Google data shows how different 2020 is from other US election years

The political interests of Americans have shifted dramatically in this election year, according to a new analysis of internet searches. The Waves of Interest project tracked Google Search Trends across the previous five election cycles to investigate how public concerns have changed. The data shows a surge in interest in the election process. The top rising search term at present is “electoral fraud,” with a 366% increase in interest at the time of writing, followed by “postal voting,” “opinion poll,” “fact check,” “voting,” and “election.” COVID-19 has also inevitably had a major impact on the public’s political focuses, highlighted by increases in… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Google

Google data shows how different 2020 is from other US election years

The political interests of Americans have shifted dramatically in this election year, according to a new analysis of internet searches. The Waves of Interest project tracked Google Search Trends across the previous five election cycles to investigate how public concerns have changed. The data shows a surge in interest in the election process. The top rising search term at present is “electoral fraud,” with a 366% increase in interest at the time of writing, followed by “postal voting,” “opinion poll,” “fact check,” “voting,” and “election.” COVID-19 has also inevitably had a major impact on the public’s political focuses, highlighted by increases in…

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