Recent Poll Results Reveal Pet Passion
The latest AP/Petside poll reveals just how passionate we are becoming about our pets – and just how close pets are to dominating family life.
Of the more than 1100 respondents, 49% said they have used human names for their pet, while 30% say their pet shares the bed with them.
Other clues as to how involved our pets are in family life can be found in the figures that 35% of pet owners have pets in their family portrait. Holiday cards are signed with the pets name included 33% of the time. A whopping 42% take pets with them on vacation, and 17% have a pet at work. 16% were brazen enough to admit to taking their pet places where it wasn’t allowed: like into a hotel.
When it comes to fashion pets are no schmucks. A respectable 19% of respondents say they have dressed their pets in store bought outfits, however 43% say their pet has its own sense of style.
So it looks like it is official, the balance of power is shifting. Already 50% believe that their pet is an equal part of the family, with another 36% believing pets are an integral part of the family – although not quite having the same status as humans (yet). It won’t be long at this rate until pets tip the balance and become the most important family member.
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