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Britain’s Top 14 Biggest Fears Revealed, 2017

It might come as a surprise to many but Politicians scare British people more than drowning, debt, and clowns, according to new research by the gift retailer Clintons, revealing the country’s biggest fears. And they are…

Unsurprisingly, Politician topped list of what frightens British people the most.

The top five was completed by the fear of heights (39%), spiders (33%), the fear of evil clowns (28%), and the presence of Brexit (28%).

Below is a list of the 14 fears for which the highest percentage of British people reported being “Afraid.”

Britain’s top 14 biggest fears, 2017

  1. Politicians: 56%
  2. Heights: 39%
  3. Spiders: 33%
  4. Evil Clowns: 28%
  5. Brexit: 28%
  6. FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out): 25%
  7. Drowning: 22%
  8. Coriander: 17%
  9. Debt: 17% 
  10. Needles: 17%
  11. North Korea: 11%
  12. Flying: 6%
  13. Herds of Cows: 4%
  14. Horror Movies: 4%

What are your top fears?

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.