We wanted to know exactly how german drivers actually feel about this and so, conducted a survey to find out who the singing superstars on Germany’s roads are and on which medium german drivers prefer to listen to music.
One thing is certain: While driving a car, more than 97% of all respondents listen to music, and among those under 30 years of age, over 99% do so.
Which medium is used most for listening to music?
While not even one in ten respondents still uses CDs in their car, the majority of car drivers (69%) listens to music on the radio. Even the own smartphone or streaming services are only used by 10 percent for playing music while driving. The situation is different for the under-30s, among which modern technologies and streaming apps are much more popular. Every fourth person already uses a streaming service for musical entertainment when driving. In this age group, less than half the drivers use the car radio or a CD (46%), while the majority plays its favourite music from their smartphone, streaming service or from a memory card. Among the over 30-year-olds, however, more than 85% still prefer to use the radio or play a CD while driving rather than using their mobile phone or even a streaming service.
In the car we are all superstars
The survey also revealed that women are much more likely than men to reveal their singing skills when in the driver’s seat. While only one in ten men (10 %) sing along when driving, more than a quarter of all surveyed women (26 %) do so. Similarly, men (22%) are three times more likely than women (6%) to never sing in their car.