Poll: Google is the most beloved tech firm in the U.S.

Poll: Google is the most beloved tech firm in the U.S.
So which tech firm has the best reputation in the U.S at the moment? According to a Washington Post-ABC News poll, Google beat out social networking site Facebook and device manufacturer Apple to take the top spot in a poll that reveals what Americans think of the country's top tech firms. According to the poll, 83% of adult respondents who were questioned on a cellphone or land line, have a favorable view of Mountain View based Google.

Apple trailed Google with 72% responding favorably to the iPhone and iPad manufacturer, followed by the 60% that gave Facebook a favorable rating. The numbers are extremely similar to last year's ratings when Google received a favorable rating from 82% of respondents, followed by Apple's 74% favorable rating and the 58% scored by Facebook. The poll results have a 3.5 percentage point margin of error and were conducted from May 29th through June 2nd with 1007 adults surveyed.

Google scored highly among all demographic groups, although those over 65 years old gave the company only a 64% favorable rating. And Apple seems to be losing its cool factor. Last year, 81% of those under 30 years old gave Apple a favorable rating. This year, that number was down to 71%. And something like that is not going to be addressed by releasing a smartwatch.

source: WashingtonPost via electronista

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36 Comments

1. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Lol apple losing its cool factor! Damn right it is, but honestly this is very good for Google and they thoroughly deserve it!

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Lol apple losing its cool factor!" Apple already have lost its cool a few years ago. P.S. Google for "lost its cool" and look at all search result titles, you will see Apple name almost in all results. ;)

10. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

You are right! Apple and Facebook are both featured a number of times in the top results.

36. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

A because of that it's time for "Use a real smartphone - Android" TV advertisement! Seriously :-)

2. 19and6

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Shocker.

25. ihatesmartphone unregistered

you need shock absorber . . . .. lol

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

we love Google! we also like apple.()_()

4. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

They have a lot of really good products so I could see that happening. Can't think of any other companies whose name is now used as a verb for the service it provides... "Google it!" Wait, People do say you can "TiVo" a show.

5. Hammerfest

Posts: 384; Member since: May 12, 2012

FakeNewsAnnouncement: Google! buy's TiVo to continue dominance in name as a verb category!

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple it...just doesn't sound rite lol. Tim Cook it..?

15. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Then you can always bÏTe it and sÜck it, if it makes you happy!

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I have deemed you, no longer worth my time. CRS you've been exposed.

23. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Oh we have to use that for something! Lol.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Think of a good one WM lol

24. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Its "Apple them". It means to sue a competitor to stifle said competitors innovation.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol damn Ted

8. MartianMe unregistered

i still don't get y ppl say apple "the iphone or ipad maker or manufacturer " that is a false statement . apple doesn't built sh*t. they're like a spoiled white little girl with a credit card. lg, samsung, sony, r manufacturers.. apple has 1 building where they design on napkins in which a lot of those designs r stolen from other real manufacturers anyways.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ooooooookayyyyyyyyyyy

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I am not convinced since google does a lot of questionable things that seem to go unnoticed.

11. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 2011

That's bs, google is easily the most transparent company with its users.

12. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

You'll say the exact opposite if it was apple instead of google.....Admit it and acknowledge it already..... Google's been first for several years now....

22. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I am not convinced anybody cares whether toe convinced.

14. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Thumb me up if you LOVE Google. :)

16. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Of course Google is the most beloved; they even graciously allowed Google Maps back on iOS so that iDud owners would no longer be iLost.

18. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

saying that apple has lost it's cool factor is only going to hype them up more when something gets released tho

19. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

no one like apple? why? apple is coming w/ios7,,..hahaah wait and see.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Gonna be a home run. A bottom of the 9th bases loaded down by 3 runs grand salami.

21. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Google is trusted and loved worldwide. And google deserve it too for making web simpler and more meaningful.

28. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Amazing when you think where Google started...a lil ole search engine.... Apple....maybe its time to ease up off the lawsuits and redesign iOS. It hasnt really hurt OS X. Dont be scared Apple, yall need something more than an extra row of icons. Yall took a chance with the orig iPhone and it paid off, dont be scared to do it again.

29. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good post

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