Health & Fit The Top 10 Things Scaring Americans the Most

21:04  12 october  2017
21:04  12 october  2017 Source:   U.S. News & World Report

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A young woman screaming uncontrollably while isolated on a black background.: What really connects most of these fears together? The news, apparently. © (Getty Images) What really connects most of these fears together? The news, apparently.

October is typically seen as the scariest month of the year given its ties to Halloween. So it's appropriate that the Chapman University Survey of American Fears is now out for 2017, revealing what Americans are afraid of most.

For the third year in a row, Americans are most afraid of the corruption of government officials (74.5 percent afraid or very afraid). The second biggest fear was the American Health Care Act, aka Trumpcare (new this year, with 55.3 percent afraid or very afraid), followed by the pollution of oceans, rivers and lakes (53.1 percent) and pollution of drinking water (50.4 percent).

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This should be in the top ten . Mostly people are only scared of the dark because what might come out is unknown. I think this one should be at the top because most things on this list are feared BECAUSE of this fear.

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High medical bills, global warming and climate change, North Korea using weapons and not having enough money in the future were among the other fears in the top 10. Environmental issues never made it into the top 10 in previous surveys.

But what really connects most of these fears together? The news, apparently.

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" Many of the top 10 fears this year can be directly correlated to the top media stories of the past year." Avoid seeing crises as insurmountable problems, the American Psychological Association advises – try focusing on how things might be better in the future.

"We are beginning to see trends that people tend to fear what they are exposed to in the media," Christopher Bader, a sociology professor at Chapman University who led the research, said in a statement. "Many of the top 10 fears this year can be directly correlated to the top media stories of the past year." Researchers conducted the survey online and included more than 1,200 participants across the U.S., giving participants a list of about 79 different fears to choose from across myriad topics. They collected the data from June 28 to July 7.

The survey also found that Americans think both both Islamic extremists and white supremacists are threats to national security. More than half of Americans – 51 percent – think white supremacists make up such a threat, while three out of five Americans say they are afraid or very afraid Islamic extremists/Jihadists are such a threat.

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REVEALED: Losing their guns and terrorist attacks among top 10 things Americans fear most . Forget clowns and being shot, Americans are more scared that the government will take their guns. Gun control is now one of the top ten fears of US adults, along with terrorism, the loss of their loved

A study released Tuesday by Chapman University in California showed Americans were afraid this year of many of the same things they were scared of in 2015, like robbery, the death of family The top 10 fears Americans have are listed below: Corrupt government officials. Terrorist attacks.

As for other extremists groups, only one-third of Americans found extreme anti-immigration groups, the militia/patriot movement, left-wing revolutionaries and extreme anti-abortion groups as concerning.

Elsewhere, 31 percent are afraid of being a victim of a mass or random shooting; 55 percent agreed or strongly agreed with the statement that ancient civilizations like Atlantis were once real; and 52 percent believed spirits could haunt places.

The 10 biggest fears list can be found below.

RankFearPercent Afraid or Very Afraid
1Corruption of government officials74.5
2American Health Care Act/Trumpcare55.3
3Pollution of oceans, rivers and lakes53.1
4Pollution of drinking water50.4
5Not having enough money in the future50.2
6High medical bills48.4
7The U.S. will be involved in another war48.4
8Global warming and climate change48
9North Korea using weapons47.5
10Air pollution44.9

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