Last updated on: 2/3/2020 | Author: ProCon.org

Traffic


I. Annual Traffic Stats – Last 10 years
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 TOTALS
(2004-2019)
USERS 6,060,232 9,832,598 15,775,324 16,626,661 20,314,432 23,396,504 27,873,970 25,054,421 23,674,905 19,788,626 213,010,544
PAGEVIEWS 16,904,113 20,749,501 33,795,697 32,274,934 39,226,731 46,188,630 61,792,600 50,557,613 48,892,545 42,982,940 454,729,097


II. Users (formerly Unique Visitors) by Month, Quarter, and Year – Metrics since we started on July 12, 2004
Year Jan. Feb. Mar. Q1 Apr. May June Q2 July Aug. Sep. Q3 Oct. Nov. Dec. Q4 Total
2020 1,661,110 1,661,110
2019 1,930,647 2,190,808 2,436,553 6,558,008 2,408,707 2,089,299 887,108 5,385,114 691,041 777,012 1,385,723 2,853,776 1,804,176 1,783,285 1,404,267 4,991,728 19,788,626
2018 2,230,957 2,645,093 2,858,546 7,734,596 2,705,480 2,313,968 1,249,991 6,269,439 1,025,018 1,062,567 1,678,751 3,766,336 2,129,376 2,192,629 1,582,529 5,904,534 23,674,905
2017 2,445,319 2,682,131 2,936,153 8,063,603 2,501,421 2,344,501 1,239,363 6,085,285 1,036,903 1,098,253 1,800,293 3,935,449 2,400,998 2,658,937 1,910,149 6,970,084 25,054,421
2016 2,121,957 2,647,774 2,838,370 7,608,101 2,751,655 2,303,125 1,248,145 6,302,925 1,126,290 1,259,332 2,251,496 4,637,118 3,414,481 3,926,604 1,984,741 9,325,826 27,873,970
2015 2,145,345 2,410,845 2,627,255 7,183,445 2,571,121 2,095,541 1,321,160 5,987,822 1,076,657 1,028,597 1,626,933 3,732,187 2,223,312 2,456,303 1,813,435 6,493,050 23,396,504
2014 1,799,221 1,877,471 2,117,568 5,794,260 2,123,440 1,839,749 1,060,688 5,023,877 1,029,196 873,690 1,396,112 3,298,998 2,022,167 2,421,619 1,753,511 6,197,297 20,314,432
2013 1,402,474 1,493,305 1,609,304 4,505,083 1,748,024 1,404,674 783,505 3,936,203 749,041 812,012 1,268,897 2,829,950 1,840,444 1,971,175 1,543,806 5,355,425 16,626,661
2012 1,094,009 1,341,928 1,372,540 3,808,477 1,419,123 1,201,406 711,255 3,331,784 677,807 707,576 1,267,227 2,652,610 2,240,454 2,399,096 1,342,903 5,982,453 15,775,324
2011 650,654 800,412 964,474 2,415,540 929,889 857,710 470,894 2,258,493 445,478 457,463 792,994 1,695,935 1,132,775 1,380,131 949,724 3,462,630 9,832,598
2010 438,194 511,518 652,502 1,602,214 629,981 508,055 315,254 1,453,290 293,348 287,781 454,518 1,035,647 638,092 785,814 545,175 1,969,081 6,060,232
2009 220,716 273,654 332,108 826,478 363,180 314,672 193,559 871,411 226,516 172,019 285,504 684,039 479,705 552,137 412,462 1,444,304 3,826,232
2008 183,930 228,045 276,757 688,732 302,650 262,227 161,299 726,176 188,763 143,349 237,920 570,032 399,754 460,114 343,718 1,203,586 3,188,526
2007 120,216 149,049 180,887 450,152 197,810 171,390 105,424 474,624 123,375 93,692 155,503 372,570 261,277 300,728 224,653 786,658 2,084,004
2006 73,752 91,441 110,973 276,166 121,356 105,147 64,677 291,180 75,690 57,480 95,401 228,571 160,293 184,496 137,824 482,613 1,278,530
