Simon Rogers, the data editor for Google's News Lab, specified the data also reflects how users globally searched for ways to do good.
In the United Kingdom, the most popular overall search was, perhaps quite unsurprisingly, the World Cup, the 21st round of which took place this summer.
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The Duchess of Sussex, Khloe Kardashian and GDPR were among the most searched topics in the United Kingdom this year, according to Google's Year In Search project. The World Cup also topped the list of news events, followed by Hurricane Florence, the Mega Millions results, the Royal Wedding, the election results, Hurricane Michael, and Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation.
People also wanted to be good civic stewards: In the United States, the top "how to" searches were "how to vote" and "how to register to vote", followed by "how to play Mega Millions", and a few tech-related queries: "how to buy [the cryptocurrency] Ripple", "how to turn off automatic updates", and "how to get the old Snapchat back". The other names on the list are Mac Miller, Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain and Stan Lee - all stars who passed away this year. And Google just gave us a touching recap.
By March, the movie became the highest-grossing superhero movie of all time in the USA, and was the 5th top-trending keyword of 2018. Black Panther was the second most searched film and Bohemian Rhapsody rounded out the top three.