Have you ever wondered why some of the same things scare so many people?
Everyone has their own set of different fears, but some are much more prevalent than others. For example, countless people are afraid of spiders and snakes. According to a survey by YouGov, these are just two of the most common phobias that plague the people of Great Britain — but what causes them in the first place?
In the survey, 2,088 adults were asked whether certain things scared them. They were also asked to rate those fears as « very afraid » or « a little afraid. » Here are the top five most common phobias among them, as well as a few possible explanations behind them.