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The UK's Top 13 Phobias Revealed: What Are You Scared Of?

24/03/2014 15:42 GMT | Updated 24/03/2014 15:59 GMT
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In the past, we've met people who are scared of cats, buttons and vomiting, but none of these have made the cut for the top 13 list compiled in a YouGov survey.

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Respondents were asked to rate their fears out of 13 common phobias, ranging from “not at all” to “very afraid”.

The biggest phobia - unsurprisingly - is a fear of heights, with 58% saying they suffer from some degree of vertigo or acrophobia.

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Another finding - which will make northern folk very happy indeed - is that southerners tend to be more scared of things in general. The Independent reported: "People in London and the south (are) consistently more afraid of just about everything when compared to the north and Scotland."

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UK's Top 13 Fears

“All are not created equal when it comes to fears,” YouGov’s William Jordan said.

“With the exception of needles and getting shots and blood – of which British men and women are about equally afraid – more women than men are afraid of each thing (on the list).”

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