Should women and men pay the same for insurance?MoneySaving Poll Results

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Poll started 28 Feb 2011:

Should women and men pay the same for insurance?

Today the European Court ruled that pricing insurance based on gender is unfair discrimination, which could throw insurance pricing into chaos.

While sometimes, such as with car insurance, young men pay more due to average behaviour so you could argue "would we allow the same based on race?", at other times, such as term life insurance women pay less as they live longer, so there it's not bias it's biology.

Please answer the following question:

Is it ok to charge different genders different amounts?

Results

I'm a man (4710 votes)
Yes: Insurers should be allowed to price on risk2972 votes (63%)
No: It’s unfair discrimination; the price should be the same for both1481 votes (31%)
Only on medical grounds: Differences due to behaviour should be banned257 votes (5%)
I'm a woman (4668 votes)
Yes: Insurers should be allowed to price on risk3989 votes (85%)
No: It’s unfair discrimination; the price should be the same for both526 votes (11%)
Only on medical grounds: Differences due to behaviour should be banned153 votes (3%)

                   9,378 votes received.

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