What Do Americans Fear Most?
Do you think Americans are more afraid of possible terrorist attacks or U. S. government corruption?
If you guessed U.S. government corruption, you would be correct. It turns out Americans are more afraid of U.S. government corruption than a possible terrorist attack!
At least that is what a Chapman University survey found. The researchers say 58 percent of people they asked said they were either afraid, or very afraid, of corruption by government officials. 44.4 percent fear man-made disasters, like terrorist attacks.
Government corruption tops the list of 88 possible fears and anxieties that people were asked about. The university questioned 1,541 people across the country.
Almost half of Americans say they fear cyberterrorism. They also fear having their online information tracked by the government and corporations.
The university survey grouped fear into 10 major categories. They include crime, personal anxieties and technology. They also include both man-made and natural disasters. The rest of the top 10 fears were corporate tracking personal information, terror attacks, biological warfare, identity theft, running out of money, and credit card fraud.
In the end, people seem to be more afraid of man-made disasters than those nature gives us.
When it comes to natural disasters, the ones most-feared are pandemics – not hurricanes or earthquakes. Fear of reptiles, like snakes, tops the list of personal anxieties. The main environmental concern is global warming.
When the subject is daily life, death is what people fear most.
Also, some on the list of fears were not so surprising, like war, insects, loneliness, the dark, and a fear of heights.
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1.identity theft 身份盗窃；身份盗用
He's a software programmer indicted for security code infiltration, identity theft.
他是个软件设计师 擅长侵入高级安全代码 。
So long as capitalism exists, corruption can never be cleaned up.
3.terrorist attack 恐怖袭击
The street bristle with armed guards after the latest terrorist attack.
China has also sent up some man-made earth satellites.
1.If you guessed U.S. government corruption, you would be correct. It turns out Americans are more afraid of U.S. government corruption than a possible terrorist attack!
turn out 证明；关掉
Be calm and sit tight and everything will turn out well.
Remember to turn out the lights before you go to bed.
2.When it comes to natural disasters, the ones most-feared are pandemics – not hurricanes or earthquakes. Fear of reptiles, like snakes, tops the list of personal anxieties. The main environmental concern is global warming.
When it comes to 当提到；就...而论
He's pretty sharp when it comes to feathering his own nest.
When it comes to talking about patriotism, he's an extremist.
一谈到爱国主义, 他就很偏激 。
此结论是美国查普曼大学调查发现的 。研究人员表示，受访的民众中58%的人害怕或者非常害怕政府官员的腐败问题 。而44.4%的人表示更加害怕人为灾难，比如说：恐怖袭击 。
在一份列有88类恐惧事件的名单中，政府腐败高居榜首 。查普曼大学从全国各地挑选出1541名群众进行这项调查问卷 。
另外，近一半的美国人表示他们害怕网络恐怖主义 。此外，他们还担心政府和企业会追踪他们的网上个人信息 。
查普曼大学将这些恐惧事件归为10大类 。包括犯罪，自身恐惧、技术，人为灾难、自然灾害 。剩下的几类包括企业跟踪个人信息、恐怖袭击、生物战争、身份盗用、生活拮据、信用卡诈骗 。
说到自然灾害，最让人胆战心惊的不是飓风也不是地震，而是传染病 。而爬行动物一栏中，蛇是最令人害怕的动物 。全球变暖则当选为最让人胆寒的环境问题 。