Which of the following types of pets did your family own when you were growing up?

Family pets owned during childhood 2012 This statistic shows the results of a survey among American adults who do not own or have never owned a pet during their adult life. They were asked about the types of pets owned by their family when they were growing up. 29 percent of adults who do not own a pet stated their family owned a dog when they were growing up.
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Time spanShare of respondents
No pets38%
Dogs29%
Both cats & dogs17%
Other Pets13%
Cats3%
Time spanShare of respondents
No pets38%
Dogs29%
Both cats & dogs17%
Other Pets13%
Cats3%
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This statistic shows the results of a survey among American adults who do not own or have never owned a pet during their adult life. They were asked about the types of pets owned by their family when they were growing up. 29 percent of adults who do not own a pet stated their family owned a dog when they were growing up.
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Release date
2012
Region
United States
Survey time period
February 2012
Number of respondents
501*
Age group
8-19 years
Special properties
Adults who have never owned a pet during adulthood
Supplementary notes
* The respondents are exclusively Americans who do not own or have never owned a pet during adulthood.

The source does not specify the type of survey.

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