MORI Survey On Vegetarian Population
This 1989 MORI poll conducted on behalf of The Sunday Times found that 3% of the population of the United Kingdom are vegetarians; another 2% of respondents said they had been vegetarian in the past. The primary motivations for vegetarianism included concerns for animal welfare, health, and cost.
Three percent (3%) of the population of the United Kingdom are vegetarians and 2% say they were vegetarian in the past, but not currently.
Among the current and past vegetarians surveyed, 58% were concerned with the morality of the use of animals for food, while 61% did not like intensive rearing methods, 49% were concerned with personal health, and 8% felt that animal products were too expensive.
An additional 26% of survey respondents reported lower meat consumption than previously, with 25% of these people citing additives to meat as a reason, 23% citing factory farming and 21% citing expense.