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Duterte gov’t hits record-high satisfaction rating in Q1 – poll

May 04, 2019 - 9:51 AM

(UPDATED) Filipinos are most satisfied with the government’s efforts to help the poor and least satisfied with its fight against inflation, according to the First Quarter 2019 Social Weather Survey of Social Weather Stations

CABINET MEETING. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 36th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacanang Palace on April 1, 2019. Presidential Photo

[OPINION] Lust for violence

May 02, 2019 - 8:33 PM

'Duterte’s high satisfaction rating will only take a negative turn when we're able to successfully curb the capacity for violence that has been awakened in us'

Background photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler; Duterte photo from Malacañang

Robredo’s net satisfaction rating soars in March – SWS

Apr 24, 2019 - 2:54 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's net satisfaction rating jumps to a 'good' +42 in March from a 'moderate' +27 in December 2018

RATING UP. Vice President Leni Robredo shows a 15-point increase in her net satisfaction rating, according to a SWS survey released on her 54th birthday on April 23, 2019. Photo by OVP

Trust in China 'neutral' as U.S. keeps 'very good' rating

Apr 17, 2019 - 10:52 AM

Japan and Australia maintain their 'good' net trust ratings in a recent survey by polling firm Social Weather Stations

UNPOPULAR COUNTRY. One of hundreds of protesters wears a 'China out' hat at a Day of Valor rally in front of the Chinese consulate in Makati City on April 9, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte's satisfaction rating bounces back to personal high – SWS

Apr 10, 2019 - 9:11 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's satisfaction rating returns to its high level recorded in June 2017, buoyed by the approval of Mindanaoans

SATISFACTION RATING. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during the 31st Annual Convention of the Prosecutor's League of the Philippines at the Asturias Hotel in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on April 4, 2019. File photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

[OPINION] Releasing fake or incomplete election surveys can send you to jail

Mar 19, 2019 - 8:29 PM

The Fair Election Act mandates that the candidate, political party, and polling firm release the relevant information, like the methodology, the areas covered, the specific questions asked, and the margin of error, among others

Public satisfaction with Duterte gov't rises in last quarter of 2018

Mar 12, 2019 - 9:27 AM

The Duterte administration experiences marked improvements in the subject of 'promoting women's rights,' according to the results of a Social Weather Stations survey held in December 2018

Majority of Filipinos support stricter tobacco control laws – Pulse Asia

Feb 28, 2019 - 8:39 PM

Survey results show 9 out of 10 Filipinos support increasing the minimum age for the purchase of cigarettes from 18 to 25 and prohibiting smoking in public places

NO SMOKING. In this file photo, a Department of Health employee pastes an anti-smoking sticker on a public utility bus' windshield during the DOH's no smoking campaign on June 17, 2010. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Most youth in Lanao del Norte, North Cotabato favor BARMM inclusion – survey

Feb 04, 2019 - 5:38 PM

Surveyed youth in Lanao del Norte and North Cotabato consider terrorism as the top priority the new Bangsamoro region should address

LAST VOTE. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front has campaigned hard for the inclusion of more territories in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Majority of Filipinos want 15 as minimum age of criminal liability – SWS survey

Jan 29, 2019 - 2:38 PM

An SWS survey shows majority of those who disagree with jailing minors say minors should be instead placed under the custody of the social welfare department or its local counterparts

Children’s advocates and other anti-MACR (Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility) groups hold protest at the main gate of the senate on Friday, January 25, 2019. They are protesting on the lowering of age of criminal liabilities from 15 years old to 9 or 12 years old. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senate gets highest satisfaction rating in nearly 7 years

Jan 25, 2019 - 4:32 PM

The House of Representatives, Supreme Court, and Cabinet all get higher ratings in the last quarter of 2018, according to the SWS December 2018 survey

INVESTIGATIONS. With a little over a month left before adjournment, the Senate has yet to probe China's militarization in the South China Sea. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

