U.S. consumers who try to avoid GM/BE foods by age 2018

This statistic shows the results of a survey on the share of consumers who try to avoid genetically modified (GM)/bioengineered (BE) foods in the United States as of 2018, by age. According to the survey results, a 59 percent share of respondents aged between 25 to 34 years old claimed to entirely or somewhat try to avoid GM/BE foods.

Share of consumers who try to avoid genetically modified (GM)/bioengineered (BE) foods in the U.S. as of 2018, by age*

Share of respondents
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Release date

June 2018


United States

Survey time period

May 18 to 27, 2018

Number of respondents

1,002 respondents

Age group

18-80 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original survey question: "To what extent do you try to avoid foods that have been genetically modified/bioengineered (BE)?"
* Results correspond to the respondents who answered "Entirely or Somewhat" to the question above.
Survey methodology is available on page two of the report.

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