A CNN Poll results:
First of all, the Top 5 Fears are listed in reverse order, with Number 5 showing at the top, where Number 1 should be. Why would CNN display a completely counter-intuitive list like this?
To exploit your fear. Even though Terrorism only placed at number 5 on the poll, CNN still shows Terrorism at the top of the list. The casual viewer would look at this graphic and get the impression that Terrorism is at the top of the list, when in actuality it's only Number 5 on the list. It's a dishonest representation of the poll results - but the cynical manipulation of the news only begins there.
CNN has been scraping the bottom of the news barrel for some time now, in a futile effort to draw viewers away from the much-more-successful Fox News.