Morning Consult’s Most Trusted Brands™ is the definitive measure of brand trust, showcasing the companies and products that have earned consumer trust in 2022. View the full report.

In turbulent times, consumer trust is paramount. And it’s easier to lose than it is to gain. An unstable economy and an ongoing global pandemic are creating treacherous conditions for consumers. For corporations, such instability underlines the significance of consumer trust, an enigmatic asset that drives purchasing consideration and brand loyalty. In this precarious moment, Morning Consult’s data shows consumers are prioritizing good-value pricing and strengthening the relationships they already have with their favorite, long-established brands.

Download the full global report unpacking how trust is built and broken in the 10 largest economies around the world.

The Most Trusted Brands in the United States

Brands are ranked based on their average net trust rating (the share who say they trust each brand to do the right thing minus the share who don’t trust the brand). The data comes from Morning Consult Brand Intelligence, which collects tens of thousands of surveys every day across the globe on over 4,000 brands and products. This Brand Intelligence dataset was gathered March 3-April 3, 2022, among a representative sample of 5,241 to 5,560 U.S. adults, with an unweighted margin of error of +/-1 percentage point. 

This year, Band-Aid ranks No. 1 with a net trust rating of 57.73, more than 2 points higher than the next closest brand, Lysol, while Clorox ranks third.

Band-Aid 1
NET TRUST: +57.73
Lysol 2
NET TRUST: +55.54
Clorox 3
NET TRUST: +55.26
UPS 4
NET TRUST: +53.93
CVS Pharmacy 5
NET TRUST: +53.21
Visa 6
NET TRUST: +53.09
Cheerios 7
NET TRUST: +53.04
The Weather Channel 8
NET TRUST: +52.42
Colgate 9
NET TRUST: +52.37
Home Depot 10
NET TRUST: +52.32

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The Most Trusted Brands by Industry

In addition to the overall ranking, below are breakout brand trust rankings for a handful of key industries: automotive and mobility, financial services, food & beverage, retail and e-commerce and travel and hospitality. 

Out of the sectors analyzed, the food and beverage industry was the most trusted. And the most notable standout brand was Visa, which garnered a net trust rating nearly 5 points higher than the next closest brand in its industry. 

AutoZone 1
NET TRUST: +44.42
AAA 2
NET TRUST: +44.06
Goodyear 3
NET TRUST: +41.23
U-Haul 4
NET TRUST: +39.98
Chevrolet 5
NET TRUST: +39.56
Toyota 6
NET TRUST: +37.19
Advance Auto Parts 7
NET TRUST: +37.15
O'Reilly Auto Parts 8
NET TRUST: +36.97
Kelley Blue Book 9
NET TRUST: +35.86
Subaru 10
NET TRUST: +35.54
Visa 1
NET TRUST: +53.09
PayPal 2
NET TRUST: +48.13
Mastercard 3
NET TRUST: +40.78
Credit Karma 4
NET TRUST: +35.46
Google Pay 5
NET TRUST: +32.34
USAA 6
NET TRUST: +30.15
Western Union 7
NET TRUST: +29.32
Discover 8
NET TRUST: +29.22
Chase 9
NET TRUST: +27.02
American Express 10
NET TRUST: +25.77
Cheerios 1
NET TRUST: +53.04
M&M'S 2
NET TRUST: +51.48
Ritz Crackers 3
NET TRUST: +51.35
Campbell's 4
NET TRUST: +49.96
Heinz 5
NET TRUST: +49.86
Philadelphia Cream Cheese 6
NET TRUST: +49.86
Kraft Singles 7
NET TRUST: +49.24
Doritos 8
NET TRUST: +48.56
Hershey 9
NET TRUST: +48.49
Lay's 10
NET TRUST: +48.47
St. Jude 1
NET TRUST: +81.8
Make-A-Wish Foundation 2
NET TRUST: +80.65
American Heart Association 3
NET TRUST: +74.94
Special Olympics 4
NET TRUST: +73.67
American Red Cross 5
NET TRUST: +71.57
American Cancer Society 6
NET TRUST: +71.47
Shriners Hospitals for Children 7
NET TRUST: +71.4
Habitat for Humanity 8
NET TRUST: +71.09
Ronald McDonald House Charities 9
NET TRUST: +69.61
ASPCA 10
NET TRUST: +67.02
CVS Pharmacy 1
NET TRUST: +53.21
Home Depot 2
NET TRUST: +52.32
Walgreens 3
NET TRUST: +52.02
Lowe's 4
NET TRUST: +51.15
Amazon 5
NET TRUST: +48.7
Target 6
NET TRUST: +48.54
Best Buy 7
NET TRUST: +45.88
Ace Hardware 8
NET TRUST: +45.72
Dollar Tree 9
NET TRUST: +43.53
Walmart 10
NET TRUST: +43.07
Holiday Inn 1
NET TRUST: +35.69
AAA Travel 2
NET TRUST: +34.36
Hilton 3
NET TRUST: +34.09
Marriott 4
NET TRUST: +33.36
Southwest Airlines 5
NET TRUST: +30.65
Comfort Suites 6
NET TRUST: +29.67
Tripadvisor 7
NET TRUST: +29.21
Expedia 8
NET TRUST: +29.1
Best Western 9
NET TRUST: +28.68
American Airlines 10
NET TRUST: +27.84

Methodology

What is Morning Consult’s Most Trusted Brands?

Morning Consult’s Most Trusted Brands 2022 is the definitive measure of brand trust across industries, showcasing the companies and products that have earned or maintained consumer trust in 2022.

Download this report: Morning Consult unpacks why trust is important, how trust is built and how it’s broken in the 10 largest economies around the world.

Methodology

This dataset was gathered March 3-April 3, 2022, among a representative sample of 5,241 to 5,560 U.S. adults, with an unweighted margin of error of +/-1 point. 

Brand rankings are based on net trust, or the share of respondents who said they trust each brand to do the right thing “a lot” or “some” minus the share who said “not much” or “not at all.”

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