Apple, Amazon, and Disney are the major brands people in the United States feel most intimately connected to, according to recent research from MBLM.

The report was based on data from a survey conducted in the summer of 2021 among 3,000 US consumers. The researchers polled participants to understand their emotional connections with 100 popular brands and the strength of those bonds. Each brand was then assigned a Brand Intimacy Quotient score from 1-100.

Apple is the most "intimate" brand overall, the researchers found.

Amazon ranks second, followed by Disney, Target, YouTube, Toyota, Walmart, Costco, Harley-Davidson, and Google:

10 brands Americans feel connected to in 2021

Apple and Amazon are the brands women feel most intimately connected to, whereas YouTube and Samsung are the brands men feel most intimately connected to.

 

Brands Americans feel most connected to by gender

Americans age 18-34 and Americans age 35-44 feel most intimately connected to Apple, whereas Americans 45-64 feel most intimately connected to Amazon:

Brands Americans feel most connected to by age

Americans with an annual income of $35,000-$100,000 feel most intimately connected with Apple, whereas Americans with an annual income of $150,000+ feel most intimately connected with Costco:

Brands Americans feel most connected to by income level

About the research: The report was based on data from a survey conducted in the summer of 2021 among 3,000 US consumers. The researchers polled participants to understand their emotional connections with 100 popular brands and the strength of those bonds. Each brand was then assigned a Brand Intimacy Quotient score from 1-100.

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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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