July 21, 2017

Uber crisis won’t cause millennials to bail: survey

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Uber has been involved in a long list of scandals recently that have made the future of the ride service uncertain. There had been rumors that Uber founder and CEO Travis Kalanick was expected to step down amid all of the controversy, but it looks like he’s sticking around. USA TODAY

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber is in crisis, scrambling to grapple with accusations of a sexist work culture , an intellectual property lawsuit from Alphabet-owned Waymo and a critical search for a chief operating officer.

But none of that seems to matter to Millennials, an overwhelming majority of whom plan to stick with the ride-sharing giant despite its issues.

Of 1,537 Uber users born in the 1980s and 1990s surveyed between March 3 and 25 — just weeks after Uber’s February troubles took root — 93% said they have no plans to dump the app. The survey was conducted by student loan refinancing site LendEDU. Uber’s year has gotten off to a rough start as the ride-hailing company faces questions about his business practices and corporate culture. (Photo: Seth Wenig, Associated Press) Perhaps not suprisingly, the results skew slightly when comparing male and female riders.

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