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3 of 5 Filipinos say 'tambay' arrests violate human rights – SWS

Sep 23, 2018 - 2:27 PM

(UPDATED) The Social Weather Stations survey finds that 68% of adults are worried that they themselves or anyone they know would be arrested for loitering

Militant students protesting the "continuing tyrannical and anti poor attacks of the regime against the people" they added that neither killing nor arresting the poor will resolve poverty, unemployment and lack of social services in a rally at the People's Park 13 July 2018. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Fewer families fell victim to common crimes in Q2– SWS

Sep 20, 2018 - 4:39 PM

A Social Weather Stations survey held in June also shows that the number of families with members hurt by physical violence fell to a 'record low' 45,000 in the second quarter of the year

WAR ON DRUGS. A police officer at a crime scene after a buy-bust operation in Taguig City on July 28, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Fewer Filipinos jobless at 8.6 million in June 2018 – SWS

Sep 13, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Optimism as to whether there will be more jobs dips

JOB FAIR. Hundreds of job seekers trooped to Quezon City Hall on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to look for a vacant job at the job fair offered by the government. File photo by Darren langit/Rappler

1 in 3 Filipinos open to authoritarianism before Duterte – surveys

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Surveys conducted from 2002 to 2014 show some Filipinos agree with scrapping elections in favor of a strong leader and letting the military take over government

Duterte admin gets lowest ratings on inflation, West PH Sea

Aug 05, 2018 - 11:25 PM

Filipinos are also less satisfied with the performance of the Duterte administration in fighting terrorism and in eradicating corruption, based on a Social Weather Stations survey

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Joint 68th National Security Council and 69th National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) Founding Anniversary Celebration at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on July 31, 2018. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Jul 30, 2018 - 12:33 PM

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House suffers 10-point drop in satisfaction rating – SWS

Jul 30, 2018 - 12:55 AM

The net satisfaction ratings of the Senate and the Duterte Cabinet are also lower in the 2nd quarter of 2018, according to a Social Weather Stations survey

Majority of Filipinos find Duterte 'bastos' for insulting UN rights chief

Jul 25, 2018 - 12:01 PM

According to a Social Weather Stations survey, 52% of Filipinos also found as 'vulgar' President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial kiss on the lips with a married Filipina in South Korea

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 2018 Mindanao Island Cluster Conference of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on July 13, 2018.

Hunger up in Metro Manila, Mindanao in Q2 2018 – SWS

Jul 24, 2018 - 5:10 PM

In contrast, hunger in Balance Luzon and the Visayas went down in the 2nd quarter of 2018, according to a Social Weather Stations survey

FEEDING PROGRAM. Children queue for free ensaymada and juice during a feeding program in Baseco, Manila on July 4, 2018, as President Rodrigo Duterte recently signs into law the establishment of a national feeding program to address hunger and undernutrition. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SWS says Filipinos 'neutral' on proposed Bangsamoro law

Jul 21, 2018 - 10:44 AM

The Social Weather Stations survey also shows that Filipinos tend to believe the proposed Bangsamoro law will help bring peace in Mindanao

PROPOSED BBL. Members of the House and the Senate pose for a picture during the ceremonial signing of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law during a bicameral conference in the Senate on July 18, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Rappler Talk: Dr Mahar Mangahas on Duterte's survey ratings so far

Jun 29, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Rappler talks to Social Weather Stations president Dr Mahar Mangahas

Less than half of Filipinos want federalism in PH – survey

Jun 28, 2018 - 4:14 PM

(UPDATED) Awareness of and support for a federal system of government is highest in Mindanao and among Muslims, shows a Social Weather Stations survey in March

78% of Filipinos satisfied with how democracy works – SWS

Jun 12, 2018 - 12:23 PM

The March 2018 Social Weather Stations survey released more than two months later on Independence Day also shows that 60% or 3 out of 5 Filipinos believe 'democracy is always preferable to any other kind of government'

INDEPENDENCE DAY. A man helps keep the Philippine flag from hitting the ground during the Independence Day celebration in Manila on June 12, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Fewer Filipinos expect life to improve in next 12 months – SWS

May 24, 2018 - 7:09 AM

Fewer Filipinos also remain optimistic that the Philippine economy will get better in 2019, says a survey by the Social Weather Stations

QUALITY OF LIFE. Fewer Filipinos expect their quality of life to improve in the next 12 months, says a recent survey by SWS. File photo by AFP

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INTER-KOREAN SUMMIT. This screengrab from the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) taken on April 27, 2018 shows North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un (L) and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in walking together past the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries at Panmunjeom. AFP PHOTO / KOREAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM (KBS)

Public trust in Duterte falls in first quarter of 2018 – SWS

Apr 27, 2018 - 10:34 AM

(UPDATED) The First Quarter 2018 Social Weather Survey shows a 10-point drop in the net trust rating of President Rodrigo Duterte

TRUST RATINGS. Public trust in President Rodrigo Duterte slips to his second lowest net rating in March 2018, according to a Social Weather Stations survey. File photo from Malacanang

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IN CALAMITY? Boracay is one of the most popular beach destinations in the Philippines. File photo by Boy Ryan Zabal

