Distribution of eating habits among French by gender 2018

This graph presents the distribution of various eating habits among French people in a survey from 2018, distributed by gender. It appears that 54.2 percent of responding women described themselves as having an omnivore diet, while 2.8 percent of them were vegetarian. Furthermore, 60.5 percent of men also had an omnivore diet, and 38.2 percent of them were flexitarian.

Among the following eating habits, which one describes you the best?*

Omnivore (everything)54.2%60.5%
Vegetarianism (no animal foods but some animal-based products)2.8%1.5%
Carnivore (only meat)0.1%0.1%
Plant-based diet (only plant foods)0.6%0.5%
Veganism (no animal-based products)0.9%0.8%
Flexitarian diet (reduced consumption of animal protein)40.1%38.2%
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Release date

October 2018



Survey time period

September 24-28, 2018

Number of respondents

11,134 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online panel

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Parmi toutes ces pratiques laquelle vous correspond le mieux?"

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