April 22, 2024

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Here are the most popular searches on Google for Belgians in 2020!


“What are the symptoms”, “confinement”, “how to make masks” are research that the Belgians have done a lot during 2020. We have also been concerned about the situation in other European countries by informing us about the status of the pandemic in Italy or France, for example.

Among other things, Internet users had to find new occupations during confinement: Google has observed a marked increase in searches for cooking recipes of all kinds such as making bread, chocolate mousse or even pancakes on the French-speaking side. On the Dutch-speaking side, recipes for brownies, smoothies and mojitos were also popular.

The US elections were also closely watched. Joe Biden is thus in first place in the ranking of the most trendy international political figures on Google and Kamala Harris is in fourth position.

On the side of Belgian politicians, the podium consists of three women: Petra de Sutter, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Public Service and Public Enterprises and Transgender Prime Minister in the Belgian government; Sophie Wilmès, first female Prime Minister in the Belgian government, and Maggie De Block, former minister of health, social affairs and asylum and migration.

Although it is necessary to stay at home, the Belgians have not missed the major sporting events of the year and have encouraged their favorite athletes from their living room. Many of us have been interested in Roland Garros, the Tour de France or the League of Nations, for example.

Finally, each year has its share of losses. This year was marked by the disappearance of a number of personalities highly appreciated by the general public such as the famous basketball player Kobe Bryant, our national star Annie Cordy or even more recently the one called “the god of football” Diego. Maradona. The Belgians were also moved by the death of the American Georges Floyd, and the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement.