Poll Shows Kids Fear Grandma’s Fruitcake More Than Zombies And Algebra


The Return of the Modern Philosopher

fruitcakeA new Gallup Poll released today reveals that American children are more afraid of  Grandma’s Holiday Fruitcake than they are of Zombies and Algebra combined!

Over 75,000 children from across the country, ranging in age from 7-16, participated in the poll.

When asked the question “What scares you most?”, 41% of the respondents went with the fruitcake.  Most of them followed their answer with “And PLEASE don’t tell Grandma”.

Zombies, the reigning champ for the previous 3 years, received 23% of the vote, while Algebra came in third with 6%.  How do pollsters explain these results?

fruitcake 2“We usually conduct the poll in late October, which is right around Halloween and when The Walking Dead starts to air.  Plus, the school year has gotten to a point where Algebra becomes a daily nightmare,” Gallup’s Maura Dahl explained to this Modern Philosopher.  “This year, we didn’t make our calls until the first…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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