Poll Says One in Five Americans Actively Choose Gluten-Free Foods


Another recent survey is taking a look at being gluten free in America. A new Gallup poll says one in five Americans actively try to include gluten-free foods in their diet.

On the flip side, however, 1 in 6 Americans say they actively avoid gluten-free foods. (The remainder say they simply don’t think about gluten-free foods.)

The number of consumers who say they actively choose gluten-free foods is quite a bit higher than the number of Americans that have celiac disease, which is estimated to be about 1 percent of the population.

Interestingly, nonwhite Americans were more likely than white Americans to include gluten-free foods in their diet (31 percent compared to 17 percent), while the percentage of both nonwhite and white Americans who say they avoided gluten-free foods was the same (17 percent).

Americans under age 49 were also more likely to consume gluten-free foods than their older counterparts.

For complete survey results, visit the Gallup website.


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