Government Corruption Tops List of Americans’ Fears

Most Americans Think Government Corruption is Biggest Problem

Time reports:

Corruption of government officials is currently Americans’ number one fear, according to a recent survey by researchers at Chapman University.

The researchers asked a random sample of 1,541 adults to rate the level of fear for 88 different fear options across a variety of domains (like crime and natural disasters). Based on their findings, here were the top 10 fears for 2015:

  • Corruption of government officials (58.0%)
  • Cyber-terrorism (44.8%)
  • Corporate tracking of personal information (44.6%)
  • Terrorist attacks (44.4%)
  • Government tracking of personal information (41.4%)
  • Bio-warfare (40.9%)
  • Identity theft (39.6%)
  • Economic collapse (39.2%)
  • Running out of money in the future (37.4%)
  • Credit card fraud (36.9%)

Last month, Gallup found that 75% of Americans said they believe corruption is widespread in the government (up from 66% percent in 2009).

Also last month, Gallup found that a record low 38% of Americans trust the government to handle domestic problems. And half of Americans think that the government is an immediate threat to us.

We at Washington’s Blog are non-partisan and non-dogmatic. We don’t believe that government is inherently good or inherently bad.  We instead believe that each government has to be analyzed to determine its degree of honesty or corruption.

Unfortunately, it is T-H-O-R-O-U-G-H-L-Y documented  that systemic corruption has destroyed America … as admitted by politicians on both sides of the political aisle.

(Sadly, America is not alone … governments worldwide are sliding down into mud pits of corruption.)

Postscript:  Mainstream politicians and media are trying to browbeat Americans into trusting our government more. For example, Time Magazine tries to make fun of Americans who don’t trust the government … by comparing them to people who believe in  aliens and the paranormal.

Likewise, Obama frequently chides Americans for distrusting their government.

But we Americans don’t trust our government because our government has repeatedly demonstrated through its actions that it is corrupt and untrustworthy.

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  • Hp B

    By choosing government as #1 problem, they’ve also highlighted the other problems on the list as problems originating from government, as well.

  • colinjames71

    Noticing a few tv shows lately portraying anti-govt/survivalists/etc as total goofballs if not completely insane. Not exactly shocking information but seems to be a new particular focus on that kind of character.

    • David Mowers

      Obama signed an executive order making all private stockpiles of food and supplies government property if an emergency is declared in any area of the country. You will be forced, at gun-point, to share everything you have with the people in your city or go to prison.

      Google it.

      • colinjames71

        Will do

  • David Mowers

    All of this massive power at the N.S.A. but we can’t possibly use it to rout corruption at all levels in government?

    We are powerless to stop corruption but we can life sentences to black males for talking about selling an ounce of crack….

    • Albert Griggs

      All NSA is “tough enough” to handle is pubescent girls chit-chat with their BFF’s
      Military INTELLIGENCE —- CIA-NSA-DHS —– The JERKS “did not see” ISIS until it controlled huge territory and we read about it in NEWSPAPERS ?! …… Amazing how American “intelligence” “can not see” miles long parades of their own equipment, complete with hundreds of flags to leave NO DOUBT, on CLEAR, DRY SUNNY days, and BOMB them !!

      • David Mowers

        We can stop teenagers on Twitter from hosting alcohol parties at their parent’s houses but we can’t find a terrorist using Twitter in Syria who’s cutting the heads off Christians…

        • Albert Griggs

          We can’r even SEE miles long PARADES.

          • David Mowers

            Pillow-fluff pads of sweet-rolling grayed,
            Teddy Bears fly and diamonds parade,
            Money for the wicked all pompous and pump…
            And Buffet’s and Gates and Romney’s and Trump,
            Soon there was nothing, left for a life,
            Of morals, hard-work, honor; families in strife.
            Great Purple Harlot on fire from distance,
            And laughter and singing at Devil’s insistence.
            When it was done, the Elite made a pact,

            “All Hail to Lucifer! Upon his will shall we act!”

  • Albert Griggs

    DUH-OH !!! the “CLINTON FOUNDATION-for-laundering-bribes-for-CLINTON-enrichment” has “collected” over $400MILLION …………. TAKE ALL of it, all $400million is LAUNDERED BRIBE MONEY. EVERY PENNY….TAKE it, TAKE it and give it to America’s FOOD BANKS. Poor Women and Children need food NOW. The Clintons CLAIM the “Fund” is to help People —– HELP THEM RIGHT NOW! FEED THEM ! Then …. PROSECUTE for BRIBERY anyone who has “contributed” BRIBED the SOW. Trump already testified Hillary ACCEPTS and COMPLIES with BRIBES.The corruption is IN YOUR FACE.

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