News – What Does Your Choice of Pets Say About You?

The Mother Nature Network posted a story that discussed the results of a survey by Hunch.com. The survey looked at trends in pet owners. There were some neat findings about the people that own dogs and cats. I’ve pasted a few down below. You can read the rest of the article here at the MNN.

Living area preferences: 
• Dog people are 30 percent more likely to live in a rural area.
• Cat people are 29 percent move likely to live in an urban area.

Animal rescue leanings:
• Dog people are 67 percent more likely to call animal control if they find stray kittens.
• Cat people are 21 percent more likely to rescue the stray kittens.

Phones:
• Dog people are 36 percent more likely to use a popular song as a ringtone.
• Cat people are 11 percent more likely to have contacts in both their cellphone and a physical address book.

Children:
• Dog people are 24 percent more likely to have kids.
• Cat people are 33 percent more likely to prefer taking care of a friend’s kids than a friend’s dogs.

Favorite Beatle?
• Dog people are 18 percent more likely to consider Paul McCartney their favorite Beatle.
• Cat people are 25 percent more likely to consider George Harrison their favorite Beatle.

What makes you laugh
• Dog people are 30 percent more likely to enjoy slapstick humor and impressions.
• Cat people are 21 percent more likely to enjoy ironic humor and puns.

Random facts

• Dog people are 9 percent more likely to think of zoos as happy place.
• Cat people are 10 percent more likely to be active on Twitter.

When it comes to media choices, Hunch.com found that dog people prefer jam bands, reggae and psychedelic rock, while cat people listen to more New Wave, classic rock and electronic music.
 

Dog people listed “American Idol” and “Everybody Loves Raymond” as their favorite TV shows and “Crash” and “No Country For Old Men” as their top movie choices. Cat people preferred “CSI” and “Real Time With Bill Maher” for TV and listed “Slumdog Millionaire” and “The Hurt Locker” as their favorite movies.

But what about those people with both cats and dogs? According to Hunch.com’s survey, these people are likely to be female suburbanites who are politically middle of the road.

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One response to “News – What Does Your Choice of Pets Say About You?

  1. Chris

    Viva la difference!

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