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America’s Top Fears 2018 Chapman University Survey of American Fears

October 16, 2018 by Wilkinson College | The Chapman University Survey on American Fears

The Chapman University Survey of American Fears Wave 5 (2018) provides an in-depth examination into the fears of average Americans. In June of 2018, a random sample of 1,190 adults from across the United States were asked their level of fear about ninety-four different phenomena including crime, the government, the environment, disasters, personal anxieties, technology

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Paranormal America 2018 Chapman University Survey of American Fears

October 16, 2018 by Wilkinson College | The Chapman University Survey on American Fears

The Chapman University Survey of American Fears Wave 5 (2018) includes a battery of items on paranormal beliefs ranging from belief in aliens and psychic powers to Bigfoot and haunted houses. Paranormal Beliefs Currently the most common paranormal belief in the United States is that places can be haunted by spirits (57.7%), followed closely by

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Fleeing Death: Disaster Evacuations in America Chapman University Survey of American Fears

October 16, 2018 by Wilkinson College | The Chapman University Survey on American Fears

From devastating wildfires to killer hurricanes, nearly a quarter (21%) of America reports they or their families have had to flee their homes due to disaster. Evacuating one’s home is a heart wrenching choice, but it saves lives. Unfortunately, many Americans choose not to evacuate, even when authorities call for mandatory evacuations. The results are

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Fear of Muslims in American Society Chapman University Survey of American Fears

October 16, 2018 by Wilkinson College | The Chapman University Survey on American Fears

Roughly 1% of the U.S. adult population are Muslims. The political and social scrutiny focused on this small group has led to major political figures advocating discriminatory practices based on religion alone. In the 2016 Chapman University Survey of American Fears, we explored how Americans as a whole view Muslims. This year, we’ve reexamined many

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Fear of Immigration Chapman University Survey of American Fears

October 16, 2018 by Wilkinson College | The Chapman University Survey on American Fears

Americans Appear to be More Afraid of the President than Immigration Immigration policy has been a central focus of President Trump’s administration since he announced his candidacy in a speech in which he said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best … They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re

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Facing Fears as a Writer

October 8, 2018 by | News

By Sam Risak Dual MA/MFA Student This fall, I moved from Florida and started the MFA in Creative Writing program at Chapman University. I’m starting to get settled here, but I’m not settling as a writer. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Only a few weeks into my first semester, and I’ve gained insight from

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Tips for Making Your Podcast the Best it Can Be

October 4, 2018 by Phil Wood | News

As a new MFA in Creative Writing student and longtime podcaster, I was excited to attend the recent GUS workshop titled “The Theory of Podcasting: A Conversational Art.” The class was taught by Mike Gravagno, who is a recent graduate of the MFA, and his cohost of the PopFilter.com podcast, Ryan Haley. I started my

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Faculty Buzz Professor Kozameh Travels Across the World Presenting Her Work

October 3, 2018 by | Events

Professor Alicia Kozameh (Department of English) has returned from a trip to her native country, Argentina, where she was invited to present her new poetry book, Sal de sangres en guerra (Salt from Bloods in War) at the University of Cordoba, during the IV International Conference Languages of Memory, dedicated to individual, social and political

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Study Spots and Happenin’ Hangouts Around Campus

October 1, 2018 by Matthew Goldman | News

By Matthew Goldman Graduate Research Assistant Now that the semester is in full swing, you are probably looking for a place where you can finish your 200-page reading assignment for the lit class you’re enrolled in. Or maybe you need to escape the distractions at your house to write that creative piece that’s due for