If you were to choose between helping a human and a dog when both need your help, which one would you prefer to help?
Several studies show when it comes to being compassionate, a good number of people choose pooches. Are you surprised by this?
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The researchers requested 256 students to read a fabricated news article and disclose their compassion for a battered adult or a child in comparison to an adult dog.
The results revealed the college students were more sympathetic to the dogs as opposed to humans. According to the study, students were found to sympathize with kids, puppies, and adult canines than with humans.
Age becomes a factor when empathy is shown towards humans than when it is shown towards dogs.
The study talks of a British charitable organization which also examined the level of empathy when it comes to dogs and humans.
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