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Restaurant Industry Voted Most Popular

Americans rank restaurants the No.1 most highly regarded industry

Restaurants remain the nation’s most highly regarded industry, according to the Gallup Organization’s Work and Education Poll. Restaurants received the most positive rating from Americans, with 66 percent saying their overall view of the industry was positive; 7 percent said their overall view was negative, according to the study released on Aug. 15.

The computer industry came in a close second; it matched the 66 percent, but received more negative ratings — 13 percent.

The restaurant and computer sectors have vied for the top spot for the past 15 years. This year’s restaurant industry score is well above its average over that time, according to Gallup, while the computer industry’s ratings fell about average.