'Election results' top 'coronavirus' on 2020 list of top Google search terms
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Google released its annual “Year in Search” list for 2020, with "election results" and "coronavirus" leading the pack.

“Election results” topped “coronavirus” in the searches and news categories in the U.S., where the pandemic and the November vote dominated the media all year.

Kobe Bryant was the third top search in the U.S. and globally. The late NBA star died in January in a helicopter crash that killed him and his daughter Gianna, along with seven others.


“Coronavirus update" and “Coronavirus symptoms” were also at the top of the U.S., while “Zoom” and “IPL” took top spots on the global searches list. The nation of Iran made the top five in the news category both in the U.S. and globally.

President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse panel approves bill to set up commission on reparations Democrats to offer bill to expand Supreme Court Former Israeli prime minister advises Iran to 'cool down' amid nuclear threats MORE topped the people category of trends in the U.S., while Vice President-elect Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden defends Afghanistan withdrawal after pushback Scalise carries a milk carton saying Harris is 'missing' at the border Harris to visit Mexico and Guatemala 'soon' MORE came in third behind North Korean leader Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnExclusive: GOP senators seek FBI investigation into Biden Pentagon nominee On North Korea, Biden should borrow from Trump's Singapore declaration North Korea drops out of Tokyo Olympics MORE.

Also among the most-Googled people is Jacob Blake, a black man who survived being shot by police in Kenosha, Wis.

In a video accompanied with the list, Google said most people largely wanted to know the answer to “why,” asking questions such as “Why is the NBA postponed?” and “Why are people protesting?”