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Charlotte — From clowns to public speaking, people have a wide range of phobias that keep them up at night. Just in time for Halloween, Your Local Security compiled a list of the top phobias in the United States based on Google searches.

This year’s top phobia was a fear of failure, followed by a fear of blood, water and intimacy. Spiders and the outside tied to round out the top five phobias in the United States.

Only Montana residents searched for fear of humans the most this year despite it being the top fear in 2020. Utah was the only state to rank for fear of needles.

Regardless of being in the middle of a global pandemic, Maine was the only state to have “fear of germs or viruses” as a top searched phobia. Last year, it was the top fear in both Charlotte and Nevada.

Americans appear to be a little less scared of flying with the phobia dropping from the top fear in seven states last year to only two states this year.

Six of the seven states whose residents searched “fear of water” the most border a body of water.

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Read on to see the top fear in your state:

Alabama Fear of failure
Alaska Fear of failure
Arizona Fear of heights
Arkansas Fear of heights
California Fear of blood
Colorado Fear of failure
Connecticut Fear of the outside
Delaware Fear of flying
District of Columbia Fear of social media
Charlotte Fear of blood
Georgia Fear of blood
Hawaii Fear of holes
Idaho Fear of flying
Illinois Fear of blood
Indiana Fear of water
Iowa Fear of intimacy
Kansas Fear of snakes
Kentucky Fear of water
Louisiana Fear of water
Maine Fear of germs or viruses
Maryland Fear of intimacy
Massachusetts Fear of failure
Michigan Fear of water
Minnesota Fear of failure
Mississippi Fear of being alone
Missouri Fear of blood
Montana Fear of people
Nebraska Fear of failure
Nevada Fear of blood
New Hampshire Fear of spiders
New Jersey Fear of intimacy
New Mexico Fear of holes
New York Fear of intimacy
North Carolina Fear of water
North Dakota Fear of the outside
Ohio Fear of failure
Oklahoma Fear of spiders
Oregon Fear of water
Pennsylvania Fear of water
Rhode Island Fear of the dark
South Carolina Fear of spiders
South Dakota Fear of the outside
Tennessee Fear of blood
Texas Fear of blood
Utah Fear of needles
Vermont Fear of failure
Virginia Fear of failure
Washington Fear of blood
West Virginia Fear of the dark
Wisconsin Fear of failure
Wyoming Fear of clowns

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