76% of Filipino Muslims say MILF capable of governing BARMM – SWS

Jan 22, 2019 - 8:23 AM

The same SWS survey shows 79% of Muslims nationwide wanted the Bangsamoro Organic Law approved in the plebiscite

SUPPORTING BANGSAMORO. MILF fighter Abdul Mero narrates why he and other MILF fighters became rebels and how they are now supporting the Bangsamoro Organic Law which is seen to bring lasting peace and development in the Bangsamoro Region which will undergo a plebescite on January 21, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Almost half of Filipinos think Duterte can fulfill promises – SWS

Jan 18, 2019 - 6:56 PM

But in President Rodrigo Duterte’s home region of Mindanao, the percentage of people optimistic about his promises fall by 10 points

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his message during the birthday celebration of former Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Atty. Francis Tolentino held at the Tagaytay International Convention Center in Tagaytay City, Cavite on January 3, 2019. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

More ARMM youth support Bangsamoro Law – survey

Jan 18, 2019 - 2:14 PM

More youth in the region now consider terrorism as the top priority to be addressed by the Bangsamoro Organic Law, according to the survey of International Alert Philippines

LAST PUSH. Supporters the Bangsamoro Law hold a rally pushing for a "yes" vote in Buluan, Maguindanao. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Arroyo dips to ‘poor,’ Robredo falls to ‘moderate’ net satisfaction ratings – SWS

Jan 15, 2019 - 10:38 PM

Senate President Vicente Sotto III maintains a 'very good' rating, while SC Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin is included for the first time and gets a 'moderate' score

DIPPING NUMBERS. Vice President Leni Robredo (3rd from L) and Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (center) both see declines in their respective satisfaction ratings at the end of 2018. File photo from OVP

Mindanao gives U.S. its lowest trust rating, Russia its highest

Jan 14, 2019 - 11:46 AM

But across the Philippines, the United States remains the most trusted country, says a Pulse Asia survey

VISITING MARAWI. US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim makes a trip to the ravaged city of Marawi in October 2018, and visits a Camp Ranao memorial honoring those who died in duty during the Marawi siege. Photo courtesy of US embassy

Robredo, Sotto enjoy majority approval, trust of Filipinos – survey

Jan 11, 2019 - 12:05 PM

(UPDATED) 'In contrast, a big plurality of Filipinos (43%) are critical of the work done by House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo,' says Pulse Asia, citing the results of its December poll on top officials and institutions

PH LEADERS. Vice President Leni Robredo visited Senate President Tito Sotto after the deliberation of the 2019 budget of the Office of the Vice President on September 25, 2018. Photo from OVP

Duterte remains most trusted government official – Pulse Asia

Jan 11, 2019 - 11:22 AM

The results of Pulse Asia's December survey show that 81% of Filipinos approve of President Duterte's performance, and 76% trust him

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Negosyo Serbisyo sa Barangay program held at the Patio Milagros Minitel and Resort in Dimasalang, Masbate on January 9, 2019. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

66% of Filipinos worried about Duterte's health – survey

Jan 09, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Almost half of Filipinos also believe President Rodrigo Duterte has health problems, according to a Social Weather Stations survey

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets members of Japan's House of Councillors during their courtesy call together with Japan House of Councillors President Chuichi Date, at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. RENE LUMAWAG/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Most ARMM youth will vote in favor of Bangsamoro Law – survey

Dec 07, 2018 - 12:29 PM

Getting more ARMM youth to vote in the January 21, 2019 plebiscite will increase chances for the BOL to be ratified, says International Alert Philippines

L-R: Tony Go, researcher; Angelo Casalan, statistician; Nikki dela Rosa, country manager, IAP; Pancho Lara, senior conflict adviser; Sabrina Hussein, researcher, Indian/British nationality. The International Alert Philippines held a press briefing on the results of the Survey on Youth Attitudes Toward the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in Quezon City, December 6, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

51% of Filipinos agree with mandatory drug test for grade schoolers

Nov 08, 2018 - 3:09 PM

The Social Weather Stations held the survey in September, months after the Department of Education rejected the proposed drug test on 10-year-old students

AGREEMENT. Half of Filipinos agreed with a proposal from PDEA to conduct mandatory drug tests among students as early as in elementary, according to the Social Weather Stations.

