What does YOUR state search for? Map reveals New Yorkers need bail money, Californians are researching Alcoholics Anonymous, while Pennsylvanians are pondering back shaving! An insightful, and at times terrifying insight into the mind of the average American. A new map has revealed what each state uses Google to search for. The results, which range from New Yorkers looking for bail money to Florida’s fascination with alligator wrestling, give a rare insight into each state’s way of thinking.Estately used Google’s Trends to determine which words, terms, and questions each state was searching for more than any other.
‘America’s fifty states have a lot in common, but if their internet search histories are any indication they also have significant differences,’ said property firm Estately. It used Google’s Trends to determine which words, terms, and questions each state was searching for more than any other. ‘No doubt this information will come in handy for anyone trying to decide which state they want to buy a home in, especially for those curious how their potential neighbors spend their time online,’ the site said.
Google Trends is a free search tool based on Google Search. Amongst a huge range of queries, it can show how often a particular search-term is entered relative to the total search-volume across various regions of the world, and in various languages. It also offers a short analysis for each state. For instance, in New Hampshire, Cats, Ellen Degeneres, Fireworks and Free Kittens were the top queries, leading to the pithy analysis ‘You can pet New Hampshire’s cats when you pry them from their cold, dead hands!?’
THE FULL RESULTS: FIND WHAT YOUR STATE SEARCHED FOR. The results range from mildly amusing to completely disturbing.
ALABAMA: FOX News / God / Impeach Obama / Jesus / Jessica Simpson / Obama Is The Antichrist / Polka / Satan
ALASKA: Adult Friend Finder / AR-15 / Bestiality / Bird Watching / Couch Surfing / Mail Order Bride / Pull Tabs / Sarah Palin
ARIZONA: Conjugal Visits / Hippies / Scorpion Sting / How are babies made?
ARKANSAS: Atkins Diet / End of Days / Lap Band Surgery / Learn to Read / Walmart Jobs
CALIFORNIA: Alcoholics Anonymous / Bros Before Hos / Dandruff Cure / Food Poisoning / Google Glass / Kim Kardashian / Meat is Murder / Paris Hilton / Pokemon / Rogaine / What does Siri look like?
COLORADO: CrossFit / Marijuana / Paleo Diet / Rocky Mountain Oysters / Tim Tebow
CONNECTICUT: The Dave Matthews Band (band) / Hearing Voices / Pepperidge Farms / Wu-Tang Clan (rap group)
DELAWARE: Delaware, Joe Biden, What Is Delaware?
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Congressional Investigation / Lobbyist Jobs / C.I.A. / Hillary Clinton / Ronald Reagan / Republican Party / Democratic Party
FLORIDA: Alligator Wrestling / Botox / Eyebrow Piercing / Hulk Hogan / Juviderm / Lice / Mazda Miata / MDMA / Obamacare / Stand Your Ground / Swingers / Viagra / What is sarcasm?
GEORGIA: Athlete’s Foot / Butt Implants / Cooking Crack / Divorce / Spanx / Weave / What is tofu?
HAWAII: Buddha / Cock Fighting / North Korea / Rastafari Movement / Slam Poetry / Spam Recipe
IDAHO: Bigfoot, Caramel Corn, Potato, Unicorns,
ILLINOIS: Burrito / Deep Dish Pizza / Dennis Rodman (idiot) / Golf Injury / Oasis (band) / Pizza / Racist Jokes / Thin Crust Pizza / “Workaholics” (TV show)
INDIANA: Avon / Creationism / Communism / Diabetes / I have a rash /Jared Fogle (Subway spokesman) / Pacifism
IOWA: Bacon / Corn / County Fair / Drake (sadly, not the rapper) / First Amendment / Gay Marriage
KANSAS: Hoof and Mouth Disease / “How I Met Your Mother” (TV show) / Toupee
KENTUCKY: Black Friday / Bowling / Creed (band) / Demonic Possession / Lyrics to Happy Birthday / New Year’s Resolution / Obama Is the Antichrist (tied with Alabama) / Whores
LOUISIANA: Alligator Hunting / Channing Tatum / “Golden Girls” (TV show) / Paternity Test / Pope Francis
MAINE: Cat Pics / How to roll a joint / Growing Marijuana / Michael Flatley’s “Lord of the Dance”
MARYLAND: Crabs / David Hasselhoff / “House of Cards” (TV show) / Kickball / National Football League / Skate or Die / What is Twitter?
MASSACHUSETTS: Canadian Men / Eyebrow Waxing / George Costanza / Hangover Cure / Muppets / PCP / Tinder / Yoga
MINNESOTA: Football / Hipster / Personal Injury Lawyer / Rollerblading / Synchronized Swimming / Women’s National Basketball Association
MICHIGAN: Knock-Knock Jokes / Little Caesars / Omelette / Taco Bell / Topless Bar / Where do babies come from?
MISSISSIPPI: Candy Crush / Codeine / Dog Fighting / Lose Weight / Making Crack / Tupac Is Alive / Twerking / What is Instagram?
