Results for - Do you wish your pet could talk to you?
2,766 voters participated in this survey
Almost four in five Americans believe that if animals were able to talk like people, dogs would be the first to do so. A poll of 2,000 adults revealed that 78% believe that hypothetically, dogs are more likely to start talking like a person, while 60% believe the same about cats. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Healthy Paws, the survey also asked respondents about the perks and potential downsides of being able to have a conversation with our pets. -SWNS.com
1. Do you wish your pet(s) could talk?
2. More than half (53%) of respondents imagine their favorite pet would have a certain tone, accent or pattern of speaking. If your pet(s) could talk, do you know what tone, accent or pattern of speaking they would have?
3. Some of the benefits of pets being able to speak are that they could explain their food preferences (61%) and tell their pet parents if something is wrong (58%). If your pets could talk, what would be the main thing you would want to know?
If anything is wrong/if they're in pain
How they feel about my other pets
If there's anything they think they are missing in life
4. But for all the good chatting with our pets might bring, more than half (53%) are worried their pet would reveal secrets. On top of that, 49% worry they wouldn't stop talking and 46% are concerned they'd insult someone. If your pet(s) could talk, what would you be most worried about?
That they wouldn't stop talking
That they would insult someone
That they would have an annoying personality
That I wouldn't be able to give them what they are asking for
5. Respondents already feel pretty confident they can understand meows and barks as 23% said they "always" understand what a pet is trying to say and 42% "often" understand. Do you feel like you generally understand your pet(s)?