Government corruption, gun control, and terrorism are a few of the things Americans fear the most.
This is according to the third annual American Fears survey by Chapman University in Orange, California.
The survey found for a third year in a row, government corruption topped the list with 60 percent of voters, with terrorist attacks coming in second at 41 percent. Fear of being a victim of terrorism placed separately in the #4 position. Gun control made the list for the first time, with almost 40 percent of participants being fearful of losing their precious firearms.
Chapman University interviewed 1500 adults from across America to compile the list. It paints the picture of a very paranoid country that mistrusts the government and worries about the losing the right to bear arms.
Surely, this election campaign hasn’t helped combat fears.
The Top Ten fears from the survey are below:
1. Government corruption
2. Terrorist attacks on the nation
3. Not having enough money
4. Being a victim of terrorism
5. Gun control
6. People I love dying
7. Economic disaster
8. Identity theft
9. People I love becoming ill
10. Affordable healthcare