Saturday, February 06, 2010
UK study released: finds dog owners less educated than cat owners.
It's the article your dog doesn't want you to read.
According to a study conducted at the University of Bristol, cat owners are more likely to hold higher degrees, and often have more demanding jobs than dog owners. Researchers surmised that lifestyle was an important factor in the study, because cats are easier to care for with a busy schedule. The Telegraph reports that income was not an influential factor, and goes on to mention that degree-holders were 1.36 times more likely to be cat (as opposed to dog) owners.
Fortunately, the article ends on a very high note, making mention of the findings from another study published by New Scientist last year that highlights superior problem solving skills, tractability, and understanding in dogs (as compared to cats). video here
Do the findings of this study align with your experience?