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October 16, 2019

Here Are America’s Top Ten Fears

We always hear how “public speaking” is our #1 fear.  But a new survey of 2,000 Americans found less than 1 in 5 of us is actually scared of it.  And six other fears ranked higher.  Here are the ten most-common fears, according to the survey . . .

1.  Snakes.  51% of us are afraid of them to some degree.

2.  Heights, 38%.

3.  The dentist, 23%.

4.  Confined spaces, a.k.a. claustrophobia, 21%.

5.  Needles, also 21%.

6.  Clowns, 18%.

7.  Public speaking, 17%.

8.  The dark, 15%.

9.  Flying, 14%.

10.  Birds, 5%.  (???)

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