Survey lists Top 10 American Fears – government corruption is #1, global warming doesn’t make the cut

Chapman University recently completed its third annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears (2016). The survey asked respondents about 65 fears across a broad range of categories including fears about the government, crime, the environment, the future, technology, health, natural disasters, as well as fears of public speaking, spiders, heights, ghosts and many other personal anxieties.

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In addition to the set of fears examined in previous waves, the survey team took a closer look at two fear related phenomena: Americans’ beliefs in conspiracy theories and fear of Muslims, sometimes referred to as “Islamophobia.”

In its third year, the annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears included more than 1,500 adult participants from across the nation and all walks of life. The 2016 survey data is organized into five basic categories: personal fears, conspiracy theories, terrorism, natural disasters, paranormal fears, and fear of Muslims.

The 2016 survey shows that the top 10 things Americans fear the most are:

Below is a list of the 10 fears for which the highest percentage of Americans reported being “Afraid,” or “Very Afraid.”

Fear Fear Domain % Afraid or Very Afraid
Corrupt government officials Government 60.6
Terrorist Attack Manmade Disasters 41
Not having enough money for the future Economic 39.9
Terrorism Crime 38.5
Government restrictions on firearms and ammunition Government 38.5
People I love dying Illness and Death 38.1
Economic/financial collapse Economic 37.5
Identity theft Crime 37.1
People I love becoming seriously ill Illness and Death 35.9
The Affordable Health Care Act/Obamacare Government 35.5

“The 2016 survey data shows us the top fears have shifted from last year’s, which were heavily based in economic and ‘big brother’ type issues to include more health and financial fears this year,” said Christopher Bader, Ph.D., professor of sociology at Chapman University, who led the team effort. “People often fear what they cannot control,” continued Dr. Bader, “and we find continued evidence of that in our top fears.”

 

Americans Fear Terrorism – and the Public’s Role in Preventing Terrorism

Due to the increase in domestic terror attacks, such as in Orlando and San Bernardino, as well as abroad, the researchers added specific language to explore Americans’ fears related to terrorism. In the top 10 fears cited in the survey overall, “terrorist attack” ranks second, with 41 percent of Americans being afraid of a terror attack–and more than 60 percent believing the United States is likely to experience a large scale terrorist event (such as 9/11) in the near future.

“These attacks have added urgency to the need for the public to understand the precursors of terrorism,” said Ann Gordon, Ph.D., associate dean of the Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Chapman University and one of the three researchers on the study. “Following the San Bernardino attacks, President Obama reminded Americans that if they ‘see something, say something.” The researchers found that most Americans want to be vigilant, but they are unaware of what kinds of behaviors constitute precursors to terrorism.

“For the See Something, Say Something Campaign to be successful, Americans need to know what they should report–and what not to report,” said Dr. Gordon. “The campaign encourages people to report situations and behavior as possible terrorist or violent acts rather than beliefs, thoughts, ideas, expressions, associations or speech unrelated to criminal activity. More education is needed. Our survey indicates Americans are more likely to report a shoplifter than a terrorist.”

Interestingly, there are clear partisan differences in views on the government’s handling of terrorism with Democrats being more likely to believe government has done a good job compared with either Republicans or Independents.

Additionally, the survey asked respondents if they have rethought everyday activities due to fear of terrorism. Half of Americans fear traveling abroad; one-fifth reported they are less likely to attend a concert, sporting or other public event; and three-fourths are more willing to accept longer lines and security screenings at airports.

Motivating Disaster Preparedness

More than half of all Americans (63 percent) believe that “natural disasters in my area are capable of doing serious harm to me or my property.” And, the vast majority (78 percent) believes an emergency kit would improve their chances of surviving a disaster. Nevertheless, 74 percent have made no effort to put together such a kit.

The survey identified four attitudes that are essential components for motivating preparedness:

  • This can happen to me
  • This is serious
  • I can actually do something to help myself
  • The recommended action would make a difference

“We found that each of these attitudes contributed significantly to the likelihood of preparing for disaster with an emergency kit and a plan,” said Dr. Gordon. “When communicating with the public about the importance of disaster preparedness, it is vital that the message emphasize these four beliefs. Without these components, the message is likely to cause fear without action,” Dr. Gordon continued.

Methodology

The survey was a random sample of 1,511 Americans who are English speaking and over the age of 18. The survey was administered by GFK (Knowledge Networks) a consumer research company with expertise in probability samples. Data were collected between May 5, 2016, and May 18, 2016. The survey took, on average, 20 to 25 minutes to complete. The sample of the Chapman University Survey of American Fears mirrors the demographic characteristics of the U.S. Census.

A comprehensive list of the all the fears from The Chapman Survey on American Fears 2016 can be found http://www.chapman.edu/fearsurvey. In addition to Bader, Day and Gordon, student involvement was key in helping throughout the process.

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Interestingly, global warming aka climate change was #17 on the list, with 32.3% saying it is a fear. It seems people have other fear priorities, and if it weren’t for blowhards like Al Gore and Hillary Clinton trying to link weather events with climate, that number would likely be far lower. Many natural disasters, such as tornadoes, floods, droughts, hurricanes, etc also ranked far lower.

Ironically, the number one fear is corruption of government officials, something Hillary is having to contend with this week now that the Wikileak revelations are out. Americans “spidey sense” on that issue seems dead-on.

Here is the complete list:

