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Dog lovers don't need lame surveys

Are cats considered "starter" dogs? Why do more women have a dog than men? Why do Americans prefer dogs over cats? So many questions! Too bad these questions are only sort of answered by what I ultimately found to be a lame survey that dog lovers don't need. 

A new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) - that isn't the typical PPP political poll  - states 21% of American voters would choose a cat over a dog.

The PPP surveyed 603 registered voters over the phone between June 11 and June 13, covering a broad range of animal-related questions ranging from favorite movie-animal characters to whether cat owners are weird. Overall, the study found that most Americans are pet-friendly, with 6 in 10 voters owning a pet while 1 in 5 people prefer to spend time with their pets over humans.

How accurate do you think this survey is for most people? How many unregistered voters feel the same or differently? 603 people are going to influence public policy when it comes to pets? This "study" did nothing for me to be honest. Yes, I used quote marks to emphasize my dissatisfaction..

Why do we love dogs so much?
What is interesting to me is how noncommittal many of the survey answerers were (say that five times in a row!) A majority couldn't say whether a cat or dog based on their personality, would make a better President of the United States. 45% were "not sure." Based on her personality, I can tell you real fast that Cleo would make a bossy POTUS. I totally lost faith in this survey when I got to question fifteen.

What the hell kind of question is this?

Q15 Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? 'Cats are more satisfying pets because they make you work for their affection, and they don’t sell out like dogs do.'

Agree ............ 11%

Disagree ....................................... 57%

Not sure ................... 32%

I believe every legal show I've watched says that is called "leading the witness" and should be struck from the record. 

If you must, here is a PDF of the PPP survey.

What do you think? Am I right? Off the mark? Tell me your thoughts in the comments.

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