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Americans are unaware of controversy surrounding on-demand services despite using them regularly | The Daily Dot

While 72 percent of people have used an on-demand service, that leaves 28 percent of people have never stepped foot in a rideshare vehicle or stayed in a shared home. That figure is indicative of a larger trend that sees many people still unfamiliar with much of the information surrounding the economy created by these […]

While 72 percent of people have used an on-demand service, that leaves 28 percent of people have never stepped foot in a rideshare vehicle or stayed in a shared home. That figure is indicative of a larger trend that sees many people still unfamiliar with much of the information surrounding the economy created by these new platforms.

30 percent of Americans surveyed had never heard of Uber or Lyft while half were entirely unaware of home-sharing sites like Airbnb. Nearly three-fourths of those polled were unfamiliar with the term “sharing economy,” and nearly nine in ten people had not heard of the “gig economy.” The term “crowdfunding” garnered the most familiarity, but still saw a vast majority—61 percent—who were unaware of it.

Source: Americans are unaware of controversy surrounding on-demand services despite using them regularly | The Daily Dot

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