April 27, 2006
9 out of 10 Americans sing in their cars
Moorpark, California – According to a recent survey of more than 1,000 U.S. drivers, more than 9 out of 10 Americans sing in their cars. The “Music in Motion” survey was conducted by Directive Analytics and commissioned by Auto Expressions, an automotive accessories manufacturer.
Results of the survey also found that most people prefer to sing solo in their car since 8 out of 10 people said that they experience ‘stage fright’ and don’t like to sing when there is an audience of other passengers present. Ironically though, 6 out of 10 don’t care when someone in another automobile catches them singing in the car – more than three-fourths of drivers actually continue singing.
The survey also discovered that women more often than men sing in their cars. Most drivers still find themselves just singing along to the songs on the radio. The preferred genres of song for the car crooners are rock songs, followed closely by music from the ’80s and pop music. However, country songs top the charts for older Americans.
The survey suggests that car manufacturers may want to consider renaming SUVs, “Singing Utility Vehicles”, since drivers of these types of cars tend to sing the most.