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Is Friday the 13th unlucky for you?

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The fear of Friday the 13th is the most widespread superstition in Western culture, experts say, and it's more than just avoiding black cats and ladders.

 Do you dread Friday the 13th? (iStock)The Stress Management Centre and Phobia Institute, based in Asheville, N.C., estimates that $800 million to $900 million US is lost every time the 13th of the month falls on a Friday, as people avoid doing business or flying.

The hashtag #fridaythe13th, its French translation "Vendredi 13" and the Portuguese #SEXTAFEIRA13 were top Twitter trends on Friday.

Do you believe Friday the 13th is unlucky? What are you superstitious about, if anything? What's the unluckiest thing that's ever happened to you on a Friday the 13th? Let us know in the comments below.

(This survey is not scientific. Results are based on readers' responses.)

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