Google Trends - Web Search interest: how to move to canada - United States, Past 7 days 2016-03-02 16-04-21

It goes without saying that the American people aren’t exactly ecstatic about the prospective options for the US presidency, but just how unexcited are they? In response to the Super Tuesday results, which showed both Republican frontrunner Donald J. Trump and Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton both winning 7 of 11 states, it looks like many Americans are looking for a way to jump ship. And by jump ship, I mean head north to Canada…

Searches for “how to move to canada” spiked by as much as 1,000% last night and today according to Google Trends, alongside other queries like “how to move to canada from us” and “how do i move to canada”. According to the regional interest graph on Google Trends, the searches are leading in states Utah, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Washington among others. Interestingly enough, Trump and Clinton both won in Virginia and Massachusetts. Looking at metro areas, the searches are most common in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Seattle-Tacoma area.

Looking long-term, however, this might not be the most popular that “move to canada” queries have ever been. The interest over time graph shows that they are at the highest level they’ve been in about a decade, but there was a much larger spike in 2004 when George W. Bush was reelected.

Google Trends - Web Search interest: move to canada - Worldwide, 2004 - present 2016-03-02 16-17-05

Are you actually considering it? Want to find out if you’re eligible? Canada’s official website has some resources for people to determine their eligibility. Perhaps coincidentally (or not), the Canada website was experiencing technical issues last night. “You may experience delays while using the website,” a notice on the site said “We are working to resolve this issue. Thank you for your patience.”

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