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There are a lot of scary things happening this Halloween, but have you ever wondered what really scares Americans?

New research by Area52 reveals the top fears in each US state and which fears are overall the most common across the country. This data was collected using Google Keyword Tool Area52 analyzed 49 fears, chosen from The Chapman University Survey of American Fears Wave 7 (2020/2021) study. Those were then analyzed against Google Trends data to see which fear US states were most affected by.

In North Carolina ware biggest fear is death. Take a look at each state’s fear below. It just may scare you!

  • DC

    The people of the District of Columbia fear having a difficult time escaping the most. Some trapped feelings in this state for sure!

    Escape

  • Alabama

    Death is the biggest phobia in this state.

    Death

  • Alaska

    Clusters of Small Holes is the biggest phobia in this state. I still have no idea what that actually means…

    Small Holes

     

  • Arizona

    Death is the biggest phobia in this state.

    Death

  • Arkansas

    People are the biggest fear in this state. My mom always said, fear the living not the dead!

    People Scary

  • California

    People are the biggest fear in this state. My mom always said, fear the living not the dead!

    People Scary

  • Colorado

    The fear of being alone is the biggest phobia in this state.

    Alone

  • Connecticut

    Death is the biggest phobia in this state.

    Death

  • Delaware

    Gross. Vomit is the biggest phobia in this state.

    Vomit

  • Florida

    Blood is the biggest fear in this state. I guess they don’t get labs done much!

    Blood

  • Georgia

    Guess these residents won’t be climbing anytime soon. This state fears heights the most!

    heights

  • Hawaii

    Clowns are the biggest phobia in this state! Guess the circus doesn’t come through often.

    Clown

  • Idaho

    Guess these residents won’t be climbing anytime soon. This state fears heights the most!

    heights

  • Illinois

    Back away from those needles. That is the biggest fear in this state!

  • Indiana

    The dark is the biggest phobia in this state. Guess their electric bills are high!

    The Dark

  • Iowa

    The dark is the biggest phobia in this state. Guess their electric bills are high!

    The Dark

  • Kansas

    People are the biggest fear in this state. My mom always said, fear the living not the dead!

    People Scary

  • Kentucky

    Clowns are the biggest phobia in this state! Guess the circus doesn’t come through often.

    Clown

  • Louisiana

    The dark is the biggest phobia in this state. Guess their electric bills are high!

    The Dark

  • Maine

    Being without a mobile device is the biggest phobia in this state. I think we have some influencers living in this state!

    cellphone

  • Maryland

    The fear of being alone is the biggest phobia in this state.

    Alone

  • Massachusetts

    Back away from those needles and don’t bleed. Why? Needles and blood are the two biggest phobias in this state. What a tie!

    Blood

  • Michigan

    Blood is the biggest fear in this state. I guess they don’t get labs done much!

    Blood

  • Minnesota

    The dark is the biggest phobia in this state. Guess their electric bills are high!

    The Dark

  • Mississippi

    Excuse me…can someone else make this speech? The number one fear is public speaking in this state.

    public speaking

  • Missouri

    The fear of being alone is the biggest phobia in this state.

    Alone

  • Montana

    Oh boy, this state is not a fan of spiders. That is their biggest fear!

    spider

  • Nebraska

    Death is the biggest phobia in this state.

    Death

  • Nevada

    The fear of being alone is the biggest phobia in this state.

    Alone

  • New Hampshire

    Gross. Vomit is the biggest phobia in this state.

    Vomit

  • New Jersey

    Back away from those needles. That is the biggest fear in this state!

  • New Mexico

    Confined Spaces are the number one fear in this state.

    Elevator

  • New York

    People are the biggest fear in this state. My mom always said, fear the living not the dead!

    People Scary

  • North Carolina

    Death is the biggest phobia in this state.

    Death

  • North Dakota

    People are the biggest fear in this state. My mom always said, fear the living not the dead!

    People Scary

  • Ohio

    The dark is the biggest phobia in this state. Guess their electric bills are high!

    The Dark

     

  • Oklahoma

    Blood is the biggest fear in this state. I guess they don’t get labs done much!

    Blood

  • Oregon

    Back away from those needles and definitely don’t do it in the dark. There is a tie between needles and the dark in this state.

    The Dark

  • Pennsylvania

    People are the biggest fear in this state. My mom always said, fear the living not the dead!

    People Scary

  • Rhode Island

    The people here have the biggest fear of holes. I guess they really watch where they step.

    Hole

  • South Carolina

    The fear of being alone is the biggest phobia in this state.

    Alone

  • South Dakota

    The people here have the biggest fear of holes. I guess they really watch where they step.

    Hole

  • Tennessee

    The fear of being alone is the biggest phobia in this state.

    Alone

  • Texas

    Blood is the biggest fear in this state. I guess they don’t get labs done much!

    Blood

  • Utah

    Imperfection is the biggest phobia in this state. Personally, I think these ugly veggies have character.

    Veggies

     

  • Vermont

    The people here fear having a difficult time escaping the most. Some trapped feelings in this state for sure!

    Escape

  • Virgina

    The fear of being alone is the biggest phobia in this state.

    Alone

  • Washington

    The fear of being alone is the biggest phobia in this state.

    Alone

  • West Virginia

    Clowns are the biggest phobia in this state! Guess the circus doesn’t come through often.

    Clown

  • Wisconsin

    Back away from those needles. That is the biggest fear in this state!

  • Wyoming

    The people here have the biggest fear of holes. I guess they really watch where they step.

    Hole

  • Top Searched Fears in the US

    The top three most feared phobias in the US are…

    Nyctophobia – fear of the dark
    Does the idea of all the lights being turned off cause you panic and anxiety? Nyctophobia is extremely common in both young children and adults and it is no surprise it is one of the top searched for fears across the US – we are used to having access to light and especially this spooky season no one wants to be walking along a dark road by themselves.

    Anthropophobia – fear of people
    Although this term isn’t officially used within the medical society, the fear of people is real! Anthropophobia causes people to experience extreme feelings of social anxiety. In a country nearly as large as most continents it is no surprise that citizens are feeling overwhelmed by other people, especially after a year of being told to avoid others and keep their distance.

    Monophobia – fear of being alone or isolated
    Most people have a deep-rooted fear of being alone, but for some people, it is much more than that! As humans, we naturally gravitate to other humans, and similarly to Anthropophobia, Monophobia is a form of social anxiety but on the opposite spectrum. If you’re feeling like this, it is most likely others around you are too!

    Top Searched Fears in the US!