Americans are more afraid of U.S. government corruption than they are of potential terrorist attacks.
According to a Chapman University survey, 58 percent of people say they were either afraid or very afraid of corruption on the part of government officials, while 44.4 percent report fearing man-made disasters such as a terrorist attack.
Government corruption tops a list of 88 potential fears and anxieties that 1,541 people from across the country were asked about.
Almost half of Americans say they fear cyber terrorism and having their online information tracked by the government and corporations.
The survey broke fear down into 10 major domains, including categories such as crime, personal anxieties and technology, as well as man-made and natural disasters.
The other top 10 fears include corporate tracking of personal information, terror attacks, bio-warfare, identity theft, running out of money and credit card fraud.
Ultimately people seem to be more afraid of disasters created by man than those nature dishes out.
The most-feared natural disasters are pandemics, rather than hurricanes or earthquakes, and when it comes to personal anxieties, fear of reptiles tops the list. Global warming is the main environmental concern and when it comes to daily life, death is what people fear the most.
Other fears include war, heights, insects, loneliness and the dark.
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