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The countries with the biggest cat obsessions in the world

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There are 76.5 million cats in America despite what the 1986 animated film An American Tail would have you believe.

Nor are the streets paved with cheese.


In fact the US is the most cat-obsessed country in the world. One in three households own a pet cat, with an average of 2.2 cats per cat-owning family.

According to data from World Atlas, China comes second to the United States (with 53 million cats), followed by Russia (12.75 million) and Brazil (12.5 million).

This graph from Statista visualises the data:

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