How likely are you to consider having a dog as a household pet? (by marital status)

Likeliness of owning a dog in the future 2012, by marital status This statistic shows the results of a survey among American adults who have never owned a pet on whether they would consider getting a dog for a household pet. The respondents are sorted by marital status. 23 percent of married Americans who have never owned a dog before stated they would definitely or probably consider getting a dog in the future.
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Definitely/probably wouldMaybeDefinitely/probably would not
Total25%16%59%
Married23%13%64%
Single33%21%46%
Divorced12%22%65%
Widowed17%4%79%
Definitely/probably wouldMaybeDefinitely/probably would not
Total25%16%59%
Married23%13%64%
Single33%21%46%
Divorced12%22%65%
Widowed17%4%79%
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This statistic shows the results of a survey among American adults who have never owned a pet on whether they would consider getting a dog for a household pet. The respondents are sorted by marital status. 23 percent of married Americans who have never owned a dog before stated they would definitely or probably consider getting a dog in the future.
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Release date
2012
Region
United States
Survey time period
February 2012
Number of respondents
500 respondents
Age group
8-19 years
Special properties
Adults who have never owned a pet before
Method of interview
Online survey

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