Microsoft has been honored by Americans as the most ethical American company for two consecutive years.
Other IT companies, including Apple and Intel, also remained at the top. However, Facebook, which has been controversial due to leakage of customer information, has slumped from 35th last year to 147th this year.
Forbes and non-profit research organization Just Capital released a survey of 4,000 adults today on how they perceive 1,000 major US companies.
Microsoft scored 78.7 points on the 29-item assessment, including worker pay, respect for diversity, inclusion, and treatment of customers and shareholders.