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What Colorado Googled more than any other state

Posted at 9:58 AM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-16 18:06:44-05

A study of what each state Googled more than any other provides some interesting insight into people's interests in different parts of the country.

Coloradans showed interest in scientific discoveries and major news events. People in other states also searched for news - particularly about Syria, refugees and terrorism. However, people in some states were more interested in celebrities (including Charlie Sheen, Lamar Odom and Caitlyn Jenner), sports, guns, ice cream, the Ashley Madison scandal and the whip dance.

The top three searches in Colorado were:

  • Syrian civil war
  • Water on Mars
  • Mass shootings

Here is a look at the top searches more than a dozen other states to give you some perspective. (We listed the top three, when available.)

ALABAMA:

  • Same-sex marriage
  • Ken Stabler (football player who passed away in 2015)
  • Ben Carson (presidential candidate)

CALIFORNIA:

  • Kim Kardashian (reality TV personality)
  • Stephen Curry (pro basketball player)
  • Drought

GEORGIA:

  • Blood Moon 2015
  • Whip dance
  • Stanky leg dance

HAWAII:

  • Nepal earthquake
  • Bruce Jenner (previous name of reality TV personality Caitlyn Jenner)
  • Chrissy Teigen (model)

IDAHO:

  • Refugees
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (2015 film)
  • Gun control

INDIANA:

  • Religious Freedom Restoration Act
  • Jared Fogle (former Subway pitchman/sex offender)

IOWA:

  • Elizabeth Banks (actress)
  • Bachelorette (reality TV  show)
  • The Bachelor (reality TV show)

LOUISIANA:

  • Ashley Madison hack (online dating website marketed to people in committed relationships that was hacked and had user names released in 2015)
  • Blue Bell recall (delicious ice cream)

MICHIGAN:

  • What is transgender?
  • Marriage equality

MISSOURI:

  • Amy Schumer photo
  • Right to keep and bear arms

NEW MEXICO:

  • Pluto (the dwarf planet)
  • Ronda Rousey (MMA fighter)
  • Holly Holm (MMA fighter)

UTAH:

  • Transgender
  • Man bun (male hair style)
  • Spotify (digital music service)

VIRGINIA:

  • Abdel Fattah el-Sis (President of Egypt)
  • Islamic State (terrorist organization)
  • Boko Haram (terrorist organization)

WEST VIRGINIA:

  • Magic Mike XXL (2015 film)

See the full list of all the states and their top searches on Estately.