Here’s what we googled in 2022


Words, questions, and topics typed into search engines give good clues about the trends and topics people are interested in.

Year in Search is Google’s annual analysis of trillions of searches performed worldwide during the year. Whether it’s the Russian invasion of its Ukrainian neighbor, games, popular culture or sports, Quebecers and Canadians have used the Google search engine to get information and find answers to their concerns.

At home and elsewhere in the world, Wordle dominates the charts, as do concerns over the situation in Ukraine. Of course, the provincial elections and the 2022 World Cup have their place in the standings.

The most popular searches in Quebec

  1. wordle
  2. Ukraine
  3. World Cup 2022
  4. Karim Ouellet
  5. OD Martinique
  6. Quebec elections 2022
  7. Quordles
  8. Johnny Depp
  9. Enchantment
  10. Jean-Marc Vallee

Curiosity also drives us to find the answers on the Internet. That’s what the Quebecers were looking for.

How to do?

  1. How to take a quick test?
  2. how will i die quiz
  3. How to soften brown sugar?
  4. How to decongest?
  5. How to curl hair with a straightener?
  6. How to know your blood group?
  7. How to make a budget in Excel?
  8. How to get rid of ladybugs in the house?
  9. How to get a Canadian passport?
  10. How to watch the 2022 World Cup?

Here's what we googled in 2022

Top Canadian news searches

  1. Ukraine
  2. Rogers bankruptcy
  3. monkeypox
  4. Lisa Lafiamma
  5. CNE extension
  6. US midterm elections
  7. Knife attacks in Saskatchewan
  8. World Cup 2022
  9. Oscars 2022
  10. Freedom Convoy 2022

Top trending searches in Canada

  1. wordle
  2. Ukraine
  3. World Cup 2022
  4. Queen Elizabeth
  5. Betty White
  6. Bob Saget
  7. Anna Heche
  8. Horned
  9. Johnny Depp
  10. Will Smith

On average, Canadians told us they use Google search more than 3 times a day to look up something for their personal life. That’s the equivalent of over 3,000,000 questions answered every hour. The conflict in Ukraine has left many Canadians wondering “why” and “how”.

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  1. Why is Russia attacking Ukraine?
  2. Why is Rogers down?
  3. Why did Will slap Chris?
  4. Why is Ukraine not in NATO?
  5. Why is there a shortage of infant formula?
  6. Why is gasoline so expensive right now?
  7. Why are truckers protesting?
  8. Why is there a Tylenol shortage?
  9. Why is cryptocurrency declining?
  10. Why did Liz Truss quit?

The most popular movies

  1. Enchantment
  2. superior Pistol maverick
  3. Batman
  4. Thor: Love and thunder
  5. red alert
  6. black adam
  7. Everything, everywhere, all at once
  8. Morbio
  9. Unexplored
  10. don’t worry honey

For fun or for education! Note here that in sixth place, Worldis a game to guess the country or place in less than six attempts.

Best game quest

  1. wordle
  2. Horned
  3. Quordles
  4. Heardle
  5. Elden ring
  6. World
  7. Nerd
  8. blookets
  9. Lost Ark
  10. Word 2

You can find all searches made on Google by country.


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