This study examines public attitudes on issues around litigation and the impact on insurance. Through an online survey with more than 1,500 respondents, the Insurance Research Council examined consumer perceptions of attorney advertising, litigation financing, the role of attorneys in insurance claims, and issues relating to personal injury lawsuits. One focus of the report is generational differences in attitudes toward these topics.
This study reports the findings from an October 2020 survey examining changes in commuting patterns, changes in personal risk exposure, and other topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic effects. Many of the impacts were more commonly reported among younger, urban, and lower-income respondents.
This report explores consumer attitudes and opinions with respect to auto insurance telematics and usage-based insurance. The report finds that many drivers participating in the programs change their driving behavior in response to information provided by their insurance companies about their driving gathered with a telematics device. The report also confirms that many drivers are concerned about the privacy of their personal information.
This report summarizes findings based on a recent survey conducted on behalf of the IRC regarding personal auto, homeowners, and renters insurance. The survey sample of 2,000 adult respondents was representative of the United States’ general population with respect to age, gender, income, and region.
This study examines public familiarity with and participation in the sharing economy. Also explored in the report are various insurance-related aspects of the sharing economy. The study is based on the responses of 1,105 participants in a survey fielded by GfK Public Affairs & Corporate Communications.
The report explores consumer attitudes and opinions with respect to auto insurance telematics and usage-based insurance (UBI). The report finds that many drivers participating in telematics programs change their driving behavior in response to information provided by their insurance companies about their driving that was gathered with a telematics device. The report also confirms that many drivers are concerned about the privacy of their personal information.
This report examines how often consumers shop for auto insurance, how they go about shopping, the choices made after shopping, satisfaction with the shopping experience, and the use of Internet-based personal technology when shopping for insurance. The report also looks at differences in shopping behavior and technology use across demographic groups
Sixty-eight percent of adults disagree with the idea that local governments should charge accident response fees to individuals involved in traffic accidents, according to a new study from the Insurance Research Council (IRC). When reminded that requiring insurance companies to pay accident response fees could lead to higher auto insurance costs, 69 percent of survey respondents disagreed with the idea of local governments charging accident response fees.
Almost one-in-five drivers in the United States (18 percent) reported texting while driving in the last 30 days according to a new survey from the Insurance Research Council (IRC). Younger drivers were much more likely than older drivers to say that they were texting while driving. Forty-one percent of drivers age 25 to 39, compared to only 5 percent of drivers 55 and older, reported texting while driving. Thirty-one percent of drivers age 16 to 24 said they had texted while driving in the last 30 days.
New public opinion survey findings from the Insurance Research Council (IRC) indicate that a majority of Americans believe that adopting new laws allowing people to sue their own auto insurance company for punitive damages, in addition to receiving benefits for their insured claim losses, is not a good idea. Twenty-six percent of those surveyed said that allowing such lawsuits was a poor idea, and 31 percent said it was only a fair idea.