We read most about this on Wikipedia 2020

For the sixth year in a row has Ed Erhart posted his annual list of the most read English-language articles on Wikipedia. This year’s list for 2020 differs markedly from previous years where the list mostly focused on popular culture and things like movies, TV series, musicians and celebrities.

This year it has been different.

Seven of the 25 most popular articles on Wikipedia this year were directly related to the corona pandemic and had a total of over 225 million page views. The high number of page views has been partly due to the fact that knowledge about the coronavirus has been constantly evolving.

The second major category of the year had to do with the US presidential election, where the articles for three of the four major candidates were all high on the list. Donald Trump’s article was the second most read in 2020, while Kamala Harris ended up in fourth place and Joe Biden in fifth place.

You will find the full list below complete with the number of page views calculated until 15 December.

  1. COVID-19 pandemic, 83 040 504
  2. Donald Trump, 55 472 791
  3. Deaths in 2020, 42,262,147
  4. Kamala Harris, 38,319,706
  5. Joe Biden, 34,281,120
  6. Coronavirus, 32,957,565
  7. Kobe Bryant, 32,863,656
  8. COVID-19 pandemic by country and territory, 28,575,982
  9. 2020 United States presidential election, 24,313,110
  10. Elizabeth II, 24,147,675
  11. Spanish flu, 22,239,766
  12. Elon Musk, 21,459,625
  13. 2016 United States presidential election, 21,240,023
  14. Michael Jordan, 20,745,473
  15. Coronavirus disease 2019, 20,492,847
  16. COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, 19,266,908
  17. Sushant Singh Rajput, 18,631,858
  18. COVID-19 pandemic in India, 18,598,599
  19. QAnon, 18,070,938
  20. Parasite (2019 film), 17,539,085
  21. Chadwick Boseman, 17,060,572
  22. United States, 16,959,947
  23. YouTube, 15,044,125
  24. United States Electoral College, 14,819,264
  25. Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, 14,763,684