religion is best

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  17. Devin Z

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    The more important question: how many youtube viewers are vegetarian? Lol

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  18. Leverage

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    we`re a serious news organization and we have a question the answer to which we would like to tell people about of course we could look it up but that wouldn't be any fun so lets just ask random people on the street because remember: as a news organization we dont report the facts we only report what people perceive to be true

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  19. Nellie K. Adaba

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Ok

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  20. Marie Botha

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Sad…so many people still make selfish decisions concerning their food. Egocentric behaviour will destroy us.

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  21. aasisch

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    i dont think all indians or even majority of them are vegeterians

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  22. ArcaneCookie

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Man all of India isn't vegetarian! They jut don't eat beef or pork, most do eat chicken. I hope someone told the ignorant people in the video.

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  23. James Grey

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    I'm a vegetarian who enjoys eating meat

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  24. BlackfireVatsal

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    this stastics is flawed it's certainly more than 5%.
    40% of Indians are vegetarian so it means over 500 millions
    5% China is vegetarian so that's around 70 millions too
    3.3% US is vegetarian too so another 8 million
    8% Germany is vegetarian so another 7 million
    11% Australian so another 2 million
    10% Italy 4 million
    10% UK another 7 million
    8% Brazil another 16 million
    plus many more too can't write all

    so total ran around 614 millions & population of earth is 7.5 billion so it's around 8% & many of my population figures are not up-to-date & neither did I totaled all 196 countries. so it would reach 10% for sure if we do that.

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  25. Stars Steven and Lars

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    This is heart breaking the world is going to shit either way.

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  26. shubham jain

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    I'm glad that I'm in that 5% as I'm a Jain by religion living in India. 🙂

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  27. rob roberts

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    whenever I crush a rib eye my mind is at ease mainly because it's tastes awesome also I know that a terrible greenhouse emitting animal is gone.

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  28. Kanishk Singh

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Only 60% of Indians are vegetarians. The other 40% are technically non-vegetarians but they mostly eat meat once a week or even a month . It's rare to find a family in india which regularly eats meat .

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  29. Michael Ssali

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    They advertised Tyson chicken before I watched this.

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  30. Jose Del Solar

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Please stop doing these "fun" videos

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  31. Shailene Hawthorn

    January 4, 2019 at 5:35 am

    Wow, only 5%…..such a small number.

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