Google search trends 2020 – what moved us particularly this year

2020 was a special year. Last but not least, the corona pandemic has kept people around the world in suspense. But besides Corona there are other topics that we were particularly interested in this year. Google revealed the terms that are the most trending in 2020.

Home office, home schooling, lockdown and more terms come to mind when we look back on 2020. Corona hovers above everything. But are these terms that most interested Germans this year? As the world’s largest search engine, Google has compiled the search trends of the Germans for 2020 – with some obvious, but also surprising results.

These topics interested people in 2020

Unlike the most googled search terms, search trends are those terms that received an extraordinary increase in search interest in 2020 compared to the previous year. In addition to the corona virus, it was primarily the US election. But local disasters have also moved people in Germany to look more closely for certain terms or questions. For example, many asked themselves where the hurricane is currently. What was meant was the storm depression Sabine, which swept across some parts of Germany in February and left some major damage. But people were also interested in the Black Lives Matter movement and developments in Australia, where strong fires raged for several weeks.

Search terms

The Google search terms that particularly moved Germany in 2020 are quite diverse. The Top 10 almost gives you a look back over the year if we just look at the individual topics. In addition to formative events, there are also deaths of famous people or the long-awaited launch of Disney + and the Apple iPhone 12. The very banal question about tomorrow’s weather also appears in the list.

  1. Coronavirus
  2. US choice
  3. weather tomorrow
  4. Wirecard 
  5. Biontech share
  6. Kobe Bryant
  7. iPhone 12
  8. Disney plus
  9. PS5
  10. Joe Biden


But not only events, but also certain people were particularly in focus this year. And no, Donald Trump is not part of the Google Search Trends 2020. He was also heavily Googled last year, so his name was not trending. In return, his opponent, the future new US President Joe Biden, made it to the top.

  1. Joe Biden
  2. Boris Johnson
  3. Kim Jong Un
  4. Laura Müller
  5. Michael Wendler
  6. Kamala Harris
  7. Attila Hildmann
  8. Claudia Obert
  9. Sonja Kirchberger
  10. Melania Trump


In 2020 some great personalities passed away. It was only recently that Karl Dall and Udo Walz in Germany and the soccer player Diego Maradona in Brazil were hit. But the sudden accidental death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter in January 2020 also moved people. So did the events surrounding the death of George Floyd. They didn’t just affect the US. The “Black Lives Matter” movement got a boost worldwide. in many countries people took to the streets to protest for equality and the fair treatment of every human being.

  1. Kobe Bryant
  2. Karl Dall
  3. George Floyd
  4. Naya Rivera
  5. Sean Connery
  6. Maradona
  7. Udo Walz
  8. Chadwick Boseman
  9. Thomas Oppermann
  10. Kirk Douglas

Series and television

In times of Corona, many people had to stay at home. They watched television much more often – streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney + were booming. But which series are particularly popular? Here are the trending titles for 2020:

  1. Babylon Berlin
  2. The Witcher
  3. Bad banks
  4. House of Money Season 5
  5. Tiger King
  6. Our wonderful years
  7. Emily in Paris
  8. Umbrella Academy
  9. elite
  10. The prodigal daughter

The top where questions on Google 2020:

  1. Where is the hurricane now?
  2. Where does school fail tomorrow?
  3. Where can I get mouthguards?
  4. Where is Hanau?
  5. Where does Donald Duck live?
  6. Where is the fire in Australia?
  7. Where can I get tested for Corona?
  8. Where do I have to wear a face mask?
  9. Where does coronavirus come from?
  10. Coronavirus in Germany where?

The top why questions on Google 2020:

  1. Why were Kellogg’s cornflakes invented?
  2. Why are so many dying from Corona in Italy?
  3. Why was George Floyd arrested?
  4. Why is Xavier Naidoo with DSDS?
  5. Why does everyone buy toilet paper?
  6. Hopp insult why?
  7. Why do we celebrate Pentecost?
  8. Why is Corona so dangerous?
  9. Menthol cigarettes ban why?
  10. Why is there no yeast?

The top when questions on Google 2020: 

  1. When do the schools open again?
  2. When do hairdressers open again?
  3. When do the gym open again?
  4. Child benefit bonus when?
  5. From when to reduce VAT?
  6. Corona symptoms when to the doctor?
  7. When is Corona over?
  8. When is the storm coming?
  9. When will Merkel speak again?
  10. When does Ikea open again?
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