We’ve seen the public service announcements and heard Oprah’s plea. We know about that Glee episode where Dianna Agron’s character ends up in a wheelchair (kind of). Still, 59 percent of millennials say they've texted while driving.
The finding is part of Fusion's Massive Millennial Poll, which surveyed 1,000 people aged 18 to 34 about everything from politics to dating to race issues. (For full results and methodology, click here.) When interviewed, 64 percent of men said they'd texted while driving, compared to 54 percent of women.
The sad truth is that nine people are killed and 1,153 injured every day thanks to distracted driving, according to the CDC. Drivers in their 20s make up nearly 30 percent of the distracted drivers in fatal crashes.
It's just not worth it.
Fusion's Massive Millennial Poll surveyed 1,000 people between the ages of 18 to 34, with a general population sample and an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.1 percentage points. The interviews were conducted via telephone from Jan. 6 to Jan. 11. For more on our methodology and poll results, click here.
Taryn Hillin is Fusion's love and sex writer, with a large focus on the science of relationships. She also loves dogs, Bourbon barrel-aged beers and popcorn — not necessarily in that order.