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Alternatives chosen to avoid cooking in the Netherlands in 2018, by gender

This statistic displays the results of a survey of the alternatives chosen to avoid cooking in the Netherlands in 2018, by gender. The survey results show that as of 2018, the majority of respondents decided to cook anyway, or to eat a ready meal when they did not feel like cooking. The share of women who decided to cook despite not wanting to was slightly higher than the share of men who did so, at 51 percent. Meanwhile, the share of men who decided to go out for food was significantly higher than the share of women who did so, at approximately 25 percent.

What do you do when you do not feel like cooking?*

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Release date

October 2018



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Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* The question was phrased by the source as follows: "Wat doe ik als ik geen zin heb om te koken?" (English: "What do I do when I'm not in the mood to cook?")

The source does not provide information regarding multiple answering options.

The source does not specify the date of the survey or the number of respondents, just that they came from a consumer panel with 120,000 members.

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