Are cats or dogs more popular in Minnesota?

Does a debate as old as mankind exist: which animals are more popular, cats or dogs, here in Minnesota?

Usually, when someone asks you if you like cats or dogs, you’re bound to take sides, right? Which is better: cats or dogs? I never really try to answer this question because I am both a cat AND a dog. My wife and I share our home with three big cats (Finnegan, Huck and Hazel) and two amazing dogs (Asher and Juniper.)

But what about the state of Minnesota as a whole? Are cats or dogs more popular here in the land of 10,000 lakes? That’s the question number breakers at Time2Play decided to answer, once and for all.

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They surveyed 3,045 cat and dog owners in the United States last April and asked them if they owned a cat or a dog, what state they were from and how often they posted about their pets on social media. And the results were split exactly in the middle, with respondents from 25 states saying they prefer dogs and respondents from the other 25 states saying they prefer cats.

But what about here in North Star State? Well, according to Time2Play survey, CATS are the most popular here in Minnesota! Cats were also the preferred pet in other states, including Massachusetts, Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. Dogs, meanwhile, took the top spot in other states like California, New Jersey, Colorado, and Texas.

In my home state of Wisconsin, dogs came out on top while in Iowa, cats dominated the survey. Cats were also more popular in North and South Dakota, according to the survey.

Interestingly, however, dog owners – even in Minnesota, a “feline” state – were much more likely to share photos of their pets on social media, 56.8% compared to 43.2% for cat owners. You can check out the full survey HERE. And keep scrolling for amazing facts you might now know about cats AND dogs!

Courtesy of Time2Play

Courtesy of Time2Play

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