MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — What makes your heart race, gives you goosebumps or the heebie-geebies? An annual report reveals the biggest phobias by state, based on search data.
Anthropophobia — the fear of people — was the biggest overall phobia.
However, in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, aquaphobia (the fear of water) was most searched.
Iowa’s search indicates a strong sense of coulrophobia in the state. That’s the fear of clowns.
North Dakota and South Dakota are both represented by trypanophobia, the fear of needles.