Key Findings & Charts from the 2015 Consumer Risk Index

The 2015 Consumer Risk Index shows increased worry over cyber and technology-related risk, personal safety and the frequency and severity of weather events and natural disasters. It was also discovered that Americans are largely proactive about managing risk. Most Americans are taking simple measures to help protect themselves against the risks they worry about most.

The following charts detail some key findings from our 2015 Consumer Risk Index.

Cyber risks have jumped to third place in the list of top seven perceived risks for 2015, which may be spurred by the fact that more people have their lives on digital devices, as well as the prevalence of high-profile breaches in media news coverage.

Chart of what Americans worry about from 2015 Consumer Risk IndexChart of what Americans worry about from 2015 Consumer Risk Index

Concerns over bank accounts being hacked leads the list of specific cyber, computer and technology-related fears.

Chart of top cyber-related concerns from 2015 Consumer Risk IndexChart of top cyber-related concerns from 2015 Consumer Risk Index

Many Americans report taking appropriate preventative measures to help protect against cyber risk — with the 25% who believe they have been a victim of an attack reporting to be even more vigilant in their efforts.

Chart of how Americans mitigate cyber risk from 2015 Consumer Risk IndexChart of how Americans mitigate cyber risk from 2015 Consumer Risk Index

Fear of accidents due to distracted driving (while using technology like mobile devices and tablets) remains high — still, many Americans believe other drivers and pedestrians potentially are the problem.

Chart of Distracted Driving worries from 2015 Consumer Risk IndexChart of Distracted Driving worries from 2015 Consumer Risk Index

Many Americans have already taken key actions to help reduce the risks they face, while many others report that they are very likely to do so in the future.

Chart of what Americans are doing to manage risk from 2015 Consumer Risk IndexChart of what Americans are doing to manage risk from 2015 Consumer Risk Index

What Else Are Americans Worried About — and What Are They Doing to Manage Risk?

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