The study is in sharp contrast to other recent studies that have shown millennials, also called Gen Y, lack a passion for car ownership and prefer other forms of transportation.
This shift in driving behaviors and attitudes towards cars is because millennials are “aging up into car ownership,” the MTV study said. Also, a stronger economy allows for more millennials to afford cars now. Millennials are people between the ages of 18 and 34.
In MTV’s study, “Millennials Have Drive,” young people said they drive more miles per month than other generations today. The average number of miles driven by millennials is 934 miles a month compared with baby boomers’ 544 miles and Gen X’s 790 miles, the study said.
The study, which included about 3,600 millennials, also found 3 in 4 agreed they would rather give up social media for a day than give up their cars. It said 72 percent would rather give up texting for a week than surrender their cars.