What particularly moved people in Germany in 2022? The evaluation of the Google search trends provides information on this question. Shortly before the end of the year, the company again published an extensive list of search terms that had been used particularly frequently since January. For Germany, the picture is not surprising: Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine has created a great need for information among users.

In the “General search terms” category, “Ukraine” is ahead of “WM 2022”, “Olympia 2022”, “Queen” and “Vladimir Putin”. In the “Headlines” category, “Ukraine” was also googled the most, followed by “monkeypox”, “9-Euro-Ticket”, “Heat warning” and “Layla” – a range from war to climate change to party hits.

The Russian President also aroused strong user interest. “Vladmir Putin” is the most-googled personality in Germany in 2022 (ahead of Hollywood stars Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, who fought a lawsuit), and Putin is also ahead in the “Politicians” category (ahead of the resigned Minister Anne Spiegel). The Kremlin ruler is also completely on the “how questions” (“How old is Putin?” followed by “How long is the quarantine?”). At the top of the “why questions”: “Why is Russia attacking Ukraine?”, before “Why is diesel more expensive than petrol?”.

The front runner in the “What Questions” section is amazing. The phrase “What are Akren?” was the most frequently entered phrase. The explanation: In January, a “Who wants to be a millionaire?” contestant almost stumbled over this question,

Other search trends: The Queen, who died in September, unsurprisingly dominates in the “farewells”, “Christian Lindner and Franca Lehfeldt” in the most googled weddings – the FDP boss and the journalist made the headlines because of the public costs of their celebration on Sylt.

In terms of series, Google users were most interested in the controversial serial killer thriller “Dahmer” on Netflix. The streaming giant also produced the year’s most searched-for movie, hit comedy Don’t Look Up, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and a host of other superstars.

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