Every year Ask.com reveals the worldwide most popular questions, but it does not reveal popular questions by country. Hence, as of August 2015, there is no way of identifying the popular questions on Ask.com in Australia. Ask.com releases the most popular yearly questions in three main categories: celebrities, news and politics. As of 2015, the updated list of yearly popular questions is available on Blog.Ask.com.
The most popular celebrity questions of 2014 revolved around Robin Williams, Jennifer Lawrence, Jay-Z, Kim Kardashian and Joan Rivers. Questions about the death of Robin Williams and nude leaked pictures of Jennifer Lawrence were some of the most popular questions of 2014. Questions about the sudden change in Renée Zellweger’s appearance also were very popular in the celebrities and entertainment category.
The most popular news questions of 2014 focused on Ebola, ISIS, Malaysian Airlines flight 370 and the ice bucket challenge. The Ebola outbreak had many people looking for answers about its symptoms. The missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370 had the whole world wondering for answers. “What is the Ice Bucket Challenge?” was one of the most popular questions of 2014.
Ukraine, the troubled relationship between Hamas and Israel, Indian national elections, independent Scotland and protests in Hong Kong were some of the areas that topped most popular political questions. A question about how many voters participated in the 2014 National elections was one among the top three questions of 2014.