Mindanao shows growing dissatisfaction with gov't – SWS

Apr 22, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Mindanao pulls down the national ratings of the Senate, the House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, and even President Duterte's Cabinet

Public satisfaction with Duterte dips among poorest – SWS

Apr 11, 2018 - 8:25 PM

(2ND UPDATE) The 1st quarter of 2018 Social Weather Stations survey shows satisfaction with President Rodrigo Duterte declining in cities and in the Balance of Luzon

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City on April 9, 2018, announces that his attendance to the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2018 aims to advance the country's cooperation with neighboring countries in the areas of economic investments and regional security. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Career or love life? Survey says this is what Filipinos would choose

Feb 13, 2018 - 9:16 PM

More than half of respondents describe their love life as 'very happy,' according to a Social Weather Stations poll

Malacañang hails SWS survey on 'record-low' common crimes

Feb 03, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says this survey is a 'big boost' to the morale of the country's police

RECORD LOW. The latest SWS survey says the 2017 average victimization by common crime is at a "record-low" 6.1%. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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Robredo’s trust rating soars to 'very good' +52 – SWS

Jan 16, 2018 - 3:00 PM

(UPDATED) Among geographical areas, the Vice President obtains the biggest jump in her trust ratings in Mindanao where it rose from a 'moderate' +24 in September 2017 to a 'very good' +50 in December 2017

'VERY GOOD' TRUST RATING. Vice President Leni Robredo mingles with guests at the commemoration of the 121st Rizal Day on December 30, 2017. The Fourth Quarter 2017 Social Weather Stations survey showsa surge in her trust rating. (Photo by OVP)

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Malacañang says liberation of Marawi boosted Duterte’s trust rating

Jan 12, 2018 - 12:57 PM

Malacañang also cites the 'growing' economy as another factor in President Rodrigo Duterte's 'excellent' trust rating

HEROES' WELCOME. PNP-SAF members get a heroes' welcome in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on October 25, 2017, more than a week after Marawi is declared liberated from terrorist influence. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte regains 'excellent' trust rating – SWS

Jan 12, 2018 - 11:26 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte recovers from the September drop in his trust rating with a marked improvement in trust levels among the poorest Filipinos, according to the latest Social Weather Stations survey

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sings the Philippine National Anthem during the commissioning of the BRP Lapu-Lapu and BRP Francisco Dagohoy and the launching of the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Rice-Corn Blend Program at the Sasa Wharf in Davao City on December 21, 2017. Joining the President are Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Director Eduardo Gongona, National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and Presidential Adviser for Military Affairs Arthur Tabaquero. KIWI BULACLAC/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO.

67 policemen will face sanctions – Dela Rosa

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:45 AM

The PNP chief also says the 4 cops caught using fireworks during the holidays will be dismissed

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FUTURE REPRESENTATIVE? Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio delivers a speech during the launch of the Tapang at Malasakit Alliance for the Philippines. Screenshot by Rappler

Nearly half of Filipinos made New Year's resolutions for 2017 – SWS

Dec 30, 2017 - 7:03 PM

But only 6% have fulfilled 'all or almost all' of what they listed down

Malacañang says bright 2018 reason for high SWS ratings

Dec 30, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Malacañang cites list of 'reasons to be hopeful' in the coming year

Robredo 'happy' over 'good' satisfaction rating in SWS survey

Dec 28, 2017 - 12:22 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo maintains a good +42 net satisfaction rating in December 2017, up by a point from the same survey in September 2017

GOOD RATING. Vice President Leni Robredo leads her office's Metro Laylayan visit to Barangay Tumana in Marikina City on December 12, 2017. Photo by OVP

Filipino families who consider themselves poor rise to 10.9M

Dec 02, 2017 - 5:01 PM

The results of a Social Weather Stations survey show that as of September, 47% of Filipino families rated themselves as poor, up by 3 percentage points from June

POVERTY RATE. Self-rated poverty among Filipino families rises in September 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Fewer Filipinos expect Duterte to fulfill promises – SWS

Nov 06, 2017 - 1:05 AM

Only 35% of Filipinos expect President Rodrigo Duterte to fulfill 'all' or 'most' of his promises. Declines are recorded across areas, socioeconomic classes, and age groups.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Scout Ranger Ville in San Miguel, Bulacan on October 11, 2017, reiterates his vow to provide new equipment to the government troops so they could carry out their duties efficiently. Malacañan Photo

95% of Filipinos say drug suspects should be ‘captured alive’

Oct 25, 2017 - 12:50 PM

The number of Filipinos who believe it's important to capture drug suspects alive increased in September compared to June, according to a Social Weather Stations survey

DRUG SUSPECTS. Alleged drug subjects line up during Operation Tokhang under Delpan Bridge in Manila in October 2016. Three were dead after the operation. Photo by Inoue Jaena/ Rappler

Filipinos who believe 'nanlaban' claim of cops have higher trust in Duterte – SWS

Oct 24, 2017 - 8:46 PM

According to the survey, net satisfaction ratings of Duterte were higher among those who believed cops' claim that drug suspects were killed because they fought back

DRUG WAR. This photo taken on July 15, 2016 shows a police officer roping off the crime scene as the body of an alleged drug dealer shot dead lies in the street in Manila. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Why are Filipinos supporting Duterte's drug war?

