Millenials Prefer Mobile Devices to Autos

Image courtesy:  justjared.com / Millenial Taylor Swift uses both her cell phone and her car.  Which do you think she'd give up first?

Image courtesy: justjared.com / Millenial Taylor Swift uses both her cell phone and her car. Which do you think she’d give up first?

Many Americans would consider the loss of their car the equivalent of losing their freedom. But young adults might disagree. In fact, a new survey says 18-34 year olds would be more negatively affected by losing their cell phone. The study, conducted by car-sharing network Zipcar last December, accounted for the opinions of 1,015 adults aged 18 and over. Results showed nearly two-thirds of Millenials say they’d rather have their mobile devices than own a car. A whopping 74% say they’d rather shop online than drive to a store. Nearly half say they avoid driving to see friends in favor of connecting on line, and of those who do drive, 25% say they use driving apps to reduce time on the road. Zipcar chairman and CEO Scott Griffith says, “We’re living through the most important shift in transportation in generations – the creation of a new mobility society.”

What do you think?

Visit http://www.slideshare.net/Zipcar_Inc/millennial-slide-share-final-16812323 to see all the study’s results.

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