Here’s What Each State Googled More Than Any Other State In 2014

Ryan Nickum

Dec 29

Lists + Maps

 

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In 2014, not everyone in America searched online for a home for sale. Even though using Estately is a simple, efficient way to find a home many Americans chose to spend their time online doing other things. Using Google Trends we entered search terms for the year’s biggest stories and controversies, people and companies who made news, popular TV shows and movies, and more. We learned Texas and Oklahoma spent 2014 fretting about Ebola, Californians and Nevadans were very curious Bitcoin, and Michigan and Utah will receive coal in their stockings for all those attempts to find leaked photos of naked celebrities.

A compiled list of all search terms is listed below, and remember that these are NOT the top searches for each state, they are the searches each state made more of than any other state.

ALABAMA: Jameis Winston (college football player)

ALASKA: Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 (tied w/ Wyoming) / How to DIY / 4chan (imageboard website) / legalize marijuana / domestic violence

ARIZONA:  Mexico-United States Border / “Wilfred” (cancelled TV show)

ARKANSAS:  Mike Huckabee (politician) / “Dancing with the Stars” (TV series)

CALIFORNIA: FIFA 2014 World Cup / Malaysian Airlines / Kim Kardashian / Iggy Azalea (recording artist) / Donald Sterling (former NBA owner) / Renee Zellweger (actress) / Tom Perkins (businessman) / Joe the Plumber (political plumber) / Jamie Dornan (actor) / Steve McQueen (director) / Charles Manson (criminal) / James McAvoy (actor) / Ellen Page (actress) / James Franco Instagram / How to get rid of acne? / What is BB cream? / How to minimize pores? / How to shape eyebrows? / Nexus 6 / iPad 3 / Bitcoin / Kate Middleton butt / Chia seed / Uber

COLORADO: Marijuana

CONNECTICUT:  Malala Yousafzai (Nobel Peace Prize-winner) / Jacqueline Bisset (actress) / Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia / Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor / David Brooks (columnist) / al-Qaeda

DELAWARE:  (nothing)

FLORIDA:  Michael Sam kiss (NFL player) / Michael Douglas (actor) / John Travolta (actor) / Carmen Carrera (model) / Obamacare / Jeb Bush (politician)

GEORGIA: Kerry Washington (actress) / Ruby Dee (actress) / Michael Sam boyfriend (NFL player) / “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” (reality TV show) / Center for Disease Control / “The Arsenio Hall Show” (TV show)

HAWAII:  Robin Williams (actor) / Jennifer Lawrence (actress) / Joan Rivers (comedian) / Melanie Griffith (actress) / Jan Hooks (comedian) / Theo James (actor) / Kate Upton leaked (model) / A.L.S. Ice Bucket Challenge / I.S.I.S (terrorist scumbags)) / Hello Kitty / iPhone 6 / Apple Watch

IDAHO: How to craft / Bowe Bergdahl (U.S. soldier)

ILLINOIS:  Harold Ramis (comedic actor/director/writer) / Jenny McCarthy (model/TV host)

INDIANA: Tony Stewart (stock car racer) / Shirley Temple (actress/diplomat) / Ann B. Davis (Alice from “The Brady Bunch”) / “Two and a Half Men” (TV show) / “Community” (TV show)

IOWA: Flappy Bird (online game) / Richard Dawkins (ethologist/atheist)

KANSAS: (nothing)

KENTUCKY:  What is A.L.S.? / “Sons of Anarchy” (TV show) / Betty White dead? / Billy Gilman (country musician)

LOUISIANA: “True Blood” (TV show) / Laurence Fishburne (actor)

MAINE: “Between Two Ferns” (comedy series) / Affordable Care Act

MARYLAND: Pharrell Williams hat (recording artist) / Ray Rice (NFL player) / Roger Goodell (NFL Commissioner) / Chelsea Manning (US soldier) / Piers Morgan (TV host) / Paula Patton (actress) / Executive order / Bill Cosby (comedian)

MASSACHUSETTS:  Kate Middleton (Duchess of Cambridge) / Scottish referendum / Scottish independence / “True Detective” (TV series) / “The Good Wife” (TV series) / “The Newsroom” (TV series) / Patton Oswalt (comedian) / Ira Glass (NPR host) / Tom Magliozzi (host of Car Talk) / Jonathan Gruber (professor) / Bill Simmons (sports writer) / “Serial” (podcast) / “The Imitation Game” (film) / Emma Watson UN speech (check it out here)

MICHIGAN: Macaulay Culkin dead / Kate Upton photos / Ted Nugent (recording artist) / George Will (conservative columnist) / Mary T. Barra (CEO of General Motors)

MINNESOTA: Joan Rivers death / Adrian Peterson (NFL player) / “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” (TV show)

