Fear of the government makes Americans more likely to reach for a gun

Americans are scared of the government. Political corruption is at the top of US citizens’ most common fears, according to a recent survey conducted by researchers at California’s Chapman University. They’re also worried about cyberterrorism and very concerned about their privacy being invaded by corporations or the government.

Perhaps less reasonable than these objects of fear are their responses to it. Chapman researchers asked 1,541 adult respondents about how fear affected their behavior. Frankly, the results are a little frightening. CONT.

Shoshana Kordova, Quartz