Thursday, May 19, 2016

15% of U.S. Residents Have Used Ride-Sharing, 11% Have Used a Home-Sharing Service

An estimated 15 percent of U.S. adults have used a ride-hailing app such as Uber or Lyft. Some three percent of U.S. adults use ride-hailing apps on a daily or weekly basis, and around 66 percent of these regular ride-hailing users indicate that they own a car or regularly drive a personal vehicle.

About 11 percent have used a home-sharing service such as Airbnb. U.S. residents 35 to 44 are nearly twice as likely as those ages 18 to 24 to have used home-sharing services (16 percent compared to nine percent).

A majority of regular ride-hailing users are car owners or drivers, but are significantly more likely to use a range of other transportation options.

Ride-hailing apps appeal heavily to younger adults. The median age of adult ride-hailing users in the United States is 33, and 18- to 29-year-olds are seven times as likely to use these services as are those age 65 and older (28 percent compared to four percent).

Ride-hailing use is also heavily concentrated among urban residents (especially younger urbanites and those with relatively high levels of income and educational attainment), while being consistently low among rural residents of all kinds.

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