Google search suggestions by country

Posted to Statistics  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

Google search suggestions have transformed into a never-ending source of entertainment and a candid peek into what people look for in the world. We’ve seen insecurities change with age and stereotypes of states in the US. Noah Veltman banked on the locality of suggestions for a country-specific view of the world. He shows suggestions for the same query for the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.

For example, a search for “why is America” in each country depicts stereotypes and national curiosities about why America is so fat, rich, and better than Canada. Scroll down and you see suggestions for “how to”, “why is there”, and “why does everyone” which interestingly shows many of the same wonderings.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go eat bacon and swim in my pool of gold coins while I browse through my vastly superior Netflix selection.

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