Research Publications

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.

Public Attitude Monitor 1998

The topics in the Public Attitude Monitor (PAM) 1998 report are covered in two issues. The first issue examines public perceptions of profitability of personal auto and homeowners lines of insurance. The regulation of insurance and choice in auto insurance are the two main topics covered in the second issue of PAM '98.

Public Attitude Monitor 1998, Insurer Profitability

The topics in the Public Attitude Monitor (PAM) 1998 report are covered in two issues. The first issue examines public perceptions of profitability of personal auto and homeowners lines of insurance. The regulation of insurance and choice in auto insurance are the two main topics covered in the second issue of PAM '98.

Public Attitude Monitor 1997, Drinking and Driving, Speeding

The Public Attitude Monitor (PAM) 1997 is based on four surveys covering the following topics: domestic violence, air bags, credit history, cell phones, truckers, aggressive driving, no-fault insurance, no-pay no play concept, fraud, speeding, and drinking and driving. The PAM 97 report will be issued in a series of releases, each covering single or related topics.

Public Attitude Monitor 1996

This survey examines consumer attitudes about cost containment issues including managed medical and auto care, fraud-fighting efforts, no-fault insurance, uninsured drivers, and the "values" insurance provides. The legal issues including attorney involvement in the claims process, personal injury lawsuits, and tort reform are explored in this edition. Highway safety issues such as air bag safety, red light cameras, and motorcycle helmet laws are examined. Consumer attitudes toward natural disaster subsidies also are explored.

Public Attitude Monitor 1995

Topics explored in this survey include consumer auto and home insurance shopping behavior, consumer willingness to provide insurers with information on race, ethnicity and income for regulatory purposes, and awareness of factors affecting the cost of settling automobile insurance claims. This survey also examines recent trends in public attitude towards insurance fraud and views on disaster relief by geographic region. Public opinion regarding roadway safety issues, including drinking and driving, acceptability of speeding, and reducing accidents among teenage drivers and elderly drivers, also is explored in this survey.

Public Attitude Monitor 1993

This survey explores consumer expectations from auto insurers, and investigates when and why people hire lawyers for auto claims. The survey also examines attitudes regarding insurance fraud, affordability of auto insurance, insurance company access to motor vehicle records, employee perceptions of safety in the workplace, managed health care in auto insurance and workers' compensation, and responsibility for adequate homeowner's insurance.

Public Attitude Monitor 1992

This survey explores public attitudes on insurance fraud in workers' compensation and disability claims, affordability of auto insurance, effects of attorney advertising, traffic safety issues, earthquake risk, and other insurance topics.