Results for - Creepy Critters

2,415 voters participated in this survey

Halloween is coming soon, so here's a fun survey about real life critters you might consider scary.

1. Supposedly a fear of snakes is the one human fear behaviour with a biological origin. Are you afraid of snakes?

Yes
58%
1,403 votes
No
42%
998 votes

2. If you answered "yes," then why?

I am afraid of being bitten by a venomous one or constricted by a python or anaconda.
31%
740 votes
I have an innate fear of them for no rational reason.
24%
587 votes
N/A - I'm not afraid of snakes unless they pose a threat (e. g., threatening to strike).
42%
1,014 votes
Other (please specify)
3%
60 votes

3. Spiders are useful little creatures who eat pests. I've read that the number of people who claim to have been bitten by a spider is much higher than the number of people who actually have been bitten. Are you afraid of spiders?

Yes
42%
1,015 votes
No
58%
1,386 votes

4. If you answered "yes," then why?

I am afraid of spider bites because of either venom or pain.
20%
490 votes
I just have an irrational fear of spiders.
21%
496 votes
N/A - I don't fear them unless they pose an actual threat to me (e. g., known venomous spider on my person).
31%
733 votes
Not Applicable
28%
682 votes

5. Bats are also useful animals who eat pests and whose dropping are a valuable fertilizer. Are you afraid of bats?

Yes
41%
985 votes
No
59%
1,416 votes

6. If you answered "yes," then why?

I am afraid of getting rabies, COVID or some other disease.
24%
584 votes
I just have an irrational fear of them.
16%
375 votes
N/A - I am not afraid of them unless they are an actual threat (e. g., inside my home).
57%
1,369 votes
Other (please specify)
3%
73 votes

7. Some creatures are considered bad luck in some cultures, usually because they are considered as harbingers of death. Which of these were you aware of as being thought to be unlucky?

Dragonflies
4%
96 votes
Barn Owls
10%
240 votes
Jackals
13%
313 votes
Other (please specify)
4%
85 votes
Not Applicable
73%
1,756 votes
09/25/2021 Living 2415 44 By: JohnInNorthYork
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