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Utah's most-Googled fear is creepy and crawly

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From medical problems to deep late-night thoughts, Google seems to have answers and facts for just about anything you type into the search engine. (Photo courtesy of Zion National Park){ }

(KUTV) -- From medical problems to deep late-night thoughts, Google seems to have answers and facts for just about anything you type into the search engine.

In the spirit of Halloween, Security Center has compiled a list of America’s most searched phobias by state. The list starts off with commonly known fears such as needs, bugs and dying, then continues to list a few that aren’t as seemingly common, like: success, love and driving.

Utah, along with Hawaii, Idaho, Oklahoma, and several other states, fears spiders. In fact, eleven states have made their fear of spiders, Arachnophobia, the top searched phobia. Arachnophobia is tied with Anthrophobia with eleven states each.

Out of all fifty states, two do not have a top searched phobia. Wyoming and North Dakota, and are listed under no fear in the report.

The last report done by Security Center, in 2017, had phobias such as Xenophobia, fear of the unknown, Triskaidekaphobia, fear of the number 13, Coulrophobia, fear of clowns, Trypophobia, fear of patterns or small holes, and Thalassophobia, the fear of the ocean. None of these appear in the most recent report.

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Other notable results of the report are those from California and New York. Californians, including those in Silicon Valley and Hollywood. The fear of success, Achievemenphobia, is the top searched. Those in New York fear driving the most. New York ranks 49th in the average amount of drivers per capita at .59, according to State Master.

The results were gathered with Google’s autocomplete feature. Find the complete report here.