Cameron Glover
November 10, 2016 4:55 pm
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Though it isn’t the most official form of gathering information, Google searches can tell you a lot about the social climate surrounding a particular topic. After all, we use it for everything — from planning a road trip to decoding your mysterious sick symptoms. But in post-election America, where we were are all reeling from what happened on election night, there was a slew of interesting searches after the results of the race were announced.

Google Trends posted the top election-related searches from November 9th, and the results may surprise you. Mainly, the top search results showcase the confusion that many Americans felt following the announcement of Trump’s victory. Of course, searches that used either candidate’s names garnered more election-based results, but even searches that began with “How did…” garnered more election-focused results.

Understandably, there’s a lot of confusion and mixed feelings surrounding what the future will hold now that the election is over. But these results provide some clarity in that we are all looking for how to move forward post-election.

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