Top 101 Theology Questions in 2020 (According to Google)
The top 101 questions people ask about God, Christianity, and apologetics based on Google search queries with links to biblical answers – updated with 2020 data.
The aim of this post is to provide a list of questions that people type into Google every day: questions about God, Christianity, apologetics, and anything else related to Christian theology – aka theology questions. In addition, to the questions, we added a link to a biblical and authoritative post that answers the question.
Previous Year’s Lists:
Methodology for Compiling the Top 101 Questions in 2020
Every list of theology questions will be different. Each researcher will filter out good queries that could be considered theology questions or apologetic queries by another researcher. So it’s important to list the assumptions for any set of questions.
- We used Google’s Keyword Planner (a keyword research tool) to compile a new list of theological queries. Google sometimes does NOT include obvious queries in their results (ex. ‘christian’).
- All search queries are questions, though not all are phrased as questions.
- Many query variations of the same general question. We did compress some queries into one query.
- Initial queries are not necessarily directed towards Christians, but queries can be answered by Christian theology. Ex. “What is the meaning of life”
- Questions are asked by Christians and non-Christians.
- Results are a snapshot of questions the broader culture is asking at the time the keyword research was accessed. In 10 years, the list may be significantly different.
- Like last year’s 101 questions, results are worldwide – NOT just from the US.
- Basic Christian theology questions.
- Psychological questions: who am I.
- Varieties of groups in the Christian tradition: Catholic Church, Methodist Church, etc.
- Science, evolution, etc.
- Philosophical questions: what is truth, etc.
- Trustworthiness of Biblical doctrines questions.
- Names and books were removed.
- Types of meditations were removed (ex. mindfulness meditation).
- Individual churches and ministries were removed.
- Bible versions and Bible references were removed.
- Other gods/goddesses were removed.
- Philosophies and religions were removed (unless compared with Christianity).
- Noteable related exceptions: what is freedom, what is philosophy.
* Queries are rephrased in the form of a question. The original query is in parentheses based on the original keyword export.
** Monthly search volume is based on global search volume for all languages for the exact query typed from March 2020. Numbers are estimates based on data Google shares with its advertisers.