Pets Make Little Difference in Happiness
Pet owners are about equally likely to be very happy as those without pets of any kind. Looking just at pet owners who have a dog or cat tells the same story; both groups are about equally likely to say they are very happy.
Cite this publication: . “Are We Happy Yet?.” Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C. (February 13, 2006) http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2006/02/13/are-we-happy-yet/, accessed on July 22, 2014.