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Survey: Cat people feel dissed in ‘dog-centric’ US culture

I am cat person, hear me mew!

Well, maybe it’s not all that – but cat people aren’t in a head-butting, lying-on-their-back-showing-you-their-belly kinda mood, I can tell you that.

Let’s go to the results of a recent national survey of cat owners done by feline food and products company Cat Person, and put out in a news release by Business Wire.

Among the findings in the “culture and stereotypes” area:

• “80% of cat owners think that U.S. culture caters more to dog people than cat people.”

• “73% of cat owners think there are negative stereotypes of cat people. Yet, 80% of all respondents do not believe the stereotypes of cat people apply to them.”

• “Specifically, 76% of female cat owners believe they face negative stereotypes of cat people, while 63% of male cat owners feel the same. Seventy-eight percent of female cat owners and 88% of male cat owners don’t believe the stereotypes of cat people apply to them.”

And another thing, cat owners are not more likely to be single.

“Cats are typically part of a larger family unit. Over half (56%) of cat people have children,” the results show. “Only 26% of people are single.”

Cat Person surveyed 1,000 cat owners in the country, ages 18 to 65 and older, via the Ask Your Target Market online platform on March 11 and 12 to come up with its findings.


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