LivingSocial, an online daily deal site, recently surveyed 4,000 diners across the US on their eating habits, discovering which cities had the most—and fewest—self-identified vegetarians and vegans. Washington, DC topped the list with 8.3 percent of the population eating veg, followed by New York City, with 8 percent, and Denver, with 7.4 percent. Of the cities surveyed, the least veg were Sacramento, CA, with only 1.6 percent of the population, and Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, with 1.9 percent. The overall nationwide incidence of vegetarianism and veganism was found to be five percent. The study also found that 45 percent of respondents described themselves as “meat lovers” and 19 percent as “fast-food junkies,” while just 18 percent identify as “health nuts.”
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