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The most popular Trump Google searches by state

Seriously Alabama?


Amanda Pinney

Internet Culture

Posted on Aug 16, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 6:08 am CDT

As the presidential election draws nearer, the possibility of Donald Trump becoming the president of the United States is looming large. Opinions of support and distaste for the infamous candidate are still scattered across the country, and there is a drastic divide between those who believe he will make America great and those who plan to flee the country if he is elected. (And some who just can’t get over the whole orange thing.)

Estately decided to gauge just what Americans are wondering about Trump by creating a map of the most popular Trump-related Google searches on a state-by-state basis.

So how does one go about this?

First, they needed to choose terms, topics, and questions that represent the candidate. They came up with a variety of Trump data, ranging from his business ventures and supporters to his front-page statements and invented nicknames. All of this was then filtered through Google Trends to measure which states searched for which topics over the others.

Once that was done, the data was revealed and the Trump curiosities uncovered.

You can find the full list of each state’s Google searches along with analysis on the Estately blog, but we’ve gathered some of our own conclusions from the map.


The West

  • Californians are looking for a new place to live, while Oregon is more preoccupied by Trump’s tiny hands.

  • Washington is hoping someone will do him in with voodoo.

  • Nevada wants to know if Trump can win.

  • Idaho likes the idea that his ancestral name is “Drumpf.”

  • Hawaii is curious about his ownership of Miss Teen USA.

The Midwest

  • Nebraska kinda thinks Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was murdered.

  • Iowa is curious about the “dog whistle” speech, or the notion that he’s triggering and placating fringe groups like white supremacists through coded public language. 

  • Illinois is looking for Trump merchandise (whether to burn it or wear it is unclear).

  • Michigan has a burning desire to know if Trump is racist.

  • Indiana wants to know why it should vote for Trump.

  • Wisconsin wants to know how often Politifact has fact-checked Trump.

  • Ohio just wants to see some Donald Trump movies.

The South

  • Texas downright wants to know what will happen if Trump wins.

  • Oklahoma remains fascinated with the whole “taco bowl” social media dust up. (Oklahoma definitely sucks.)

  • Louisiana and Mississippi are bringing Obama into the mix, searching for his birth certificate and wondering if he is Muslim.

  • Tennessee asks if Trump is a Democrat (he’s not).

  • South Carolina is looking for Donald Trump endorsements and North Carolina just needs to know why Donald Trump is orange

  • Alabama is mostly just horny for Mrs. Trump.

The Northeast

  • New Yorkers are wondering if Donald Trump will quit and New Jersey wants to know how to stop him.

  • Massachusetts is boarding the Republicans for Hillary train and chugging away.

  • Pennsylvania seems genuinely curious about how to build walls.

  • Rhode Island is wondering about Putin.

  • Maine wants to find some Trump Steaks, perhaps to find out if they are really “the world’s greatest steaks.”

Whatever your Trump stance may be, it’s clear the United States can fill a search engine with plenty of yuge inquiries.

H/T Estately

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*First Published: Aug 16, 2016, 7:54 pm CDT