updated 10/11/2004 3:19:33 PM ET 2004-10-11T19:19:33

Which are scarier — spiders or terrorists?

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According to a British survey, spiders.

The survey of 1,000 people between 16 and 55 years old, which was conducted for Universal Pictures UK, found spiders topped the list of things scary, followed in order by terrorists, snakes, heights and death.

The next three fears, in descending order, were a trip to the dentist, needles and injections,  and public speaking.

The survey coincides with the DVD release of the Hugh Jackman horror movie, "Van Helsing,” just before Halloween.

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