Upper class consume less animal products

It is the upper class (AB) where the frequency of eating meat, fish, dairy, and eggs is lower among the various social classes in Portugal. This is one more conclusion from Centro Vegetariano's research. In September 2017 Centro Vegetariano (CV) organized a survey to learn more about the eating habits of the Portuguese population. A representative sample of the population answered a number of questions including how often do they eat meat, fish, milk and eggs, directly or as processed foods. 



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Women in the south of Portugal know more vegetarians!

It was mostly women living in the south of Portugal and from the upper social classes that responded affirmatively to the question: "Do you know at least one person who follows an exclusively vegetarian diet?".



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Happy New Year!

The year 2018 has arrived. Now is a good time to look back at the year 2017. That was the year that the second major study on eating habits of the Portuguese showed that the number of vegetarians quadrupled in Portugal in just the last 10 years



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Four in ten people consider vegetarian food nutritious

The latest study by Centro Vegetariano (CV), carried out in September 2017 by AC Nielsen, allowed us also to look into the perception that Portuguese people have of vegetarianism.
When asked about the nutritional side of a plant-based food, 42% of the Portuguese agree that the latter provides us with all the necessary nutrients to stay healthy. 39% of those revealed that they know at least one person who follows a 100% plant-based diet.



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Number of vegetarians in Portugal quadruplicated in 10 years

In September 2007, Centro Vegetariano, with AC Nielsen, conducted a survey to determine for the first time the number of vegetarians in Portugal.

Ten years later, a follow-up survey was conducted to determine the evolution. The results showed a considerable increase in the number of vegetarians, in the range of a 4-fold increase:



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