Research Publications

Public Attitude Monitor- 2001 - Issue 2

The second issue of the Insurance Research Council's Public Attitude Monitor 2001 (PAM) examines consumers' attitudes toward shopping for auto insurance, use of the Internet in shopping for and researching auto insurance, and uninsured vehicles.

Public Attitude Monitor 2001 - Issue 3,

The third issue of the Insurance Research Council's Public Attitude Monitor 2001 (PAM) examines public opinions of using competitive parts for auto repair and using insurer-designated auto repair shops.

Public Attitude Monitor 2001: - Issue 1

The first issue of the Insurance Research Council's Public Attitude Monitor 2001 (PAM) describes the public's response to questions concerning special licensing laws for older and younger drivers, support for motorcycle helmets, attitudes regarding drinking before driving, strict enforcement of speed limits, and red light cameras.

Public Attitude Monitor 2000: - Issue 3

This third issue of the Insurance Research Council's Public Attitude Monitor 2000 (PAM) report analyzes the public's response to questions about cellular phones and driving and trucks and highway safety.

2000: Issue 2

The first issue of the Insurance Research Council's Public Attitude Monitor 2001 (PAM) describes the public's response to questions concerning special licensing laws for older and younger drivers, support for motorcycle helmets, attitudes regarding drinking before driving, strict enforcement of speed limits, and red light cameras.

Public Attitude Monitor 2000: Issue 1

This first issue of the Insurance Research Council's Public Attitude Monitor 2000 (PAM) report examines public opinions of class action lawsuits, third party bad faith lawsuits, and insurance fraud.

Public Attitude Monitor 1999: Issue 4

This fourth issue of PAM 1999 focuses on three subjects. The first is the importance of vehicle safety, crash test ratings, and other safety information to purchasers of passenger vehicles, as well as the sources used by consumers when obtaining vehicle safety information. The second topic is public awareness of and attitudes toward the safety of sport utility vehicles (SUVs). The third subject addressed by this PAM report is the problem of uninsured drivers.

Public Attitude Monitor 1999: Issue 3

This third issue of PAM 1999 examines public perceptions of the threat of vehicle theft and measures to reduce theft losses as well as various ideas to reduce auto accidents among the nation's youngest and oldest drivers.

Public Attitude Monitor 1999: Issue 2

This second issue of PAM 1999 examines two subjects. The first subject concerns public attitudes toward fraud in filing workers' compensation claims. The second subject concerns the computer problems associated with the year 2000.

Public Attitude Monitor 1999: Issue 1

This first issues of PAM 1999 examines public attitudes toward coping with the property damage caused by natural disasters. The survey found that 60 percent of Americans believe that a major natural disaster might occur in their area sometime in the next ten years. In spite of that belief, few homeowners have purchased the supplemental insurance needed to protect them from the potentially large financial losses associated with natural disasters.