We are not sure if it is because of the immense hatred for Donald Trump, or the immense love for Justin Trudeau, but Google recently reported a huge surge in people searching, “How to move to Canada.”
This doesn’t come as a surprise, especially in light of the recent Super Tuesday results where Republican candidate Trump won in seven states including Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, Vermont and Massachusetts.
The idea that Trump might actually make it to the White House is making a lot of Americans nervous and hence a lot of them are thinking of skipping country, trying to get as far away as possible from the billionaire real-estate mogul.
According to data journalist and data editor at Google Simon Rogers, the search engine, on 2 March, reported a sharp spike in the search for variations of ‘How to Move to Canada’.
Rogers had tweeted saying:
Searches for "how can I move to Canada" on Google have spiked +350% in the past four hours #SuperTuesday
— Simon Rogers (@smfrogers) March 2, 2016
By midnight, the query rose to 1,150 percent, before settling on the 500 percent mark on the day, reported Mashable.com. By Wednesday morning, Google Trends said that the searches for ‘Move to Canada’ was higher than at any time in Google history.
— GoogleTrends (@GoogleTrends) March 2, 2016
We have a sneaky feeling that apart from the utter dislike people have for Trump, it is the immense popularity of Justin Trudeau that is making Canada an attractive alternative. The hunky prime minister has recently been in the news for his support for women empowerment, Syrian immigrants and the LGBT community. We can’t think of a more suiting prime minister and if we have to move to Canada to get in his proximity, then I think we would do it too.
Computer, give me a picture that is cartoonishly opposite of America. pic.twitter.com/KPzU3mLgnQ
— Оwеn (@pw3n) February 24, 2016
First Published On : Mar 3, 2016 18:37 IST