Reasons for throwing away food in the U.S. by ethnicity 2017

This statistic shows the results of a survey among Americans in 2017 in regards to their reasons for throwing away food, with a breakdown by ethnic group. As of March 2017, some 23 percent of Hispanic or Latin American respondents stated that they threw away food a few days before the expiration date.

Reasons for throwing away food in the United States in 2017, by ethnicity*

Black or African AmericanHispanic American or Latino/aWhite / Caucasian
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Source

Release date

April 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 20 to 29, 2017

Number of respondents

980 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The original question was phrased as follows: "At what point do you throw away uneaten food?"

Respondents could choose multiple answers.

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