Best e-mail service provider?

Our scientifically-conducted national telephone survey results are reported below. This box contains a ballot for our companion online poll, which provides unscientific results.

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Best e-mail service provider?

Who would have thought there’s a partisan divide when it comes to the question of which company is the best e-mail service provider, and what explains why Democrats are so down on AOL’s e-mail service?

When we asked Americans which company is the best e-mail service provider, Google topped Yahoo by a 23%-20% margin.

Even though AOL trailed the packed with 12% picking it as the best e-mail service provider (20% picked “other” as best webmail service provider), AOL’s e-mail was number one among Republicans with 20% picking it best.  Google trailed close behind among Republicans at 19%, with Yahoo at 16%.

Democrats frown on AOL’s e-mail service, with only 5% picking it best.  Democrats picked Google over Yahoo by a 27%-25% margin.

Among independents, Google was tops at 23%, Yahoo at 20%, and AOL at 10%.

AOL’s e-mail service was rated best among 18-29 year olds, with 32% picking it versus 10% for Google and 18% for Yahoo.  Google did best among 20-44 year olds (37%), while Yahoo was best among 45-64 year olds (27%).

Our scientific telephone survey of 1,184 registered voters nationwide was conducted November 10, 2011 and has a margin of error of +/- 3%.  Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.

What do you think?  Vote in our online companion poll and comment below.

The online companion poll in which you can vote provides unscientific results, meaning it’s a tally of participating Poll Position users, not a nationally representative sampling.

Poll Position is committed to transparency and upholding the highest professional standards in its polling, explaining why we provide you with the crosstabs of our scientific polls. Crosstabs provide a breakdown of survey participants by age, race, gender, and political affiliation. Here are the crosstabs for this poll: Poll Position crosstabs – best email provider.

You can learn more about our polling methodology here.

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