We calculated the most searched questions in 2023. We found that people around the world are searching for questions about a wide variety of topics, including health, finance, travel, and technology.
Using Ahrefs to collect the data, we compiled a list of the top what, where, when, who, how, and why questions. We sorted this data by search volume to uncover the most-asked questions on Google.
Have you asked any of these questions on this list? Here are the most asked questions on Google in 2023.
What is my IP (Address)? (1.2 M / 1.4 M)
With over 1.2 million searches monthly from US visitors and over 4 million global searches worldwide, “What is my IP address?” has won the race as the most-asked question on Google in 2023.
How many weeks in a year? ( 672K / 1.1M)
This is another simple question, yet it ranks extremely high. People want to know how many weeks are in a year so they can plan better for the future. This question gets asked 672K times a month from US visitors and 1.1M globally.
How many ounces in a cup? (617K/ 1.5M)
How many ounces are in a cup? This question is most likely asked by bakers and home cooks who want to measure their ingredients accurately. The answer is 8 fluid ounces, and this question has been asked 617K times a month from US visitors and 1.5M globally.
How to screenshot on Mac? (542K/ 877K)
This question is asked by people who want to capture something on their computer. This one is popular with Mac users, as they need specific instructions on how to take a screenshot. It has been searched 542K times a month by US visitors and 877K globally.
When is the Superbowl? (468K/ 490K)
The Superbowl is one of the most-watched events every year. People from around the world search for this question in order to find out when it will take place. This question has been asked 468K times a month by US visitors and 490K globally.
When is Easter? (466K/ 690K)
Easter is a popular holiday, and people often search for when it will take place. This question has been asked 466K times a month from US visitors and 690K globally.
When is Father’s Day? (368K / 548K)
Surprisingly, a more popular search than “When is Mother’s Day,” this question is asked 368K times a month from US visitors and 548K globally.
What is Juneteenth? ( 348K / 358K)
In case you didn’t know, Juneteenth is a widely observed commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the United States. It receives over 348K visitors per month from the US, with a global search volume of 358K.
How do I register to vote? (345K /347K)
Citizens all over the world are looking for information on how to register to vote. With a US search volume of 345K and a global search volume of 347K, this question is still popular in 2023.
What Time is the Super Bowl? (342 K / 354 K)
Every year, the Super Bowl draws in millions of viewers around the world. This year will be no different, with people asking, “What time is the Super Bowl?” 342K times per month from US visitors and 354K global searches worldwide.
When is Thanksgiving? (331K / 377K)
Thanksgiving is an important holiday for many Americans, and they often search for when it will take place. This question receives over 331K searches per month from US visitors and 377K globally.
How many days until Christmas? (327K /543K)
Christmas is a huge event that people around the world look forward to every year. The question “How many days until Christmas?” has been searched 327K times per month by US visitors and 543K globally.
How many ounces in a pound? (319K/ 379K)
The question “How many ounces in a pound?” ranks highly for people ready to get cooking and baking. It gets searched 319K times a month by US visitors and 379K globally.
Where Am I? (308K/ 391K)
Whether you’re going for a hike or traveling to an unfamiliar place, it’s common to ask Google, “Where am I?” This question has been asked 308K times per month from US visitors and 391K globally.
How to tie a tie? (314K / 552K)
A lot of people want to know how to tie a tie, whether it’s for a job interview or a special occasion. This question gets asked 314K times per month by US visitors and 552K globally.
How many liters in a gallon? (312K / 439K)
Seems like people didn’t learn their measurements in school! The answer for the US liquid gallon is 3.785 liters, and this question has been asked 312K times a month by US visitors and 439K globally.
Another highly searched query similar to this is “How many oz in a gallon?” and “How many quartzes in a gallon, with 244K and 241K US searches per month, respectively.
How to screenshot on Windows? (288K/ 497K)
Like Mac users, Windows users are often looking for instructions on how to take a screenshot. This question has been asked 288K times a month by US visitors and 497K globally.
How many cups in a quart? (268K/ 277K)
Another liquid measurement question. The answer is 4 cups for the US liquid quart. This question has been asked 268K times a month by US visitors and 277K globally.
What Holiday is Today? (254K/ 357K)
Every day brings a different holiday that is celebrated around the world. People search for what holiday it is today quite often, with 254K US visitors and 357K global searches.
