Cats vs. d*gs: which is more popular, and where?

Why Evolution Is True

Several readers pointed me to a post on Wonkblog (at The Washington Post) about the relative popularity of cats and d*gs not only in the U.S., but throughout the world. The data are based on a 2012 poll by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and another by Euromonitor.

The news is heartening for us ailurophiles:  although 36.5% of American households own at least one d*g, while only 30.4% own a cat (3.1% own birds, and only 0.00000003% own Snowball, the Dancing Cockatoo [coincidentally, one of our readers]), there are now more cats than d*gs! This from Wonkblog:

Here in the U.S., slightly more households own dogs than own cats. But Euromonitor’s numbers show that in terms of raw population, cats outnumber dogs to the tune of 2 million (the number is closer to 4 million, by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s estimate [see Table below]). Why? One simple explanation is that…

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