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2020 was quite the year. In this post, I’ll be using data from U.S. Twitter Trends to look closer at those ups and downs.

Below are some of the key explorations of this analysis:

  • What can Twitter tell us about our mental health in 2020?
  • Were there months or days that were particularly positive or negative?
  • Did certain events have a significant effect on Twitter sentiment?
  • How was your happiness during 2020?


To start off, we can take a look at how popular the search terms “happiness” and “health” have been on Google throughout the year. As expected, in late March, aka peak quarantine, we do see a huge rise for health. Perhaps people wanted to take charge of their health with their newfound time, whether it be through working out or meditating, or…

Jodi Ng

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