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.

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

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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Sources

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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Statistics on "Pet ownership in the United Kingdom (UK)"

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