Here’s what we Googled in 2022

Words, questions and topics entered into search engines provide good clues to trends and topics that people are interested in.

Year in Search is Google’s annual analysis of trillions of searches performed worldwide during the year. Whether it’s about Russia’s invasion of its Ukrainian neighbor, gaming, popular culture or sports, Quebecers and Canadians have used Google’s search engine to get information and find answers to their concerns.

At home as elsewhere in the world, Wordle dominates the charts, as do concerns about the Ukraine situation. Of course, the provincial election and the World Cup in 2022 have their place on the ranking list.

The most popular searches in Quebec

  1. wordle
  2. Ukraine
  3. WC 2022
  4. Karim Ouellet
  5. OD Martinique
  6. Quebec election 2022
  7. Quordle
  8. Johnny Depp
  9. Encanto
  10. Jean-Marc Vallee

Curiosity also drives us to find the answers on the Internet. Here’s what Quebecers have been looking for.

How to do?

  1. How to do a quick test?
  2. how will i die quiz
  3. How do you soften brown sugar?
  4. How to relieve?
  5. How to curl hair with a flat iron?
  6. How do you know your blood type?
  7. How to make a budget in Excel?
  8. How to get rid of ladybugs in the house?
  9. How to get a Canadian passport?
  10. How to watch WC 2022?

Here's what we Googled in 2022

Top searches for Canadian news

  1. Ukraine
  2. Roger’s failure
  3. monkeypox
  4. Lisa Laflamme
  5. CNE
  6. US midterm elections
  7. Knife attacks in Saskatchewan
  8. WC 2022
  9. Oscars 2022
  10. Freedom Convoy 2022

Most popular searches in Canada

  1. wordle
  2. Ukraine
  3. WC 2022
  4. Queen Elizabeth
  5. Betty White
  6. Bob Saget
  7. Anne Heche
  8. Cock cure
  9. Johnny Depp
  10. Will Smith

On average, Canadians told us they use Google search more than 3 times a day to search for something for their personal lives. This corresponds to over 3,000,000 questions answered every hour. The conflict in Ukraine has left many Canadians wondering “why” and “how.”

Volodymyr Zelensky named Time Magazine's 2022 Person of the Year

Volodymyr Zelensky named Time Magazine’s 2022 Person of the Year


  1. Why is Russia attacking Ukraine?
  2. Why is Rogers down?
  3. Why did Will give Chris?
  4. Why is Ukraine not in NATO?
  5. Why is there a shortage of infant formula?
  6. Why is gasoline so expensive right now?
  7. Why are truckers protesting?
  8. Why is there a shortage of Tylenol?
  9. Why is cryptocurrency falling?
  10. Why did Liz Truss resign?

The most popular movies

  1. Encanto
  2. top Pistol maverick
  3. Batman
  4. Thor: Love and Thunder
  5. red alert
  6. black adam
  7. Everything, everywhere, at once
  8. Morbius
  9. Uncharted
  10. just calm down dear

For fun or for education! Note here that in sixth place, Worldleis a game to guess the country or place in less than six tries.

Top game search

  1. wordle
  2. Cock cure
  3. Quordle
  4. Heardle
  5. Fire Ring
  6. Worldle
  7. Nerd
  8. Blocked
  9. Lost Sheet
  10. Word 2

You can find all searches on Google by country.

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