Buzzfeed’s New Vegan Quiz Reveals Fascinating New Stats About the Movement
Buzzfeed quizzes aren’t known for always being accurate or the most informative, but their new vegan quiz is actually fascinating. Instead of a “what kind of vegan are you?” quiz, this is more like a survey. As of this writing, more than 54,000 people have already taken it. That’s a huge sample size, so the results are worth taking a look at—especially since many Buzzfeed quiz-takers are likely on the younger side (though I wish they had asked for age in this survey). It might provide hints as to where the next generation of vegans is headed.
It’s fun to answer the over 25 questions ranging from “How long have you been vegan?” to “What’s your favorite alternative milk?” Then you see in real time how other people are responding. Some major takeaways? We have a long way to go in educating people about the importance of wearing vegan clothing, and the majority of self-identified vegans made the switch within the past two years. Most also report that they went vegan to protect animals, the environment, and their health, reinforcing how multifaceted veganism is. It’s not surprising—veganism was one of the top “trends” of 2017 and shows no sign of slowing down.