2005 51,217 63,501 77,065 191,783 84,275 73,019 44,915 202,209 52,563 39,917 66,251 158,731 111,314 128,122 95,711 335,147 887,870
2004 47,015 35,704 59,258 141,977 99,566 114,599 85,609 299,774 441,751
III. Pageviews by Website and Year [Launch Date]
Site 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
TOTAL PAGEVIEWS BY YEAR 16,904,113 20,749,501 33,795,697 32,274,934 39,226,731 46,188,630 61,792,600 50,557,613 48,892,545 42,982,940
% Increase (or decrease) over Prior Year 24% 23% 63% -5% 22% 18% 19% -18% -3% -12%

 
2,809,316 3,507,853 5,105,572 5,496,763 6,225,252 7,663,313 9,298,080 10,527,727 11,919,615 13,097,440
1. 2008 Election2008 Election
[Dec. 12, 2007] [archived Jan. 19, 2009]
191,358 182,690 228,867 74,836 50,256 47,720 62,674 38,844 26,637 17,071
2. 2012 Election2012 Election
[Oct. 24, 2011] [archived Jan. 22, 2013]
248,629 5,331,100 493,365 351,261 365,057 357,816 132,216 62,193 35,814
3. 2016 election2016 Election
[Nov. 3, 2015] [archived Jan. 21, 2017]
222,866 13,502,374 651,974 274,214 162,747
4. 2020 election2020 Election
[Aug. 29, 2019]
252,830
5. AbortionAbortion
[Apr. 21, 2010]
63,319 226,530 574,602 846,436 1,038,967 1,046,049 1,203,846 1,448,242 1,627,085 1,954,417
6. ACLUACLU
[July 12, 2004]
339,712 288,212 303,789 251,179 244,299 324,618 294,733 361,526 317,925 208,714
7. Alternative EnergyAlternative Energy
[Mar. 2, 2009]
182,049 271,545 332,588 299,271 394,343 540,495 474,509 518,683 393,518 335,654
8. Animal TestingAnimal Testing
[Oct. 22, 2013]
86,408 947,899 1,474,669 1,752,416 1,844,073 2,002,716 1,641,621
9. Big Three AutoBig Three Auto
[Dec. 3, 2008] [archived May, 15, 2009]
29,055 26,133 25,733 14,932 16,729 18,705 17,596 12,937 6,500 5,452
10. Born GayBorn Gay
[July 12, 2004]
353,859 312,450 348,667 258,175 283,566 428,463 407,203 514,608 413,953 314,822
11. Cell PhonesCell Phones
[Sep. 24, 2009]
68,368 113,005 146,884 193,231 404,464 563,556 517,287 487,657 438,264 264,230
12. Churches and TaxesChurches and Taxes
[Nov. 11, 2011]
5,576 51,687 72,494 93,559 124,411 129,160 120,918 87,322 77,584
13. Climate ChangeClimate Change
[June 15, 2010]
18,815 56,322 122,047 133,927 202,171 337,411 466,157 751,064 527,511 612,209
14. Bill ClintonClinton
[Oct.18, 2010]
4,711 18,699 61,841 67,529 68,171 96,614 170,019 107,185 69,045 46,688
15. College Education
[Sep. 30, 2013]
64,328 307,473 517,837 602,283 641,667 609,576 543,107
16. College FootballCollege Football
[Nov. 20, 2009] [archived Sep. 19, 2012]
41,347 80,563 103,876 82,402 90,054 98,755 87,126 46,921 23,267 20,743
17. Concealed GunsConcealed Guns
[Mar. 31, 2010]
38,141 117,652 218,651 255,380 356,242 397,735 269,942 250,854 231,850 171,027
18. Corporate Tax Rates & JobsCorporate Tax Rate & Jobs
[Dec. 13, 2012]
2,697 27,886 34,516 38,804 60,975 66,147 39,887 36,228
19. Cuba EmbargoCuba Embargo
[Dec. 20, 2012]
998 115,281 151,643 219,219 150,271 207,059 83,599 55,893
