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Tue., May 24, 2011, 2:19 p.m.

Tuesday graphic: search preferences vary by the browser people use

Tuesday's graphic/chart tries to identify the affinity between people who prefer one of the three main Internet browsers and that user's primary search engine. This graphic, produced by comscore and reproduced by SearchEngineWatch, suggests that people who use Google's browser really prefer

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And the highest number of people who prefer Microsoft's for their search engine are those who prefer Microsoft's Internet Explorer. 

This tells us about 87 percent of those who prefer Chrome as a browser make Google their primary search site. No surprise, as Chrome is Google's own browser.

About 73 percent of those using Firefox as their main browser make Google their choice.

And about 19 percent of those using IE make Bing their main search engine. Notably, in all three cases, Google still rules the heap.

So, the data suggest a rough but likely relation between the company software and the company's web search site.

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Tom Sowa
Tom Sowa covers technology, retail and economic development and writes the Office Hours blog.