Majority Of Veganuary Participants Will Stay Vegan

62% of those surveyed said they would continue being vegan.


According to Veganuary, 62% of those who took part in Veganuary 2018 said that they intended to remain vegan after the month was up.

The vegan challenge saw 168,500 participants sign up from 165 different countries.

During the challenge, participants filled in a survey revealing why they decided to take part, and how they felt about their experience.

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The majority of participants were female (83%), and for every 100 people registering, another 12 family members or friends took part.

The 168,500 participants is a mammoth jump from 2014 when only 3,300 people took part.

The number is also over double the amount that registered in 2017.

For the 62% of participants that decided to stay vegan (that’s almost 110,000 people), the majority said that learning more about issues such as animal cruelty and the environmental impact of animal agriculture was the main reason why.

82% also said they found being vegan easier than they expected, and 67% found that their health improved.

99% also said that they would recommend Veganuary to a friend.

Veganuary’s Chief Executive, Simon Winch, said: “2018 has been a stellar year for Veganuary, with tens of thousands of people discovering the benefits of a vegan diet and deciding to stick with it once the month is over.

“Right across the world, people are recognising that each of us can truly make a difference to our health, to animals and to the environment, and we can do it easily – and tastily – three times a day.

“Small changes that we make have a huge collective impact, and for the two-thirds of our participants who reported health benefits in just four weeks, there is another incentive to remain vegan.”

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