Artcles Posted in 2018


FinTech: The Technology and the Early Adopters Disrupting Financial Services

IAI Fintech Whitepaper

Financial Services is one of the many categories experiencing an unprecedented level of disruption, as new technologies replace and transform traditional offerings. When categories evolve this rapidly, a small group of early adopters lead the way for other consumers.

These early adopters are the experimenters who try new products and services—and eventually educate the rest of us. To belong to this elite group, a person needs time, passion and the means to experiment. Ipsos Affluent Intelligence has been studying these consumers – who we call “Affluencers” – for over four decades.

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Perception and Reality: Why do some countries worry about terrorism more than others?

Fig.1 Which countries are most worried about terrorism? In a global study, Ipsos asked citizens in 27 countries to provide their top three societal issues that caused them worry. Among all global respondents, 17% perceive terrorism as a top three issue of concern, four points ahead of the closely related issue of immigration control. Israeli…

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Affluents in the Age of Polarity

Michael Baer, IAI’s SVP Team Lead, talks to MediaPost about the Affluent Outlook in 2018. In a year that sees America more politically polarized than ever before, we find even Affluent Americans (a relatively homogenous audience) are picking sides. Affluent women and Millennials in particular are more likely to be dissatisfied with the direction that the…

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Spring Release of the Ipsos Affluent Survey

The semi-annual release of results from the Ipsos Affluent Survey went live on March 28th. Based on responses from more than 24,000 adults with household incomes over $125,000, the results are projected to a total population of 60.5 million affluent adults (18 years and older). With a median household income of $180,898 (+1.5% from a…

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Smart Home Technology – Not your Typical Tech

In this age of fragmentation and media complexity, the idea of understanding and engaging with an audience with disproportionate buying power, interest and influence is an understandably compelling approach. Ipsos Affluent Intelligence data has proven that affluent influencers—Affluencers—have greater spending power, expertise and category knowledge. They’re experimenters and early adopters who road test new products…

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