By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A recent survey shows that Brazilians continue to rate U.S. brands as the most influential and inspiring the greatest confidence, especially technology-based companies. This year’s survey shows Google ranking top, followed by YouTube, Facebook and Microsoft.

"This demonstrates that, in the current conjuncture, the participants chose reference marks that establish a bond of trust and that transform the lives of Brazilians through technology and new formats of entertainment," says Leda Kayano, Managing Director of Ipsos Marketing.

Adding, "It is interesting to see how much the Social Responsibility . . .

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