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Things We Worried About in 2015  

Mel Judson
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This list of 2015 topical issues tackles the things that made all of us incredibly nervous in the year of 2015. It's never easy to track the concerns of millions, but in 2015 public worry over measles, Donald Trump, and the drought in California was at an all-time high. Should we still be worried about these things? Probably. But for now, let’s just consider them solely 2015 issues.


Donald Trump’s presidential campaign wasn’t the only worrisome political issue that was trending in 2015. All of the politicians who sought to defund Planned Parenthood this year scared a lot of women. The number of West-Kardashians, meanwhile, continued to climb at an alarming rate.  From Sharknado 3 to the return of the Ice Bucket Challenge, terrifying events blew up on social media and scared the hell out of all of us.

The news media hyped up the fear when it came to Iran’s nuclear deal, the total collapse of the Greek economy and, of course, the retirement of John Stewart and Dave Letterman signalling the end of late night as we know it. With all of these worries, how will we go on? By voting up the most worrisome issues in 2015 and adding any pressing concerns that aren't on the list yet.

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Crumbling Infrastructure is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
Crumbling Infrastructure
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Social Security is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
MarkJohnson added
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Iran's Nukes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
Iran's Nukes
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Random Shootings is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
Random Shootings
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California Drought is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
California Drought
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Donald Trump Actually Being Pr... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
Donald Trump Actually Being President
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Global Warming is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
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NSA Spying On Us is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
NSA Spying On Us
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Wildfires is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
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(Anti) Vaccinators is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
(Anti) Vaccinators
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Defunding Planned Parenthood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
Defunding Planned Parenthood
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The Earthquake That Will Devas... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
carlybobarly added The Earthquake That Will Devastate the Pacific Northwest
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Racist Cops is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
Racist Cops
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Hillary Clinton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
MarkJohnson added
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Excessive Smartphone Use is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Excessive Smartphone Use
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Drones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
Drones
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Ebola virus disease is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
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Crappy Movie Remakes and Seque... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Crappy Movie Remakes and Sequels
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Measles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
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ISIS is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
ISIS
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Trusting Cuba is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
Trusting Cuba
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More Than 3.7 Billion People i... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
More Than 3.7 Billion People in the World Have Herpes
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Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
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All the Money We've Kept S... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
All the Money We've Kept Safe in Greek Banks
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El Niño is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Things We Worried About in 2015
El Niño