A short and fun exploratory project! It is being conducted opportunistically while conducting the Social Topics project. :)
The basic idea is that various demographic cohorts differ when it comes to how much they talk about pets. I am curious if the Spokes database (Pęzik, 2014) would be enough to draw any meaningful conclusions about those conversations.
Pets are defined as animals kept primarily for a person’s entertainment or company (therefore, farm animals, laboratory animals, or working animals are not considered pets).