Do you have a phobia?
Research has revealed that 67% of Britons have a phobia that they’d like to be rid of, with the most common being the fear of ‘spiders’.
When asked, ‘Do you have a phobia that you’d like to get rid of?’ 67% of the people polled answered ‘yes.’ These respondents were then asked to state what exactly these phobias were.
The top ten most common answers were as follows:
1. Spiders (Arachnophobia) - 54%
2. Heights (Acrophobia) – 42%
3. Dark (Nyctophobia) – 39%
4. Small spaces (Claustrophobia) – 33%
5. Snakes (Ophidiophobia) – 29%
6. Flying (Aerophobia) – 27%
7. Dying (Thanatophobia) – 22%
8. Clowns (Coulrophobia) – 19%
9. Germs (Msyophobia) – 12%
10. Dogs (Cynophobia) – 11%
Of those with a phobia, 37% could trace their fear back to something that happened to them in the past, whereas 44% of the respondents were unsure where their phobia originated. The remaining respondents with phobias (19%) thought their phobia was passed on to them from their parents.
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