Poll Results: Microsoft is one of the world's most ethical companies

TechRepublic member poll reaffirms that Microsoft is, indeed, one of the world's most ethical companies.

I must admit that when I created this poll on March 19, 2012, I was expecting a different result:

Do you agree that Microsoft is currently one of the most ethical companies in the world?

If all you had to go on was the negative comments we receive in the Microsoft Windows Blog here on TechRepublic, you would assume Microsoft would be categorized as one of the least ethical companies in the world. But that is not the case.

The majority of poll respondents consider Microsoft one of the most ethical companies in the world, which only goes to affirm the company's recognition from The Ethisphere Institute.

The results of the TechRepublic poll speak for themselves.

Your peers have spoken; is it time to reassess your opinion of Microsoft? Are you hanging on to old, worn-out, cliched views of the company?


Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.

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