Every Country’s Preference For Cats or Dog Mapped

Clearly, there are dog people, and there are cat people. In fact, research reveals humans have identified as either cat or dog lovers since the stone age! This made the Budget Direct Pet Insurance team wonder, do we live in a ‘dog people’ world or a ‘cat people’ world?

The team decided to turn to Instagram to find out. They analyzed hashtag and geolocation data to settle the debate once and for all.

The Budget Direct Pet Insurance team analyzed Instagram posts using the following hashtags: #ilovecats, #catloversclub, #catlovers, #ilovedogs, #dogloversclub & #doglovers, and then extracting the geolocation data of each post. With this information in hand, they awarded the pet’s victory with the higher share of posts. This analysis was done both at a country, state, and city-level to crown the most dog/cat-loving cities in the world. Finally, Budget Direct Pet Insurance produced maps with the highest proportion of dog/cat lovers.

Here’s a preview of the results in a world map:

Cants Vs. Dogs: Which Is the Most Popular Around the World?
Cants Vs. Dogs: Which Is the Most Popular Around the World?
Cats Vs. Dogs: Which Is the Most Popular Around America?
Cats Vs. Dogs: Which Is the Most Popular Around America?
Cats Vs. Dogs: Which Is the Most Popular in Australia?
Cats Vs. Dogs: Which Is the Most Popular in Australia?
CountryCount per 30962 CAT postsCount per 100000 CAT postsCount per 41147 DOG postsCount per 100000 DOG postsTotal count per 72109 pet postsCat lovers shareDog lovers shareOutcome
Canada151348871832445233450.5230.477Cats win
Italy19056153959233128640.7250.275Cats win
Germany141645731206293126220.6090.391Cats win
Russia12854150959233122440.640.36Cats win
Netherlands7952568546132713410.6590.341Cats win
Turkey1069345326764913360.8420.158Cats win
Poland724233837190210950.7220.278Cats win
Indonesia65321093057419580.740.26Cats win
Portugal3039793348126370.5470.453Cats win
Belgium31010012365745460.6360.364Cats win
Argentina2377652957175320.5160.484Cats win
Thailand35311401744235270.7290.271Cats win
Ukraine2829112225405040.6280.372Cats win
Hong Kong2869241814404670.6770.323Cats win
Norway2187041754253930.6230.377Cats win
Switzerland2257271643993890.6460.354Cats win
Sweden2297401443503730.6790.321Cats win
Singapore2217141433483640.6730.327Cats win
Greece2026521583843600.6290.371Cats win
Iran1665361824423480.5480.452Cats win
United Arab Emirates2126851192893310.7030.297Cats win
South Korea233753922243250.7710.229Cats win
Malaysia28792734833210.9180.082Cats win
Taiwan232749721753040.8110.189Cats win
Austria1886071052552930.7040.296Cats win
Romania188607872112750.7420.258Cats win
Hungary90291751821650.6150.385Cats win
Denmark92297711731630.6330.367Cats win
Finland8025840971200.7270.273Cats win
Bulgaria51165621511130.5220.478Cats win
Venezuela4915847114960.5810.419Cats win
Latvia4915846112950.5860.414Cats win
Morocco642073073940.7390.261Cats win
Pakistan662132561910.7780.222Cats win
Lebanon461494097860.6040.396Cats win
China732361332860.8820.118Cats win
Egypt3912646112850.530.47Cats win
Lithuania441423687800.6190.381Cats win
Vietnam481552970770.6870.313Cats win
Cyprus30973278620.5550.445Cats win
Estonia451451536600.7990.201Cats win
Costa Rica25813073550.5250.475Cats win
Algeria311002356540.6420.358Cats win
Saudi Arabia371201024470.8310.169Cats win
Paraguay27871844450.6660.334Cats win
Georgia22712151430.5820.418Cats win
Azerbaijan36116615420.8890.111Cats win
Kazakhstan25811434390.7040.296Cats win
Qatar24781332370.710.29Cats win
Jordan23741229350.7180.282Cats win
Oman3411012350.9780.022Cats win
Bangladesh24781024340.7610.239Cats win
Moldova16521639320.5710.429Cats win
Kuwait2065922290.7470.253Cats win
Bahrain16521127270.6590.341Cats win
Tunisia11361332240.5290.471Cats win
North Macedonia11361127220.5710.429Cats win
Bosnia and Herzegovin11361127220.5710.429Cats win
Cambodia9291127200.5210.479Cats win
Iceland165225180.9140.086Cats win
