11/06/2013 01:17 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Visualizing the Fears and Phobias of Children Across the World [INFOGRAPHIC]


Are children more afraid of fictitious monsters or real-world dangers? 

Rasmussen College has set out to answer just that. They have visualized their findings about what most concerns 10-12-year-olds from around the world. The results are quite interesting -- including the finding that the top six countries who named 'darkness' as their biggest fear were all Spanish-speaking.

The graphic was built from a ChildFund Alliance survey of more than 6,000 children from 47 countries, comparing children's feelings about fictitious monsters versus present threats to their well-being. Here are the findings:

via Rasmussen College