What Your State Googled The Most In 2015 Is Very Weird

While most of the time we just use the Internet to binge watch TV, shop and stalk our exes, sometimes we also use it to search for things.  For instance, two days ago I spent 15 minutes searching for ‘Taylor Swift throw rug.‘ 

Every year Estately compiles a list of what each state Googles more than any other state, and as always, the results are both surprising and hilarious (especially if like me, you’ve personally searched for one of your state’s top Google searches).

According to Estately, they “ran hundreds of search terms through Google Trends to discover what people in each state searched for more with more frequency than people in any other state,” the site explains. You’ll see a lot of the usual suspects on the list, like Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift and Donald Trump. But you’ll also basically see a recap of what Americans cared about in 2015, like marriage equality, weed legalization, Deflategate and all the tragic terrorist attacks that happened around the world.”

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Here are some of our personal favorites, but you can check out the full list at Estately’s blog: 

Alabama – Ben Carson, Laverne Cox
Alaska – Barack Obama, Game of Thrones, 3D printing
Arizona – 2nd Amendment
Arkansas – Blood moon prophecy (apocalyptic beliefs about the end of the world), ISIS, Josh Duggar
California – Kim Kardashian, Ben Affleck nanny, Donald trump hair, Donald Trump racist

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Colorado: Water on Mars, mass shootings, Syrian civil war
Connecticut: Speaker of the House, Frank Gifford (recently deceased football player/broadcaster)
Delaware: Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Pope Francis
Florida: Concealed weapons permit, Obamacare, Trump net worth
Georgia: Whip dance, stanky leg dance, Blake Shelton divorce

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Hawaii: Bruce Jenner, selfie stick, Furious 7
Idaho: Gun control, Windows 10, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2
Illinois: Super Blood Moon
Indiana: Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Jared Fogle
Iowa: Elizabeth Banks, The Bachelor, Bachelorette

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Kansas: World Series, Koch Industries
Kentucky: Kim Davis, American Pharaoh, Rand Paul
Louisiana: Ashley Madison hack, Blue Bell recall (ice cream)
Maine: Amy Schumer
Maryland: Police brutality, Misty Copland, Iran nuclear deal
Massachusetts: Dad bod, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Opoid addiction and dependence

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Michigan: Marriage equality, what is transgender?
Minnesota: Black Lives Matter, Cecil the Lion
Mississippi: Booty, Straight Outta Compton, Ashley Madison
Missouri: Amy Schumer photo, right to bear and keep arms
Montana: Wolves

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Nebraska: Kelly Cuoco
Nevada: Selena Gomez, Kylie Jenner, Pitbull
New Hampshire: Deflategate, heroin, Donald Trump
New Jersey: Hilary Clinton e-mail, FIFA, Chris Christie
New Mexico: Rounda Rousey, Wiz Khalifa, Pluto
New York: Drake, hoverboard scooter, Gigi Hadid, democratic socialism

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North Carolina: Black Miranda divorce, confederate flag meaning, concealed carry permit
North Dakota: NFL Draft
Ohio: marijuana legalization, Anna Duggar
Oklahoma: Patricia Arquette, Je suit Charlie, Caitlyn Jenner

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Oregon: Shakira, Syria, Islam
Pennsylvania: Jon Snow dead, Pope Francis visit, Blake Lively baby
Rhode Island: Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Wet Seal
South Carolina: Trump for president, Nae nae dance, Charleston shooting

South Dakota: Ed Sheeran, fitbrit, Back to the Future
Tennessee: National Rifle Association
Texas: Lion hunting, Miranda Lambert divorce, Jade Helm (a popular conspiracy theory which claims that annual U.S. military training exercise is really a cover as the government figures out the best way to plan a full-scale invasion of texas).
Utah: Planned Parenthood, man bun, Jurassic World

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Vermont: Bernie Sanders, climate change, The Daily Show
Virginia: Boko Haram, Islamic State
Washington: Left shark, Amanda Knox, Mad Max: Fury Road
West Virginia: Magic Mike XXL

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Wisconsin: What does bae mean?, political activities of the Koch brothers, Paul Ryan
Wyoming: Mars, Playboy, U.S. Constitution

Hope you’ve learned something, I know for sure that I have.


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