Two Marvel blockbusters sparked curiosity globally: “Black Panther” clocked in as the No. 1 most-searched movie and “Avengers: Infinity War” was No. 4.
Google expanded its categories for country-specific results, including politicians, “who...?” “what is...?” and “how to... .”
More people in the U.S. searched for Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate in the Georgia gubernatorial race, than any other politician. Abrams beat Beto O'Rourke, Ted Cruz, Andrew Gillum and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in that order.
This year’s midterm elections sparked Americans’ need for information, specifically “How to vote” and “How to register to vote,” which were at the top of the “how to...” list.
More Google search trends from the year can be found at the Google Trends website.