Health insurers have a relatively bad public image, and life insurers do just slightly better.
Researchers at Harris Interactive Inc., Rochester, N.Y., have published those conclusions in a summary of results from a telephone survey of 1,010 U.S. adults.
The researchers asked for participants’ opinions about 20 industries and compared the answers with results from a similar 2007 survey.
The 2008 industry scores ranged from 84, for supermarkets, to -43, for tobacco companies.
Managed care companies received a score of -14, up from -20 in 2007.