Sorted by Percent Afraid/Very Afraid 

Fear Fear Domain % Afraid or Very Afraid
Corrupt government officials Government 60.6
Terrorist Attack Manmade Disasters 41
Not having enough money for the future Economic 39.9
Terrorism Crime 38.5
Government restrictions on firearms and ammunition Government 38.5
People I love dying Illness and Death 38.1
Economic/financial collapse Economic 37.5
Identity theft Crime 37.1
People I love becoming seriously ill Illness and Death 35.9
The Affordable Health Care Act/Obamacare Government 35.5
Credit card fraud Crime 35.5
Biological warfare Manmade Disasters 34.8
Reptiles Personal Fears 33.2
Government tracking of personal data Technology 33.1
High medical bills Illness and Death 33.1
The US will be involved in another World War Manmade Disasters 32.3
Global warming and climate change Environment 32.3
Nuclear weapons attack Manmade Disasters 31.5
Cyber-terrorism Technology 30.7
Being hit by a drunk driver Crime 30.4
Pollution of oceans, rivers and lakes Environment 30
Devastating tornado Natural Disasters 29.7
Pandemic or a major epidemic Manmade Disasters 29.3
Corporate tracking of personal data Technology 28.7
Extinction of plant and animal species Environment 27.9
Pollution of drinking water Environment 27.9
Break-ins Crime 27.6
Widespread civil unrest Manmade Disasters 27.6
Nuclear accident/meltdown Manmade Disasters 27.5
Random/mass shooting Crime 26.9
Oil spills Environment 26.8
Collapse of the electrical grid Manmade Disasters 26.2
Public speaking Personal Fears 25.9
Theft of property Crime 25.5
Losing my data, photos or other important documents in a disaster Natural Disasters 25.2
Insects/arachnids Personal Fears 25
Becoming unemployed Economic 24.6
Heights Personal Fears 24.5
Devastating drought Natural Disasters 23.9
Illegal immigration Immigration/Demographic change 23.8
Devastating hurricane Natural Disasters 23.3
Devastating earthquake Natural Disasters 22.7
Devastating flood Natural Disasters 22.2
Murder by a stranger Crime 21.9
Devastating blizzard/winter storm Natural Disasters 21.8
Government use of drones within the US Government 21.7
Financial fraud (such as a Ponzi scheme, embezzlement, etc.) Crime 21.5
Sexual assault by a stranger Crime 21.5
Mugging Crime 21.3
Gang violence Crime 21.1
Walking alone at night Crime 21.1
Deep lakes and oceans Personal Fears 20.8
Air Pollution Environment 20.7
Becoming seriously ill Illness and Death 20.3
Racial/hate crime Crime 19.9
Police brutality Crime 19.6
Abduction/kidnapping Crime 19.5
Becoming the victim of a violent crime Crime 19.4
Dying Illness and Death 19
Becoming the victim of a property crime Crime 18.6
Sexual assault by someone you know Crime 18.1
Whites no longer being the majority in the US Immigration/Demographic change 17.9
Murder by someone you know Crime 17.5
Stalking Crime 17.4
Small enclosed spaces Personal Fears 16.8
Needles Personal Fears 16.7
Computers replacing people in the workforce Technology 16.6
Technology I don’t understand Technology 15.7
Large volcanic eruption Natural Disasters 15
Germs Personal Fears 14.9
Flying Personal Fears 12.1
Blood Personal Fears 11.7
Animals (dogs, rats, etc). Personal Fears 10.9
Significant other cheating on you Relationships 10.2
Zombies Personal Fears 10.2
Strangers Personal Fears 9.8
Ghosts Personal Fears 8.9
Clowns Personal Fears 7.8
Others talking about you behind your back Relationships 6.8
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147 thoughts on “Survey lists Top 10 American Fears – government corruption is #1, global warming doesn’t make the cut

  1. Seems like they wasted billions and billions of dollars on propaganda, huh?

    No wonder they’re so pissed off.

  2. In the UK we are very afraid of the next POTUS;
    From this side of the pond it looks like US voters have a choice between a crazy crook & a crooked crazy, it’s like watching a train crash in slow motion, good luck with that.
    The UK has had it’s share of corrupt fanatical politicians but the US seems to be ahead this time.

    • Trump’s only “crimes” are that he’s narcissistic, has a sense of humor and is standing between a Clinton and power.

      The Clintons, on the other hand, are probably the most corrupt politicians in American history. And as you can imagine, they’re up against a lot of fierce competition for that title.

      But I suspect that Hillary will win because she’s got the White House, Justice Dept., FBI, Banks, Wall Street, foreign governments, major Corporations, Silicon Valley billionaires, the Republican Congress, the Republican National Committee, academia, Hollywood, the elections commission, the debate commission, the polling companies, illegal aliens, social media companies, and 99% of the news media working for her campaign.

      The only group of people that Hillary doesn’t own are the voters, and what do they matter anymore?

      • “The only group of people that Hillary doesn’t own are the voters, and what do they matter anymore?”

        They claim that Stalin once said that it does not matter who votes: what matters is who counts the votes.

      • “But I suspect that Hillary will win because she’s got the White House, Justice Dept., FBI, Banks, Wall Street, foreign governments, major Corporations, Silicon Valley billionaires, the Republican Congress, the Republican National Committee, academia, Hollywood, the elections commission, the debate commission, the polling companies, illegal aliens, social media companies, and 99% of the news media working for her campaign.”

        No, she will win because she has Trump as an opponent. If you think Trump’s main fault is that he has a sense of humor I am not surprised you don’t see it.

      • Seaice1,

        Trump is a narcissistic showman from New York but a highly skilled and successful businessman. The claim that he’s some kind of dangerous lunatic is a recent fabrication of the Clinton think tank.

        If Trump weren’t threatening Democrat’s and Republican’s influence peddling machine, rats wouldn’t be crawling out of the gutter to falsely accuse the man.

      • Larry got it right, “seaice.”

        Yet, even with all that establishment support, Hillary can only secure power with a lot of votes from (i) dead people and (ii) non-citizens. That is why Democrats are fiercely opposed to voter identification laws, no?
        Perhaps you have a better explanation.

        Hidden Cam: NYC Democratic Election Commissioner, “They Bus People Around to Vote

        (Oct 11 upload – nearly a million views already. Trump’s latest ad, uploaded Oct 10, has 1.2 million views already, despite youtube de-listing it and attaching a warning advising against sharing!)

      • Trump seemed to get away with stuff that normal political candidates would not. Trump has been caught out in more lies than any other candidate in history. He seems to be unable to stop lying, even when the lie can be easily detected and has little significance. He has an attitude to women that many people don’t like – right or wrong, these are the voters. He uses racist language and alienates whole religions -who are voters too. Even a great many republicans do not support him, and that is not down to Clinton, that is down to Trump. What seems to be happening is Trump is no longer getting away with it. If Trump loses this election he will have no one to blame but himself.

        You are right that a lot of people don’t like Clinton. If it was anyone but Trump the Republicans would probably win by a landslide.

      • Seaice1,

        The only reason why it seems that Trump “gets away with” saying outrageous things is because he’s not a Democrat. Democrat politicians are the only people who are supposed to get away with saying things like that because PC speech codes were designed to silence the right.

        It’s unique for someone on the right to ignore PC speech codes, and it’s part of what endears him to many people.

        And how absurd it has been to see liberals (who turned TV, movies and radio into cesspits) criticize Trump for being a potty-mouth?

      • @ LarryFine – October 13, 2016 at 1:23 am

        But I suspect that Hillary will win because she’s got the ….. etc., etc.

