Saturday, September 13, 2014
It’s time to play What’s My Phobia?
At a curious web site called Ranker.com I found a page with an Ultimate List labeled What’s Your Phobia? showing the top fifteen most common ones. This was not a survey using a randomly selected sample. A total of 892 people had voted for a total of 5,228 times to rank and rerank those items, resulting in the total scores shown below on a bar chart. (Click on it to see a larger, clearer version).
The top five were:
1. Enclosed spaces
The next five were:
The final five were:
11. Public speaking
13. The Dark
15. Deep Water
Note that both sharks and bees are on the list. Public speaking came in 11th, and ranked below both death and sharks (but above bees).
The image of Rep. Everett M. Dirksen came from the Library of Congress.