Will We Ever Go Paperless?

A national scientific telephone survey conducted by Poll Position found that 56% of Americans said they don’t think the United States would ever be a paperless society, while 20% said yes, one day we’ll all go paperless. Twenty-four percent of Americans were undecided or had no opinion on the question.


paperlessThe 18-29 age group had the strongest opinion and 63% said the United States would never be a paperless society and 23% said we could be a paperless society. Results from men and women were similar, with 56% of men and women both saying we could never be a paperless society.

Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,142 registered voters nationwide was conducted December 6, 2011, and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.

Poll Position is a unique non-partisan news, polling, and social media company founded and led by two award-winning CNN news and polling veterans. More information is available at www.pollposition.com.

Steve Anderson provides information to insurance agents about how they can use technology to increase revenue and/or reduce expenses. He speaks professionally to hundreds of agents each year on the future of technology, the social web, and how insurance agencies can establish their Internet presence.

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2 thoughts on “Will We Ever Go Paperless?

  1. I remember visiting the Reliance Insurance Co. in Philadelphia in 1980 or thereabouts and they had agency management systems set up in their office (there were only three at that time) and the carrier was advertising and promoting “Paper free in 83”.

    I am still waiting.