U.S. Online Search Behavior Mimicks Economy

comScore has released data revealing search behavior that reflects sentiment about the economy in the United States. Searches for terms like coupons, unemployment and bankruptcy are experiencing triple digit growth.

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The younger you are and the less you make, the more likely you are to conduct such searches:

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