The U.S. won’t elect a president until next year but the debate over the candidates emerged as the hottest topic on Facebook this year. The race for the Democratic and Republican party nominations eclipsed an outpouring of emotions over deadly attacks, social issues and disasters. Here’s a glimpse at how the world looked on Facebook among its 1.5 billion users:

 

TOP TOPICS

1. U.S. presidential election

2. Nov. 13 attacks in Paris

3. Syrian war and refugee crisis

4. Nepal earthquakes

5. Greek debt crisis

 

TOP ENTERTAINERS

1. Ed Sheeran

2. Taylor Swift

3. Kanye West

4. Nicky Jam

5. Wiz Khalifa

 

TOP TV SHOWS

1. “Game of Thrones”

2. “The Walking Dead”

3. “The Daily Show”

4. “Saturday Night Live”

5. “WWE Raw”

 

TOP MOVIES

1. “Star Wars : The Force Awakens”

2. “Furious 7”

3. “Jurassic World”

4. “Avengers : Age of Ultron”

5. “American Sniper”

 

TOP POLITICIANS

1. President Obama

2. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump

3. Brazil President Dilma Rousseff

4. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton

5. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders

Associated Press