America’s Top 10 Worst Fears
Good news for Montanans: The top fear most Americans have is snakes. Montana is only home to one venomous snake, the western rattler, and it comes with its own built in alarm system. I know if you've got a thing about snakes, you probably don't care whether it's poisonous or not, but in the 14 years I've lived here, I've only seen two snakes. Growing up in Tennessee, I used to see them every day during the sunny months; literally every day.
So, what are the other things that scare Americans? Here is the top 10 fears held by Americans according to SWNS's recent survey of 2,000 people:
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%.
If I were a dentist, I would be a little offended that I ranked third, just behind snakes and heights.