Cat People vs Dog People

Cat People vs Dog People

Cat People vs Dog People

Are you a cat person or a dog person? Does your answer really have anything to do with who you are as a person? Facebook wanted to find out. Using their unique research capabilities (think status updates and photo uploads) Facebook was able to drum up some interesting data on what differentiates cat and dog people—and just how similar we really are to our animal companions.
  • Dog people have more friends - On average, dog people have 26 more Facebook friends than cat people. On the other hand, cat people get invited to more events, so they're putting their friendships to good use!
  • Cat people tend to be friends with other cat people and dog people with other dog people.
  • Yes, cat people are more likely to be single than dog people (based on their profile relationship status). About 30% of cat people are single, compared to just 24% of dog people. But unlike the stereotype, younger cat-lovers, and male cat-lovers of all ages are just as likely as older female cat-lovers to be single.
  • Cat people seem to have more indoor activities: They disproportionately like books, TV, and movies (measured in terms of Facebook Page likes). 
  • Cat people are especially fond of fantasy, sci-fi, and anime, while dog people like love stories and things about, well, dogs.

 

*The above data is from Facebook who de-identified data from a sample of about 160,000 people in the United States who shared photos of cats, dogs, or both. 
Apr 02
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