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Userneeds’ Irish panel members are more likely to eat junk food

August 26th, 2020

More people are living a stressful everyday life and sometimes it can be difficult to find the time or energy to cook a proper meal. Therefore, some people turn to the easier solution – junk food. Today we have a lot of opportunities when it comes to junk food and most places it is easily accessible. But how many and how often are people turning to the quicker and easier solution? At Userneeds we found it interesting to ask our panel members: “How often do you eat junk food?”

The everyday life can be stressful and sometimes it can be hard to find the time or energy to cook. It not only takes time to cook a meal – it also takes time to do the grocery shopping. Today we have a lot of opportunities for quicker and easier solutions. For example, junk food can be delivered by our doorstep and we only have to wrap the food out. This can mean that some people are more likely to choose this time saving opportunity even though junk food is not good for our bodies. At Userneeds found it interesting to examine how many and how often our panel members turn to the junk food solution. We have set up a quick poll asking the question: “How often do you eat junk food?”

The result from the quick poll showed thar Userneeds’ Irish panel members are more likely to eat junk food more often that the Nordic countries. 18 percent of the Irish panel members eat junk food more than once a week. This is only 2 percent in Denmark, Norway and Finland and 3 percent in Sweden. At the same time 30 percent in Ireland has answered they eat junk food once a week while this is only between 9 and 14 percent in the Nordic countries.

The Nordic countries thereby seems to eat less junk food compared with Ireland. In Norway there especially is less panel members who eat junk food rarely. 57 percent of the Norwegian panel members eats junk food rarer than once a month. This percentage is between 35 and 37 percent in Denmark, Sweden and Finland while in Ireland it is 19 percent. Further, only 6 percent of the Irish panel members have answered they do not eat junk food while this is between 9 and 12 percent in the Nordic countries.

The Irish panel members clearly showed to eat more junk food than the Nordic countries while the Norwegian panel members seems to eat junk food most rarely compared with the other countries.

Thank you to those of you who have answered the quick poll. We hope you find the result interesting.