Here's what searches spiked on Google in response to Democrats' debate

Ten Democratic presidential candidates descended on Atlanta Wednesday night for the fifth 2020 primary debate.

The White House contenders debated a litany of issues, from abortion to trade policy to the House’s impeachment investigation.

Here are the searches that spiked on Google in response to the debate. 



MSNBC’s Rachel MaddowRachel Anne MaddowRachel Maddow reveals she underwent surgery for skin cancer Rachel Maddow extends contract with MSNBC: reports OAN loses appeal in defamation lawsuit against Rachel Maddow MORE was the most-searched moderator of Wednesday’s all-female panel. Searches for the “Rachel Maddow Show” host surged past those for NBC News’s Andrea Mitchell and Kristen Welker, and The Washington Post’s Ashley Parker. 


Since the debate began, searches also rose inquiring about the height of the 2020 candidates. South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegSunday shows preview: Supply chain crisis threaten holiday sales; uncertainty over whether US can sustain nationwide downward trend in COVID-19 cases Buttigieg hits back after parental leave criticism: 'Really strange' The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations - US opens to vaccinated visitors as FDA panel discusses boosters MORE was the most-searched in the category, followed by Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardThe perfect Democratic running mate for DeSantis? Progressives breathe sigh of relief after Afghan withdrawal Hillicon Valley: US has made progress on cyber but more needed, report says | Democrat urges changes for 'problematic' crypto language in infrastructure bill | Facebook may be forced to unwind Giphy acquisition MORE (D-Hawaii), former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPressure grows for breakthrough in Biden agenda talks State school board leaves national association saying they called parents domestic terrorists Sunday shows preview: Supply chain crisis threaten holiday sales; uncertainty over whether US can sustain nationwide downward trend in COVID-19 cases MORE and Sens. Cory BookerCory BookerDefense & National Security — Military starts giving guidance on COVID-19 vaccine refusals Senators preview bill to stop tech giants from prioritizing their own products Blinken pressed to fill empty post overseeing 'Havana syndrome' MORE (D-N.J.) and Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharOn The Money — Progressives play hard ball on Biden budget plan Schumer, McConnell headed for another collision over voting rights Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Congress makes technology policy moves MORE (D-Minn.). 



Searches spiked for “What is a Rhodes scholar?” during the debate. Buttigieg and Booker were both Rhodes scholars before entering politics, which Booker pointed out during the debate.


Searches for Eureka, Calif., and fact-checking also skyrocketed during the debate.