Most of us are so used to Google as a search engine by inertia that we donít even try another option.
I however have Ben using DuckDuckGo for many years now and donít miss Google (though, to be honest, onSafari I use DuckDuckGo and on Firefox I use Google, but mostly search on Safari).

Ecosia is a new seach engine that plants trees where they ar needed as you search. I tried their search and found satisfactory results. All the while promising to protect your privacy.