While Americans' overall perception of their level of risk remained the same from 2014, their concerns over cyber risk in particular jumped by 21 percentage points, according to the results of the Travelers' 2015 Consumer Risk Index

When it comes to risk perception, demographics such as location, gender, income and education matter to varying degrees. According to the survey, the majority of people who think the world is becoming riskier (57%) are women and individuals older than 40. Those with incomes above $50,000 see risk increasing.

Below, a summary of findings from Travelers' 2015 Consumer Risk Index. Click image to enlarge.

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Shawn Moynihan

Shawn Moynihan is Editor-in-Chief of National Underwriter Property & Casualty. A St. John’s University alum, Moynihan has earned 11 Jesse H. Neal Awards, the Pulitzers of the business press; seven Azbee Awards, from the American Society of Business Press Editors; two Folio Awards; and a SABEW award, from the Society of American Business Editors & Writers. Prior to joining ALM, he served as Managing Editor/Online Editor of journalism institution Editor & Publisher, the trade bible of the newspaper industry. Moynihan also has held editorial positions with AOL, Metro New York, and Newhouse Newspapers. He can be reached at [email protected].