This is a debate which can never come to end that’s because the cat owner will never agree that a dog is a better pet.
It founded that a ‘dog-people’ yielded higher levels of happiness and positive emotions than ‘cat-people’.
Dog owners are more likely to make friends in their neighborhood due to random encounters while walking their pet which increases their overall well-being.
Not every country has the proper environment where citizens can take their cat out for walking. If only cats got out more, it would’ve resulted in a fairer and more balanced study.
Nevertheless, correlation doesn’t equal causation as there are a number of differences between dog and cat owners that account for their apparent happiness.
The General Social Survey data showed that dog owners are more likely to be married and own their own homes than cat owners.
Both of these factors are known to affect happiness.
The Survey from 2018 found that dog owners are more likely to be happy than their feline-loving counterparts. 36% of the survey respondents who own a dog said that they are very happy. But only 18% of cat parents said the same. Weirdly enough, 32% of petless respondents also defined themselves as ‘very happy’.
Who is your favorite cats or dogs?