THE MOST POPULAR
RELIGIOUS TOPICS SEARCHED ON THE INTERNET
Lycos® is one of the oldest
and most popular search engine on the Internet. They reported that "Britney
Spears" was the most popular topic searched during the year 2000. Lycos
recorded the following religious/spiritual/ethical search topics as the most
||"Harry Potter" is not generally
considered a religious topic. It is children's fantasy fiction. However, we
included it because some people consider it a form of Witchcraft.
||This site seems to have covered all of the most important of the
religious/spiritual/moral search topics, with the exception of "Greek
mythology." We did not realize how popular that topic is.
||We were surprised that "Abortion" or
"Partial Birth Abortions" were not
included in the top 100 list.
||We found it interesting that "Wicca"
is the most popular religion that was searched for. Yet public opinion
pollsters, almanacs, lists of religious groups in the U.S. tend to ignore
Wicca and other Neopagan religions.
||On our site, the dozen most popular essays accessed during the last week
of the year 2000 were: Wicca, Naturism/nudism,
Religions of the world, Santa
Claus, Christianity, Spanking
children, Abortion, Female
Genital Mutilation, Masturbation, Buddhism,
Islam, and Physician Assisted
The full list by Lycos is available on Newsday's Business E-dition at:
The list is copyright © 2001 by Lycos. The rest is copyright © 2001 by Ontario Consultants on Religious
Originally written: 2001-JAN-6
Latest update: 2001-JAN-6
Author: B.A. Robinson