MISSISSIPPI: Flappy Bird cheat / Ciara (recording artist) / Ciara baby / Ciara pregnant / Cee Lo Green (recording artist) / Robin Thicke (recording artist) / Raven-Symone (actress) / The Ultimate Warrior (pro wrestler James Brian Hellwig)

MISSOURI:  Ferguson / Casey Kasem (radio host) / Michael Sam (NFL player)

MONTANA:  National Rife Association

NEBRASKA:  Keystone Pipeline

NEVADA:  Mila Kunis pregnant / Bitcoin price / What is Bitcoin? / Cliven Bundy (cattle rancher) / Bill O’Reilly (TV host) / Jose Canseco (MLB player) / Mickey Rooney (actor)

NEW HAMPSHIRE:  Hilary Clinton (politician) / Bode Miller (Olympic skier) / net neutrality / “Philomena” (film)

NEW JERSEY:  Tracy Morgan (comedian) / Ansel Elgort (actor) / Alfonso Ribeiro (actor/dancer) / Idina Menzel (actress/singer) / Kim Novak (actress) / Tim Howard (U.S. soccer player) / Oscar Pistorious trial / Bridgegate / War on women / Immigration reform / Frozen costume

NEW MEXICO:  Zombies / LG G3 phone

NEW YORK:  Philip Seymour Hoffman (actor) / Peaches Geldof (journalist) / Lauren Bacall (actress) / Terry Richardson (photographer) / Jared Leto (actor) / Macaulay Culkin (actor) / Margot Robbie (actress) / Laverne Cox (actress) / Donald Trump (self-promoter) / Drake (rapper) / Leslie Jones (comedian)  / Conchita Wurst (Austrian Eurovision winner) / “Girls” (TV series) / Samsung Galaxy S5 / How to apply foundation? / Gaza and Israel / What’s a selfie?

NORTH CAROLINA:  Maya Angelou (author/poet/dancer/one hell of an American) / The Benham Brothers (entrepreneurs) / What is transgender?

NORTH DAKOTA:  Jay Leno (comedian) / U.S. National Hockey Team / Kaley Cuoco (actress) / “Dumb and Dumber To” (film)

OHIO:  Lethal injection / “Suburgatory” (recently canceled TV show)

OKLAHOMA:  Ebola / Ebola Symptoms / I.S.I.L / Jennifer Lawrence photos / Renee Zellweger (actress) / Betty White (actress) / Lea Thompson (actress/director) / Tommy Chong (comedian) / Mila Kunis baby / Carrie Underwood (recording artist) / Carrie Underwood pregnant / Benghazi / Hobby Lobby / Selfie / Sarah Goldberg (actress) / James Garner (actor) / Chelsea Handler (comedian) / Kim Kardashian butt / What is a switch?

OREGON:  Ukraine / Motorola Moto G / Gabriel Garcia Marquez (author) / Avril Lavigne (recording artist) / Syria news

PENNSYLVANIA:  Macaulay Culkin dead? / 2016 / 2016 Presidential election / marriage equality / “The Millers” (TV show)

RHODE ISLAND:  Woody Allen (filmmaker) / Pope Francis / “The League” (TV show)

SOUTH CAROLINA:  Hazing

SOUTH DAKOTA:  “The Dr. Oz Show” (TV show)

TENNESSEE:  Who is I.S.I.S.? / Kevin Sharp (recording artist)

TEXAS:  Flappy Bird download / Johnny Manziel (NFL player) / Join I.S.I.S. / Carrie Underwood baby / How to get rid of stretch marks? / James Avery (actor) / Are zombies real? / “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (film)

UTAH:  “Frozen” (animated film) / “Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” / “How to Train Your Dragon 2” (film) / “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (film) / same sex marriage / Shailene Woodley (actress) / Glenn Beck (TV/radio host) / How to kiss? / Anita Sarkeesian (media critic/blogger) / Emma Watson nude / “The Mentalist” (TV show) / “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” (film)

VERMONT:  Lena Dunham (actress/director)) / Seth Rogen (actor) / Pete Seeger (folk singer)/ Feminism / kale / 2014 Winter Games / climate change / “The Colbert Report” (TV show) / “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (film) / Amy Schumer (comedian) / Benedict Cumberbatch (actor)

VIRGINIA:  Tucker Carlson (conservative commentator) / Boko Haram (terrorist scumbags) / White House security / upskirt pics

WASHINGTON:  Gamergate / marijuana store / Richard Sherman (NFL player) / Amanda Knox (reporter) / Macklemore (recording artist) / minimum wage / rape culture / “Interstellar” (film) / school shooting / Amazon Fire phone / Rosetta Space Probe

WEST VIRGINIA:  Maroon 5 (band) / Charles Manson (criminal) / Brad Paisley (recording artist)

WISCONSIN:  What is Tinder? / Pabst Blue Ribbon

WYOMING:  Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 (tie with Alaska)

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