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 26% of French People Would Go Vegan for at Least a Month, Survey Reveals

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A study by the delivery service Deliveroo, conducted with the polling institute YouGov in December 2022 among 1030 people aged 18 and over, reveals that more than a quarter of French people (26%) say they are ready to try veganism for a month.

This is the fourth year that Deliveroo has conducted a study to assess the evolution of veganism in France, showing that the movement is becoming popular over the years. In 2019, only 12% of participants said to be willing to try a vegan diet.

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Young people for the animals

This year’s survey has revealed that removing all animal products from the diet is more attractive for younger generations. The study shows that 40% of 18-24-year-olds are ready to try a vegan diet, and 36% of the 25-34-year-olds, too.

51% of the people questioned would go vegan for the animals and 41% for environmental concerns. In addition to protecting animals or the environment, health was a major factor for 19% of the participants.

However, according to the survey, some people still believe that a vegan diet can harm human health. 28% said they avoid veganism because it causes nutritional deficiencies.

Veganuary France
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Who has tried vegan options?

In 2022, 53% of French people said they had already tried vegan alternatives and liked them, compared to 2019, when 28% of respondents criticized the vegan diet for being too restrictive and lacking variety.

Additionally, 38% have recently ordered a vegan dish on Deliveroo, whose vegan delivery orders increased by 28% between 2021 and 2022. But Deliveroo says that in 2022, vegan orders accounted for only 1% of the brand’s total deliveries, a figure that remained stable compared to 2021.

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