Benenson Strategy Group conducted a survey of Uber driver-partners to understand how Uber fits into the lives of its driver-partners. The interviews took place from December 16th through 22nd, 2014 and included 601 interviews with current Uber driver-partners from 20 markets where Uber operates.
BSG found that driver-partners come from a variety of backgrounds – many were not previous drivers – and are a demographically diverse group. Uber is significantly improving driver-partners’ financial situations and they are optimistic about their financial future now that they’re driving on the Uber platform. Ultimately, driver-partners value flexibility in a job, and that’s what Uber gives them – three quarters would rather have a job where they can choose their own schedule and be their own boss than a 9-to-5 job with benefits and a salary.
For the full findings of our Uber study, view the report below.