UK Survey Shows Public Expects Google To Remain Search Leader

An online survey of approximately 1,100 people in the UK commissioned by bigmouthmedia found that 61% of respondents believed that Google would still be the leading search engine in five years. When asked “Do you want Google to be the leading search engine in five years time?” the response was somewhat different, with a smaller majority (53%) saying yes.

“Do you think Google will be the leading search engine in five years time?”


“Do you want Google to be the leading search engine in five years time?”


A comparable, earlier survey conducted by bigmouthmedia found that some in the UK believed Google was becoming “too commercial.”

The survey authors draw the conclusion that the UK public perception of Google has been largely unaffected by controversies that get lots of coverage among search industry insiders.

Another way to view these data is that 46% of the UK audience (second question) is, to varying degrees, open to alternatives to Google.

Related Topics: Channel: Strategy | Google: Critics | Google: Outside US | Stats: Popularity


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