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Despite concerns and controversies, 7 in 10 Filipinos are satisfied with the Duterte administration's drug war led by the Philippine National Police

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / In this picture taken on July 8, 2016, police officers investigate the dead body of an alleged drug dealer, his face covered with packing tape and a placard reading "I'm a pusher", on a street in Manila. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Alvarez’s net satisfaction drops to ‘personal low’ – SWS

Oct 12, 2017 - 11:36 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, who is Davao del Norte 1st District Representative, sees the biggest decline in net satisfaction rating in Mindanao

PANTALEON ALVAREZ. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez reopens the session on July 24. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Robredo keeps 'good' satisfaction rating – SWS

Oct 12, 2017 - 11:02 PM

(UPDATED) The results of the Social Weather Stations survey held in September show 62% of respondents satisfied, and 21% dissatisfied with the performance of Vice President Leni Robredo

STILL GOOD. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech during the 17th National Public Employment Service Office Congress on October 6, 2017. Photo by the OVP

Duterte ratings dip expected but 'love still there' – Malacañang

Oct 09, 2017 - 4:45 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says Filipinos are now managing their expectations 'after the honeymoon period' of the Duterte administration

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 58th Philippine Army Change of Command Ceremony at Fort Andres Bonifacio in Taguig City on October 5, 2017, reminds the government troops to remain loyal to the Constitution and the flag. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Senators urge Duterte to view ratings dip as 'wake-up call'

Oct 09, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says Filipinos 'are now seeing Duterte for who he really is: a lying, rude, amoral, corrupt, and oppressive former mayor who is totally incompetent about governance at the national level'

President Rodrigo Duterte gives his message during the celebration of the 24th Anniversary of Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) at the Malacanang Palace on Thursday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler.com

'Honeymoon' over, opposition says after drop in Duterte ratings

Oct 08, 2017 - 10:10 PM

Critics say Filipinos are now seeing the truth behind President Rodrigo Duterte's 'empty' promise of change

DECLINE. President Rodrigo Duterte's ratings drop by 18 points int he September 2017 survey of the Social Weather Stations. Malacañang photo

Duterte's satisfaction, trust ratings drop – SWS

Oct 08, 2017 - 5:25 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Despite the double-digit declines, President Rodrigo Duterte's net satisfaction rating remains 'good' and his net trust rating 'very good'

SATISFACTION, TRUST DROP. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the Joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference at the Malacañan Palace on October 3, 2017. Photo by Simeon Celi Jr./Presidential photo

7 in 10 Filipinos worried about selves, neighbors becoming EJK victims – SWS

Oct 06, 2017 - 8:38 PM

This comes after the Social Weather Stations found that half of Filipinos don't believe cops' 'nanlaban' line and that 6 in 10 Pinoys believe drug suspects were killed despite already surrendering

WHO'S NEXT? UP Diliman students hold a black Friday protest against killings. File photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Drug war critics only a minority – Dela Rosa

Oct 05, 2017 - 8:45 AM

'Huwag kayong mahiya kahit anong criticize nila. You should stand tall and hold your heads high. Dahil alam kong deep inside your heart, yung laman niyan is to serve and protect the Filipino people,' the PNP Chief tells his police

UNFAZED. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa faces the media after their flag ceremony at Camp Crame in Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Half of Filipinos don't believe cops' 'nanlaban' line – SWS survey

Sep 27, 2017 - 4:35 PM

(UPDATED) Around half of survey respondents also don't think that those killed in police operations were actually drug pushers

Bodies of 2 dead women lies outside Paco Park with their hands ties and eyes and mouth taped on July 21, 2016.

Majority back Mindanao martial law, but reject expansion – SWS poll

Jul 11, 2017 - 8:45 PM

UPDATED While 57 of Filipinos support martial law in Mindanao majority also oppose expanding the declaration to the Visayas and Luzon

DUTERTE. A new survey says most Filipinos support the declaration of martial law in Mindanao, but not its nationwide expansion. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

Duterte gets record-high satisfaction rating

Jul 07, 2017 - 9:28 AM

Higher public satisfaction in Visayas and Balance of Luzon pulls up the Chief Executive s ratings and makes up for the sharp drop in his ratings in Mindanao which he had placed under martial law

TIMES OF CONFLICT. President Rodrigo Duterte visits a Sultan Kudarat military camp days after the start of Marawi clashes. Presidential photo

Poor Filipinos least optimistic about next 12 months – SWS

May 17, 2017 - 5:01 PM

The biggest drop in net personal optimism by area is in President Rodrigo Duterte s bailiwick Mindanao falling by 21 points from 54 in December 2016

Duterte to focus on 3 gut issues, Palace vows

May 14, 2017 - 11:36 AM

This comes after the SWS released a poll showing that up to 52 or majority of Filipinos expect Duterte to fulfill most if not all of his promises

3 GUT ISSUES. Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says President Duterte will continue to fight drug addiction, crime, and corruption. Malacañang photo