Political Search Trends classifies web search queries according to political leaning and provides insights into partisan views on diverse topics. The "leaning" of a query is determined by the type of web search results clicked in response to this query. If a query elicits mostly clicks on left leaning political blogs it will be classified as left leaning; similarly for right leaning and center political blogs.
The starting page shows a list of trending queries for the last week with a strong political bias. Browsing that list using the "Next" button will provide you with a basic overview of the main political issues that week. Clicking on the previous/next week arrows you can see lists of other weeks. If you want to dive deeper into queries on a particular topic use the search box on top. To give you some ideas, some interesting queries to try are shown below the search box.
The demo uses a list of more than 1,000 high traffic political blogs classified by political leaning. The analyzed queries go back to August 2011, with more weeks being added on a continuous basis.
Try it yourself and discover right leaning queries about "Obama" or left leaning queries about "Tea Party" - and much more.
Political Search Trends was created by the
Search Technologies group, Barcelona, Spain.