Spending Valentine's Day with your pet? You're not alone
ONE IN FOUR AMERICANS WOULD RATHER SPEND VALENTINE'S DAY WITH THEIR PET:
A new Internet poll just surveyed 24,000 people in 24 countries to ask a very important question: Would you rather spend Valentine's Day with your PARTNER, or your PET? Listen to the results . . .
--Overall, 21% of people worldwide . . . that's more than ONE in FIVE . . . would rather spend Valentine's Day with their pet than their partner.
--In the United States, 27% of us would rather spend Valentine's Day with our pet. That's more than ONE in FOUR.
--Meanwhile, 49% of the adults in Turkey would pick their pet over their partner. That's the highest of any country. India came next with 41%, then Japan with 30%, China with 29%, and Australia with 25%.
--Just ONE in TEN French adults say they'd pick their pet over their partner. That's the lowest of any country. Mexico, the Netherlands and Hungary were all right around 12%.
--If you're younger, you're more likely to want to spend Valentine's Day with your pet: ONE in FOUR adults under the age of 35 say that, while just 14% of people over the age of 55 say the same.
--It's also an income thing: 24% of lower-income adults say they'd pick their pet over their partner. While just 20% of middle and upper-income adults would choose their pet. Men and women were evenly split over the question.
(Yahoo News / Market Wire)