International Cat Day: Facebook Studies Differences Between Cat, Dog People

Monday is International Cat Day, and Facebook released the results of its study on how cat people differ from dog people.

Monday is International Cat Day, and Facebook released the results of its study on how cat people differ from dog people.

The social network analyzed aggregate anonymous data from 160,000 U.S. users who have posted photos of dogs, cats or both, and it shared its findings with SocialTimes:

Friendships:

  • Dog people have more friends, but cat people get invited to more events.
  • Cat people tend to be friends with other cat people and dog people other dog people; and they’re more likely to be friends with each other than with people who aren’t cat or dog people.

Love:

  • Sorry, it’s true: Cat people are more likely to be single than dog people.

Entertainment:

  • Cat people are more likely than dog people to be fans of indoor activities like books, TV and movies.
  • Cat people are especially fond of fantasy, science fiction and anime.
  • Dog people prefer love stories and things about, well, dogs!
  • Cat and dog people equally love The Great Gatsby, Hunger Games, Seinfeld, The Big Bang Theory and Frozen.

Location:

  • Dog people are more concentrated in rural areas.
  • Cat people are more often found in cities.
  • Cat and dog people check in to roughly the same number of places each week.

Mood:

  • Grumpy Cat? Cat people are more likely to say they’re feeling tired—but also happy and loved.
  • Overall, cat people express a wider variety of feelings on Facebook.
  • Dog people are more likely to express excitement or pride.

Cat people and dog people: What did you think of Facebook’s findings?