Study Determines if ‘Harry Potter’ Fans Are Dog or Cat People

Study Determines if 'Harry Potter' Fans Are Dog or Cat People

As much as ​some Potterheads may wish they could have some of the animals from Harry Potter, whether it be a snowy owl, half-cat, half-kneazle or hippogriff, realistically, most of them have to remain in the world of fantasy.

Recently, Joybird conducted ​a study to determine if Harry Potter fans have a preference when it comes to our earthly pets: cats or dogs?

Study Determines if 'Harry Potter' Fans Are Dog or Cat People

For the study, participants were required to take the Pottermore Sorting Hat Quiz to determine whether they’re Ravenclaw, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff or Slytherin, as well as determine whether they’re cat or dog people.

The results showed that although the percentage of cat-lovers varies among houses, overall, ​Harry Potter fans have a soft spot for dogs. Over half of each Hogwarts house identified themselves as dog people. Gryffindor had the highest percentage of dog-lovers at 63 percent, with 36 percent preferring cats, and one percent not liking pets at all…weird.

Study Determines if 'Harry Potter' Fans Are Dog or Cat People

As for the other houses, Ravenclaw had the highest cat-lovers at 41 percent. 40 percent of Slytherin preferred cats, and 30 percent of Hufflepuff preferred kittens, specifically.

The ​Joybird infographic highlights the results by house and even breaks them down into more specific demographics like age and gender.


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