By Gary Bogue
Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 at 7:22 am in Pets.
AP-Petside.com poll reveals that American pets are often treated like humans (as if this is a big surprise /Gary)
June 23, 2009: With the downturn in the economy and people seeking more comfort from their pets than ever, a pet care and news site Petside.com (http://www.petside.com) recently partnered with The Associated Press (http://www.ap.org) to poll Americans on their attitudes towards their furry friends. The survey revealed that half (50%) of American pet owners truly consider their pets to be as much a part of the family as any other person in the household.
Single people of both genders, but especially single women (66%), were more likely to say that their pet is a full member of the family. Only 46 percent of married women shared the same viewpoint. In comparison, 52 percent of single men said so, compared to 43 percent of married men.
Lots more at: http://www.petside.com/the-sidewalk/ap_pets_poll.php