According to the 2011 Paleo Community Survey (by Naturally Engineered), in which 6,104 people participated in, the paleo diet was most popular among 21-30 years (37%) with 31-40 year olds in a close second at 33%. The majority of the respondents had no children and had at least a bachelor (43%) to graduate or professional degree (29%). It also showed that in the number of people who learned about the paleo diet increased significantly from 2009 to 2010 (obviously showing a growing trend).
Beyond the basic data, it was interesting to learn about the lifestyle habits, shopping/cooking trends and health benefits among those who eat paleo. According to the survey, 87% of the respondents had an improved overall health while on the diet whereas only .5% claimed a worst overall health and 80% had improved energy levels.
Because I was a math major in undergrad (yes, I was a nerd), I LOVE NUMBERS. Seeing this data only helps reinforce why I am trying this diet and why I think it’s a great health choice for me (personally). If you are interested in more results from last year’s Paleo Community Survey, download it HERE.
The reason I bring up this data is that the 2012 Paleo Community Survey has been released, so if you are on the paleo diet PLEASE FILL IT OUT. It only took about 5 minutes and in the end you get a free electronic copy of this month’s Paleo Magazine! This information will be very helpful in the years to come to understand the paleo movement!
Please take the 2012 PALEO COMMUNITY SURVEY!