Local NewsWatercooler


Study finds interesting differences between dog, cat owners

Posted at 10:23 AM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 13:29:37-04

A new Facebook study has uncovered some fascinating differences between dog and cat owners.

Facebook took a look at 160,000 pet owners in the United States who posted a photo of their beloved pets.

There are some of the differences they uncovered:

  • Cat people are more likely to be single (30% vs. 24%)
  • Cat people are more likely to have fewer friends, but are invited to more events
  • Cat people are more fond of indoor activities (reading, watching TV)
  • Cat people watch TV shows like "Doctor Who," "Star Trek" and "The Amazing World of Gumball"
  • Cat people movies include "A Clockwork Orange," "The Emperor's New Groove" and "Terminator 2"
  • Cat people are more expressive on Facebook than dog lovers. They talk about being tired, amused and annoyed on Facebook.


  • Dog lovers have an average of 26 more friends than cat lovers
  • Dog lovers tend to do more stuff outdoors
  • Dog lovers more likely to live in rural areas
  • Dog lovers watch "The Voice," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Duck Dynasty"
  • Dog lovers prefer movies like "The Hangover," "Pretty Woman," "Fifty Shades of Grey" and "Step Up"
  • Dog lovers are more likely to express excitement or pride on Facebook than cat people

If you want to read more about the results, click here