Americans are dog people, but that's not the case for the rest of the world. A new poll from market researchers Euromonitor has found that cats are more popular to keep as pets worldwide than dogs. While households in the U.S. are more likely to own a dog, the raw population of cats is much higher as owners are more likely to share their home with more than one cat. The most dog-loving states in the country are Arkansas, New Mexico and Texas, while the cooler temperatures make Massachusetts, Maryland and Maine the most friendly for cats.
Cats are disproportionately more popular than dogs in countries like Switzerland, Austria and Turkey, while dogs outnumber cats the most in the world in places like India and China.