Sharing Economy Benefits

Sharing Economy Benefits

Proof Point

Greater choices, cheaper goods and services, and more flexibility top sharing economy benefits, according to PSB survey

Sharing Economy Benefits

2016 (percentage of respondents)

Note: Data based on Penn Schoen Berland (PSB)’s 2016 study of U.S. employees, adults who work more than 35 hours a week, from seven industries: education, government, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, media & entertainment, and retail

Proof Point Findings

  • Sharing Economy – Economic and social activities involving sharing of underutilized assets (e.g. cars, houses, heavy equipment), mostly through online platforms
  • Diversified Choices and Better Value – Greater choices of products and services top benefits of sharing economy, according to 31% of U.S. employees surveyed, followed by cheaper goods and services (24%) and greater flexibility (24%)
  • Other Benefits – Encouraging entrepreneurship (17%), access over ownership (13%), easier assessment of quality and value (11%), and innovative products and services (10%) identified as other benefits of sharing economy
  • Key Drivers – Include increasing accessibility of products and services, creation of new jobs, more efficient use of underutilized assets, less expensive cost of accessing than ownership, and additional income source potential


Market Disruption


Education, Financial Services, Government (excluding military), Healthcare/Health Sciences, Industrial Manufacturing, Media and Entertainment, Wholesale and Retail Trade


Date Last Updated

February 19, 2018

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