Dogs vs Cats: Who do Americans Like More?Published January 5, 2010
Dogs vs cats: who's smarter, and who's more popular, cats or dogs? It seems like dogs and cats are always being pitted against each other.
So who does win the hearts of the most people, cats or dogs? A poll of American adults aimed to answer that very question.
A new Associated Press-Petside.com poll asked pet-owners and those without pets how much they like dogs and cats.
Participants could respond with "like a lot," "like a little," "neither like nor dislike," "dislike a little," or "dislike a lot."
Dogs vs Cats: The Statistics
While 3 out of 4 adults (74%) said they like dogs a lot, only 2 out of 5 respondents (41%) said they like cats a lot.
Only four percent of adults said they dislike dogs "a little" or "a lot," while more than 1-in-4 (26%) said they dislike cats "a little" or "a lot."
Of all the groups that answered, married men were the most likely to say they dislike cats.
So why the difference between love for cats or dogs? In the battle of dog vs cats, do cats get a bad rap?
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For more on fighting like cats and dogs, check out Animal Magnetism: Cats and Dogs Living Together.