Even though I’ve personally communicated with tens of thousands of drivers over the past few years, it’s always good to back up everything I’ve learned about drivers with some data. For example, I’ve been telling people for years that drivers stay busier with Uber but prefer driving for Lyft, but when you get a thousand other people to confirm it, your argument becomes a lot more convincing.
This year’s survey ended up being one of the largest rideshare driver surveys ever conducted. We received 1,150 total responses from drivers primarily from platforms like Uber and Lyft. If you filled out the survey, thank you! I personally reviewed every single entry (and yes, it did take a long time) but the feedback was invaluable for me and we were able to uncover some interesting observations and trends for rideshare drivers. Here’s what we found:
(If you’d like to review our full PDF report of the data, please click here. If you’re a media member or researcher and would like to see a full list of questions and/or calculations, please contact me.)