Research Publications

Public Attitude Monitor 2002 - Issue 3

The third issue of the Insurance Research Council's Public Attitude Monitor 2002 (PAM) examines consumers' satisfaction with their auto or homeowners insurance, the public's perceptions of the responsiveness of the insurance industry to the September 11th terrorist attacks, their understanding and awareness of insurance regulation, and their opinions on how insurers should handle claims for losses that a policy was not priced to cover.

Public Attitued Monitor 2002 - Issue 2

The second issue of the Insurance Research Council's Public Attitude Monitor 2002 (PAM) examines the public's opinion on issues related to vehicle occupant safety: the importance of vehicle safety in the vehicle purchase decision, side air bags, head restraints, and primary versus secondary seat belt enforcement.

2002 - Issue 1

The first issue of the Insurance Research Council's Public Attitude Monitor 2002 (PAM) examines the public's opinion about child passenger safety and reported frequency of home ownership and homeowners insurance.

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.