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Perspective on owning a cat in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016 This statistic illustrates cat owners views on ownership in the United Kingdom in 2016. According to the survey, 92 percent of responding owners stated that owning a cat makes them happy while another 87 percent pointed out that owning a cat is a privilege not a right.
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Share of cat owners
Owning a cat makes me happy92%
Owning a cat is harder work than I thought18%
Owning a cat makes me stressed11%
Owning a cat is more rewarding than expected61%
Owning a cat is a privilege not a right87%
Owning a cat improves my life86%
Owning a cat makes me physically healthier40%
Owning a cat makes me mentally healthier77%
Share of cat owners
Owning a cat makes me happy92%
Owning a cat is harder work than I thought18%
Owning a cat makes me stressed11%
Owning a cat is more rewarding than expected61%
Owning a cat is a privilege not a right87%
Owning a cat improves my life86%
Owning a cat makes me physically healthier40%
Owning a cat makes me mentally healthier77%
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This statistic illustrates cat owners views on ownership in the United Kingdom in 2016. According to the survey, 92 percent of responding owners stated that owning a cat makes them happy while another 87 percent pointed out that owning a cat 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
12,334 respondents
Special properties
cat owners.
Method of interview
Online survey

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