One of the things Americans fear most — being a victim of identity theft

  • Team Omega
  • October 24, 2014

The Chapman Survey on American Fears initiated a nationwide poll on what strikes fear in Americans. “The Survey included 1,500 participants from across the nation and all walks of life. Underscoring Chapman’s growth and emergence in the sciences, the research team leading this effort pared the information down into four basic categories: personal fears, crime, natural disasters and fear factors.” What particularly caught our attention were 2 and 3 on this list.

The survey shows that the top five things Americans fear the most are:

1) Walking alone at night

2) Becoming the victim of identity theft

3) Safety on the internet

4) Being the victim of a mass/random shooting

5) Public speaking

For a complete understanding of the survey results, go to

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