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 The brands included in the ranking list are based upon those brands most recognized by consumers. Some brands included in the study are not represented in the list since they did not generate a brand awareness score high enough to be included.   Charts and graphs must be accompanied by a statement identifying Lifestory Research as the publisher and the Lifestory Research 2016 America’s Most Trusted™ Study as the source. No advertising or other promotional use can be made of the information in this release or Lifestory Research survey results without the express prior written consent of Lifestory Research.

The brands included in the ranking list are based upon those brands most recognized by consumers. Some brands included in the study are not represented in the list since they did not generate a brand awareness score high enough to be included.

Charts and graphs must be accompanied by a statement identifying Lifestory Research as the publisher and the Lifestory Research 2016 America’s Most Trusted™ Study as the source. No advertising or other promotional use can be made of the information in this release or Lifestory Research survey results without the express prior written consent of Lifestory Research.

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Using this approach noted above, Lifestory Research calculated T scores for the brands in the study.  A new feature of this years study is that all brands, across all categories, the T scores were based on all brands in the study.  An index score of 100 is average for all home brands included in the study.  In the following table is the rank order of the brands. The rankings are based on the Net Trust Index Quotient Score.

 

Trust is the new currency that consumers are seeking from companies with whom they wish to engage in a purchase relationship.  Each year millions of households explore and seek new products for their home.  As consumers shop and explore for new products, they seek out those brands that are familiar to them.  Having trust in a company provides consumers with the confidence in making a purchase decision.  So, the question is – which brands are trusted the most by consumers?

The Lifestory Research America’s Most Trusted Study, in its fourth year, awards companies that provide services or products to customers in their home. Brands currently awarded the designation of America’s Most Trusted include: home builders, active adult resort home builders, cabinets, faucets, electric utilities, HVAC systems, kitchen appliance brands, laundry appliance brands, paint, and residential realtor organizations.

Maytag ranks highest in trust among refrigerator appliance brands according to Lifestory Research America’s Most Trusted™ 2016 Refrigerator Appliance Brand Study.  The study, based on 29,379 consumer opinions, tracks how trust impacts consumer’s evaluations of refrigerator appliance brands.  Consumer opinions are collected over the course of the prior 12 months. To qualify to participate in the study, participants must have indicated that they were aware of specific brands. Participants completed several questions including motivational drivers, demographic characteristics, and brand equity measures.  The brand measures include measures of brand awareness, quality, current brand in home, and trust.

In the Lifestory Research America’s Most Trusted Study, consumers are asked about their trust in home based brands. Trust is measured through the Lifestory Research Net Trust Quotient Score in which every brand can be divided into three categories: “advocates,” a customer who feels a significant trust toward the brand; “neutrals,” those who trust a specific brand, but do not see a specific brand as standing on the shoulders of other brands in regards to trust; and “antagonists,” who are skeptics with little, if any, trust in a specific brand.

 
 

 

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About America’s Most Trusted®

America’s Most Trusted® is a designation awarded to brands that garner the trust among those they serve. Awards are based upon the collection and evaluation of thousands of consumer opinions. The approach used to capture the opinions of people seeks to adhere to the highest quality standards of consumer insight.

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