Cat being scratched on chin

Why do people love cats so much? Because these furry friends provide us with good company. Companionship is the No. 1 reason why cats are so popular, according to a survey by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association. Check out 5 more reasons people love their kitties so much. (Survey allowed multiple answers.)

Response Percentage

  • Companionship: 90%
  • Fun to watch: 73%
  • Relieves stress: 62%
  • Like family member: 60%
  • Easy to maintain: 57%
  • Pest control: 51%