Think Black Cats are Bad Luck? …Think Again!

It’s Friday the 13th, it’s the purrrfect time to talk about black cats. Let’s start by squashing the age-old superstition that black cats are bad luck.


Skout is an app that helps you expand your social circle and meet new people. They set out to explore if the myths about black cats hold true, so they surveyed 1,500 of the Skout app users. Here’s what they had to say:

Think black cats are unlucky? Think again!

  • 59% of people think black cats are actually good luck!
  • 46% of people who have owned a black cat say they have won a contest or the lottery (vs. 40% of people who have never owned a black cat).

Owners of black cats may have 9 lives, too!

  • 64% of people who have owned a black cat have had a near death experience and lived to tell about it (vs. 54% of people who have never owned a black cat).

Cat owners have more friends!

  • 71% of cat owners have more than 4 friends, compared to 66% of non-cat owners who say the same.

Irony alert: most people who think black cats are bad luck have black hair.

  • 59% of people who think black cats are bad luck have black hair. Hmmm…

People who believe black cats are bad luck also believe in ghosts.

  • 63% of people who say black cats are bad luck also believe in ghosts and 59% say they are superstitious.

More than 1/3 of women have dressed up as a black cat for Halloween.

  • 35% of women surveyed say they have dressed up as a black cat for Halloween.
  • A black cat costume is especially popular with redheads, 43% of whom say they have worn a black cat costume, and blondes (41%).

Cat owners love black kitties.

  • Nearly 75% of cat owners have owned a black cat and the same (75%) say they would consider adopting a black cat in the future.

Do you have a black cat? Tell us about your lucky black cat!



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    Dec 5, 2016 at 2:36 am

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    Dec 14, 2016 at 8:29 am

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    Feb 2, 2017 at 11:34 am

    Well I’m sure alot of folks aren’t sure. Some of these names are relatively new. Unless they are involved in a situation that might involve one of these situations, then no, the general public doesn’t need to know. However, it would behoove most to at least know the difference between them and there is a ton of information online for those seeking an education.References : Was this answer helpful?

  4. Vanessa Mortensen

    Oct 16, 2017 at 10:13 am

    We have one little black kitty named “Suzy Q”. She has bright gold eyes and a tiny smudge of white tipping her tail. Our vet rescued her after she had been dumped at a nursing home and was pregnant. After she had 5 kittens (who were all adopted) I was asked to adopt her. Two months earlier, same story, we adopted a black and gray striped kitty named “Isabel Lily”. We already adopted 2 rabbits (BInky & Lucy) and 2 parakeets (Sweety & Blueberry), all rescues. Suzy Q is shy but sweet. All are already very loved and spoiled!

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