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Public Attitudes Toward Auto Insurance, 1969

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Barfield, Richard
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Transportation
Free Keywords
accidents; automobile insurance; insurance claims; insurance settlements; traffic accidents
  • Abstract

    The major aim of this study was to explore how American people felt about various aspects of automobile insurance and why they felt as they did. The investigation ascertained the number of automobile accidents in which respondents and/or their families had been involved and the number of claims filed and settlements received. Respondents were also asked about their experiences with automobile insurance while dealing with these accidents, claims, and settlements. In addition, data were collected on policy cancellations and other difficulties that were encountered in renewal of policies. Demographic information about the family head includes age, sex, race, occupation, level of education, and marital status. Data collected about the family unit include number of children under 18, number of drivers, number of drivers under 25, income, and value of savings, stocks, shares, and investments in real estate. The study was conducted on a split sample, the first subsample being interviewed between May-June and the second between August-September 1969.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1969
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Dwelling units in the United States.
Representative sample, with the head of the family unit designated as the preferred respondent.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 7431 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07431.v1
  • Barfield, Richard E.. Public Attitudes Toward Auto Insurance; Staff analysis of Consumer Complaint Letters Concerning Auto Insurance: A Report to the Department of Transportation. Washington, DC: United States Department of Transportation, Auto Insurance and Compensation Study. 1970.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Barfield, Richard (1984): Public Attitudes Toward Auto Insurance, 1969. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.