The Chapman University has published a ranking of the main fears of Americans after interviewing 1,500 people.
The most anxiety-ranking of the year has just come out, Pacific Standard reports. And it is the work of Chapman University in California. This is the second time that the faculty probe the torments of the American psyche. The findings of this consultation, conducted among more than 1,500 people living in different American states, show the rise of the digital related threats.
Of the top ten most widespread fears on the other side Atlantic Ocean, three report directly to the new technologies: cyberterrorism (second in the list with 44.8% of the votes of the panel), recovery of personal information by companies (44.6%), by State (41.4%). The authorities are obviously in the eye of the storm since it is the possibility of the corrupt that terrify most Americans (58%). Terrorist attacks include the edge of the podium with 44.4% of individuals who responded to be afraid or terrified. This score can be partly explained 36.5% of the panel concerned that the State should not become controlling arms sales more rigorously.
The sociologist Christopher Bader analysis this classification that he helped establish: “People generally fear that on which they have no control, and technology as the future of the economy are two areas of life that Americans currently find it very unpredictable . “ The collapse of the US economy and scares nearly 40% of respondents. Some years after the explosion of the subprime crisis and while the issue of debt continues to have an impact on the European political scene, worries Americans about the financial future of their homes only come in position secondary: personal bankruptcy agitated that 37.4% of people, while the blue card fraud concerns 36.9% of the sample
The traditional phobias are not absent from. study. Fear of reptiles concerns 33% of respondents. A percentage even more impressive than the anxieties related to climate change are not they, an echo only from 30% of the panel.
Between malice and dismay, Pacific Standard article makes a proposal: “Maybe to get people’s attention on this issue it will publish a study linking global warming to an explosion in the population of reptiles. “