Ohioans love Lebron James, Californians are worried about earthquakes, and Hawaiians want to go to Disneyland, according to a recent analysis of the top trending searches in each US state by WordStream.
The report was based on Google Trends data for the United States from the last 12 months (February 2014 to February 2015). The researchers identified the top trending searches unique to each state (i.e., rising queries that were not part of nationwide trends). Several locations did not have unique trends with enough search volume, so national searches were chosen.
Some of the top trending searches over the past 12 months were related to major news events, such as queries for "Ferguson" in Missouri, whereas others were more local, such as the popularity of "Market Basket" supermarket searches in New Hampshire.
Below, the top trending search in each state (plus Washington D.C.); check out the full report for additional details:
Alabama: Isis; Credit Karma
Alaska: Alaska earthquake; Cabela’s
Arizona: Jennifer Lawrence
Arkansas: Google Classroom; UArk Mail; Quizlet
California: Earthquake; Giants
Colorado: Amazon Prime
Connecticut: Soundcloud; Powerschool
Delaware: Cabela's; UDSIS (University of Delaware student portal)
Florida: Soundcloud; Cool Math Games
Georgia: Credit Karma; Tiempo
Hawaii: Disneyland; Southwest
Idaho: Twitch (video platform and community for gamers); Khan Academy (nonprofit educational organization)
Illinois: Student Portal; Xfinity
Indiana: Zillow; Blackboard
Iowa: Isis; Snapchat
Kentucky: Black Friday 2014; Clash of Clans
Louisiana: Credit Karma; Costco
Maine: Zillow; Snapchat; Megashare
Maryland: Cool Math Games; Reddit; Orioles
Massachusetts: Santander; 2014 Calendar
Michigan: Google Docs; Reddit; Kate Upton
Minnesota: Craigslist MPLS (Minneapolis); Minnesota Wild
Mississippi: Kevin Gates; Lil Boosie
Montana: Charter (telecommunications); D2L (Desire 2 Learn, an e-learning company)
Nebraska: Ferguson; Marcus Theaters
Nevada: Galaxy S5
New Hampshire: Calendar 2014; Market Basket
New Jersey: Google Drive; Google Docs
New Mexico: Calendar 2014; TMobile
New York: Accuweather
North Carolina: Powerschool
North Dakota: BisManOnline; Twitch
Ohio: Lebron James
Oklahoma: Isis; Costco
Oregon: VK (social network with adult content)
Rhode Island: Santander; Aspen
South Carolina: Credit Karma
South Dakota: My Sanford Chart (University of South Dakota medical portal)
Tennessee: Divergent (2014 film, based on a YA series)
Texas: Tiempo; Spurs
Utah: Zillow; Canvas (a learning management system)
Vermont: Buzzfeed; Putlocker (online movie platform)
Virginia: Tubidy (mobile video search engine); Waptrick (free music downloads); WhatsApp (mobile messaging)
West Virginia: EngradeWV (educational portal); Destiny (video game released in 2014)
Wisconsin: Brewers; Hobby Lobby
Wyoming: Charter; Katy Perry
Washington, D.C.: Patriots; Ferguson
About the research: The report was based on Google Trends data for the United States from the last 12 months (February 2014 to February 2015).
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