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Study shows cat people tend to be more academic

Though the cats versus dogs debate has been waged for centuries, scientists in the UK suggest that your choice in pet may indicate a lot about who you are as a person.

A study, which was conducted at Bristol University and published in the Veterinary Record, revealed that 47 percent of households with a cat had a resident with a college education, while only 38 percent of homes with dogs had a degree holder.

Jane Murray, who led the study, suggested that the disparity could be a result of the fact that those who have a college diploma are more likely to work long hours.

So why do academics prefer feline friends? "It is unlikely to be related to household income. . . but it could be related to household members with longer working hours having less time available to care for a dog," said Muray.

In addition, the information collected found that women under the age of 65 were most likely to own a pet, while dogs are more commonly owned by those who live in rural areas or have access to a garden.

If you decide to adopt a pet from a local animal rescue shelter, consider the time and space that you have to offer a furry friend before taking the cat or dog of your choice home. ADNFCR-2796-ID-19638698-ADNFCR
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