Analysing Google searches has given an insight into what people really want to spend their money on in the UK and Ireland. And the real cost of living concerns that people don’t like to voice in public have finally been aired out.
The search engine’s autocomplete function works by suggesting terms based on popular searches from other users. By typing ‘how much does * cost’ for each location, the autocomplete function shows the most popular searches.
However, the UK searches are pretty mundane, the standout results are weed in Manchester, prostitutes in Sheffield and funerals in Galway. The most controversial result was in Belfast, with the most popular search being abortion – where the procedure is currently illegal.
The result is far less controversial than a similar world map which revealed searches for the price of prostitutes, organs and slaves.
I’d hate to see the most popular dark web searches…