What Were We Googling in 2021?

Bernie's Mittens and Squid Game Top The List

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Google has released its annual “Year In Search” list for 2021 and if people weren’t looking for the worst of the worst of the news they were looking for some mittens from Senator Bernie Sanders.

The term “doomscrolling” was searched more than ever with more of us endlessly absorbing negative news and info, more in 2021 than ever before.

On a positive note though, searches for “affirmations” were at an all-time high.

Senator Bernie Sanders made his mark in 2021. Searches for “mittens” reached an all-time high after the Senator’s appearance at the Presidential inauguration.

The NBA topped the US trending search list, followed by late rapper DMX and Gabby Petito, the influencer whose murder captured America’s attention.

The Top 5 Most-Googled Movies of the Year were Eternals, Black Widow, Dune, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Red Notice.

When it comes to TV, the five Most Googled Shows were Squid Game, Bridgerton, WandaVision, Cobra Kai, and Loki.

Searches for “COVID vaccine” were higher than “COVID testing” this year, compared to 2020.

Google searches this year include:

Google’s Top US Trending Searches:
1. NBA
2. DMX
3. Gabby Petito
4. Kyle Rittenhouse
5. Brian Laundrie
6. Mega Millions
7. AMC Stock
8. Stimulus Check
9. Georgia Senate Race
10. Squid Game

Google’s Top US Trending News Searches:
1. Mega Millions
2. AMC Stock
3. Stimulus Check
4. Georgia Senate Race
5. GME
6. Dogecoin
7. Hurricane Ida
8. Kyle Rittenhouse verdict
9. Afghanistan
10. Ethereum price

Google’s Top Trending People Searches:
1. Kyle Rittenhouse
2. Tiger Woods
3. Alec Baldwin
4. Travis Scott
5. Simone Biles
6. Derek Chauvin
7. Morgan Wallen
8. Henry Ruggs III
9. Pete Davidson
10. Shailene Woodley

SOURCE: Google