Which animal is the most adorable?
Posted On July 1, 2021
An adorable pet can help you achieve a higher score in your exam.
According to the New York Times, a new study conducted by Harvard researchers found that the best way to impress your teachers is by being adorable.
The researchers, from Harvard Business School, looked at a database of students who scored an 80 or higher on a test of creativity.
They then looked at which animals were considered most adorable.
A total of 13,737 students were polled and their results were then aggregated and ranked by the average score.
The most adorable animal on the list?
The adorable dog.
“It’s the most recognizable, adorable animal for people,” said researcher Matthew W. Schulz, a senior lecturer in business.
The results were interesting, according to Schulz: The most popular pet of the top three most adorable animals was a yellow labrador named “Lion” (an adorable brown tabby with a “M,” which is the number of a female dog), while the most popular canine on the ranking was a cross between a poodle and a cross-country ski sled.
“Lions are the most beloved pet and they are so much loved by children,” Schulz said.
The study, which was published in the journal PLoS One, also found that pets are highly popular among older adults and people who have difficulty expressing emotions.
“People who are more emotionally expressive are the people who are least likely to have pets, which is why it’s a good time to adopt a pet,” said study researcher Christopher S. P. Gossett, a professor of psychology at Harvard Business, in a press release.
A more recent study found that older people were also much more likely to want to adopt dogs.
According the study, the average age at which people adopted a pet was 36 years old, and it was more common for people in their 40s and 50s to adopt than for people under the age of 40.
The same study found there was also a correlation between the number and age of people adopting a pet.
PETA said the study was the first to look at the relationship between a pet’s popularity and age.
“In a study like this, we really wanted to look beyond age and look at people’s personalities, their social experiences, and the number who are adopted,” said PETA Vice President of Research and Programs Krista Koehler in a statement.
“We think this research confirms that pet ownership is a very universal and healthy choice for pet owners, and that the more people are involved with the animal, the better.”
The study was funded by the Humane Society of the United States.