I love Startpage. No garbage and proxy serching if you want it. https://www.startpage.com/eng/
With Startpage you still have a Google search, which can be biased in the direction Google wants.
Instead use ixquick. https://ixquick.com/ It is the world’s most private search engine.
It works great. I have been using it for a decade now and would never trust Google to give me unbiased results.
Privacy is not enough. You also want results that are not twisted to support any particular entity.
Startpage is just a thin wrapper over Google. I’m not contributing anything to Google.