Spiders, clowns and public speaking... Oh my! These common fears have long topped the list of the things we're most afraid of, but a recently-released study that pinpoints people's greatest fears by the state they live in coughed up some surprising results!
According to the report, published by home security company ADT, folks in Illinois fear being alone more than anything else!
CBS Chicago reported on the news, saying,
Researchers used Google’s autocomplete feature to find the 15 most common ways to end the phrases “Why am I afraid of/to” and “Why am I scared of/to” and the scientific names of those fears and put them into Google Trends to determine which phobias each state was searching for the most.
There's a name for the fear of solitude: ‘Autophobia’, or a morbid fear of isolation or abandonment.