AOL earned very poor trust marks with 37 percent of all online consumers claiming a high level of distrust for the company. Microsoft fared better, with 29 percent who are highly distrustful of the software giant.Not really stunning support for either monopoly, but that's to be expected. This does pose an interesting question, however. Which do you trust the least?
On the flip side, 17 percent of consumers say they have very high levels of trust in Microsoft while 15 percent say the same about AOL. Microsoft's consumer trust ratings are equivalent to the ratings earned by brokerages.