Women who have life insurance in equal amounts to their husbands like to take charge of their lives, according to a recent survey.
Women with equal levels of life insurance also feel they are worth more than any specific dollar amount and think they will accomplish great things during their lives, according to the survey, which focused on the attitudes of women who have life insurance equal to their husbands, as well as women who have insurance versus those who have none.
Of women with insurance equaling their husbands, 57% like to take charge of situations, compared to 48% for those who are insured for less. A significantly larger percentage of women with equal life insurance to their husbands (74%) say they are worth more than any dollar amount that could be set. Sixty-one percent of women with less insurance felt that way.
Some 58% of the women with equal insurance think they will accomplish great things during their lives, compared to 41% for those without less insurance, according to the survey.
The survey was conducted by Cicero Group, a market research firm, for Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. It polled 600 women who represented the general population in the United States for age, geography and education.
Of the women with equal life insurance, 63% professed to enjoy planning for the future, compared to only 49% of those with less insurance. More women (79%) who are insured for the same amount as their husbands report feeling like responsible adults, compared to those who are insured for less than their husbands (62%).
In addition, 43% of women who have any insurance are confident they will achieve their goals, compared to 34% for women without insurance. Seventy-eight percent of women with insurance look forward to retirement compared to 68% of those without insurance.
Penn Mutual feels the survey, known as "Worth," shows that women who have life insurance feel more confident in their ability to plan and control their lives.