2017 Searches Reveal Brits Cared More About 'Game Of Thrones' Than Brexit

And (unsurprisingly) we care a lot about the weather

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If you assumed that Brits thought more about Brexit than anything else in the past year, then (in the words of Ramsay Bolton) you haven't been paying attention.

It turns out that going by Bing data (we know, stick with us here), more people in the UK searched for Game of Thrones and Strictly Come Dancing than the dominating news topic of the past year or so.

There were 24% more searches for the HBO show than Brexit, while Strictly got 17% more searches.

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According to the data (and in true British fashion), more people also cared about the weather than Donald Trump – a whopping 78% more, to be precise.

"We have well and truly observed the repercussions of last year's elections and events," said Kevin Stagg, Head of Marketing at Bing.

"In some ways the resulting headlines made this year feel hyper-real, but the data does show that in 2017 we have kept calm and carried on."

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Other interesting info is that more people searched for Game of Thrones than Love Island, despite the latter's newfound popularity.

And our Thrones-related stats don't end there either: more of us are likely to watch an episode of the show than the Queen's speech. The story of Game of Thrones is familiar to more people than the story of the Nativity as well.

In short, Game of Thrones is pretty popular.

The show will return to screens either next year or in 2019.

From: Digital Spy