56% See Ride Sharing Services As Good for the Economy; 7% Say They’re Bad

Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters nationwide believe ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft are good for the U.S. economy. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 7% believe they are bad for the economy, 17% believe they have no impact, and 20% are not sure.

White voters are less enthusiastic about the ride-sharing services than others. Seventy-percent (70%) of Hispanic voters see the ride-sharing services as good for the economy. So do 66% of black voters and 51% of white voters.

There is also a generational divide. Among voters under 50, 64% believe these services are good for the economy. That falls to 47% among older voters.

The ride sharing services are viewed as a positive by 59% of Democrats, 54% of Independents, and 53% of Republicans. There is somewhat of a racial divide among Democrats on this question. Among white Democrats, 53% consider the ride-sharing services as a positive. Among black and Hispanic Democrats, that figure is 68% (see crosstab results).

Overall, there is a bit less certainty about apartment sharing companies like AirBNB. Still, 45% consider them good for the economy while just 8% say bad. Women are less upbeat about this service than men.

Fifty-six percent (56%) of voters have a favorable opinion of Uber while 22% have an unfavorable view. For Lyft, the numbers are 54% positive and 18% negative. AirBNB gets positive reviews from 43% while 17% say the opposite.

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The national survey of 1,002 Registered Voters was conducted April 28-29, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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