When visually tracking global wokeness levels using Google Trends, USA gets the bronze.
Does it spook anyone else the top five countries are the Five Eyes?
Observation: In keeping with the old saw "Everyone is conservative about that which he knows best", I observe the correlation between the strength of woke views and personal disconnect from the subject matter, vis-a-vis the opposite tendency among people with opposite views - that is, the person who lives in a border town is most opposed to illegal immigration.
New zealand is super woke, and it sucks. I believe a massive factor in the scale of any country's wokeness, and why the usa is perhaps less woke than you'd think: lack of mainstream press opposition. There is virtually no large non-woke press here in nz. Most everyone is getting the same news and it's all taking the line that there is forever white privilege and poor trans kids and so forth, and nobody is aware of the conversation even possibly going in another direction in usa, etc.
Track hate speech laws, is my theory: they correlate with wokeness
And thank your stars for 1a in usa 🇺🇸
Speaking as an Irishman, you might be surprised by how much Kendi-style anti-racist rhetoric there is, despite a black population even smaller than Canada's (something like 1.3%, according to the most recent census). See here:
They sure did a mindfuck on Australia, 30 years ago it was gun toting country of rugged individualists now it is among the most woke, gun grabbing, and authoritarian countries in the world. WTF happened there?
The St. Helena result might be from the use of VPN rather than be native interest.
For all those terms, really have to question the searcher's disposition towards them. Is looking up "transgender" really a woke act? I know in 2020 I did a lot of searching for "Police on black violence" or something similar just trying to get to the bottom of things.
Also regarding Canada being woker the US (same for UK), I would think this is more about the state than the people. In the context of laws (speech, advertising), the police in London, the SNP in Scotland, Pronoun laws in canada, sexual assault court procedures. Those countries already have their nanny state proclivities and are much easier on the uptake for woke shit.
I think what you’ve stumbled upon is actually just an indicator of political divisiveness in the western universe. A lot of people searching these terms are actually conservatives and “anti-woke.” I think what you’re measuring is just general animosity between the aisles.
I'm from the Philippines and most everyone is religious on paper. Whether they actually adhere to the religion is a different thing altogether - there are a lot of Sunday Catholics, and there are a lot of people who are genuine in their faith. I do agree with the findings so far - we're not very woke in general, since our concern is still solidly on getting ahead and building up our country, rather than having the money to argue over the pot.
Any arguing over the pot here is more a class thing than a social justice thing. Take this with a grain of salt, though, I try to keep out of politics and political discussion.
Also note that this methodology conflates anti-woke with woke. In my personal experience, I see more anti-woke content than woke content on the Internet, and that would of course show up as a positive signal in your research. Not so much "which countries are more woke?", as "which countries talk more about wokeness?"
Living in the UK, I definitely *feel* the UK is significantly less woke than the US.
If you're tabulating 'transgender' as a Google search term, you're getting a lot of porn searches. Maybe 'transgender (-tranny -shemale -futa)' would improve the data set a bit...
See also: https://davidrozado.substack.com/p/gag
That's right, there are *infinite* genders. More genders than humans! Because everyone can change their gender every day if they want, or even multiple times per day, thereby rendering the concept completely meaningless.
Suggesting we should just go back to using sex as the discriminant, which everyone with even a quarter of a brain knows can't be altered by any amount of surgery.
You’re pretty off the mark when you say Canada is a “country full of white people”.
We have about 500k immigrants come to our country each year (~1.2% of population), most of whom are East and South Asian. Additionally, relations between aboriginals in Canada and “settler” Canadians is much more present in the national discourse than in the US.
I've found that if you put the word "conservative" in your search you or more likely to get a liberal viewpoint. Conflict rules the internet!