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A small food survey – Results

Late last year, we conducted a small (non-representative) food survey: Which food is most (un-)popular, are there different “food types”, or do food preferences correlate with traveling activities?

The results

Now, we present our findings. Most of the 60 participants in total were between 20 – 40 years old. A strikingly high fraction of more than 15 % indicated a vegan nutrition. The ratio between female and male participants was even. On average, the participants liked around 60 % of the prompted food items. (The links below are in German only, but the graphics speak for themselves!)

Wholemeal buns, oranges and chocolate were the most popular food items. Around 17 % had never eaten algae. For some of the prompted food items, positive preference changed to aversion. Noticeably, this change of mind was mainly indicated for vegetables, with olives leading the way. Overall, vegan participants were more open to the prompted food items than others.

Finally, there were certain connections between food preference and personal attributes, like favorite colors or visited continents. On the one hand, for example, ginger was particularly popular among people who have been to Northern America. On the other hand, non-wholemeal buns were unpopular among people travelling South America. For more results and infos, please click one of the adjacent links.

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A small food survey

This post is about a small side project: A (non-representative) food survey. Which foods are (un-)popular? Do food preferences correlate with traveling activities? Are there different “food types”? And many more.

The idea

During lunch, naturally, we often talk about food. About different tastes, likes and dislikes. How (un-)popular are certain foods, are there different “types” of eaters, or do travelling destinations correlate with food preferences? To shed some light onto these questions, because we did not find accessible studies, and with the tools of web programming and statistics at hand, we decided to start a fun side project.

Now we present you a small food survey! Since we do not select a random sample, the survey does not allow representative statements. Its findings only hold for the group of participants, not for Germany and certainly not on a global scale. Nevertheless, we hope that both we and you enjoy our survey and find some interesting connections.

Click here to start the survey (in German only)!

Additional infos

After going through three medium-short pages of questions you will see some preliminary results, and how your answers compare to those of others. Moreover:

  • Of course, all data are fully anonymous and will not be used for any commercial purpose.
  • Throughout the course of the survey, we will update this blog post to keep you informed.
  • Please feel free to share this survey as you wish.

If there are any questions or comments, please send us a message. Enjoy!