…ding to Gallup, only 3% of Americans identify as vegan. More specifically, the same poll shows that 5% of Democrats are vegan. While these numbers might sound pretty good, let’s put them in perspective: 21% of Americans believe in witches, and one in five Americans believe the sun revolves around the earth. Ideas like these are more mainstream than veganism. When you sit down with the numbers, the entire …
This part made me lol so hard.
Thank you so much for writing this. I’ve been wanting to write something about it since that debate, but now I don’t have to, because you did such a great job.
Did you see in the more recent debate, when he brought up veganism in order to give himself some sort of authority on health? I felt like he thought he’d distanced himself *too much* in the previous debate, so he decided to bring it up on purpose.
When he said it, I immediately looked on Twitter and found endless tweets of the tired “How do you know somebody’s vegan? He’ll tell you” joke. It’s really wild just how afraid of veganism most people are.