Interest over time. Web Search. Worldwide, 2004 – present.
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Looks like gregorian chant is on the way out. Interestingly it is more popular in the Philippines. There is an annual swell of interest towards the end of the year – maybe in the lead up to Christmas.

Interest over time. Web Search. Worldwide, 2004 – present.
waning2

Interest in the Latin Mass seems to follow suit, except popularity peaks in Peru.

Optimists keep speculating about increasing interest in gregorian chant and the Latin Mass, but it might take something more to get that going. What do other minority groups do? Do we need some big event? Some big spectacle? But that’s not really what we’re about.

But maybe Google Trends is not what we should use to measure success.

On the other hand, prayer and the bible have steady popularity, with hotspots in Africa.

Maybe I should go do something else for a while…

P.S. Divine Office looks more promising (and seems to beat Liturgy of the Hours)

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