Where is Xur? (254K/ 342K)
Gamers of Destiny 2 need to know where Xur is hiding each week. The question “Where is Xur?” has been asked 254K monthly by US visitors and 342K globally.
Who Called Me From This Phone Number? (246K /384K)
If you ever receive a phone call from an unknown number, you may find out the identity of the caller by searching “Who called me from this phone number?” This question has been asked 246K times a month by US visitors and 384K globally.
What is RSV? (241K / 279K)
RSV is Respiratory Syncytial Virus, a contagious infection affecting the lungs and respiratory tract, and is often known as a childhood illness.
The CDC describes RSV as “a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms,” most can recover in a week or two, while infants and older adults may face more serious risk.
It is searched 241K times per month by US visitors and 279K globally.
When is The Next Full Moon? (237K/ 358K)
The full moon is often associated with various beliefs regarding its impact on aspects of our lives, ranging from sleep quality to mental and heart health.
The cycle of the moon is something many people enjoy knowing, and this question gets asked 237K times a month by US visitors and 358K globally.
When is Mother’s Day? (229K/ 336K)
Mother’s Day is an important day for many people, as it celebrates the strong bond between mother and child. This question gets asked 229K times a month by US visitors and 336K globally.
What is Monkeypox? (226K / 263K)
This virus spreads through contact with an infected animal or human and can cause fever, headaches, and a rash.
It is searched 226K times per month by US visitors and 263K globally.
How Long Does Covid Last? (220K/ 338K)
Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the world, with people turning to Google for information on its duration. The answer varies from person to person, but this question is still highly searched around the world – 220K times a month by US visitors and 338K globally.
Other Top Questions That May Be Of Interest:
Other burning questions that did not make the list but are clearly on a lot of people’s minds.
When is Labor Day? (195K/ 198K)
Labor Day is a public holiday in many countries, celebrated to recognize the economic and social contributions of workers. This question is asked 195K times a month by US visitors and 198K globally.
Who Won The Superbowl 2023? (187K/ 233K)
Why, were you not watching? The Super Bowl drags itself up in a lot of these questions, with 187K US visitors and 233K global searches asking who won it this year.
How To Lose Weight Fast? (180K/ 486K)
People are always looking for ways to quickly shed a few pounds. This question gets asked 180K times a month by US visitors and 486K globally.
What is Today? (180K/ 366K)
The vague question “What is today?” pops into the minds of people. Perhaps they want to know the date or whether there is a national holiday. This simple question gets 180K searches monthly from US visitors and 366K globally.
Where to Vote? (178 K/ 184K)
Voters often need to know where they can go and cast their ballots. The question “Where to vote?” has been asked 178K monthly by US visitors and 184K globally.
What time is it in Australia? (168K / 267K)
People around the world are curious about what time it is in another part of the world. This question gets asked 168K monthly from US visitors and 267K globally.
What is a recession? (166K/ 207K)
A recession is a period of economic decline, and it’s something that people are constantly looking into. This complex question gets asked 166K times per month from US visitors and 207K globally.
Why were chainsaws invented? (165K /246K)
Chainsaws were invented in the late 1700s by two Scottish surgeons hoping to assist with childbirth. Back then, the chainsaw resembled a petite kitchen knife, with tiny teeth on a chain that was manually wound using a hand crank.
This question has been asked 165K times a month by US visitors and 246K globally.
What is pansexual? (165K / 219K)
Pansexuality is a sexual orientation that refers to someone who is attracted to people of any gender or sex. It has grown in popularity and understanding over the past few years, and it’s now being searched 165K times per month by US visitors and 219K globally.
What Does “Let’s Go Brandon” Mean? (164K / 170K)
According to Dictionary.com, “Let’s go Brandon” is a phrase used by critics of US President Joe Biden to mean “F— Joe Biden.” It’s now being searched 164K monthly by US visitors and 170K globally.
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Caitriona Maria is an education writer and founder of TPR Teaching, crafting inspiring pieces that promote the importance of developing new skills. For 7 years, she has been committed to providing students with the best learning opportunities possible, both domestically and abroad. Dedicated to unlocking students' potential, Caitriona has taught English in several countries and continues to explore new cultures through her travels.