Uber usage continues to climb

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Uber usage continues to climb

Approval of banning Uber characteristic of one quarter

TORONTO JULY 16th - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 825 Toronto adults, close to one quarter of voters have used the Uber ride sharing app (22%) and this is up from less than a fifth in April (18%) and just a tenth last November, 2014 (12%). Uber usage is common to the youngest, medium to high income groups in downtown Toronto.

One quarter approve of banning or restricting Uber

One quarter approve of a ban or restrictions on Uber (26%). Wanting to ban Uber is common to the oldest, females, the less wealthy, in East York (caution: small sample size).

“While more and more and more people use Uber, it appears that familiarity is breeding a type of rejection. It is interesting that females are among the groups with the highest approval for banning the service, and this may be the result of apocryphal tales of attacks by Uber drivers," said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.

Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at lbozinoff@forumresearch.com or at (416) 960-9603.