Google's Zeitgeist Reports list nation's most popular queries
San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/18/2012 -- Canadians spent most of their time searching for all things Justin Bieber, as well as Stephen Harper, Milos Raonic … and bacon, according to Google's 2012 Zeitgeist search trends report.
Bieber, the singer-songwriter who has sold millions of album copies in less than four years after becoming a YouTube sensation ranked as the most-searcher for Canadian musician. He finished ahead of fellow Canadians Drake, Carly Rae Jepsen, Hedley, and deadmau5. However, he finished second overall among Canadians' most searched for musicians overall, training boy band One Direction. Drake finished third overall on the list.
Prime Minister of Canada Harper topped Canadians' searches for politicians, topping Parliament member Justin Trudeau and House of Commons member Vic Toews.
Google presents the Zeitgeist report annually, analyzing more than one trillion queries globally "to showcase what the world searched" each year.
Overall, the most searched item for 2012 among Canadians was the social network Pinterest. Finishing second was Hurricane Sandy, followed by the 2012 Olympics, video game Diablo 3, and the music single "Gangnam Style" by South Korean singer PSY.
Raonic, currently the 13th-ranked tennis player in the world, topped the list for most-searched for Canadian Olympians, while the Toronto Blue Jays were the most queries Canadian sports team. Overall, Tiger Woods remained the most-searched for athlete, finishing ahead of Steve Nash, Michael Phelps, Lebron James, and Usain Bolt.
Bacon topped the list for most popular food search item, coming in ahead of poutine (a potato dish with gravy and cheese curds), maple syrup, Yorkshire pudding, and bannock (a flat bread). Molson topped the list for beers, raking the top spot over Guinness, Budweiser, Coors, and Canadian national brad Labatt's.
Overall, the top trending celebrity in Canada was Whitney Houston, who passed away earlier this year.
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