I love information and I love graphics (I guess), so obviously I love infographics. They just make it so much easier to wrap your head around concepts that are otherwise overwhelming or vague.
So I’m excited that the folks over at Advanced Physical Medicine put together an infographic to represent who vegans are and what we’re about. The cleverly named Anatomy of a Vegan infographic,
based on a 2011 survey conducted on Facebook, addresses everything from
the amount of money vegans spend on groceries to the reasons people
become vegan in the first place.
That might explain some
surprising results. For example, 48% of survey respondents have an
annual household income of under $30,000. It’s possible that this
evidence debunks the common belief among omnivores that only the wealthy
can afford to be vegan, while poor people must eat whatever they can get their hands on.
it seems more likely that those 48% of the survey’s participants, who
needed access to Facebook to participate, are students (like me!). Even
though Facebook’s demographic is no longer dominated by the student
population, I think the fact that 46% of survey participants have only
earned a high school degree (so far), 74% are single, and 88% have no
children supports my theory that the majority of participants are
Or maybe nobody wants to marry vegans. That might be true, too.
those lines, the part of this infographic that will be most
disappointing for all the single vegan ladies is that only 17% of vegans
are male. I guess that’s why one of the most commonly cited challenges
of being a vegan is “dating non-vegans.”
don’t mind dating non-vegans; in fact, I’ve never even met a vegan guy I
wanted to date. The one drawback of dating an omnivore is occasional
hot dog breath, but it beats scrounging around for one of those
twenty-four (and a half) vegan guys who participated in this survey.