Table 1

Distributions of responses to various questions regarding Halal meat consumption preferences in the UK

Frequency%
How often do you eat meat?
(2 respondents did not answer this question)
At least once a day11345.6
At least once a week12650.8
At least once a month83.2
Occasionally (eg, during special occasions such as Eid)10.4
Which of the following is your preferred meat?
(12 respondents did not answer this question)
Beef135.5
Lamb10945.8
Poultry11648.7
Animals may be pre-stunned or post-cut stunned during Halal slaughter. Do you understand what these procedures mean?
(4 respondents did not answer this question)
No, I do not understand what pre-slaughter stunning and post-cut stunning mean5221.1
Yes, I understand what pre-slaughter stunning and post-cut stunning mean19478.9
Which of the following is your preferred method of Halal slaughter (assuming the slaughter is performed by a Muslim in all cases)?
(4 respondents did not answer this question)
Pre-stunned slaughter on condition that the animal was alive at the point its neck was cut3514.2
Slaughter without stunning17269.9
Post-cut stunned slaughter (this is where a live animal is slaughtered followed by stunning)10.4
I do not understand what the above slaughter methods mean166.5
If your preferred method of Halal slaughter is NOT pre-stunned or post-cut stunned, please indicate your reason?
(31 respondents did not answer this question)
I am unsure about the Halal status of meat from animals pre-stunned/post-cut stunned10045.7
I do sometimes eat meat from pre-stunned/post-cut stunned animals if there is no unstunned alternative5223.7
I regard meat from animals pre-stunned/post-cut stunned as Haram (prohibited)4621
Not applicable – my preference is meat from stunned animals219.6
  • The percentages for each of the categories do not necessarily sum to 100 due to missing data.