This is how much Americans trust Facebook, Google, Apple, and other big tech companies

Aleksandra Smelianska
Product marketer helping to build and launch products people l...
This is how much Americans trust Facebook, Google, Apple, and other big tech companies

In the lead-up to another presidential election, The Verge conducted tech survey 2020, which shows that a bigger proportion of the population holds a highly favorable view of Amazon, while more people have a very unfavorable view of Facebook than they did in 2016.

More importantly, Americans generally believe the biggest tech companies have too much power and ought to be split up. Among survey respondents:

  • 56 percent said the government should break up tech companies if they control too much of the economy
  • 72 percent said that Facebook has too much power
  • 51 percent said Google and YouTube should be split into separate companies
Walt Mossberg
Walt Mossberg
I’m always amused by people who declare they’re quitting @Facebook over its corporate privacy policies and bad ethics, but staying on @instagram, which has the same ownership and corporate leadership. This is an interest… Show more
Ali Zewail
Founder & CEO, Chaino & Zingoo (beta) . Experienced entrepreneur who loves building products that improve people's life. Unreasonable.

I found it more worrisome that only 6% saw Youtube's role negatively. It means that people are blind to the effect of their algorithm on their lives (as opposed to FB where there is more awareness with 26%). Arguably, YT… Show more

nilay patel
nilay patel
Verge Tech Survey 2020! Two results that stand out from our nationally-representative poll: 1. No one has any idea that Facebook owns Instagram and 2. Google and Amazon remain utterly beloved http… Show more
Morgan Lucas | Sticking my face in the various pies of technology | Cisco / Azure / UX / Web

Frankly....I don't feel the need to 'trust' any of them. I'll use their products, but I don't believe they have my best interests at heart.