The most common fear among Massachusetts residents is failure, or Atychiphobia.
That's according to the YourLocalSecurity.com's annual report, Your State's Most-Searched Phobia.
To find the most-searched phobia in each state, YourLocalSecurity.com analyzed the top fifteen terms from their 2019 report and added three additional new queries that begin with the phrase “fear of.”
[box] "People in Massachusetts fear failure the most of anything, yet the state boasts the highest percentage of college graduates in the country. (Talk about incentive to succeed.)" - from Your State's Most-Searched Phobia[/box]
Somewhat unsurprisingly, this year, anthropophobia -- the fear of people -- was the most-searched phobia [22% of all phobia search volume]. Anthropophobia was searched five times more than last year and it was searched the most in mid-April.
Last year, fear of holes—or trypophobia—had the highest search volume.