Just a quick post on what may or may not be considered "weird" for our inaugural "Weird Wednesday" post. According to a few web sites I checked, around 3% of the population (and I'm assuming this means U.S. population) is vegetarian. It looks like maybe 1% (possibly a little more) is vegan. Of every 100 vegans, how many do you suppose are raw foodists? (Actually, I'm asking; I didn't find any solid answer to that.) Maybe 1 of every 100 vegans? What do you think?

Here's a painfully unscientific, yet still slightly educated guess:

  • 300,000,000 (approx.U.S. population)
  • 9,000,000 vegetarians (3%)
  • 3,000,000 vegans (1/3 of all vegetarians)
  • 30,000 raw (1% of all vegans)

Again, please don't cite this in any scholarly writing because it's all guesswork. But, even if it's in the ballpark, there could be 30,000 raw foodists running around the U.S. alone. That rounds out to around one hundredth of one percent of the population.

While this may seem quite minuscule (and, sure, it would be a major coincidence to meet another raw foodist simply by chance), on the world scale (with its 6.6 billion people), that would amount to 660,000 raw foodists.