        Larry, your list of “Hillary Lemmings” is pretty much complete …… except for probably the most important one, that was inferred, but not specifically mentioned and that one is, ……. the thousands of dastardly, devious, dishonest and sneaky Democrat and/or RINO Poll Workers, County Clerk employees and “helpers” that will be in charge of all Voting Precinct activities on Election Day …… and all of the similar “ones” that will be in charge of all activities at the County Clerk’s Office to scrutinize the authenticity of the contents of all Ballot Boxes after they are delivered from the Voting Precinct.

        Therein the aforesaid, …. and I don’t mean the Ballot Boxes, …… is where many Elective Offices and/or Elections are “won or lost”.

        And unlike you, I do not suspect that Hillary will win, …… but I do fear that she might.

        But what I am “betting on” is the in-mass arrival at the Polls on Election day ….. of a major portion of the “Sleeping Giant” of qualified/registered voters, …. of which there are 100 million or so, ,,,,, that are ready and willing to “cast their votes” for Donald Trump.

      • The more that Trump is smeared, the more obvious it becomes to the average American just how much his opponents fear him. And in general, rational people don’t trust a fearful, desperate candidate. So, as always, it is going to come down to the middle-of-the-road “independent” voters. Will they see Clinton as the corrupt, established insider who was part of the gang that put the country on the road to ruin (and will continue to do the same), and Trump as savvy businessman and an outsider with fresh ideas? Or will they perceive Clinton as the experienced crusader who will right wrongs and bring about “social justice”, while Trump is a dangerous, naive lunatic who will either get into bed with Russia or start a war with them?

      • Trump has a narcissistic personality disorder to a degree that we rarely see. All politicians have some degree of narcissism, but Trump is outrageous (even worse than Michael Mann). The clear indicator is the way he lashes out at critics rather than addresses the criticism. Narcissists are charismatic and charming (at first), but their chronic need for attention and admiration wears thin.

        The danger is giving him any real power. Narcissistic megalomaniacs have always been the worst pariahs of history.

        Narcissistic Personality Disorder (Mayo clinic) —

        “Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of ultraconfidence lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest criticism.”

      • The only group of people that Hillary doesn’t own are the voters, and what do they matter anymore?

        Democracy means one man, one vote, and I am that man”

        (attributed to Robert Mugabe)

      • @ lorcanbonda – October 13, 2016 at 7:25 am

        Trump has a narcissistic personality disorder to a degree that we rarely see.

        The clear indicator is the way he (Donald Trump) lashes out at critics rather than addresses the criticism.

        Mercy gawds, ….. and to be offering such asinine advice ……. you must surely be employed as a School Psychologist or Student Counselor with an undeserved enormous yearly salary and extremely generous entitlements. You must also be a loyal fan of that late 19th Century heroin addicted author, Sigmund Freud, right?

        “DUH”, the “go-getter” manly men that get thing accomplished, more often than not, will address false criticisms with a ”knuckle sandwich” right in the “snot-locker” of the dastardly devious liars responsible for said false criticisms.

      • “Trump has a narcissistic personality disorder to a degree that we rarely see. ”

        SJWs always project.

      • ““Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others.”

        But Trump *does* have empathy for others. There are numerous instances where he has helped out people, just out of the goodness of his heart, with no desire to make it public or to promote himself. That doesn’t sound like someone who lacks empathy, or who only thinks about himself.

        Trump has an ego. Maybe too much of an ego sometimes. But that doesn’t make him insane. Lot’s of high-powered people have big egos. It is part of why they are high-powered.

      • MarkW. This is probably far too late to be noticed, but I can’t let that one go. I do not define Trump’s lies as things I disagree with, but things he says that are demonstrably not true. There are so many examples it is difficult to know where to start, but from memory “I did not say that” about global warming being a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese is right up there. We can all see the twitter posts where he said exactly that, yet he lied about saying it. He lied about opposing the Iraq war in 2002 – we can all see the footage of him approving the invasion. These are lies because they are not true, not because I do not agree with them. I am not saying Trump is lying about global warming being a hoax- that would not necessarily be a lie. The lie is that he said these things and then denied saying them.

    • Yes, with all the weights of that survey being so flat the order of the also rans seems to have little statistical significance.

      The only result that is clear is #1 .

      Don’t US ballot papers have “None of the above” any more?

      • I agree. Surveys are always dodgy because there are so many things that can affect the results.

        The question about corrupt government officials sure needs unpacking. I don’t hear much complaining about corrupt bureaucrats but I sure do hear a lot about corrupt politicians. I suspect this one topic needs its own survey.

    • Believe me, the British aren’t alone in fearing the forthcoming US electoral train wreak, a population of 325 million to choose from and it comes down to Hillary vs Donald?!

      • Alf,

        The Democrat campaign has come down to a criminal who is above the law because Democrat politicians are above the law.

        The Republican campaign has come down to a total political outsider who the party is trying to destroy because Republican politicians are a weak faction of the Republicrat Party.

      • LarryFine, I like your take on things. :)

        The image people get of Trump from the Leftwing Media is a Caricature of reality.

        Equating Hillary Clinton with Trump is like comparing a Devil to an Angel. The difference is that stark.

        Trump is not a danger to our way of life, but Hillary Clinton is definitely a danger to everything we hold dear. There is no comparison. Trump is the only choice if we want to avoid a trainwreck.

      • And TA, ……. I also like your take on things.

        Josephus got it right when he wrote this 2,000 years ago, to wit:

        Now I cannot but think, that the greatness of a kingdom, and its changes into prosperity, often becomes the occasion of mischief and of transgression to men, for so it usually happens, that the manners of subjects are corrupted at the same time with those of their governors, which subjects then lay aside their own sober way of living, as a reproof of their governor’s intemperate courses, and follow their wickedness, as if it were virtue, for it is not possible to show that men approve of the actions of their kings, unless they do the same actions with them.” (Flavius Josephus – 37- 100 AD)

    • IIRC, all UK politicians and PM’s are corrupt at one level or another. But the media will spin it. Thatcher was blamed for shutting down most coal mines when in fact it was Wilson in the 60’s who closed more.

    • 1saveenergy

      Be reassured. This current scenario of poor debates and campaigning is just a dress rehearsal. The two real, grown up candidates for Potus will be revealed shortly. Any day. They will be really good and help the country to resume leadership of the west. Just wait. Any time…

      Incidentally, I was intrigued by the number one concern of Government corruption.
      Can a native American clarify why this is a concern?. Is it outright bribe taking? Lobbying by powerful vested interests?. Inept govt officials?

