Over the past 18 months, Americans’ views of Big Tech companies, such as Amazon, Facebook, and Google, have become significantly more negative. A recent Gallup poll found that negative views of Big Tech have increased from 33% in August 2019 to 45% in February 2021, while positive opinions have decreased from 46% to 34% over the same timeframe.

The rise in negative perception has also resulted in a larger percentage of Americans who think government should increase its regulation of technology companies. The poll found that 57% of Americans favored increased regulation, compared to to 48% of Americans 18 months ago.

Source: Gallup