Yearly study finds that ‘fear of being alone’ is the top-searched phobia in Virginia

Yearly study finds that ‘fear of being alone’ is the top-searched phobia in Virginia
'Fear of being alone' was the top-searched fear in Virginia in 2018. (Source: YourLocalSecurity.com)

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - In the second annual study of America’s top-searched phobias, YourLocalSecurity.com has found that Virginia’s top-searched phobia in 2018 is the ‘fear of being alone.’

The ‘fear of being alone,' or autophobia, is described as the morbid fear of isolation or abandonment.

Of all 50 U.S. states, the only two states that had autophobia as a top Internet search were Virginia and Illinois.

‘Fear of people’ and ‘fear of spiders’ were most-searched in 11 states each.

Ironically, New York has a ‘fear of driving’ and California has a ‘fear of success.’

Click here to view each state’s fear.

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