MISSOURI: Family Circus (comic) / Nelly (rapper)
MONTANA: Bill O’Reilly (TV host) / Gun Rights / National Rifle Association / Meth
NEBRASKA: Jazzercise / Shuffleboard
NEVADA: Bitcoin / Breast Implants / Gamblers Anonymous / Great White (band) / Guy Fiery (TV chef) / Online Poker / Quiet Riot (band) / Tattoo Removal
NEW HAMPSHIRE: Cats / Ellen Degeneres (TV host) / Fireworks / Free Kittens / Live Free or Die / Ron Paul
NEW JERSEY: Bon Jovi / Britney Spears / Cure for Baldness / Girdles / New Jersey Jokes / Pantaloons / Six Pack Abs / Teletubbies / Thumb Wrestling
NEW MEXICO: Frito Pie / Juggalos / Peyote / U.F.O.
NEW YORK: Bail Money / Bed Bugs / Bill Maher (comedian) / Darwinism / Fur Coats / George Michael (singer) / Hangover Remedy / Marrying Cousin / Propecia / Sniffing Glue
NORTH CAROLINA: Barbecue / Charles Barkley’s Golf Swing / White Snake (band) / Your Mama Jokes
NORTH DAKOTA: Aliens / Chewing Tobacco / Curling / Fergie (singer) / Figure Skating / Mötley Crüe
OHIO: Lebron James / Libertarian / P90X / Raccoon Hunting / Weight Watchers
OKLAHOMA: Atheism / Benghazi / Miley Cyrus / Noodling / Obama Muslim / Pat Robertson / PT Cruiser
OREGON: Allah / Sex / Spork
PENNSYLVANIA: Back Shaving / Beer / Competitive Eating / Eagles (band) / Freedom / Furries / Heroin / Jello Wrestling / Madden NFL (video game) / Malt Liquor / “Married With Children” (TV show), Major League Baseball / National Hockey League / Online Dating / Oxycodone / Partying / Taylor Swift (singer) / What is ketchup?
RHODE ISLAND: Andre the Giant / Beer Pong / Blumpkins / How to roll a blunt? / MSNBC
SOUTH CAROLINA: The Benghazi Attack / Golf / Hootie & the Blowfish (band) / Nudist Colony
SOUTH DAKOTA: Nickelback
TENNESSEE: Elvis Presley
TEXAS: Are dinosaurs real? / Are zombies real? / The Bill of Rights / Boogers / Calf Implants / Can dogs talk? / Chupacrabra / Curves International (company) / Do I have herpes? / Does beer make you fat? / Government Mind Control / How to cook meth? / How to sell your soul to the Devil? / Justin Bieber (singer) / Krunk / Meth Recipes / Porn / Purple Drank / Rodeo / Snake Bites / Tacos
UTAH: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints / Def Leppard (band) / Demolition Derby / Girls Gone Wild / Global Warming Hoax / Jay Leno / Kama Sutra / Laser Hair Removal / Magic Tricks / Mustaches / Star Trek / Star Wars / Twinkie / Tinder / Twilight (book series) / Weird Al Yankovic (singer) / What is the internet?
VERMONT: Kale Recipe / Annie Lennox (musician) / “The Daily Show” (TV show) / Gwar (band) / Poetry / Phish (band) / LSD / Stephen Colbert
VIRGINIA: Barney & Friends (TV show)/ Blackeyed Peas (music group) / Che Guevara / Evolution / Farmville / Shakira (singer)
WASHINGTON: Circumcision / Dungeons & Dragons / Gluten / Judas Priest (band) / Non-Alcoholic Beer / Pho, Quinoa / Rachel Maddow (TV Host) / Unicorn Tattoo / Happy Hour /
WEST VIRGINIA: Anarchy / Belly Button Piercing / Cat Videos / Conspiracy Theories / Ferrets / Ghosts / How to make moonshine? / Infected Piercing / Meat Loaf Recipe / Methadone / Nancy Grace / Scabies / Second Amendment / Steroids / Vampires / Who let the dogs out?
WISCONSIN: Beanie Babies / Green Party / Log Rolling / Menthol Cigarettes / Mike’s Hard Lemonade / Oprah’s Book Club / Survival Shelter
WYOMING: Ann Coulter / The Constitution / Crank / Rush Limbaugh / Sheep / Socialism
The results on the map above are just the tip of the online search iceberg. Check out the analysis that follows the search queries on each state in the link that follows…estately.com You can learn a lot about America from each states internet search history
What on earth is going on in Texas and California? On a serious note it is quite frightening as to how much information is collected each and every day on every one of us. And I for one do not buy into the school of thought that says “If you have nothing to hide then you shouldn’t be worried, the Government is there to protect us!” Yours Aye.
P.S. In the spirit of openness and honesty I have added my own search engine results from yesterday… ‘Starting your own knitting circle’ / ‘How to get even with a Staffie X Jack Russell terrier’ / ‘Instant hang-over cures’ / ‘Building a time machine for beginners’ / ‘The perfect bacon sandwich’ / ‘The perfect cuppa-char’ / ‘I’m terrified at the thought that one day the world will be run by adults who were never spanked as kids, who instead got trophies just for participating’ / ‘What is the solution to the previous search’ / ‘The demise of the European Union’ / ‘Where will Obama hide after he is kicked out of the White House’ / ‘Will Joe Biden leave his brain to science.’ There are so many more but I am far too much of a gentleman to add them here