2009 Harris Interactive RQ Study finds decline in trustworthiness of Pharmaceuticals After hitting very cheap during the height of greed, bailouts, and the overall economy in 2008, the American public’s perceptions of the trustworthiness of corporate America appear to be bouncing back again. This, based on the findings of the 2009 2009 Harris Interactive RQ Study, which steps the reputations of the 60 Most Visible Companies in the U journal .S. Perhaps even more telling, there was a 50 percent upsurge in the number of Americans who said that the state of reputation is ‘great’, moving from 12 percent to 18 percent. This is actually the first positive improvement in four years. Six businesses received an RQ score over 80, which is considered to be an ‘Superb’ reputation, with Berkshire Hathaway taking the very best spot from frequent top scorer Johnson & Johnson by less than 0.5 factors.