"How much will I get from the stimulus?" shoots up Google Trends
Now that the US Senate approved a $2 trilion economic stimulus package that would deposit money into the accounts of millions of Americans, millions of Americans are hitting up Google to see how much they may — or may not — get out of the package.
According to Google Trends, which tracks interest over time in particular search terms, "how much will i get from the stimulus" jumped from a daily interest average of 0 to 100 between March 15 and 21.
The bill — which will go to The House of Representatives on Friday for what's expecteed to be a quick pass — will send direct payments of $1,200 to Americans making up to $75,000 and phased out for those making more than $99,000. It will also send out an additional $500 per child. Couples will get $2,400, phased out up to $198,000.
It's understandable, then, that millions of Americans are hitting up Google to estimate what they may get from the package once it's signed into law.
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