"More Americans are scared of clowns than terrorism and dying... but the top fear is a corrupt government
- Polls conducted by Chapman University and Morning Consult find that corrupt government frightens the greatest number of Americans
- Surprisingly, clowns stoked more fear than terrorism
- Also high on the list of fears were infringement of gun rights and economic collapse
More Americans are afraid of clowns than of climate change, terrorism, and dying.
Two polls which surveyed Americans also found that the greatest fear among Americans is corrupt government.
The Chapman survey found that 42 per cent of respondents said that they were scared of clowns, compared to just 32 per cent who said they were frightened by climate change.
The poll ranked the fears which included terror attacks (41 per cent), infringement of gun rights (38 per cent), death of a loved one (38 per cent), economic collapse (37 per cent), Obamacare (37 per centlogical warfare (35 per cent).
More Americans are afraid of clowns than they are of terrorism and climate change, two new surveys found...
Fear of clowns was second most prevalent, with 42 per cent saying that they were afraid of them.
Terrorism came in third place, with just 41 per cent saying that they were frightened by the prospect of an attack...
Obamacare proved scarier than biological warfare (35 per cent) and climate change (32 per cent).
Slightly less than one in four Americans said they were scared of heights (24 per cent), and less than one in five (19 per cent) said they were afraid of dying.
The survey results reflect a growing panic over clowns that has gripped the country over the past few weeks.
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The hysteria over clowns has even led a number of local townships and municipalities to ban clown costumes because they’ve been deemed ‘too scary.’
The wave of coulrophobia – the medical term for an irrational fear of clowns – sweeping the United States can most likely be traced to an incident that was reported in Greenville, South Carolina, in late August.
Parents at an apartment complex there went into a panic after they heard reports of a clown trying to lure children in the woods.
Management at the Fleetwood Manor Apartments in Greenville issued a warning to parents, saying they had received numerous complaints about a 'clown or a person dressed in clown clothing taking children or trying to lure children [into] the woods'...