PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Are you afraid of spiders?
You’re in good company if you are. According to a new report, the most-searched fear in Oregon and Washington is arachnophobia — the intense aversion to members of the arachnid family.
YourLocalSecurity.com recently released its second-annual “Yikes! America’s Top-Searched Phobias” report.
Arachnophobia is one of the two most-commonly searched phobias in 2018, the report found. The other is the fear of people, also known as anthropophobia.
Meanwhile, Alaska’s top fear was needles, California’s was fear of success and Floridians were afraid of sleep.
Michigan’s most-searched phobia was the fear of bugs. All bugs.
One of the country’s sunniest states — New Mexico — was the only state that was most afraid of the dark.
Other top-searched phobias include heights, thunder, dying, being alone and love.
The only states that didn’t have a top-searched fear, according to the report, were North Dakota and Wyoming.