64% of Filipinos will support candidates who push for higher tobacco taxes – Pulse Asia

Nov 05, 2018 - 5:21 PM

Pulse Asia research director Ana Tabunda says majority of Filipinos are supportive of increases in tobacco taxes as health is considered a 'most urgent personal concern' for many

MORE EXPENSIVE? Customers look at a stall selling cigarettes at a mall in Manila. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Robredo's trust rating remains 'good' despite 2-point decline – SWS

Oct 31, 2018 - 3:15 PM

The decline in Vice President Leni Robredo's net trust rating is due to decreases in the Visayas and Balance Luzon, offsetting increases in Mindanao and Metro Manila

STILL TRUSTED. Vice President Leni Robredo addresses the members of the Philippine Bicol Association of British Columbia on October 15, 2018. File photo by OVP

75% of Filipinos believe Philippines 'in right direction' – SWS

Oct 26, 2018 - 11:57 AM

Belief that the Philippines is headed in the right direction is highest in President Rodrigo Duterte's bailiwick, Mindanao

FILIPINO COMMUNITY. A member of the audience waves the Philippine flag in a meeting of the Filipino community in Malaysia with President Rodrigo Duterte in November 2016. Malacañang photo.

Gov't institutions' satisfaction ratings up in September 2018 – SWS

Oct 20, 2018 - 1:40 PM

The Senate, House of Representatives, Supreme Court, and Cabinet all get 'good' net satisfaction ratings in the latest Social Weather Stations survey

Politicians least trusted to respect human rights of Filipinos – SWS

Oct 14, 2018 - 6:30 PM

The Social Weather Stations survey also shows that teachers are the most trusted to have true respect for human rights

More Filipinos aware of fake news on social media – Pulse Asia

Oct 11, 2018 - 2:23 PM

Majority of Filipinos think fake news is widespread on social media, according to PulseAsia's 2018 Survey on Social Media Use

SWS: Less than 50% of Filipinos want death penalty for 7 drug-related crimes

Oct 10, 2018 - 3:42 PM

'When you put the options, you don’t get a large number for death penalty on any crimes linked to illegal drugs, and that is, to me, the strongest finding,' SWS' Dr Mahar Mahangas says

84% of Filipinos satisfied with how democracy works – SWS

Oct 05, 2018 - 11:11 AM

The September 2018 Social Weather Stations Survey also says 59% of Filipinos believe 'democracy is always preferable to any other kind of government'

DEMOCRACY. A majority of Filipinos are satisfied with how democracy works in the country, the latest Social Weather Stations survey said. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

More Filipinos unhappy with Duterte gov't handling of inflation – poll

Sep 27, 2018 - 1:45 PM

The September Pulse Asia survey shows 51% of Filipinos disapprove of how the Duterte administration is handling the issue of high inflation, compared to 29% in June

 RICE PRICES. Prices of basic commodities hasvebeen on the rise, driving inflation to a 9-year high in August 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Arroyo least trusted among top national officials – Pulse Asia

Sep 25, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo gets a 19% trust rating, while the House of Representatives receives an approval rating of 56%

NEW SPEAKER. Ex-president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo waves to the crowd after she was elected the new House Speaker on July 23, 2018. Photo by Mary Grace dela Serna/Rappler

Majority of Filipinos trust, approve of Senate President Tito Sotto

Sep 25, 2018 - 12:06 PM

The Senate continues to be the most appreciated government institution in September 2018, receiving an approval rating of 63% – higher than that of the House of Representatives (56%) and the Supreme Court (53%)

Senate president Vicente Sotto III asks the resource persons at the Joint Congressional Oversight Committee, Sept. 13, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte's approval, trust ratings fall to lowest – Pulse Asia

