CONVERSATIONS: Survey shows PH loves US. Your thoughts?
MANILA, Philippines – America's influence in the Philippines is clear – from the clothes we wear, the movies we watch, our use of English as second language – the colonial legacy continues.
It makes sense – we were a United States colony, after all, until 1946.
According to a survey by Pew Research, Filipinos see the United States more favorably than Americans do. While 84% have a favorable view of Americans, 85% of Filipinos surveyed had a favorable view of the US.
Of the Filipinos surveyed, 84% said they trust US President Barack Obama, while only 57% of Americans said they trust him.
Watch this report on the survey below:
So what does this survey say about the Philippines? And what does this mean for Americans?
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