What do Americans fear the most?

What do Americans fear the most?

Thursday, September 14, 2017

5:57 PM

What do Americans fear the most?

o Economic or financial collapse

o Terrorist attack on the nation

o Loved ones dying

o Corrupt government officials

o Economic or financial collapse 38.5%

o Terrorist attack on the nation 18.2%

o Loved ones dying 28.1%

o Corrupt government officials 15.2%

Of the top 10 fears identified in Chapman University’s 2016 survey, 60.6 percent of Americans reported being "afraid" or "very afraid" of corrupt government officials. This beat out fear of identity theft (37.1 percent), walking alone at night (21.1 percent) and a tie between fear of zombies and significant other cheating (10.2 percent each.) The thing least feared by Americans is others talking about them behind their backs (6.8 percent.) Source: Chapman.edu