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Comparison of Poll Results Between Readers of Country Living Magazine and
Summary of the eRumor: The alleged results of polling
between the readers of Country Living and Ebony magazines that asked what
people feared most. The eRumor claims that the mostly white readers
of Country Living feared nuclear war, terrorist attack, a child or
spouse dying of a terminal illness, and themselves dying of a terminal
illness. The mostly black readers of Ebony were said to be
fearful of ghosts, dogs, and registered mail.
The Truth: This forwarded email is fiction and tasteless
Ebony magazine confirmed for TruthOrFiction.com that such a poll was never
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Two different magazines, Country Living (99.99% white readership) and
EBONY/Jet (99.99% black readership) did surveys on 'WHAT DO PEOPLE FEAR
The results were interesting, to say the least...
Country Living magazine's top three answers were:
1. Nuclear war/terrorist attack in U.S.
2. Child/spouse dying/terminal illness.
3. Terminal illness/self.
EBONY/Jet magazine's top three answers were:
3. Registered mail.
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