More than one in two households have at least one pet with dogs the most popular. But do they realise how lucky they are – 74% of these mutts will be receiving a Christmas present from their doting owner. 

So who is next in the Christmas countdown to be on the receiving end of a present. Rodents have managed to burrow their way into second position with 71% of these small furry friends likely to get a gift.

Cats have just managed to scrape into third position – 52% should be unwrapping some sort of present but they only just nicked it.

Amazingly 51% of fish will find something splashing into their aquatic world this yuletide!

For more information go to data tables in our Public Opinion online data sets or contact Richard Lindsay.


This public opinion data has been collected and analysed by NEMS from a survey of representative sample of UK adults conducted through NEMS Market Research’s telephone omnibus, a national survey of 1000 adults conducted every week.


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