According to an ABC News/Washington Post poll released on April 5, Google is ahead of Apple, Facebook, and Twitter in terms of popularity.
1007 adults were polled by Langer Research Associates, a survey research management and consulting firm from March 28 through April 1 to seek views on Google, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter, reports Huffington Post.
The study reveals that Google hols a sway on 82 percent of Americans with favourable opinion, while 53 percent hold a "strongly" favorable opinion of the expansive Internet company.
Apple comes a close second: 74 percent of Americans express a favorable opinion of the company overall, while only 37 percent express a "strongly" favorable opinion. Facebook and Twitter bring up the rear with 58 percent and 34 percent of Americans, respectively, expressing favorable opinions of the social networks.
The poll also reveals that the tech companies' popularity seems to peak within different demographics. For example, people with household incomes of $100,000 or more seem to favor Google and Apple most; 93 and 91 percent of people within this demographic express favorable opinions of Google and Apple, respectively.
Unsurprisingly, Facebook seems to be most popular with young adults, 76 percent of whom express a favorable opinion of the social network. Twitter, on the other hand, is seen favorably by only 42 percent of young adults and unfavorably by nearly the same percentage, 43 percent.
In addition to being popular with American consumers, Google seems to be pretty well-liked by its employees, too. According to a March survey by Glassdoor, Google scored higher than Facebook in employee satisfaction ratings of the company overall, compensation/benefits, and work/life balance.