The most Googled questions about 2016 presidential candidates

Updated

Each time a 2016 presidential hopeful announced his/her candidacy, people relied on Google for answers to their most pressing questions about the potential commanders in chief. Here’s a roundup of the top questions people searched for on Google about the candidates – plus answers. (Hint: Age seems to be a popular curiosity.)

Where was Ted Cruz born? Republican Sen. Cruz of Texas was born in Calgary, Canada, and raised in Houston, Texas.  

(More: 5 of the most popular Ted Cruz questions)

Ted Cruz at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa on Jan. 24, 2015.
Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC

How tall is Rand Paul? GOP Sen. Paul of Kentucky stands at 5 feet 8 inches tall. If he wins the primary, he would be the shortest presidential nominee for a major party since Michael Dukakis for president as the Democratic nominee in 1988, according to Bloomberg Politics.

(More: The No. 1 question people are asking about Rand Paul)

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) waves to supporters after announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination during an event at the Galt House Hotel on April 7, 2015 in Louisville, Ky. (Photo by Luke Sharrett/Getty)
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) waves to supporters after announcing his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination during an event at the Galt House Hotel on April 7, 2015 in Louisville, Ky.
Photo by Luke Sharrett/Getty

How old is Marco Rubio? Republican Sen. Rubio of Florida is currently 43. He was born on May 28, 1971.

(More: Answers to the most Googled questions about Marco Rubio)

US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) points to supporters after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor in Md., Feb. 27, 2015. (Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) points to supporters after speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor in Md., Feb. 27, 2015.
Photo by Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

How old is Hillary Clinton? Former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate Clinton is currently 67 years old. She was born on October 26, 1947.

(More: Answers to the most Googled questions about Hillary Clinton)

Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shakes hands with supporters after addressing the Women in the World Conference on April 23, 2015 in New York City.
Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shakes hands with supporters after addressing the Women in the World Conference on April 23, 2015 in New York City.
Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty

Is Carly Fiorina Republican? Yes, Fiorina is a Republican, but she has never held elected office. She unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Barbara Boxer for one of California’s U.S. senate seats in 2010, and served as an economic adviser on John McCain’s 2008 GOP presidential campaign.

(More: The number one question people are asking about Carly Fiorina)

Former Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina listens to her introduction from the side of the stage at the Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Ia., Jan. 24, 2015. (Photo by Jim Young/Reuters)
Former Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Officer Carly Fiorina listens to her introduction from the side of the stage at the Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Ia., Jan. 24, 2015.
Photo by Jim Young/Reuters

How old is Bernie Sanders? The Independent Sen. Sanders of Vermont is 73 years old and was born on September 8, 1941. He is the oldest of the currently declared 2016 candidates, and the only Democrat besides Clinton currently in the running.

(More: The number one question people are asking about Bernie Sanders)

Potential Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (R) (I-VT) waits to deliver his remarks at the South Carolina Democratic Party state convention April 25, 2015 in Columbia, S.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty)
Potential Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (R) (I-VT) waits to deliver his remarks at the South Carolina Democratic Party state convention April 25, 2015 in Columbia, S.C.
Photo by Win McNamee/Getty

How old is Ben Carson? Renowned neurosurgeon and conservative firebrand Carson was born on September 18, 1951. 

(More: What people are Googling about Ben Carson)

Dr. Ben Carson speaks during the Freedom Summit, Jan. 24, 2015, in Des Moines, Iowa.
Photo by Mark Peterson/Redux for MSNBC

How old is Mike Huckabee? Former Arkansas Gov. Huckabee is 59 years old. He was born August 24, 1955.

(More: Answers to the most Googled questions about Mike Huckabee)

Former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee delivers remarks during the 41st Annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. on March 7, 2014. (Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA)
Former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee delivers remarks during the 41st Annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. on March 7, 2014.
Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

Bernie Sanders, Carly Fiorina, Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz

The most Googled questions about 2016 presidential candidates

Updated