Ask.com recently released the top trending search and corresponding questions for 2012 around celebrities, news and politics. With so many crazy headlines this past year, Ask probed Americans’ thoughts about 2012’s biggest news stories and determined which stories were asked about the most.
And, this year, Ask took its annual analysis one step further with its “2012: What’s on America’s Mind?” survey, conducted online by Harris Interactive among over 2,000 adults in November, to surface the underlying consumer perceptions driving these questions to the top of the list. In addition, Ask captured some of the most notable moments of the year.
More than 100 million people turned to Ask.com to satisfy their curiosity around 2012’s biggest news and events. The person Ask users most wanted to know about this year was Kristen Stewart, one-half of America’s favorite Twilight couple. “Will Rob and Kristen get back together?” is officially the top trending question of 2012.
Top Celebrity search questions:
According to the report, Kate Middleton is 2012’s overall favorite celebrity by a landslide. 47% of US adults surveyed put Kate Middleton at the top of their list of favorite celebrity newsmakers, beating out Brad Pitt, 41%, Angelina Jolie, 39%, Tom Cruise, 37%, Katie Holmes, 36%, and Kristen, 20%.
Top News search questions include:
Millions of users clamored for details on the headlines, but, according to the survey, here’s what they think, says the report:
This election year it appears that Americans didn’t much “Like” getting the answers from friends via social media. Despite the popularity of going political, 59% of Americans have an aversion to reading friends’ political views on Facebook.
Top political questions include:
For more information, please visit Ask.com here.