He was credited by many officials with preventing public fears from getting out of hand.
Others said that the public fear of air bags is shortsighted.
Congress, sensitive to public fears over safety, cannot always be counted on to stand up to him.
Social services are better, they say, and there is less public fear of contagion.
"Is the Bush administration using public fear to consolidate political power?"
With public fears, you're just not going to get enough built.
Americans used to pride themselves on having "a culture of rights," but public fear is taking a toll.
This led to public fear that the Earth would be poisoned.
Bush incited public fear to get this particular ball rolling.
But several computer security experts say public fears are largely exaggerated.