Sep 25, 2018 - 11:51 AM

'Indecision concerning presidential trustworthiness becomes more marked between June and September 2018 among Filipinos as a whole, and in the rest of Luzon and Class D in particular,' says Pulse Asia Research Incorporated

EROSION OF APPROVAL, TRUST RATINGS. President Rodrigo Duterte experiences his lowest publis approval and trust ratings in September 2018. Presidential Photo

Carpio is more trusted than Arroyo – Pulse Asia

Sep 25, 2018 - 11:44 AM

But the survey also shows that a good number of Filipinos either do not know Carpio, or don’t know what to feel about the potential Chief Justice nominee

TRUST RATINGS. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio gets 33% trust ratings, and 42% approval ratings from the latest Pulse Asia survey taken from September 1-7, 2018. Photo by 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

Big majority of Filipinos support national ID system – SWS

Aug 08, 2018 - 10:01 AM

Based on the Social Weather Stations survey results, 3 in 5 Filipinos believe that a national ID system will be helpful to them

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

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

War on drugs most important achievement of Duterte – Pulse Asia

Jul 23, 2018 - 9:33 AM

(UPDATED) Polling firm Pulse Asia says the Duterte administration's efforts to eradicate illegal drugs are recognized by a sizeable majority of Filipinos nationwide especially in Metro Manila and among the rich

Marawi folks less convinced Duterte has concern for Muslims – SWS

Jul 19, 2018 - 1:19 PM

Despite their opinions about President Rodrigo Duterte, the results of a Social Weather Stations survey show Marawi residents are generally optimistic about the future

HOME IN RUINS. Haj Mohaymen Ampuan can only cry in despair as he saw his home for the first time in April 2018, nearly a year after the Marawi war broke out on May 23, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Kumakalembang na ba ang kampana para kay Duterte?

Jul 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Bakit bumagsak ang ratings ni Duterte nang 20 points sa Metro Manila at 18 points sa Visayas?

U.S., Japan, Australia most trusted by Filipinos – Pulse Asia

Jul 14, 2018 - 7:32 AM

China ranks 4th in a list of countries most trusted by Filipinos, based on a Pulse Asia survey commissioned by the Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute

Photos in graphic courtesy of Shutterstock

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Jul 13, 2018 - 12:38 PM

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Senate most trusted, appreciated key gov’t institution – Pulse Asia

Jul 13, 2018 - 11:56 AM

Pulse Asia’s nationwide survey held from June 15 to 21 shows all key government institutions – the Senate, House of Representatives, and the Supreme Court – enjoying higher approval and trust ratings

Senate: Plenary Session. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Robredo approval, trust ratings up in June – Pulse Asia

Jul 13, 2018 - 11:22 AM

(UPDATED) Public approval for the work of Vice President Leni Robredo increases by 7 percentage points in June to 62% from 55% in March

VICE PRESIDENT. A majority of Filipinos gave Vice Preident Leni Robredo higher public approval and trust ratings in June 2018, according to a Pulse Asia Research, Incorporated survey. Photo by OVP

88% of Filipinos approve of Duterte before 'God is stupid' remark

Jul 13, 2018 - 9:21 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The results of a Pulse Asia survey show President Rodrigo Duterte recording his highest approval rating yet – before his controversial remark on God that triggered a public backlash

MAJORITY APPROVAL. President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys big majority approval among Filipinos, according to the results of a Pulse Asis survey held before he called God 'stupid'. Malacanang photo

73% of Filipinos want PH to assert rights under Hague ruling

Jul 12, 2018 - 2:06 PM

Pulse Asia president Ronald Holmes says 'a plurality of Filipinos' believe the Philippines 'should file a diplomatic protest' over China's militarization of the West Philippine Sea

PHILIPPINES-CHINA TIES. President Rodrigo Duterte (left), through meetings with China officials led by Chinese President Xi Jinping (right), seeks better ties Beijing. Malacañang file photo