Google beats Apple and Facebook in poll of America's favourite tech firms
Apple shows a dip in popularity among under-30s
Google has beaten off its main rivals in a poll to find America's most popular tech giant.
The phone survey shows that 83 per cent of American adults have a "favourable" view of the web behemoth, compared with 72 per cent for Apple and only 60 per cent for Facebook.
The poll, commissioned by the Washington Post and ABC News, shows similar results to last year's, in which Google scored 82 per cent favourable.
Google has fairly strong ratings across all age and ethnic groups as well as income levels. Its lowest estimation comes among those over 65, who gave the company a 64 per cent favourable rating.
Apple’s standing among under-30s has dropped significantly from last year, with the iPad maker's favourable rating slipping from 81 per cent to 71 per cent in a year for that group.
The survey - published by The Washington Post - was conducted from May 29 to June 2, among a random national sample of 1,007 adults.
Life & Style blogs
Who is Teresa Fidalgo? Debunking the fake ghost story that's got Instagram spooked
The 10 Best juicers
Boxing Day sales: From Asos to Harrods, the best fashion deals
The 10 Best food processors
Health: When masturbation can be fatal: The practice of auto-erotic asphyxia is often concealed by a coroner's verdict. Monique Roffey looks at a lethal taboo
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Katie Hopkins speaks out on childhood obesity: 'Parents of fat children should be prosecuted for child cruelty'
- 1 Exclusive: Abusers using spyware apps to monitor partners reaches 'epidemic proportions'
- 2 Margaret Thatcher 'expressed fears of Asian rising' at Anglo-Irish summit in 1984
- 3 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 4 Sussex couple die in suspected Christmas Day 'suicide pact'
- 5 The Unluckiest People of the Year 2014 (and one very unlucky giraffe)
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£35000 - £45000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Moodle Developer (PHP ,Linux, Apache...
£17000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is a fantastic opportunity...
£21000 - £26000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This Award-winning pharma softw...
£30000 - £45000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A Senior Java Developer is requ...