Nepal826717150.6030.397Cats win
Uzbekistan123925140.8890.111Cats win
Iraq123912130.9410.059Cats win
Guam82637110.780.22Cats win
Mongolia103212110.930.07Cats win
Tanzania4133770.6390.361Cats win
Curasao6191270.8890.111Cats win
Zimbabwe4132560.7270.273Cats win
Guernsey4132560.7270.273Cats win
Cuba5161260.8690.131Cats win
Martinique3102550.6660.334Cats win
Brunei51600510Cats win
Kyrgyzstan3101240.7990.201Cats win
Palestine3101240.7990.201Cats win
Syria261230.7270.273Cats win
Zambia261230.7270.273Cats win
Botswana31000310Cats win
Fiji131220.5710.429Cats win
Haiti131220.5710.429Cats win
Mozambique131220.5710.429Cats win
Uganda131220.5710.429Cats win
Angola131220.5710.429Cats win
New Caledonia2600210Cats win
Yemen2600210Cats win
San Marino2600210Cats win
French Guiana2600210Cats win
Turkmenistan1300110Cats win
French Polynesia1300110Cats win
Maldives1300110Cats win
Myanmar (Burma)1300110Cats win
United States6083196471040725292164900.4370.563Dogs win
Brazil2403776158791428882820.3520.648Dogs win
United Kingdom2123685744511081765740.3880.612Dogs win
France102733171939471229660.4130.587Dogs win
India73823841533372622710.390.61Dogs win
Australia75124261476358722270.4030.597Dogs win
Spain5951922857208314520.480.52Dogs win
Japan20365674718159500.2650.735Dogs win
Mexico20666544610846520.380.62Dogs win
Peru1083492897023970.3320.668Dogs win
Philippines882841483602360.4410.559Dogs win
Serbia421361914642330.2260.774Dogs win
South Africa752421483602230.4020.598Dogs win
New Zealand772491373332140.4280.572Dogs win
Ireland712291393382100.4040.596Dogs win
Croatia521681002431520.4090.591Dogs win
Israel441421002431440.3690.631Dogs win
Belarus54174791921330.4760.524Dogs win
Ecuador46149751821210.4490.551Dogs win
Slovakia289058141860.3910.609Dogs win
Puerto Rico61967163730.1060.894Dogs win
Slovenia175551124680.3070.693Dogs win
Panama14453995530.3230.677Dogs win
Sri Lanka14452970430.3910.609Dogs win
Nigeria10322970390.3140.686Dogs win
Uruguay13422458370.4190.581Dogs win
Kenya11362356340.3890.611Dogs win
Malta11361946300.4350.565Dogs win
Guatemala7231946260.3290.671Dogs win
Dominican Republic6191946250.2960.704Dogs win
Luxembourg5161639210.2930.707Dogs win
Honduras5161639210.2930.707Dogs win
Albania6191332190.380.62Dogs win
Montenegro6191229180.3990.601Dogs win
Ghana0015361501Dogs win
Trinidad and Tobago131229130.10.9Dogs win
Reunion310922120.3070.693Dogs win
Jersey413819120.3990.601Dogs win
Monaco26922110.2280.772Dogs win
Macao413615100.470.53Dogs win
Andorra1381990.1420.858Dogs win
El Salvador1381990.1420.858Dogs win
Jamaica1371780.160.84Dogs win
Nicaragua00717701Dogs win
Grenada00717701Dogs win
Bolivia1361570.1810.819Dogs win
Mauritius00512501Dogs win
Suriname1341050.2490.751Dogs win
Kosovo00410401Dogs win
Saint Martin00410401Dogs win
Aruba00410401Dogs win
Democratic Republic o00410401Dogs win
Malawi00410401Dogs win
Bhutan133740.3070.693Dogs win
Armenia133740.3070.693Dogs win
Cook Islands0037301Dogs win
Belize0037301Dogs win
Greenland0025201Dogs win
Sint Maarten0025201Dogs win
Bermuda0025201Dogs win
Ethiopia0025201Dogs win
Isle of Man0025201Dogs win
Cameroon0025201Dogs win
Barbados0025201Dogs win
Gabon0012101Dogs win
The Bahamas0012101Dogs win
Cape Verde0012101Dogs win
Seychelles0012101Dogs win
The Gambia0012101Dogs win
U.S. Virgin Islands0012101Dogs win
Gibraltar0012101Dogs win
British Virgin Islands0012101Dogs win
Namibia0012101Dogs win
Somalia0012101Dogs win
Cote d'Ivoire0012101Dogs win
Mayotte001210100.0% H170Dogs win
Chile4981608661160611590.50.5Draw
Colombia2758883708996450.4970.503Draw
Czechia943041273092210.4960.504Draw

Key Findings:
● Cats are more popular than dogs in 91 countries and dogs more prevalent in 76 countries.
● The United States, Australia, and the UK are all dog-people countries.
● New York City has the highest number of cat- or dog-tagged photos globally, and 59.6% were about cats rather than dogs.

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