5.4% of Italians declare that they have made the vegetarian choice. This figure – slightly below the average of the last 9 years, from 2014 to 2022 (5.9%) – shows a slight decrease compared to last year (-0.4%) among the ‘addicted’ of the green diet. There is a 9.7% of ‘repentant’, in the sense that, even if they are no longer, they boast a past as vegetarians. At the tricolor tables sits a share of people equal to 1.3% who declare themselves vegan. While the vast majority (83.6%) say they are not vegetarians, opting for a traditional diet or other types of diet. The Eurispes Italy 2022 Report is photographing the dietary regimes of the Belpaese. From 2014 to today, the choice to be vegetarian has undergone a fluctuating trend in Italy, registering its maximum peak in 2016 with 7% of adhesions and its minimum in 2017 with a percentage equal to 4.6%. The report also highlights another aspect: there are those who also want to involve their families in choosing the green diet. The attempt to involve loved ones in choosing a vegetarian diet saw 62% of those who declared themselves vegetarians as protagonists. 51.8% tried to ‘break through’ on their partner, 43.1% tried to involve friends and 29.2% tried to persuade their acquaintances. Those who declared they were not vegetarians were asked to express their opinion regarding this type of diet: 80.7% considered it a personal choice to be respected.
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