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Paranormal Beliefs

October 11, 2016 by Wilkinson College | The Chapman University Survey on American Fears

The Chapman University Survey of American Fears Wave 3 (2016) includes a battery of items on paranormal beliefs ranging from belief in Bigfoot and psychic powers to the extraterrestrial visitation and haunted houses. Paranormal Beliefs  Currently the most common paranormal belief in the United States is the belief that places can be haunted by spirits

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Disaster Preparedness Academy Dr. Ann Gordon, Keynote Speaker

September 20, 2016 by | News

The American Red Cross is hosting their 32nd annual American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Academy at the Anaheim Convention Center on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – featuring our very own Wilkinson College Associate Dean, Ann Gordon. Dr. Gordon is Co-PI of the ongoing Chapman Survey of American Fears (CSAF), leading the team studying disasters and

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Americans Need A Disaster Reality Check

October 13, 2015 by Sheri Ledbetter | The Chapman University Survey on American Fears

In our survey we asked a random sample of Americans about fears of natural and man-made disasters. We then asked whether they had taken recommended preparedness steps such as assembling an emergency kit. More than half of all Americans [55 percent] fear they will experience a natural or manmade disaster. And some 28 percent fear such a disaster will damage

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America’s Top Fears 2015

October 13, 2015 by Sheri Ledbetter | The Chapman University Survey on American Fears

The Chapman University Survey of American Fears, Wave 2 (2015) provides an unprecedented look into the fears of average Americans. In April of 2015, a random sample of 1,541 adults from across the United States were asked their level of fear about eighty-eight different fears across a huge variety of topics ranging from crime, the

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Acting out of Fear

October 13, 2015 by Sheri Ledbetter | The Chapman University Survey on American Fears

The second wave of the Chapman University Survey of American Fears (2015) asked respondents if they had engaged in particular actions “because of your fears.”  These questions allow us to learn more about some of the responses people have to fear and what drives those responses. For example, nearly a fourth of Americans report

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This Haunted World

October 13, 2015 by Sheri Ledbetter | The Chapman University Survey on American Fears

The Chapman University Survey of American Fears, Wave 2 (2015) includes a battery of items on paranormal beliefs ranging from belief in Bigfoot and psychic powers to the power of dreams and haunted houses. Paranormal Beliefs Currently the most common paranormal belief in the United States is the belief that places can