Does Your State Care More About Batman or Puppies?


The internet’s love affair with cats is justly covered, but there’s a species that we love just as much, that makes up a large majority of the USA’s Google search history: puppies.

Everybody loves puppies! Everybody loves puppies the way everybody loves Batman!

There’s a lot of chaos going on in the world at the moment, and Batman and puppies are two of the main things that can save us a whole lot of grief every time we open our news apps.

So, at DGHQ, we got to wondering: Who searches for Batman, and who searches for puppies?

By extension: Why isn’t there a Batman Vs Puppies movie? If there was, who’d come out on top?

Using Google’s data, we analyzed people’s search behavior for Batman and puppies.

mmmhh…what does this mean?

Basically, we looked into search results for every state in the US, for “puppies” and “Batman”, over the last five years, to see who came out on top.

Here are the results:

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Surprisingly — sorry, Batman — most States searched for “puppies” more than they did the Dark Knight.

That said, the results are divisively interesting!

The more media-oriented states of the South West and North East (like California, New York, Texas) all had Batman as their clear winner.

This could be due to the movies that have been released recently, or that Catwoman herself, Selina Kyle, is doing all of the searches nationwide.

(We wouldn’t be surprised).

Puppies, on the other hand, came out on top for a massively high percentage of states. Everywhere from Colorado to Wyoming to Washington people just love searching for their canine companions.

Do we really need to explain why that might be?

Dogs are man’s best friend. It doesn’t help Batman’s cause that they’re so freakin’ cute either.

It’s time to work on how cute you look, Bruce.

Maybe Funko can help you out with that??

 

Here is a state-by-state breakdown:

StateWinner
AlabamaPuppies
AlaskaPuppies
ArizonaBatman
ArkansasPuppies
CaliforniaBatman
ColoradoPuppies
ConnecticutBatman
DelawarePuppies
FloridaPuppies
GeorgiaPuppies
HawaiiBatman
IdahoPuppies
IllinoisBatman
IndianaPuppies
IowaPuppies
KansasPuppies
KentuckyPuppies
LouisianaPuppies
MainePuppies
MarylandPuppies
MassachusettsPuppies
MichiganPuppies
MinnesotaPuppies
MississippiPuppies
MissouriPuppies
MontanaPuppies
NebraskaPuppies
NevadaBatman
New HampshirePuppies
New JerseyBatman
New MexicoBatman
New YorkBatman
North CarolinaPuppies
North DakotaPuppies
OhioPuppies
OklahomaPuppies
OregonPuppies
PennsylvaniaPuppies
Rhode IslandPuppies
South CarolinaPuppies
South DakotaPuppies
TennesseePuppies
TexasBatman
UtahBatman
VermontPuppies
VirginiaPuppies
WashingtonPuppies
West VirginiaPuppies
WisconsinPuppies
WyomingPuppies

If you liked this infographic, you might enjoy our dogs in superhero costumes article. Guaranteed to make you smile. (Unless you’re Batman…)