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Americans say Patagonia, Honda, and Moderna have the best reputations among high-profile companies, according to recent research from The Harris Poll and Axios.

The annual report was based on data from a survey conducted in April 2021 among 42,935 consumers in the United States. A first set of respondents was asked which two corporations have the best reputations and which two have the worst. The results were compiled into a list to determine the 100 "most visible" companies. A second set of respondents then rated the most visible companies on nine dimensions of reputation and those insights were used to calculate each firm’s Reputation Quotient (RQ) score (a score of 80+ is excellent while a score of below 50 is critical).

Patagonia earned the highest RQ score (82.7). It was followed by Honda (81.6), Moderna (81.3), Chick-fil-A (81.1), and SpaceX (81.1).

The Trump Organization earned the lowest RQ score (56.9). It was followed by the Fox Corporation (59.2), Facebook (60), (60.7), and Sears (61.2).

100 most visible companies' reputation scores

Pfizer and Dollar General registered the biggest improvements in their RQ scores from 2020 to 2021, while Fox Corporation and TikTok registered the biggest declines.

Companies with biggest reputation score drops

About the research: The report was based on data from a survey conducted in April 2021 among 42,935 consumers in the United States.

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Ayaz Nanji is a digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Media, a marketing agency specializing in content and social media services for tech firms. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.

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