20. D.A.R.E.D.A.R.E
[Feb. 18, 2010] [archived June 22, 2017]
44,366 57,979 70,396 82,500 108,390 142,205 142,196 115,855 41,204 32,864
21. Death PenaltyDeath Penalty
[July 31, 2008]
1,365,900 1,704,208 2,310,308 2,738,476 2,963,184 3,500,008 3,315,636 3,430,422 3,340,328 2,715,699
22. Drinking AgeDrinking Age
[July 29, 2009]
483,982 771,514 1,071,745 1,357,435 1,665,960 1,847,107 1,978,358 1,891,116 1,662,058 1,159,157
23. Drones
[Dec. 19, 2013]
1,457 189,187 293,561 235,366 209,608 130,867 80,129
24. EuthanasiaEuthanasia
[Jan. 8, 2007]
1,397,340 1,380,648 1,544,794 1,809,326 2,301,613 2,344,867 2,061,278 1,918,361 1,739,286 1,209,392
25. Felon VotingFelon Voting
[May 1, 2007]
204,472 202,554 518,273 311,372 400,508 416,759 712,330 405,671 434,603 402,231
26. Gay MarriageGay Marriage
[Sep. 16, 2010]
36,629 291,234 1,076,112 2,127,946 3,162,468 2,437,944 1,093,462 950,009 801,328 591,182
27. Gold StandardGold Standard
[Dec. 31, 2012]
236 33,939 45,555 65,592 69,957 57,227 39,090 35,143
28. GolfGolf
[May 24, 2012]
24,666 65,188 81,002 106,807 107,982 114,979 115,678 100,455
29. Gun Control
[June 19, 2015]
545,290 2,101,938 2,222,235 3,242,940 2,253,454
30. Illegal ImmigrationIllegal Immigration
[Nov. 26, 2007]
950,537 896,779 1,016,722 1,002,166 1,163,931 1,518,481 1,740,347 2,143,108 1,630,914 1,387,252
31. Insider Trading By CongressInsider Trading by Congress
[May 30, 2008] [archived Apr. 18, 2012]
53,433 77,890 100,066 40,872 26,637 35,083 33,276 23,023 12,377 9,298
32. Israeli Palestinian Israeli – Palestinian Conflict
[July 12, 2004]
729,807 784,798 803,719 522,958 580,452 678,719 591,067 736,375 601,642 390,767
33. Local Elections
[Oct. 7, 2014]
15,225 6,574 6,748 1,435 717 792
34. Medical MarijuanaMedical Marijuana
[July 12, 2004]
4,104,726 4,158,569 5,409,859 5,730,508 6,803,091 5,684,092 4,645,581 4,056,265 2,661,755 1,381,288
35. MilkMilk
[Sep. 28, 2008]
375,385 406,819 496,169 453,441 502,126 686,403 739,004 803,739 774,627 579,945
36. Minimum WageMinimum Wage
[Mar. 31, 2016]
551,943 899,316 701,574 542,951
37. Health Care Laws ObamacareObamacare
[Sep. 2, 2010]
91,026 302,673 587,052 477,188 283,400 208,932 205,164 215,028 101,092 71,248
38. ObesityObesity
[Dec. 28, 2009]
63,524 104,427 151,426 168,162 190,638 250,337 246,791 286,348 252,678 220,356
39. OTC Birth Control PillsOTC Birth Control Pills
[Feb. 21, 2019]
112,840
40. Precription Drug AdsPrescription Drug Ads
[June 8, 2009]
37,261 54,551 54,291 56,897 130,288 188,022 210,937 201,314 202,429 165,048
41. ProstitutionProstitution
[May 14, 2007]
1,185,051 1,409,034 1,679,769 1,529,576 1,438,332 1,381,245 1,132,796 1,026,387 904,417 828,501
42. Ronald ReaganReagan
[Oct. 18, 2010]
6,068 29,149 68,657 67,057 80,523 146,762 296,734 348,367 200,071 188,722
43. Recreational MarijuanaRecreational Marijuana
[Feb. 13, 2018]
1,168,546 727,473
44. Right to Health CareRight to Health Care
