A new study from PsychNewsDaily looked into Google data to figure out what people in every state fear the most right now.
The most common fear in the country is anthropophobia, which is a fear of other people. The number of searches for that fear is up 500% from last year and peaked in mid-April., so it could be coronavirus-related. There are plenty of other pandemic-related fears that won different states this year too including fears of being alone, the outside, and germs.
Last year, the most common fear was aviophobia, the fear of flying. Now that flying is much less common, that fear has given way to lots of others – although it’s still number one in seven states.
People in Montana and New Hampshire are still afraid of clowns.