Public Policy Polling, which usually sticks with well, public policy polling as its name suggests, recently released a poll on American relationships with Animals and Pets that is so oddly hilarious, it almost reads like a Daily Show interview…with a six hundred person group meant to vaguely represent the American public.
Of the 603 registered voters who answered the 36 question poll between the 11th and 13th of June, 61% said they owned at least one pet, and one in five of those pet owners said they’d rather hang with their pet than other human beings. 26% of respondents identified as politically liberal, 29% as moderate, and 55% identified as conservative. On the flipside, 50% of those polled voted for President Barack Obama in the last election, while 44% reported that they’d cast a vote for Mitt Romney. I don’t know what any of those things have to do with animals, but the questions were in the poll so I thought it was at least worth mentioning, if you’re in to that sort of thing.
Read on to see if we think cat people or dog people are freakier, and what creature terrifies us above all others. If nothing else, the survey seems to support that we Americans are a pretty judgy group.