New Survey Says: People DON'T Plan to Die
How much do consumers really know about funeral planning? According to Funeralwise.com, not enough. That?s the conclusion suggested by a fascinating new study released this week that shows consumers are reluctant to pre-plan funerals or express their final wishes.
Conducted by Funeralwise.com, the survey polled 2,651 people who entered the company?s Death and Taxes Sweepstakes during the month of April. They were asked whether they had made funeral plans, intended to preplan, purchased cemetery space, wanted their parents to preplan, and if the family knows their final wishes. Nearly 3,000 adults entered the sweepstakes.
?What?s most surprising are the results we didn?t expect,? said Funeralwise co-founder Rick Paskin.
?For example, when those who have already purchased cemetery spaces were asked if they also intended to preplan their funeral, only 13% of those people intended to preplan. And only 17% of respondents had purchased cemetery spaces.?
Some of the more surprising revelations of the Funeralwise.com survey include:
=> 46% – less than half – say their family knows their final wishes.
=> 24% intend to preplan their funeral.
=> 23% do not intend to preplan their funeral, and only 19% of these people say that their family knows their final wishes.
=> 21% have already made funeral plans, and 31% of these people have already purchased cemetery spaces.
What does this mean? Far fewer people than previously thought are inclined to preplan their funerals. ?This really shows that people need information on funeral planning, especially when making decisions that could cost them a lot of money during a time of grief,? said Paskin.
Funeralwise.com provides free, do-it-yourself funeral planning via its website, as well as extensive information on funeral-related subjects including funeral customs, funeral etiquette, and grief support. Visitors to the site can subscribe to its ?Word to the Wise? series of free guides at www.Funeralwise.com.
Latest posts by CDFuneralNews (see all)
- UPDATE ON HUGE FUNERAL INDUSTRY CIVIL LAWSUIT | FUNERAL nation 101 – CHANGE MAKERS - January 21, 2018
- OGR Annual Conference Offers Solutions to Business Problems in Savannah, GA April 4-6, 2018 - January 21, 2018
- Funeral Cribs Episode 5 – Sunset Memorial Park, Alabama - January 18, 2018
You may be interested
UPDATE ON HUGE FUNERAL INDUSTRY CIVIL LAWSUIT | FUNERAL nation 101 – CHANGE MAKERSCDFuneralNews - January 21, 2018
On this episode, we talk with a death care attorney who is handling a high profile civil lawsuit affecting thousands…
OGR Annual Conference Offers Solutions to Business Problems in Savannah, GA April 4-6, 2018CDFuneralNews - January 21, 2018
AUSTIN, TX – JANUARY 2018 - The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR), the world’s leading professional association dedicated…
Funeral Cribs Episode 5 – Sunset Memorial Park, AlabamaCDFuneralNews - January 18, 2018
The Sunset Memorial Park Funeral Home has had one major goal in mind from the time it started until now,…