      Its not a concern I would expect to see at the top of the tree in a modern Western Democracy.

      tony

      • I think it’s more influence peddling and other indirect forms of corruption versus out and out bribery. A good example of this is the effective immunity from being prosecuted for crimes which would land the ordinary citizen in jail. Or steering grants to organizations/companies which in return provide support for your reelection campaign or private “charity” (from which your family derives huge salaries). Or creating new, complex regulations in an industry that just so happens to be served by the law firm that hires you after you leave office. There are many more examples, but I think you get the idea.

      • “Incidentally, I was intrigued by the number one concern of Government corruption. Can a native American clarify why this is a concern?. Is it outright bribe taking? Lobbying by powerful vested interests?. Inept govt officials?

        Its not a concern I would expect to see at the top of the tree in a modern Western Democracy.”

        Concern about the corruption in the U.S. government is why Trump might just win this election. There is widespread dissatisfaction with the way the direction of the U.S. is being handled and it is blamed on Crony Capitalism and the Elites in both political parties in Washington DC. The Republicans in Congress being complicit in Obama’s destruction of the U.S. economy and U.S. military, which caused great unhappiness within the conservative ranks. The Republicans have basically become a rubberstamp for Obama, and conservatives don’t like it one bit.

        Trump is the change agent who the people are supporting versus the Elites of both parties who are fighting to maintain their status quo, and their hold on political power. And they are pulling out all the stops. No-holds barred smear campaigns against Trump.

        Trump is drawing huge crowds at his rallies. There is a movement going on. An anti-Status Quo movement, and it might be big and sitting out there just below the surface waiting to appear on election day to put Trump in Office. Let’s hope we get this kind of miracle next month. Let’s hope a majority of Americans have enough sense not to elect Hillary Clinton.

    • As in the case of Brexit, you have more to fear than the near term decision points. Wait till the U.S. Supreme Court is stacked politically to go with the recent stacking of the labor relations board, EPA super agenda stacking, and many others. It’s a race to the bottom and the Pound with have a lot of company.

    • “In the UK we are very afraid of the next POTUS … ”

      You guys done anything about the rape gangs your politicians and police were afraid to even report on, for years, supposedly out fear of beings called names?

      Hopefully you’re too scarred to stand in the way of those who still understand the difference between criminals and non-PC’s.

      • “In the UK we are very afraid of the next POTUS … ”

        You should be more afraid of your own European leadership. They can put you in jail if you say the wrong thing in public. Our POTUS can’t do that to you or us. You guys have already had your freedom of speech curtailed. That’s what Hillary Clinton wants to do here in the U.S., too. She and the Left don’t believe in freedom of speech, except for themselves.

    • What’s most dangerous to me is the Duopoly stranglehold on the debates which are far and away the source of direct information to the voters . There will be 3 choices on everybody’s ballots and the Libertarian successful ex-Republican governors , Johnson + Weld , are infinitely better choices than the Duopoly detritus . Infinitely is justified simply by the fact that they are Honest .

      But because of the suicidal corruption of the tax exempt Commission on Presidential Debates , voters will see 3 choices on their ballots , but will have been actively prevented from vetting 1 , by far the most qualified .

      The US has abdicated any standing to lecture anybody on 21st century democratic governance .

  3. Fear of Climate Change … 32.3%
    Fear of Zombies …………….10,2%
    Has any work been done on the relationship between zombies and climate change? What do the models show?
    If you add the two together, they’d be in the top ten. This matter should be investigated immediately.

    • No need. Zombies are of course the product of voodoo, which flourishes itself in warmer climes.

      Global warming will mean more sacrificed chickens, more gumbo, and more zomnbies. Stands ter reeson dunnit?

      Watch out for the islamozombipocalips.

    • Obviously the computer models predict an increase in the number of zombies under warming conditions. What can be shown is that zombie science papers on cagw which have been killed already yet still walk the Earth.

  4. Interesting to see natural disasters WAAAAAAAAAAY down the list. So much for efforts to link ‘man-made’ anything to weather…..

  5. Many say that both candidates are terrible potential presidents.

    Mrs. Clinton has a long, long history of being a corrupt, devious, and dangerous criminal. She never saw a country that did not need to be invaded. (with the possible exception of wherever they are hiding all the stolen loot) HRC wants a confrontation with Russia. Does she know they have nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them? Is she f’ing crazy?

    Trump has been in the public eye to some extent for decades. He was always seen to be a left-leaning “good guy” until he went off the reservation and decided to run against the Queen of the Democrats. Most people only know him though the press — though his harshest enemies. Common sense would tell us that his enemies might not be the most honest of informants.

    If Clinton wins things will get much, much worse than they are now up to a possible war with Russia and China. If Trump wins, who the heck knows?

    I support the potential of the unknown over the known evil of the Democratic candidate.

      • The total mess the US government finds itself is because only ONE of the candidates running for president has been complicit and involved for over 3 decades, seaice. Trump’s fingerprints are nowhere to be seen since he has had NO involvement whatsoever. It could easily be stated that Mr. Trump’s success in business is just what we need to get rid of our current criminal administration. I’m surprised you don’t see that–Or are you part of that administration and have a vested interest in getting them re-elected?

      • “Are you sure?”

        Yes.

        No matter what his personal political philosophy might have been 20 years ago, he was perceived as left-leaning. (notice the “leaning” part) He has been photographed with all the black “leadership” at important functions as well as hobnobbing with various important Democratic party leaders.

        There is nothing wrong with this. It just shows that Mr. Trump being called “evil”, “racist”, and so forth now is simply hypocrisy on the part of the lying Democrats. Expect even more slime to be tossed toward such a man that would challenge the Queen of the Democrats.

      • It was more the “good guy” I was questioning. He was not viewed that way over the pond, but things may have been different over there.

    • Mark,

      Well said.

      And have you noticed that the Republican politician’s “expert” advisors now have them deceived into believing that any losses in congressional races will be due to Trump?

      These people are in deep denial. Trump trounced a room full of candidates the party would have supported because voters are sick of THEM. It’s a good bet that they’ll lose votes in other races for the exact same reason that Trump trounced them — Republican politicians will promise anything to get elected, but when they’ve won, they turn into hard core socialists and join people like Obama in attacking their base.

      Whether Trump wins or loses, the Republican Party loses that race, which is why they’d rather Hillary wins. And they share her socialist philosophy.

      • Indeed. The Grand Old Party is nothing more than a bunch of members of the One Party, also known as the “government party” by some and the “UniParty” by others.

        Trump has shown the right wing what a poor vehicle the GOP is. Perhaps it is time to form a new Populist right wing party. A political party for the “common people” would be a sea change in this country.

  6. Interesting that Terrorist Attack and Terrorism are separate categories. I don’t see the difference. Global warming is really quite high on the list. These lists are not a good basis for policy, of course, but if we were to allocate resources according to the list we would devote more resources to combating climate change that to combating cyber crime, nuclear war and pollution and about the same as keeping medical bills affordable and preventing biological warfare and protecting against reptiles. We would need to allocate quite a bit to preventing the Zombie, ghost and clown threat also. Although with recent news that last one does not sound quite as daft.

    The terrorists have scored a major victory because they have created terror and changed teh way people behave for the worst. ” Half of Americans fear traveling abroad; one-fifth reported they are less likely to attend a concert, sporting or other public event; and three-fourths are more willing to accept longer lines and security screenings at airports.”

    These surveys are informative, but they do not inform policy directly.

    • ‘These surveys are informative’

      They sure are! Every. single. ONE of them puts ‘man-made’ climate change way down the list. The UN’s own survey had it near rock bottom!

    • The list, seaice, is of fears, per se. Whether or not action to prevent the cause of those fears will be effective (i.e., is worth using my taxes for) depends on:

      … essential components for motivating preparedness:

      — This can happen to me
      — This is serious
      — I can actually do something to help myself
      — The recommended action would make a difference

      The AGW Hu$tler$ lose on the last two, especially the last one.

      There is NOTHING anyone

      (no matter how many “anyones,” either — not even if all ~ 8 billion of us “did something”)

      can do

      to change the climate of

      the earth.

      You’re apparently focusing, si, on the frozen part and you’re getting a bit snow-blind, thus, this friendly reminder (to put your mind at ease):

      THE EARTH IS OVER 70% WATER.

      If you don’t get why that is significant vis a vis AGW, then, I suggest you do some reading.

      Janice

      • The Earth is not 70% water, but about 0.02% water. Please check your facts. I assume you mean that 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water. That is true, but does not in any way establish the truth of your assertion, that there is nothing anyone can do to change the climate. I find most of your posts to be illogical and nonsensical, but this one more than most.

    • So claimith: seaice1 – October 13, 2016 at 1:44 am

      Interesting that Terrorist Attack and Terrorism are separate categories. I don’t see the difference.

      Seaice1, me thinks there are quite a few things that you are incapable of “seeing the difference in” when presented with actual, factual info/data/commentary that is contrary to what you have been nurtured to believe and/or used to “seeing”.

      Also claimith: seaice1

      Global warming is really quite high on the list.

      Then it’s a Fool’s List because there is nothing that humans can do that will have long term effect on global temperatures …… other than say, a nuclear war.

      Also claimith: seaice1

      These lists are not a good basis for policy, of course, but if we were to allocate resources according to the list we would devote more resources to combating climate change that to combating cyber crime, nuclear war and pollution

      Shur nuff, seaice1, you and yours are 100% in favor of devoting the money and resources of other people to fund the combating of climate change, …… but none of your own money or resources ….. because you don’t have any of your own money and you wouldn’t waste it fighting CAGW if you did have some of your own.

      One thing for sure, females are notorious for making “emotional decisions” because it is an inherited trait of theirs, and more often than not, ……. “emotional decisions” are really, really ”bad decisions”.

      • So can you explain the difference between terrorism and terrorist attack?
        If it is fools list because it is a list of the fears of American people, then the American people are fools. Note I am NOT saying the American people are fools, but that is the implication of Samuels’ comment.

        I specifically said I was not in favor of allocating resources according to the list.

        “One thing for sure, females are notorious for making “emotional decisions” because it is an inherited trait of theirs, and more often than not, ……. “emotional decisions” are really, really ”bad decisions”.”
        I would really like to know where that came from as it seems totally unrelated to anything that came before.

      • seaice1 – October 14, 2016 at 2:01 pm

        So can you explain the difference between terrorism and terrorist attack?

        “DUH”, dats a tuffy un. ……….. are you sure there is a literal “difference” between an “act of terrorism” and a “terrorist attack”?

        If it is fools list because it is a list of the fears of American people, then the American people are fools.

        seaice1, quite a few are honest-to-goodness “fools” that are not playing with a full deck of cards, ……. whereas the majority are just simply gullible and “foolish” for believing everything and/or anything that the “fear mongers” say, claim, imply or suggest.

        And seaice1, I …. WAS NOT ….. implying that a great majority of the American populace are “fools” or ”foolish”, ……. I was stating a cultural FACT that they are.

        seaice1, the supporting of ….. atmospheric CO2 ppm reduction, ….. Hillary Clinton for POTUS, …. Democrat liberal agenda, …. Socialism, …… government “troughfeding”,…… open borders, ….. illegal immigration, …. voiding the 2nd Amendment, etc., etc., ….. are all utterly FOOLISH acts and/or beliefs that will ultimately destroy the US’s socio-economic base that is the “benchmark” of a modern society and culture.

        I would really like to know where that (inherited trait …. “emotional decisions”) came from as it seems totally unrelated to anything that came before.

        seaice1, apparently you don’t realize that your per se, “list of fears of the American people” …… are mostly all based in/on “emotional decisions” that were “triggered” as a result of their fear of not surviving such things as the claimed dastardly destruction of life on earth as a result of CAGW (CO2 causing Anthropogenic Global Warming Climate Change).

        And, “yes”, due to their inherited “survival” trait to protect their offspring at all costs, even their own life, ….. the females (mothers) will make an “emotional decision” rather than a ”logical decision” ….. just to insure the “survival of the species”. It is not a “conscious” decision they make, …. but a subconscious “triggered” action that the conscious mind has no control over …… unless restraints have been nurtured to control said.

  7. My deepest, most visceral fear is that America will elect it;s own version of Fernando and Imelda. It would cement the bias and corruption,,,forever.

  8. 10.2% of Americans fear Zombies.
    I am confident that such a survey, if conducted in any other country, would demonstrate populations with more rationality in their fears.

    • Well they don’t state if they fear being attacked by a zombie while alive or becoming a zombie after dead. They are clearly separated fear issues.

      Frankly I think Americans watch too much TV and have a problem distinguishing reality from fiction. There you have the relationship between zombies and global warming.

  9. Interestingly, they categorized “Global warming and climate change” under “Environment” and not under “Man Made Disasters”. I’m sure they’ll be informed of their mistake and the survey will be adjusted accordingly.
    Another thought, wouldn’t fear of Zombies be also a Man Made Disaster? Aren’t they always the result of some form of scientific experiment gone horribly wrong (government or otherwise)? I’ve seen it in the theaters, so it must be true.

    • Me too. A long time ago in the UK when Thatcher was PM a survey was conducted and some questions I recall vividly recall. Was not having a TV considered being below the poverty line? Answer, yes. In that survey, there was nothing about shelter, clean water, clothing, warmth and food. Another question was who is PM Thatcher and Premiere Gorbachev? A staggering 80% or so of those questioned didn’t know!!

  10. It appears the first black president has turned us into the world’s largest banana republic. (with a lot of help from his friends)

    • Oy! Write that exact comment on DailyKos or WotHopper’s site and see what kind of outcry that would cause!

      • I’ll add my cry to Mike R.’s — lonetown, the reason our country has been shoved and kicked and bullied far down the road toward Banana Republic Land is NOT ONE BIT due to the racial make-up of the puppet-in-chief. It is his party’s policies and his personal “God, damn America” hatred for the United States.

        I hope your comment is SNIPPED, lonetown. Shame on you!

      • Well, lonetown just made a statement of his opinion that our first black president (Barak Obama is our first black president – Bill Clinton does not count, nor do the black presidents in the movies Hollywood makes) is responsible, with help from his friends, for the decline of our country. You can disagree with this opinion, but you cannot accuse him of being a racist. Now, there were plenty of people who voted for Obama because he was black because they believed that it was important to elect a black president. Were they racists? I have seen interviews this election cycle where potential voters say we need to have a woman president and intend to vote for Hillary for just that reason. I do not think the people who voted for Obama or who are going to vote for Hillary are racists, only ignorant of the undesirable consequences. It is disgusting that anyone thinks lonetown is a racist because of his statement.

      • DK and WH are bottom feeders when it comes to inventing and distribution misinformation; naturally shining the disinfecting light of truth on their nefarious actions would drive them to howling. Wolves they are and wolves they shall forever be.

    • Remember that, since Bill Clinton was the first black man to become president, if she wins, Hillary will be the first black woman to become president.

    • I didn’t say it was because he was black. I said he was the first black president. and I said we have become a banana republic under his leadership.

      Make of it what you will. Facts are stubborn things.

  11. Corruption is not 100% because of the media. Otherwise it would be, the Federal gov is out of control

  12. Why didn’t global warming make the cut. I found a clue.

    The folks at Chapman also did a survey asking people about what they thought the government wasn’t telling them. 41.2% of people surveyed thought the government wasn’t telling the truth about global warming. link

    People aren’t worried about global warming because they think the government is lying about it. Pretty simple.

    • That and probably the fact that any warming that is occurring doesn’t seem to be doing anything bad at all. That’s why every freaking storm that causes damage is now brought front and center as an example. It’s like ‘A Witch! A Witch!! We’ve found a Witch!!’ every time it rains more than the 30 year normal.

    • Apparently the people aren’t worried about governments wasting money on global warming schemes either. Which is the better gauge of public opinion and the momentum of the ideology?

      People are lazy and stupid. They aren’t worried enough to do their own homework, and most have little or no competence in math and science anyway. Easier to vote for virtue-signalling leftist politicians.

      • Do you include yourself in that misanthropic generalization?

        It’s hard to sit down and do the research when, say, most of your waking hours are spent working two dead-end part-time jobs just to keep up with the bills. (Your old full-time job got outsourced.) Or you’re filing out dozens of applications and checking every Help Wanted ad you find looking for said jobs. (No guarantee that Help is actually Wanted; places with high turnover often keep those going year-round to maintain a bullpen of potential new hires, regardless of if there’s any actual spots open.)

        Ironically, it’s the “lazy” among us who have the most time to read, study, and think about things.

  13. Climate ties with “The US will be involved in another World War”.

    The Times, They Are a’ Changin’ – http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/12/politics/us-russia-tensions-cold-war/index.html

    A Western diplomat said past confrontations between the West and Russia followed a typical pattern of a slow escalation and a mutual understanding on both sides when it was time to stop.

    With Russia’s actions in Syria, its decision to put nuclear-capable missiles at NATO’s doorstep and its cyberattacks, the diplomat said, “you have the impression they are escalating by themselves and going to the extreme.”

    “This is a very different system,” the diplomat said. “When you listen to these new Russians, this is not the strategic balance that we knew. It is unusual and dangerous.”

    • “When you listen to these new Russians, this is not the strategic balance that we knew. It is unusual and dangerous.”

      Of course it’s dangerous, Putin is not a gullible “clueless” dumbarse. Putin knew he (and the Russians) couldn’t trust a damn thing that Obama and his merry bunch of misfits and tax evaders said or did …… and Putin also knows that Hillary Clinton would be even less trustworthy than Obama and thus Putin is installing “preventive measures” to discourage a “sneaky” armed invasion from the West in case Hillary is elected POTUS.

      Putin knows damn well he doesn’t have to be worried about said “sneaky” armed invasion from or a War with the West if Donald Trump is elected POTUS.

      Hells bells, you can “bet-your-bippy” that Putin has access to “copies” of most every E-mail that was ever transmitted “to” or “from“ Hillary Clinton’s basement Server. And most probably from a lot of other US government Servers connected to the same network as Hillary’s server.

    • The world gets ‘unusual and dangerous’ when you hand the keys to your nuclear weapons to a bunch of sixty-year-old kids who never grew up.

      Obama is desperate to start WWIII right now, because… actually, I have no idea why. Maybe he thinks it’s the only way Clinton can beat Trump.

      • Eliminate the West and the Caliphate will grow exponentially. That’s why the US has eliminated the leaders of Iraq, Egypt, Libya, and currently working on Syria. Obama has done everything to drive the US into the basement economically and militarily, and has no regard for his fellow American.

      • @ MarkG

        Obama is desperate to start WWIII right now, because… actually, I have no idea why.

        Oh my, my, ….. you have no idea why?

        As far as I am concerned, the factual answer to your “why” quandary is a really simple one, to wit:

        Obama is the most important, high ranking, bestest ever, most loyal friend and comrade ….. that all those Muslim religious fanatics, jihadists, terrorists, etc., could ever hope to have or even dream of having.

        Obama is their ….. “US Community Chest, ….. Get Out of Being Bombed FREE” card.

        Obama never has and never will, speak contrary to or about anything associated with the dastardly deeds of Muslim Religious fanatics and therefore he represents the real life version of this card, to wit:

    • article: “A Western diplomat said past confrontations between the West and Russia followed a typical pattern of a slow escalation and a mutual understanding on both sides when it was time to stop.

      With Russia’s actions in Syria, its decision to put nuclear-capable missiles at NATO’s doorstep and its cyberattacks, the diplomat said, “you have the impression they are escalating by themselves and going to the extreme.”

      Putin *is* escalating by himself. Obama is just reacting and not very vigorously, either, so Obama’s actions should not be seen as a threat to Russia. Yet Putin has been escalating the confrontation for many months now, even going so far as to tell Russian diplomats in the last few days, to bring their families back to Russia as soon as possible.

      Putin is creating a crisis atmosphere and I don’t understand why. Is this just a buildup to some new territorial aggression he is planning in eastern Europe, where he is trying to scare off Obama before he makes his move? Or is Putin insane and really thinks the U.S. and Russia are about to go to war?

      article: “This is a very different system,” the diplomat said. “When you listen to these new Russians, this is not the strategic balance that we knew. It is unusual and dangerous.”

      Yes, it is very dangerous. Putin is setting up situations where it is very easy to miscalculate, and then escalate. A weak President of the United States invites such aggression.

      • @ TA – October 13, 2016 at 7:42 pm

        TA, and just what do you and/or that cited Western diplomat have to say about this, to wit:

        Russia Calls New U.S. Missile Defense System a ‘Direct Threat’
        By ANDREW E. KRAMER ……. MAY 12, 2016

        MOSCOW — As American and allied officials celebrated the opening of a long-awaited missile defense system in Europe with a ribbon cutting and a band, the reaction in Russia on Thursday suggested the system had raised the risks of a nuclear war.

        Russian officials reiterated their position that the American-built system imperiled Russia’s security. But the public discussion in Russia was darker, including online commentary of how a nuclear confrontation might play out in Europe, and the prospect that Romania, the system’s host, might be reduced to “smoking ruins.”
        http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/13/world/europe/russia-nato-us-romania-missile-defense.html?_r=0

      • Samuel wrote: “TA, and just what do you and/or that cited Western diplomat have to say about this, to wit: “Russia Calls New U.S. Missile Defense System a ‘Direct Threat’”

        I would say it is laughable to think a missile defensive system is a direct threat to Russia. A missile defense system can’t harm a single person, it is meant to destroy incoming, harmful missiles.

        The Chinese also call missile defense a threat to them. No, it’s just a threat to your offensive missile capacity. Don’t fire your missiles at us, and there won’t be a problem. See how that works?

      • I would say it is laughable to think a missile defensive system is a direct threat to Russia.

        Laughable, huh?

        TA, …. just “what” does a “missile defensive system” use, employ, etc., as it’s means of, … or in its attempt to, …. “destroy an incoming, harmful missile(s)”?

        So TA, you are claiming that whatever it is that they use to “destroy an incoming, harmful missile” ….. is CAPABLE OF literally “blowing that missile up” (exploding) in the sky …….. but is absolutely NOT CAPABLE of causing any damage or bodily harm to a single person.

        Great thinking, TA, simply wonderful.

  14. Islamophobia is a perfectly normal, logical response to a religion that places little value on human life and no value on non-Muslims (Infidels) and non-Koran-adhering Muslims. With the stated goals of Islam to enslave or kill all who do not meet Islam’s demands, the policy of Taqiyya (legitimized lying to further Islam’s goals), and the overall goal of world domination, Islamophobia makes sense to all sane Infidels—we very simply cannot trust anything they say or do.

    Islam needs a reformation badly, but that is not likely to happen.

    • No — Islamaphobia is a normal, illogical response to terrorism. Dylann Roof was one of a long line of Christian terrorist, but, for some reason we don’t condemn all Christians because of such terrorism.

      The reason is because we intuitively understand that Dylann Roof does not represent Christianity. There are 1.6 billion Muslims in the world — do you really think anybody would stand a chance if a majority of them were terrorists?

      With very little thought, you should be able to appreciate that ISIS does not represent Islam any better than Jim Jones represented Christianity. Islamaphobia is just another step in a long line of ignorant hate.

      “Do not judge, lest ye be judged.”

      • Despite the fact that the number of Islamist terrorists outnumber Christian terrorists by several thousand to one.
        Those who would prefer to ignore reality still try to proclaim that there is nothing to worry about.
        Christianity tells it’s followers to love their neighbors.
        Islam tells it’s followers that they have a right to kill, rob, rape anyone who isn’t a proper muslim.
        But of course, according to some, there’s no difference between and anyone who claims to see a difference is guilty of “islamaphobia”.

      • — 1S1S’ actions are backed up by mainstream K0ran teachings.
        — That the majority of Mus1!ms are partially apostate is irrelevant to judging the tenets of the religion.
        — The reform would have to run very deep and broad to make Is1am truly a “religion of peace.”

        Further, simply calling a given tenet of a religion, e.g., death to homosexuals or women are essentially property “wrong” is not a “judgment.” It is simply stating the insight given by what all but about 1 in 30 human beings are born with: a conscience (or “Natural Law”).

        Finally, for one example of how warped Is1am is:

        “You shall not murder” — what decent, widely followed, religion denies that? None.

        Except for Is1am.

      • “Do not judge, lest ye be judged.”

        (Do not quote out of context, lest I be provoked to put it into context ; )

        Judge not, that ye be not judged.

        For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

        [Matthew 7: 1-2 KJV]

        It’s like; If you’re a bigoted propagandist: don’t accuse others of bias . . ; )

      • — lS 1S’ actions are backed up by mainstream K0r@n teachings.
        — That the majority of Mvs1!ms are partially apostate is irrelevant to judging the tenets of the re1igi0n.
        — The reform would have to run very deep and broad to make ls1@m truly a “re1igi0n of peace.”

        Further, simply calling a given tenet of a re1lgion, e.g., death to h0m0sexu@ls or women are essentially property “wrong” is not a “judgment.” It is simply stating the insight given by what all but about 1 in 30 human beings are born with: a conscience (or “Natural Law”).

        Finally, for one example of how warped Is1am is:

        “You shall not murd{r” — what decent, widely followed, re1lgi0n denies that? None.

        Except for Is1am.

      • “No — Islamaphobia is a normal, illogical response to terrorism. Dylann Roof was one of a long line of Christian terrorist, but, for some reason we don’t condemn all Christians because of such terrorism.”

        We don’t need to worry about Christian terrorists because the leader of the Christian faith, Jesus, did not tell his followers to go out and kill anyone who doesn’t follow Christianity, unlike the leader of Islam, who did.

        Christian terrorists are NOT following the instructions of their leader. Jesus would condenm their murder of innocents. The leader of Islam would praise his followers for murdering non-believers. That’s why they do it. They think that is the will of god. Their leader told them so.

        There is no equating Christian terrorism and Islamic terrorism. The murder of innocents by Christians (or anyone else) is condemned by the Christian religion, and the murder of innocents is promoted by Islam’s leader. Polar opposites.

  15. That’s a huge drop off from number one to number two. 60% down to 41%, it takes the next 9 items to get the number to go from 41% to 35%. The rest tail off gradually as well.

  16. I’m reading a lot of squawk squawk POTUS. The overwhelming majority of US citizens have no clue as to how their government SHOULD work (that applies to Brits also). We are living with the result of the break in the that occurred in 1913. At that time the Senate became an at large house of representatives. The voice of the individual states was silenced. Study and find out for yourself. Hint, before 1913 who selected Senators and why would that be important?

    • Yes, the repeal of the 17th Amendment would be a huge step in the right direction. But alas, like the need for Congressional term limits, Senators are not about to kill their own gravy train of power.

    • The country is too large for centralized government. With the House limited to 435 members, each now represents almost 3/4 of a million people (which includes citizens and non-citizens). As the population increases, our representation is further diluted. Of course, the representation provided by each senator is even worse. Need to break the country up into many more parts, each with its own government. Each new country would be self-governing without interference from the others, although they could enter into agreements among themselves.

      • Direct election of senators, like suspending the draft, was an emotionally charged issue with large popular support (else the amendment wouldn’t have been ratified) but has since secretly turned out to be a bad thing.

        When our military consisted mostly of conscripted civilians, it was much harder for Presidents to treat it like a personal plaything. You’d need a good reason to levy a draft (like, say, an actual declared war), and when peacetime returned, the drafted soldiers disarmed and returned to civilian life. We’ve always had career military personnel, but after the draft was suspended post-Vietnam and the army became “all-volunteer”, every soldier became career military, decoupled from the common citizenry. I doubt it’s a coincidence that military spending, undeclared wars on foreign soil, and recruiting ads all increased dramatically in the decades after.

        It was a lot better when instead of “We Support Our Troops”, the slogan could have read “We ARE The Troops”.

      • And I suspect support for putting women in combat would have less support if our young daughters were being drafted and sent to the Middle East to fight unnecessary wars.

  17. So they will undoubtedly fault a lack of ‘successful communication’ on this poll. “The number one fear should be Man Made Climate Change because that’s all we’ve been telling you people for the past 15 years! To boost their ‘fear numbers’ I suggest they dress up Mann and Lewandowsky in evil clown costumes and send them out carrying severed polar bear heads around the elementary schools.

  18. WATCH OUT! WARNING! Very, very scary things coming…..

    But! Wait, one minute! For a FEE, we will stop them!

    1. Ghosts

    (youtube)

    2. Flying (that fear largely drives the flight ins. market) also, fear of death, per se:

    …. There might be something like a death in the family ….

    (youtube)

    3. Global Warming! (ooooo, that’s sooooo scary!!!! a bit warmer — aaaaaaa!!!!)

    So…… buy our CARBON-FREE SUGAR!

    (Dominos ad — youtube)

    lololololololololololololo

    Hm. Not so funny. The Democrats use baseless fears to push their control-you-from-the-cradle-to-the-grave socialist policies.

    VOTE FOR TRUMP! — SAVE AMERICA!

    (seaice, I don’t care about Trump’s distasteful traits — I care about my country! Hillary the Crook will destroy it. She is not merely obnoxious — she is a country (and U.S. ambassador) -betraying felon who has evaded justice. As an evangelical pastor put it, I do not share some of Trump’s values: I am with him on the ISSUES.

  19. I demand to know what our gubermint is going to do about our reptile problem, which is clearly a bigger concern than global warming.

  20. Question for the WUWT survey/polling experts: Aren’t 1,511 respondents too few for an adult population of about 250 million? What is the margin of error for those numbers?

  21. The list is missing potty-mouthed politicians. If recent polls are accurate, people care more about their politicians being PC angels than not being corrupt.

  22. So twice as many people fear Hillary as fear climate change? Makes me question conventional wisdom about the likely election outcome.

  23. Entirely missing is concern for the true and present danger of EMP attack – by N. Korea and/or Iran, who now have, or are developing the means to carry it out. Also missing is the seeming ignorance or disdain of our government for taking steps to protect the Nation from the effects of such an attack – by hardening of our electrical systems. This is no joke!

    • I agree, nabbiz . . but feel there is a clear and present danger that some of our own corrupt leaders (and/or their globalist cohorts), will resort to exploiting that gaping EMP vulnerability they’ve left us in, to keep from going to prison for the rest of their lives. I fear it is their ultimate “failsafe” . .

  24. Since climate change is not a noticeable political plus or a minus with the general public, it must be either filler material or a donor thing.

    • “It is astounding how Democrats get away with assaulting people they disagree with. They did this to Bush, and now they’re doing it to Trump.”

      The Left has harrassed Republicans since the Richard Nixon era. It would not matter who the Republican candidate was, the Clinton’s and the Left would be doing the same kind of trashing of the Republican candidate. Different issues maybe, but the same kind of trashing.

      Do you think any of the other Republican candidates would have faired as well under this kind of Leftwing pressure as Trump has? I don’t. The difference is Trump will fight back, whereas the other Republicans were/are a bunch of pushovers who fear taking on the Leftwing Media, which puts them at a disadvantage right off the bat.

      I heard a couple of Trump speeches yesterday and today, and he is really hitting his stride now. He is taking on the entire establishment and may just beat them into submission if he keeps this up. He’s already pulled back ahead in the Rasmussin poll and the LA poll. It ain’t over “til it’s over. :)

    • They also trashed McCain and Romney. It’s what Democrats do because if they stuck to the issues, nobody would vote for them.

  25. REJOICE! REJOICE! Climate Change did not make the list! We have 10 (ten) things! In a list! Which means we may now commission a separate study for each fear, exploring how it is affected and/or causes Climate Change!
    And czars! More czars! Czars for everything!
    Czars for climate! Czars for industry! Czars for the dead!
    Until all Yellow Bellied Sneetches on the beaches have czars upon thars.
    Fear is getting downright scary. BOO!

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