Washington: Majority of people prefer using Google over its rivals Apple and Facebook when it comes to the all-important game of reputation, a new poll has found.
According to the Washington Post-ABC News Poll, this asked respondents how they feel about some of the country’s top tech firms, showed that 83 percent of American have a favorable view of Google as compared to 72 percent people who prefer Apple and 60 percent who supported Facebook.
The poll shows how different Americans view Apple, Facebook and Google.
According to the Washington Post, the overall results are similar to responses that respondents gave last year, when a Washington Post-ABC News Poll found that Google had an 82 percent favorable rating, as compared to Apple at 74 percent and Facebook at 58 percent.
The poll found that Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 tended to have higher goodwill towards the tech firms. But Apple’s standing with users under age 30 dropped significantly from last year’s poll.
The iPhone and iPad maker has a 71 percent favorable rating with the youngest respondents, down from last year’s 81 percent rating.
Facebook is still far more popular among the youngest users polled, favorable ratings outnumber unfavorable by 3 to 1 for 18- to 29-year-olds, the poll found.
First Published: Thursday, June 6, 2013, 15:28