A national poll conducted by Instituto Datafolha shows that 86% of Brazilians favor home sharing with travelers through the internet, with online listings, reservations and payments. Furthermore, 76% are either satisfied with the current law for short term rentals or would like new rules that do not restrict home sharing.
The results also show that 96% of the population see benefits in home sharing, especially when it comes to providing extra income for hosts and savings for travelers. In total, seven out of ten Brazilians think Airbnb is helping people.
- 86% are in favor of home sharing for travelers through the web
- 96% see advantages in this kind of accommodation (mostly extra income for hosts and savings for travelers)
- 70% say Airbnb is helping people
- 76% are satisfied with current rules or want new rules that do not restrict Airbnb
Brazilians also reject restrictions coming from building management boards, with 62% saying they disagree that this entity could ban short term rentals. And almost all of the population (92%) say they would feel safe renting homes during their travels with procedures such as ID verification, photos and reviews, online payment and customer and safety support.
Furthermore, 71% of Brazilians disagree with paying additional taxes (all earnings are already subject to income tax collection).
- 92% feel safe booking homes in their travels with online safety measures like ID verification, chat, photos, ratings, customer service and safety monitoring
- 62% disagree with building management boards banning short term rentals
- 71% disagree with paying additional taxes
The poll was conducted by Datafolha between August 23 -27 in over 130 cities, and 2,693 interviews were conducted. The results are representative of the Brazilian population age 16 and over and the error margin is 2 percentage points up or down.