Bitcoin tops Donald Trump, guns in America: Google Trends

Amid the growing discussions around Donald Trump, guns and other topics tied to politics and entertainment, Bitcoin (BTC) remains the most Googled term in the United States. 

A search volume comparison based on Ahrefs data revealed that Americans are curious about Bitcoin, with Nevada taking the spot as the “most Bitcoin-crazy state” in the United States. Despite former U.S. President Donald Trump making headlines consistently, he only takes the second position on the list of the most-searched terms in America.

Search volume comparison (U.S. and global). Source: Ahrefs

As shown above, other popular terms following Bitcoin and Donald Trump include breaking news, Elvis Presley and Disney World. Previously popular terms such as guns, Chuck Norris, health insurance and politics did not even make it to the top 10 in the list.

Search comparison of Donald Trump and Bitcoin. Source: Google Trends

In the last 30 days, Google searches for Donald Trump exceeded Bitcoin for just two days — on April 4 and 5 — when reports of the former president’s possible arrest emerged, according to Google Trends data.

State-wide comparison of Bitcoin searches. Source: Google Trends

A state-wise comparison revealed Nevada as the state with the biggest number of “Bitcoin” searches, followed by Miami, California and Washington.

The primary reason for this finding is attributed to lower taxes and local government initiatives to promote innovation, according to Trading Browser. “Nevada’s long-standing gambling respiration might be a contributing factor to the success and high interest in Bitcoin,” the study added.

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However, as Cointelegraph reported, the Treasury believes that “most money laundering, terrorist financing, and proliferation financing” occurred using fiat currency or outside the digital asset ecosystem.

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