The Chapman University Survey on American Fears
What Do Americans Fear?
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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

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