Morgan Stanley report uses questionable methodology to claim Google has surpassed Yandex in Russia

According to a report released last week by Morgan Stanley, Russian mobile and web users are increasingly favoring Google over local search engine Yandex. Referring to polls taken between 2012 and 2014, Morgan Stanley analysts assert that the US search engine overtook Yandex in popularity in 2014.


In December, according to the surveys, there were more Google users (83% of respondents) than Yandex users (79%) among Russian desktop device users. Google also asserted its superiority in the mobile field (87% and 78%, respectively).


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