A survey commissioned by ABC News and Washington Post shows that Google is the most popular company in the U.S. -- above Apple, Facebook and Twitter.
Eighty-two percent of Americans expressed a positive opinion of the world's top search-engine site, with 53% saying they strongly favored the company.
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The results were published just as Google CEO Larry Page posted a lengthy state-of-Google-type letter on Thursday laying-out the company's future plans and listing its accomplishments so far. One section of the letter, under the sub-headline "Love and Trust," spells out Google's commitment to being well-liked in the eyes of the public:
"We have always wanted Google to be a company that is deserving of great love," the letter reads. "But we recognize this is an ambitious goal because most large companies are not well-loved, or even seemingly set up with that in mind. We’re lucky to have a very direct relationship with our users, which creates a strong incentive for us to do the right thing."
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The survey was conducted by Langer Research Associates in New York City. The random sample of 1,007 adults was conducted via landline and cellphone from March 28 to April 1. The margin of error is 3.5 points.
To view the entire poll, click here.
Google, Apple and Facebook did not reply to request for comment as of press time.
It was recently discovered that Page's approval rating within the company has declined 2% in comparison to his predecessor, Eric Schmidt. While Apple's CEO Tim Cook ranks higher in popularity compared with the late Steve Jobs.
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This story originally published on Mashable here.