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Adults responsible for grocery shopping in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014, by gender

This statistic gives an overview of the distribution of males and females who reported being personally responsible for selecting the majority of the items to be bought from supermarkets and food shops for their households in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014. Of males, 86 percent felt responsible for the selection, while 95 percent of female felt it was their choice to select the majority of grocery items.

Share of adults who are responsible for the item-selection when grocery shopping for their household in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014, by gender**

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Release date

August 2014


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

August 2014

Number of respondents


Special properties

British adults

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*The unweighted base is divided as follows:
n (male) = 1,095
n (female) = 970

**The question was asked as follows: "Thinking about your household's food and grocery shopping, are you personally responsible for selecting half or more of the items to be bought from supermarkets and food shops?"

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