The Number One Catastrophic Event That Americans Worry About: Economic Collapse


The Number One Catastrophic Event That Americans Worry About: Economic Collapse

The Economic Collapse

December 30, 2011

Can you guess what the number one catastrophic event that Americans worry about is? There are certainly many to choose from. Many Americans are deathly afraid of a major terrorist attack. Others live in constant fear of natural disasters such as earthquakes, volcanoes and hurricanes. Still others are incredibly concerned that a massive pandemic will break out at any time or that World War III will erupt in the Middle East. Yes, there are certainly a lot of potential catastrophic events that one can worry about in the times in which we live, but the number one catastrophic event that Americans worry about is actually “economic collapse”. At least that is what a recent survey conducted by Leiflin Inc. for the EcoHealth Alliance found. But this goes along with what so many other polls have found over the past few years. Over and over again, opinion polls have found that the number one issue that American voters are concerned about is the economy. The truth is that average Americans are deeply, deeply concerned about unemployment, debt, the housing crash and the steady decline in the standard of living. It has been years since the U.S. economy has operated at a “normal” level, and many Americans are afraid that things could soon get a whole lot worse.

In the new survey mentioned above, those contacted were asked to select the top three potential catastrophes that worry them the most.

The following results come directly from the survey….

Economic Collapse: 63%

Natural Disaster: 46%

Terrorist Attack: 44%

Global Disease Outbreak: 33%

Global War: 27%

Nuclear Accident: 25%

Global Warming: 22%

Fuel Shortage: 15%

Cyber War: 8%

Famine: 8%

Oil Spill: 6%

Industrial Accident: 5%

As you can see, “economic collapse” was the winner by a wide margin.

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