In 2020, approximately 45 percent of survey respondents across the world stated that they always or often snack to reward themselves. Approximately 42 percent snack to relax, while 37 percent of survey respondents stated that their reason to snack is to experience 'me' time.
Worldwide reasons for snacking in 2020
Share of respondents who always/often snack for each reason
The 6,292 respondents were distributed as followed: The United States (n=506), Canada (n=503), Mexico (n=540), Brazil (n=530), France (n=519), Germany (n=520), The United Kingdom (n=500), Russia (n=504), China (n=550), India (n=555), Indonesia (n=555), and Australia (n=510).
The source notes:
"Data are weighted where necessary to bring them in line with
their actual proportions in the population. A global post weight
was applied to ensure equal weight of each country in the
global total. This online survey is not based on a probability
sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling
error can be calculated."
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