Wahl 2Q17 by Moritz Stefaner
How do people search for candidates and political topics? And what are they really interested in? Wahl 2Q17 uses Google Trends to visualize the Google Search interest in the top candidates of the seven most searched political parties in the German general election 2017. From near real-time to long-term search interest, the project provides a rich overview over the search activity of millions of people.
The site is in German, but you can find some background info here: http://truth-and-beauty.net/projects/wahl-2q17
CreditsCreative direction, data visualization Moritz Stefaner Code Dominikus Baur Design Christian Laesser Supported by Google News Lab (Isabelle Sonnenfeld, Jörg Pfeiffer, Simon Rogers) Thanks to Alberto Cairo for advice and support