Mmmm, you can’t beat a bit of bacon

We clearly love our fresh meat; in fact, according to our research nearly nine out of ten of us eat fresh meat at least once a week.

Recently there was a new scientific claim that eating processed meat such as bacon could increase the risk of developing cancer.

So how was this revelation from the boffins going to impact on the UK’s carnivores and their bacon butties? Not very much is the rather dull answer. One in ten will either eat a little less or a lot less bacon but the rest of us need more convincing, we’ll continue to eat about the same amount of processed meat.

For more information go to data tables in our Public Opinion online data sets or contact Richard Lindsay.

This public opinion data has been collected and analysed by NEMS from a survey of representative sample of UK adults conducted through NEMS Market Research’s telephone omnibus, a national survey of 1000 adults conducted every week.

More details of our omnibus service can be found at: