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ByScience NewsApp: "Government corruption tops 5th annual Chapman University survey of American fears"

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"More Americans are afraid than ever, according to the 5th annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears. The 2018 survey revealed that government corruption remains Americans' primary concern, and the state of the environment, which for the first time represents fully half of Americans' top 10 fears.
This year, each of the top 10 fears are held by more than half of the population; in 2017 only five of that year's top 10 fears were expressed by at least half of Americans, indicating that overall fear is on the rise and is also more focused on the environment than in previous years."

"Americans' Top 10 Fears in 2018 (percentages include those who answered afraid or very afraid):"

"1. Corrupt government officials (73.6 percent)2. Pollution of oceans, rivers and lakes (61.6 percent)3. Pollution of drinking water (60.7 percent)4. Not having enough money for the future (57 percent)5. People they love becoming seriously ill (56.5 percent)6. People they love dying (56.4 percent)7. Air pollution (55.1 percent)8. Extinction of plant and animal species (54.1 percent)9. Global warming and climate change (53.2 percent)10. High medical bills (52.9 percent)"

"The annual Chapman University Survey of American Fears provides an in-depth examination into the concerns of average Americans, tracking changes and trends over the years. The survey asks about 94 topics ranging from government, health and environmental matters, to disaster preparedness, the paranormal and personal anxieties. " 

"Two striking changes have emerged since 2016. First, a 13 percent increase of Americans who fear corrupt government officials, which tops the 2018 list with nearly three-quarters (73.6 percent) of Americans reporting being either "afraid" or "very afraid" of corruption. Notably, there were no significant differences in fears by political affiliation. Second, Americans are increasingly worried about the environment. Not a single environmental concern made the top 10 list in 2016 but in 2018 five of the top 10 fears are environmental in nature."

"The 2018 fear survey results illustrate a continued shift in the primary concerns of American citizens," said Christopher Bader, Ph.D., professor of sociology at Chapman University. "It is worth noting that the fears regarding corruption and the environment have increased significantly following the election of President Trump in 2016 and all top 10 fears continue to reflect topics often discussed in the media."
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I've got a solution to that problem
I first published my AP (Assassination Politics) essay about 23.5 years ago. https://cryptome.org/ap.htm Has anyone claimed, since then, that a problem doesn't exist, with governments? I don't recall that. Has anyone (else) claimed that they have, or even there is, an alternative solution to the problem of corrupt government? I don't recall that, either. Some people have reacted negatively to AP, which I interpret as not LIKING the AP idea. But they do not explain why we should continue to tolerate government at all, or say why there is any other solution.
 Jim Bell

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