The world’s most Googled questions of 2020


In 2020, people around the world turned to Google to answer their questions—big and small. From pressing health queries about COVID-19 to searches about the U.S. presidential election, here are the top 10 search queries of the year, according to Google Trends data.

1. What is coronavirus?

The novel coronavirus, first identified in China in December 2019, quickly spread around the world, causing a global pandemic. As the situation developed, people turned to Google for information about the virus and how to protect themselves from it.

2. How to make a face mask?

As the pandemic progressed, public health officials recommended that people wear face masks in public to help prevent the spread of the virus. People looked to Google for instructions on how to make their own masks at home.

3. How to vote by mail?

The U.S. presidential election was held on November 3, 2020, with millions of people casting their ballots by mail due to the pandemic. People searched Google for information on how to vote by mail in their state.

4. When is Mother’s Day?

Mother’s Day is typically celebrated in the United States on the second Sunday in May, but the date can vary depending on the country. In 2020, Mother’s Day was celebrated on May 10.

5. Who won the Super Bowl?

The 54th Super Bowl was held on February 2, 2020, with the Kansas City Chiefs defeating the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 31-20.

6. How to make a TikTok?

TikTok is a social media app where users can share short videos of themselves. The app became increasingly popular in 2020, particularly among Gen Z users. People searched Google for instructions on how to create their own TikTok videos.

7. When is Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States that is observed on the last Monday of May. In 2020, Memorial Day was celebrated on May 25.

8. Who is Kamala Harris?

Kamala Harris is an American politician who is the current vice president of the United States. She is the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian person to hold the office.

9. How to make a website?

Many people looked to Google for instructions on how to create a website in 2020. This may be due to the fact that more people were working from home and needed to create an online presence for their business.

10. What is a solar eclipse?

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, blocking out the Sun’s light. A total solar eclipse was visible in parts of the United States on October 14, 2020.

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