FAMIC commissioned the first study of the public’s attitudes toward ritualization and memorialization in September 1990. Subsequent waves were conducted in 1995, 1999, 2004, 2010 and 2015, making this one of the most comprehensive and long-standing consumer research projects in funeral service. The goal of this research is to better understand the personal values driving decision-making behavior as it pertains to funeral service; to learn more about attitudes toward pre-planning, cremation, monuments, cemeteries and other aspects of memorialization; and to analyze changes in attitudes over time.
Have the Talk of a Lifetime
Have the Talk of a Lifetime is a consumer education outreach effort to urge families to talk with loved ones about life, the things that matter most and how they want to be remembered when they die. The materials created are available to the associations and their members for use in their place of business at no or little cost to the member.