Are people who own cats smarter than people who own dogs? Ask a cat person and the answer will always be yes, but now cat lovers may now have scientific evidence on their side.

A study of 600 college students conducted by Carroll University in the United States found that respondents who preferred cats to dogs scored more highly on IQ tests. The research correlates with an earlier study conducted by Bristol University in the UK – showing that households in which someone was qualified to degree level were more likely to own cats and less likely to own dogs than other households.

So if you want to boost your IQ a few points, consider getting a cat. If you want to drop your IQ a few points, consider getting a dog. If you just want to look completely stupid, become a politician.

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