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

Do you wish your pet(s) could talk?

1. Do you wish your pet(s) could talk?

Yes
51%
1,371 votes
No
12%
333 votes
Undecided
9%
243 votes
Not Applicable
28%
753 votes

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?

Yes
25%
662 votes
No
28%
749 votes
Undecided
17%
449 votes
Not Applicable
31%
840 votes

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 they're happy
18%
489 votes
Their food preferences
5%
143 votes
If anything is wrong/if they're in pain
31%
849 votes
How they feel about my other pets
2%
42 votes
If they love me
4%
117 votes
If there's anything they think they are missing in life
5%
140 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
39 votes
Not Applicable
33%
881 votes

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?

Revealing secrets
12%
320 votes
That they wouldn't stop talking
15%
398 votes
That they would insult someone
5%
122 votes
That they would have an annoying personality
12%
319 votes
That I wouldn't be able to give them what they are asking for
16%
434 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
30 votes
Not Applicable
40%
1,077 votes

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)?

Yes
47%
1,259 votes
No
8%
215 votes
Undecided
11%
293 votes
Not Applicable
35%
933 votes
10/04/2022 Pets 2766 53 By: Tellwut
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