Dog People vs. Cat People: The Surprising Differences

Reader s Digest Magazine

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Hunch.com recently polled more than 200,000 pet owners to find out if they were dog people or cat people. The site then crossed those responses with lifestyle surveys and arrived at the following conclusions. Anything sound familiar?

Dog people:
15% more likely to be extroverts
Cat people: 11% more likely to be introverts


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Dog people: 36% more likely to use a pop song as a ringtone
Cat people: 14% more likely to cling to friends at a party


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Dog people: 67% more likely to call animal control if they happen upon stray kittens
Cat people: 21% more likely to try to rescue stray kittens


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Dog people: 11% more likely to say they'd support cloning, but only for animals or pets
Cat people: 17% more likely to have completed a graduate degree


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Dog people: 18% more likely to consider Paul McCartney their favorite Beatle
Cat people: 25% more likely to consider George Harrison their favorite Beatle


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Dog people: 9% more likely to think of zoos as happy place
Cat people: 10% more likely to send messages on Twitter


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Dog people: 30% more likely to enjoy slapstick humor and impressions
Cat people: 21% more likely to enjoy ironic humor and puns


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Both dog and cat people:
- Talk to animals of all kinds
- Are equally likely to have a four-year degree
- Dislike animal-print clothing

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