Reasons for not eating less meat in the Netherlands 2017

The statistics displays the results of a survey of reasons for not eating less meat in the Netherlands in 2017. The survey results suggest that as of 2017, one of the main reasons consumers in the Netherlands did not reduce their meat consumption was that they liked the taste of meat. Close to 60 percent of respondents indicated that they didn't reduce their meat consumption because they liked meat, while a further 41 percent saw meat as an essential part of a meal.

Why do you not eat less meat?*

Share of respondents
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Release date

June 2017



Survey time period

23 May, 2017 to 29 May, 2017

Number of respondents

730 respondents

Age group

18-75 years

Special properties

respondents frequently eating hot meals with meat

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Waarom eet je niet minder vlees?" (English: Why do you not eat less meat?)

The results have been weighted to represent the entire population.

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