Why I think polls can be simultaneously funny and useless
They poll for everything from what kind of fish sticks we eat, to whether or not we roll from the top or bottom. Useful stuff, but now for something really scary: nearly 75% of Americans are scared more about identity theft or fraud than they are of horror movies. About 9% are afraid of horror movies, less than 3% are scared of haunted houses and about 1% are bothered by ghost stories. The survey (yes, this was a real survey) conducted by Zogby for TransUnion, also found that those 75% of Americans think about identity theft because they either have, or know someone who has, been a victim of identity theft or fraud. No data on how many respondents reported ever seeing an actual ghost.