Businesses and consumers surveyed about risk concerns
Do you think the world is getting riskier or no? That question was asked to more than 1,000 business executives and more than 1,000 consumers in The 2017 Travelers Risk Index. Travelers conducts the survey annually to take the pulse of how both businesses and consumers perceive risks and what steps they take to mitigate them.
This year, both groups were more optimistic than in prior years:
This year, 52% of consumers say they think the world is getting riskier, compared with 56% in 2016 and 63% in 2013; fewer businesses (37%) perceive that the business environment is getting riskier, compared with 41% who thought so in 2016 and 44% in 2015.
Both groups share some of the same concerns, among them: financial worries, cyber threats, distracted driving, the changing workforce, emerging technology, extreme weather and safety.
We've included infographics summaries below in this post, but you can also access or download the full 2017 risk report in PDF form.