Americans Googled 'gun control' more than 'gun shop' in the past week

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Two weeks after the Parkland shooting, the gun control debate shows no signs of fading out like it has after previous mass shootings. A recent Google Trends analysis shows that people are more open to learning about the issue, as searches for "gun control" topped searches for "gun shop" this past week. 

Google Trends are determined based on the total volume of searches related to a topic, divided by location and time range. Then the numbers are proportionately scaled from 0 to 100 based on the volume of searches on all topics. Different states that may have the same number of searches may have different volumes of searches.  Read more...

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