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The Librarian
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(06-17-2013, 07:26 PM)
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Our latest national poll on animals and pets finds that six in ten voters (61%) say they own a pet. Almost half (46%) say they spend between 1-5 hours per week taking care of their pets, while 25% spend between 6-10 hours, 7% 11-20 hours, 6% more than 20 hours and 16% less than one hour. One in five say they prefer to spend time with their pets over most human beings. Rural Americans are more likely to prefer the company of animals to humans, with a 33% saying they would rather spend time with their pet than other humans, compared to just 12% of suburban and 19% of urban respondents. Similarly, 30% of respondents who identify as introverts prefer the companionship of a furry friend, compared to 14% of extroverts.

Almost a third (31%) say their pets sleep in the bed with them. About a quarter of pet owners (24%) say that “everyone should love their pet”, while 69% do not think that. Women are slightly more likely to own a pet (64%) than men (58%). Women who own pets are also put more time into caring for them, with 16% of women spending more than 10 hours caring for their pets compared to just 9% for men.

When asked whether they prefer cats or dogs, dogs win big with 52% while just 21% choose cats. 44% of voters say they own dogs, and 21% of dog owners say their dogs bark and jump on people every time they enter the house (79% say their dogs don’t do that.). 31% of voters own cats, and fully 77% of those cat owners say their cats are friendly to visitors compared to 23% who aren’t friendly.

Dogs seem to engender more warm feelings than cats. 81% of voters say they either “like” or “love” dogs. Just 3% are afraid of dogs, 2% are allergic, 10% are indifferent, and 4% think “they should all live in the woods.” Cats get more mixed reviews – a total 58% voters either “like” or “love” them, 11% are allergic to them, 5% are afraid of them, 19% are indifferent and 8% say “they should all live in the woods.” The “crazy cat person” stereotype doesn’t seem to be widely held, though, as just 23% of voters agree with the statement “Cat owners are weirder than dog owners.” And just 11% of voters agree that cats make better pets than dogs because “they make you work for their affection and don’t sell out like dogs do.”

More here. Take that, cat owners!
RibbedHero
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(06-17-2013, 07:26 PM)
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As they should be.
Esch
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(06-17-2013, 07:27 PM)
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#downwithtoxoplasma
red_13th
(06-17-2013, 07:27 PM)
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"They should all live in the woods"? What the fuck is wrong with people.
Dog owner here.
Angelus Errare
this looks like one of those Final Fantasy games lionhead always makes
(06-17-2013, 07:28 PM)
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Not shocking.
The Interrobanger
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(06-17-2013, 07:29 PM)
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Dogs destroy cats on every level.
Count of Monte Sawed-Off
gimme some of that "black man dap"! hey, where are you all going? guys? guys
(06-17-2013, 07:29 PM)
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I've had both in my life. I loved them all, but the cats were pets and the dogs felt more likely family.
ComputerMKII
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(06-17-2013, 07:29 PM)
Only the elite can really appreciate cats :3 I leave dogs to the ordinary people.

el retorno
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(06-17-2013, 07:29 PM)
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americans know whats up.

i love my cat too
Alligatorjandro
PONY UP, BITCH
(06-17-2013, 07:29 PM)
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Dogs are for normal people.
Struct09
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(06-17-2013, 07:30 PM)
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Bullshit, I demand a recount
EVOL 100%
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(06-17-2013, 07:30 PM)
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Why can I call people cats but not dogs?
Parakeetman
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(06-17-2013, 07:31 PM)
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dogs are most def cool. like cats too, but cant really trust your life to one lol
cheststrongwell
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(06-17-2013, 07:31 PM)
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Cats are pretty lame compared to dogs.
Guevara
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(06-17-2013, 07:32 PM)
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Calling someone your dawg is positive; catty is an insult. Case closed.
snacknuts
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(06-17-2013, 07:32 PM)
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I can understand why a lot of people prefer dogs, but I don't care for them. Cats all the way.
x-Lundz-x
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(06-17-2013, 07:32 PM)
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They aren't called mans best friend for nothing.
Sulik2
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(06-17-2013, 07:32 PM)
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The PC gaming master race knows about the superiority of ferrets to cats or dogs.
Divvy
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(06-17-2013, 07:33 PM)
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How can you not love dogs more?

Dogs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDKDC_IUnOA

Cats:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3GJycgu-cs
Kid Ska
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(06-17-2013, 07:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by RibbedHero

As they should be.

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Schweinehund
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(06-17-2013, 07:33 PM)
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Dogs feel like friends.

Cats feel like douchebags that are just mooching off of you.
Succinct Verbosity
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(06-17-2013, 07:34 PM)
I've had both, but my experience with both has made me hate cats and love dogs.
Natetan
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(06-17-2013, 07:34 PM)
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- When asked which would make a better President based on their personalities, 37% of voters choose a dog, 19% a cat and 45% arenít sure.
NubCakes09
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(06-17-2013, 07:34 PM)
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Well the average American is pretty dumb. Cats rule.
The Last Wizard
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(06-17-2013, 07:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by RibbedHero

As they should be.

First post and what not
Guevara
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(06-17-2013, 07:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Natetan

- When asked which would make a better President based on their personalities, 37% of voters choose a dog, 19% a cat and 45% arenít sure.

those 45% voted for the lizard people
XiaNaphryz
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(06-17-2013, 07:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dax01

More here. Take that, cat owners!

And I bet the average American likes JJ Trek better than previous Trek. :P

Despera
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(06-17-2013, 07:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by Divvy

How can you not love dogs more?

Dogs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDKDC_IUnOA

Cats:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3GJycgu-cs

Since I'm a no-bullshit kinda a guy, I much prefer the cat's approach.
Timbuktu
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(06-17-2013, 07:37 PM)
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But cats have more memes.
Sn4ke_911
If I ever post something in Japanese which I don't understand, please BAN me.
(06-17-2013, 07:37 PM)
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Needs "Shocking News" in the thread title.
The Librarian
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(06-17-2013, 07:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by XiaNaphryz

And I bet the average American likes JJ Trek better than previous Trek. :P

Probably because they haven't seen anything better. Anyway, that's .gif is a perfect example of why cats are inferior. Look! It doesn't want love! Data is more of annoyance to Spot.
Hari Seldon
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(06-17-2013, 07:38 PM)
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I have a dog, but I'd probably own a cat if so many people in my family were not allergic to them. It is not that I don't like dogs, but cats are just easier.
CarbonatedFalcon
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(06-17-2013, 07:39 PM)
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Interesting that about 5x as many people are allergic to cats over dogs. I guess that doesn't help.

I like dogs, but I've never had one. Significantly more upkeep than a cat, but the trade-off I suppose is that you can interact with them in more ways. I wouldn't mind getting one some day, but it's not something I would do without someone to share the responsibility with.
RDreamer
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(06-17-2013, 07:39 PM)
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More people are afraid of cats than dogs? wtf?
Harry Potter
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(06-17-2013, 07:40 PM)
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Big Bang Theory is also popular.
Hobo Zombie
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(06-17-2013, 07:40 PM)
I just don't "get" cats. I don't hate them or anything, but I don't know why someone would want them as a pet.
mj1108
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(06-17-2013, 07:40 PM)
The internet says otherwise.
godelsmetric
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(06-17-2013, 07:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by RDreamer

More people are afraid of cats than dogs? wtf?

I know right. It's as though years of dogs savaging kids to death on a regular basis never happened.
Josh7289
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(06-17-2013, 07:41 PM)
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GoldenEye 007
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(06-17-2013, 07:41 PM)
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Well of course. Dogs can be infinitely more useful. But cats are ok too.
Kentpaul
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(06-17-2013, 07:42 PM)
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Cats will claw your eyes out when your asleep.
XiaNaphryz
LATIN, MATRIPEDICABUS, DO YOU SPEAK IT
(06-17-2013, 07:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dax01

Probably because they haven't seen anything better.

Just like annoying dog-only types. :P
JerryThePredator
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(06-17-2013, 07:43 PM)
Nothing new here
hym
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(06-17-2013, 07:43 PM)
China: Dogs are liked more and better cooked than cats.
JdFoX187
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(06-17-2013, 07:44 PM)
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Since when have the huddled masses ever been a bastion of good taste or decision?
Kevitivity
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(06-17-2013, 07:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dax01

More here. Take that, cat owners!

No surprises there.
The Librarian
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(06-17-2013, 07:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by XiaNaphryz

Just like annoying dog-only types. :P

It's not like owning a dog prevents you from having any experience with cats. :)
Kwixotik
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(06-17-2013, 07:44 PM)
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I like and have both. I don't understand people that hate one or the other.
michaelius
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(06-17-2013, 07:45 PM)
The poll is biased - they excluded guinea pigs and hamsters to spare cats and dogs a humiliating defeat ;)
Slayven
gimme some o dat God-crafted alabaster greatness
(06-17-2013, 07:46 PM)
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