“How Far Would You Drive?” A newly released survey conducted on behalf of Enterprise Rent-A-Car explores Americans’ willingness to go the distance and reveals just how far they are willing to drive. The survey asked participants showed some amazing truths. The results? Above all else, we will drive the farthest for love and family.
Here are some other findings from the survey.
Married individuals will drive farther to see their spouse than those who are driving to visit a boyfriend or girlfriend.
- 68% of married participants would drive 5+ hours to see their spouse.
- 43% of non-married individuals in a relationship would drive that far to see a girlfriend or boyfriend.
Americans will also take a long drive to satisfy their love of good food.
- 1/3 of respondents would drive up to 2 hours to eat at their favorite restaurant.
Sports fans are still willing to go a great distance to see their favorite teams play.
- Fans of college football are willing to drive more than 230 miles to see their favorite team play – more than any other sport. Professional basketball fans are willing to drive 112 miles to see their favorite athlete or team play, the fewest miles of any other sport. By comparison, hockey fans are willing to drive 185 miles, baseball fans 164 miles, and professional football fans 165 miles.
- Based on willingness to drive, professional football is the most popular sport in America. 82% of respondents indicated they would drive to watch their favorite professional football team play. Soccer is the least popular sport for travel, with only 50% of respondents indicating a willingness to drive to watch their favorite professional soccer team play.
- 12% of men say they would not drive to attend a sporting event, compared to 23% of women.
Music fans will drive an average of 150 miles to see their favorite band or artist live in concert.
- Rap/Hip Hop fans are willing to drive the farthest (average of 183 miles) to see their favorite band or artist in concert. Electronic Dance Music fans are willing to drive the fewest miles (77) compared to other genres. By comparison, rock/metal fans are willing to drive 167 miles and country fans are willing to drive 166 miles.
- Americans living in the West are significantly less willing than those in other regions to drive to a country concert, while residents in the South are significantly less willing than those in other regions to drive to a rock/metal concert.
- 40% of top 40/pop music fans would drive two hours or more to attend a concert.
Survey information for this article has been provided by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. I have not been compensated for this article. It was just really interesting and I wanted to share.
*The “How Far Would You Drive” survey was conducted in the U.S. with a national sample of 1,015 adults (balanced by gender and age). Survey respondents were 25 years or older and owned a vehicle. The survey was fielded between March 25-27, 2015, and was conducted by Research Now.
For more information about Enterprise, visit www.enterprise.com.
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