Claims News Service, Oct. 25, 11:00 a.m. EDT — In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, an on-line study of approximately 1,000 U.S. adults conducted by Ipsos, a global survey-based market research company, shows that while nearly all respondents approve of the job being done by charities and non-profits, only 18 percent approve of the job being done by the insurance industry. Forty-three percent of Americans disapprove of the job being done by insurance companies and 39 percent are unable to take sides at this time.

“The results for the insurance industry are troubling. The insurance industry rates below all levels of government (national, state, and local) and aid organizations in its response to the hurricane,” said Thomas Miller, Regional Senior Vice-President and Managing Director of Ipsos Public Affairs in the U.S.

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