Japanese cats beat dogs in blogs

Advertisement

Do you look at pet blogs? graph of japanese statisticsHere’s a topic that makes me purr with satisfaction, a recent survey from iShare into pet blogs which found that blogging cats were much more popular than dogs.

Demographics

Between the 14th and 19th of May 2009 565 mobile phone-owning members of the CLUB BBQ free email forwarding service completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 53.6% of the sample were male, 35.0% in their twenties, 31.7% in their thirties, and 33.3% in their forties.

I don’t read any pet blogs myself, but my wife keeps a regular watch on Nyanny Cat Cafe, some person with a cocker spaniel whose blog isn’t really interesting enough for me to look for to provide a link, and a vegan Japanese ex-resident of Edinburgh dog-owning woman.

I (well, my wife used my name) also recently won a cat photo book. In Q3, the “other” category would include alpaca, as there is a bit of an alpaca fad doing the rounds these days.

Research results

Q1: Do you have a pet? (Sample size=565)

 AllMale
N=303
Female
N=262
Yes (to SQ)27.4%22.1%33.6%
No72.6%77.9%66.4%

Q1SQ: What kind of pets do you have? (Sample size=155, multiple answer)

 AllMale
N=67
Female
N=88
Dog46.5%49.3%44.3%
Cat43.2%32.8%51.4%
Rabbit8.4%4.5%11.4%
Bird4.5%6.0%3.4%
Hamster3.9%3.0%4.5%
Other15.5%19.4%12.5%

Q2: Do you look at pet blogs? (Sample size=565)

 AllMale
N=303
Female
N=262
Often (to SQ)5.1%2.0%8.8%
Sometimes (to SQ)18.2%14.2%22.9%
Never76.6%83.8%68.3%

Q2SQ: What kinds of pet blogs do you look at? (Sample size=132, multiple answer)

 AllMale
N=49
Female
N=83
Cat78.8%77.6%79.5%
Dog43.9%34.7%49.4%
Rabbit11.4%8.2%13.3%
Hamster6.8%4.1%8.4%
Bird6.1%10.2%3.6%
Other2.3%4.1%1.2%

Q3: Do you have a pet photograph collection book? (Sample size=565)

 AllMale
N=303
Female
N=262
Yes (to SQ)9.0%5.0%13.7%
No91.0%95.0%86.3%

Q3SQ: What kinds of pet photograph collection books do you have? (Sample size=51, multiple answer)

 AllMale
N=15
Female
N=36
Cat62.7%53.3%66.7%
Dog39.2%46.7%36.1%
Rabbit7.8%6.7%8.3%
Hamster7.8%0.0%11.1%
Bird3.9%6.7%2.8%
Other7.8%13.3%5.6%

Q4: Is there a pet photograph collection book that you want to buy? (Sample size=565)

 AllMale
N=303
Female
N=262
Yes (to SQ)8.5%5.6%11.8%
No91.5%94.4%88.2%

Q4SQ: What kinds of pet photograph collection books do you want? (Sample size=48, multiple answer)

 AllMale
N=17
Female
N=31
Cat54.2%52.9%54.8%
Dog35.4%41.2%32.3%
Rabbit10.4%17.6%6.5%
Bird4.2%5.9%3.2%
Hamster4.2%5.9%3.2%
Other10.4%5.9%12.9%
Read more on: ,,,

Leave a Comment