Americans rank restaurants best of all business sectors

The restaurant industry gets four stars from the American public. It achieved the highest positive ratings in a Gallup poll that asked consumers to rank 24 business sectors on a scale ranging from “very positive” to “very negative.”

The restaurant and computer in-dustries were the only sectors with net-positive scores higher than 50. The average score for all American business sectors was 18

At the very bottom of scale, three industries earned ratings that dipped into negative territory: health care (-9), the legal field (-9) and the cellar-dwelling oil and gas industry (-27).