New survey shows Americans’ 10 biggest fears

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(WTNH)– A new study is breaking down the findings of the third annual “Chapman University Survey of American Fears”.

According to WCVB, more than 60 percent of the participants in the Chapman University study said they were very afraid of corrupt government officials, while terrorist attacks ranked as the second-highest fear.

Top 10 American fears:

  1. Corrupt government officials – 60.6%
  2. Terrorist Attack – 41%
  3. Not having enough money for the future – 39.9%
  4. Terrorism – 38.5%
  5. Government restrictions on firearms and ammunition – 38.5%
  6. People I love dying – 38.1%
  7. Economic/financial collapse – 37.5%
  8. Identity theft – 37.1%
  9. People I love becoming seriously ill – 35.9%
  10. The Affordable Health Care Act/Obamacare – 35.5%



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