Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dog Owners

I missed doing this for National Dog Day or whatever the hell it was called, but here's a quick look at how dog ownership correlates with other factors.

As compared to non-owners, dog owners tend to be:
  • more politically conservative
  • more likely Republican
  • more likely to believe in a literal interpretation of the Bible
  • younger
  • less educated
  • watch less TV news
  • read fewer newspapers
This is based on 2012 national survey data provides by ANES. When I have time, I'm gonna do a more complete cat vs dog owners because I have both questions available in a nice, fat data set with lots of other variables.

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