Australians Googled the word ‘vegan’ more than any other country in the world last year – as the top searches are revealed
- Term ‘vegan’ was searched more in Australia than in any other country
- Australia ranked ahead of UK, New Zealand and Canada for searches of the term
- Other popular Google searches included ‘vegan food’ and ‘vegan sausage rolls’
The surprising term most searched for on Google in Australia than anywhere else in the world has been revealed.
The term ‘vegan’ was searched more by Australians than people living in other countries in 2018, according to Google Trends.
Australia ranked ahead of the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Canada for the most searches of the word.
The term ‘vegan’ was searched more by Australians than people living in other country in 2018, according to Google Trends (stock image)
Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle (pictured with Prince Harry) was a popular search for Australians in 2018
Other popular searches included ‘vegan food nearby’ and ‘vegan sausage rolls’.
Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane were all included on Google’s list of the world’s top vegan cities.
The top overall search on Google in Australia in 2018 was the football World Cup, followed by the Commonwealth Games with the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle coming in third.
The most searched for Australian was former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce.
Commonwealth Games was another popular search (pictured is pole vaulter Nina Kennedy at the event)
Sports fans made ‘World Cup’ the top Google search in Australia in 2018. Pictured: French winners Antoine Griezmann (left) and Kylian Mbappe (right)
Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton were the second and third-most searched for people respectively.
Top 10 Google searches in Australia for 2018
1. World Cup
2. Commonwealth Games
3. Meghan Markle
6. Anthony Bourdain
7. US Open tennis
8. Mac Miller
9. Bitcoin price
10. Black Panther
Source: Google Trends
Electronic musician Avicii was a popular search after his death in April, while people asking why a State of Origin rugby league game was being played on a Sunday instead of the traditional Wednesday was a common question online.
Other questions asked by many on Google included ‘why is Australia Day celebrated’, ‘why is my internet so slow’, and ‘why is my poop green’.
Other names to feature in the 2018 top 10 searches included Anthony Bourdain and Mac Miller.
Black Panther was the most searched for movie, coming in at tenth place on the overall list.