Yesterday we blogged about the recent mobilization of home sharing supporters in France. Today, we wanted to share some new independent poll data which demonstrates why this mobilization is happening. The polling, which Airbnb releases today shows the vast majority of French residents support the development of the collaborative economy and think it helps French residents make ends meet. The overwhelming majority say home sharing rules should be clear and simple.
The independent representative opinion poll was carried out by OpinionWay at Airbnb’s request. More than 1,000 French residents were questioned in May. Highlights from the poll show:
France supports the collaborative economy:
- More than three quarters of French residents (77 percent) support the development of the collaborative economy
- Support for the collaborative economy is highest in the Paris region (80 percent) and among 18-24 year olds (86 percent)
- Support for the development of the collaborative economy is high among Airbnb users (93 percent) and residents who have not used Airbnb (75 percent).
France supports clear and simple home sharing rules:
- Almost three quarters (71 percent) of French people say it is good that local residents can occasionally share their primary residence without administrative burdens, like registration requirements
- Support is highest in the Paris region (74 percent)
France believes the collaborative economy helps locals make ends meet:
- More than two thirds (69 percent) of French residents agree that the collaborative economy helps people to make ends meet
- Agreement is highest in the Paris region (75 percent) and among 25-34 year olds (74 percent)
- Agreement is high among Airbnb users (84 percent) and residents who have not used Airbnb (67 percent).
You can view more information about the poll here.