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STUDY: Almost 40% of U.S. Consumers Trust Online Reviews Less Than They Did Five Years Ago

There is no doubt that a product or service with hundreds or thousands of five-star reviews will sell better than one with fewer total reviews or a lower star average. But one notable trend in recent years has been the consumer’s deteriorating trust in these reviews. There have been countless reports about how reviews can ...

STUDY: Only 36% of Drivers Get the Check Engine Light Inspected Within the First Week of it Turning On

For the average driver, the check engine light might be one of life’s greatest mysteries. It could be something simple, like the gas cap needing to be tightened or an oxygen sensor needing to be cleaned. Or it could be something far more critical, especially if the light is flashing, like transmission or engine failure. ...

1 in 10 Drivers Admits to Routinely Cheating in the Carpool Lane

There is nothing more frustrating while sitting in traffic than looking over into the carpool lane and seeing a single occupant vehicle zoom past like they know the law won’t be enforced. And while most people play by the rules as made obvious by the number of cars sitting in stop-and-go traffic most rush hours, ...

STUDY: With Each Decade That Passes, Fewer People Report Knowing How to Drive Stick Shifts

With news in 2019 that more electric cars had sold than those with manual transmissions, and growing calls on social media to #SaveTheManuals, the Reviews.com automobile research team thought it would be interesting to take a look at trend lines for how many people know how to drive a stick. The research team took a ...

STUDY: 1 in 4 People Report Routinely Using a Cell Phone While Driving

In order to get a sense for how many people regularly use their cell phones while they drive, the Reviews.com research team conducted a survey of 1,115 US residents who are also frequent drivers....

STUDY: The Vehicles Most and Least Likely to Stop For Pedestrians at a Crosswalk

Everyone probably has an idea in their head about what type of car will speed right by them while they wait at a crosswalk when trying to cross the street. But does data match preconceived notions? The Reviews.com Car Insurance Research Team wanted to find out if the stereotype of the big truck blasting right ...

STUDY: The Number of Reported House Fires Likely to Increase 15-19% This Holiday Season

The number of house fires has been on a steady decline for decades, although this year could be different. According to a new study from the Reviews.com home insurance research team, it’s predicted that there will be a spike in fires this holiday season as more people than ever are planning to spend their holidays ...

The Cheapest Car Insurance in California

California is the sixth most expensive state for car insurance in the U.S., with an average annual premium of $611 for the state minimum coverage and $1,974 for full coverage. The cheapest car insurance company in California is CSAA, which comes under the state’s average at $524 per year. Your location, among other factors, will ...

The Cheapest Car Insurance in Florida

The state of Florida is no different than other states that require drivers to be insured before they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. In the case of Florida, drivers pay the highest average premium in the nation, at $948 for the state’s minimum required coverage and $2,587 for full coverage. Although you may ...

Study: People Under 35 Are Less Confident Than Ever They'll Be Able To Buy A Home

In order to get a sense of how comfortable people currently feel about buying a home, the Reviews.com Research Team conducted a study of 2,159 US adults. The study provided insight into clear demographic splits, most notably age, when it comes to feeling confident enough in personal financial stability to purchase a house. Study findings: ...

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