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» 01/02/2008
“Who is God?” is the most googled question of 2007
Numbers show that Internet is home to religious and spiritual quests. Burma, Christians in Muslim lands, China and the Vatican are AsiaNews’ top searched words.

Rome (AsiaNews) – Internet helps religious quests. According to Google Zeitgeist’s second annual report, “Who is God” was the most searched question on the search engine last year. It was first in the “Who is . . . ?” category. As for “What is . . . ?,” love came on top.

All this confirms that thoughtful and existential questions play a hugely important role on the net.

Google Zeitgeist looked at all the questions internet surfers placed in the search engine. The study indicated that most questions came from the United States, the country with the most developed Internet.

A study by the Pew Internet Project also showed that in the United States 64 per cent of Americans connected to the net use it for religious or spiritual purposes.

The “religious” trend is confirmed by AsiaNews. Among its top tend most searched topics are: Burmese monks, the situation of Christians in Indonesia, Pakistan and Iraq, and relations between China and Vatican. An article on the economy only comes in seventh place: the financial crisis caused by subprime lending.

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