10 June 2011

One quarter of Brits share their beds with pets

According to a poll conducted by ICM for John Lewis Insurance, one in four people in Great Britain allow their pets to share the bed with a family member. Furthermore 1-in-6 respondents always share their sleeping space with a furry companion, and that doesn’t mean husbands.

Women (27%) are more likely to share the sack with Fifi or Fluffy than men (22%)—a surprisingly close disparity.

And the poll also revealed that Scots seem to be quite fond of their pets, 37% claim they climb into the rack with their cats or dogs.

On an interesting note, 4% of the 2,003 people polled dress their pets in pajamas. I wonder if the pj’s have a flap?

Research was carried out by ICM Research on behalf of John Lewis Home Insurance and surveyed 2,003 UK adults from 25-27 February 2011.

Eric Fortney | @elfortney | email
Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

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