Analysis

Key Findings

More than 7 in 10 app-based drivers in California support the ballot measure that is scheduled to appear on the November ballot which would protect their right to be independent contractors.

They report they support the ballot measure because it provides them the flexibility, freedom, and empowerment that allows them to “be in the driver’s seat” of their own lives while also guaranteeing them benefits that make their lives more secure.


The flexibility app-based drivers value as independent contractors is not just a necessity, it’s a deal breaker –

2 in 3 drivers say they would stop driving if this flexibility was compromised.


App-based driving is a side hustle, not a full-time job –

more than 5 in 6 drivers have another job, and 3 in 4 drivers say the income they make from driving is supplemental, not primary income.


Driving helps drivers feel empowered, in control of their lives –

78% say driving helps them feel in control of their own lives, and 67% say driving helps them feel empowered.


App-based driving has been a lifeboat to many who have lost jobs due to COVID-19 –

2 in 3 drivers agree driving gave them an opportunity to earn money after losing a job or having their hours cut.


During a time when mental health is top of mind, driving can be a key outlet for mental wellbeing –

driving can provide a sense of pride, purpose, and community during a time when many are looking for ways to cope.

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