What feelings do owners experience as a result of owning a pet?

Perspective on owning a pet in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016 This statistic displays pet owners views on ownership in the United Kingdom in 2016. According to the survey, 93 percent of responding owners admited that owning a pet makes them happy, while another 88 percent point out that owning a pet is a privilege not a right.
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Share of pet owners
Owning a pet makes me happy93%
Owning a pet improves my life88%
Owning a pet is a privilege not a right88%
Owning a pet make me mentally healthier80%
Owning a pet is more rewarding than expected66%
Owning a pet makes me physically healthier61%
Owning a pet is harder work than I thought22%
Owning a pet makes me stressed11%
Share of pet owners
Owning a pet makes me happy93%
Owning a pet improves my life88%
Owning a pet is a privilege not a right88%
Owning a pet make me mentally healthier80%
Owning a pet is more rewarding than expected66%
Owning a pet makes me physically healthier61%
Owning a pet is harder work than I thought22%
Owning a pet makes me stressed11%
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This statistic displays pet owners views on ownership in the United Kingdom in 2016. According to the survey, 93 percent of responding owners admited that owning a pet makes them happy, while another 88 percent point out that owning a pet is a privilege not a right.
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Release date
January 2017
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
21st June to 30th June 2016
Number of respondents
4,252 respondents
Special properties
pet owners.
Method of interview
Online survey

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