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.

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

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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Sources

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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