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What percentage of people are afraid of public speaking? And is public speaking still the most common fear?
Public speaking is commonly stated as the number one fear above everything else — even death. This notion was popularised by Jerry Seinfeld when he stated that most people at a funeral would prefer to be in the coffin than to be giving the eulogy.
But what percentage of people are actually afraid of public speaking and can we really define it as the number one fear?
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