As we gear up in earnest for the 2016 election, the country is starting to ask important questions. Like, “Is ‘funner’ a word?” Or, “Who invented pizza?”
At least, these are the top questions each state is asking on Google. A recent study by real estate blog Estately was conducted to find out the most common question that residents of each state Google more than all the others.
“Using Google Autocomplete we compiled hundreds of the most common questions Americans type into the Google search bar,” researchers explained. “We ran those searches through Google Trends to determine which state queried each of these selected searches the most over the past 12 years.” However, Estately researchers point out that the map “simply shows the searches each state Googles more frequently than the other 49 states and the District of Columbia.”
Prepare to promptly swallow whatever state pride you currently hold. Georgia, Paste’s home state, often ponders the personal, “Why are my nipples so sore?” while an insecure Florida asks the bewildering “Why does everyone hate Florida?”
However, as mentioned above, the 2016 election looms large over American internet inquiries. With California’s primary looming close on June 7, residents are doing their civic duty to investigate whether Bernie is vegan. Meanwhile, Idaho is still suspicious of Ted Cruz moonlighting as the Zodiac Killer.
There also seems to be a lot of existential dread in our country. It’s good to know citizens of Wyoming are asking the same question on all of our minds, as isolated Hawaii asks, “What is the meaning of life?”
Check the image above to find your state and wallow in self-deceit as you attempt to deny asking similar questions.