The 9 most popular consumer banks in America

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Most Americans have bank accounts of one type or another. In fact, according to the latest FDIC data, nearly 93 percent of Americans have access to banking services. And a large chunk of those people don’t just stick with one bank. 

A recent GoBankingRates.com survey found that roughly half of Americans have accounts at more than one bank, with 28 percent of respondents saying they hold accounts at two banking institutions, and 22 percent saying three or more.

So which banks do people like the most? YouGov.com surveyed more than 6,000 consumers to learn which banks were viewed most positively. Here are the nine most popular consumer banks in the United States, according to that survey.

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9. Citizens Bank

Citizens is the 13th largest retail bank in the United States. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, it received a 21% positive opinion in the YouGov survey.

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8. PNC Bank

PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, it also had a 21 percent positive opinion in the YouGov survey, but more people were unfamiliar with Citizens Bank.

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7. Barclays

Barclays is a British multinational investment bank and financial services company. Headquartered in London, the bank is well-known across the globe. It received a 22 percent positive opinion in the YouGov survey.

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6. US Bank

Headquartered in Minneapolis, US Bank is the fifth largest bank in the country. It received a 24 percent positive in the YouGov survey.

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5. Wells Fargo

This San Francisco-headquartered bank is the world’s second largest by market cap and received a 32 percent positive opinion in the YouGov survey.

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4. Bank of America

This Charlotte, North Carolina-based financial services company and multinational investment bank received a 35% positive opinion in the YouGov survey.

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3. Citibank

Citibank is the consumer division of Citigroup, headquartered in New York, New York. It received a 37 percent positive opinion in the YouGov survey.

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2. Capital One Bank

This McLean, Virginia-based bank holding company received a 43 percent positive opinion in the YouGov survey.

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1. Chase Bank

A subsidiary of J.P. Morgan Chase, headquartered in New York, Chase Bank received a 44 percent positive opinion from YouGov survey respondents.

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