A survey of 1541 randomly selected US adults ranked the country's fears as of 2015. Items that ranked above climate change included corruption, mass surveillance, cyber-terrorism, bio-warfare, identity theft, running out of money, economic collapse, credit card fraud, Obamacare, illness, nuclear attack, meltdowns and civil unrest and tornadoes.
On average, Americans expressed the highest levels of fear about man-made disasters, such as terrorist attacks, followed by fears about technology, including corporate and government tracing of personal data and fears about the government (such as government corruption and ObamaCare). The complete, ranked list of Domains of Fear follows:
America’s Top Fears 2015
Americans Less Concerned About Climate Change than Reptiles, Tornadoes, Credit Card Fraud, Cyber-Terrorism, Bio-Warfare, Nuclear War, Mass Surveillance, Economic Collapse or Obamacare
(via Naked Capitalism)
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