[Sep. 18, 2009]
114,971 176,006 264,979 196,549 194,142 283,460 368,313 530,613 438,365 506,131
45. School UniformsSchool Uniforms
[Sep. 10, 2014]
213,980 1,392,112 2,014,619 2,045,991 2,026,633 1,596,301
46. Social NetworkingSocial Networking
[Oct. 14, 2009]
148,761 495,421 702,026 874,099 941,226 1,065,101 975,429 1,012,671 1,122,141 909,972
47. Social SecuritySocial Security
[Nov. 24, 2009]
49,980 92,181 89,199 64,581 69,734 78,246 117,989 73,871 54,601 37,265
48. Sports and DrugsSports and Drugs
[Dec. 29, 2008]
293,119 383,612 564,958 620,488 649,396 902,520 991,543 755,402 559,061 415,249
49. Standardized TestsStandardized Tests
[June 22, 2011]
68,608 332,923 520,187 605,757 895,214 773,339 717,392 623,092 588,447
50. Tablets Vs. TextbooksTablets vs. Textbooks
[Nov. 20, 2012]
38,217 358,989 470,189 571,842 570,942 575,414 482,993 377,375
51. Teacher TenureTeacher Tenure
[Jan. 13, 2011]
86,964 121,075 103,182 124,916 119,529 103,667 112,979 77,941 54,151
52. Under GodUnder God in the Pledge
[July 12, 2004]
264,531 303,217 386,136 331,956 336,910 570,799 527,131 479,856 428,456 284,071
53. U.S - IraqUS – Iraq War
[July 12, 2004] [archived Dec. 31, 2011]
409,807 357,851 287,326 166,644 160,780 256,129 226,276 180,412 129,665 74,678
54. VaccinesVaccines for Kids
[Jan. 18, 2010]
46,508 101,814 209,177 281,757 518,560 1,318,332 1,260,947 1,555,167 1,473,208 1,808,978
55. VegetarianismVegetarianism
[Apr. 21, 2011]
63,990 193,050 304,206 420,901 444,643 489,684 490,091 400,017 363,542
56. Video GamesVideo Games and Violence
[Dec. 9, 2009]
148,878 348,160 527,988 899,866 1,052,598 1,196,926 1,201,461 1,136,370 1,100,747 885,425
57. Voting MachinesVoting Machines
[May 23, 2006]
57,271 51,114 70,469 55,048 49,523 52,011 108,826 58,295 52,498 29,911
58. WTC Muslim CenterWTC Muslim Center
[Oct. 5, 2010] [archived June 3, 2013]
27,212 34,843 32,051 22,088 24,744 30,679 19,076 13,615 8,229 6,841
TOTAL PAGEVIEWS BY YEAR 16,904,113 20,749,501 33,795,697 32,274,934 39,226,731 46,188,630 61,792,600 50,557,613 48,892,545 42,982,940
% Increase (or decrease) over Prior Year 24% 23% 63% -5% 22% 18% 19% -18% -3% -12%
Site 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
IV. Definitions and Notes
  1. Users.” Google replaced the term “unique visitors” with “users” on Apr. 16, 2014 and said the terms mean the same thing. “Unique visitors” (aka “users”) are defined by Google Analytics as (as of June 27, 2013): “Unique Visitors represents the number of unduplicated (counted only once) visitors to your website over the course of a specified time period. A Unique Visitor is determined using cookies.” ProCon.org determines unique visitors each month then adds all the monthly data together for the year’s total.
  2. Pageviews” are defined by Google Analytics as (as of Jan. 19, 2018): “Pageviews is the total number of pages viewed. Repeated views of a single page are counted.”