Chapman University has released its third annual Survey of American Fears, and for the second year in a row, "corruption of government officials" takes the top spot.

"People often fear what they cannot control," a Chapman University sociology professor explains.

Here are the top 10 things Americans were afraid of in 2016:

  • Corruption of government officials: 60.6 percent
  • Terrorist attacks: 41 percent
  • Not having enough money for the future: 39.9 percent
  • Being a victim of terror: 38.5 percent
  • Government restrictions on firearms and ammunition: 38.5 percent
  • People I love dying: 38.1 percent
  • Economic or financial collapse: 37.5 percent
  • Identity theft: 37.1 percent
  • People I love becoming seriously ill: 35.9 percent
  • ObamaCare: 35.5 percent

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