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Monday, February 08, 2010

Are Smarter People More Likely to Own Cats Than Dogs?

Being a cat person, I have to agree that cat people are likely smarter, but the article below, from http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/02/08/qt#219527 Inside Higher Ed seems to confuse “smarter” with “having a university degree”. That’s the type of logical error you shouldn’t make if you have a university degree.

Are Smarter People More Likely to Own Cats Than Dogs?

“New research from the University of Bristol finds that, in Britain at least, people who own a cat are more likely than those who own dogs to have a university degree, the BBC reported. According to the study, 47.2 percent of households with a cat have at least one person with a university degree, while the figure is only 38.4 percent for those with a dog. One theory suggested for this pet gap is that the university graduates have jobs with longer working hours that may make it more difficult to care for a dog.”