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Feb 22, 2020 - 11:00 AM

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13.1 million Filipino families consider themselves poor, says SWS survey

Jan 23, 2020 - 7:48 PM

The end of 2019 result of the SWS survey for self-rated poor families is the highest in 5 years

PANTAWID PROGRAM. The DSWD Listahanan is used for its 4Ps program to provide educational opportunities and health services through cash incentives. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte's satisfaction rating reaches new record-high

Jan 21, 2020 - 10:05 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte gets a new record satisfaction rating of 'excellent,' with 82% of Filipinos saying they are satisfied with his performance as Chief Executive

PERSONAL BEST. President Rodrigo Duterte wraps up 2019 with a new high in public satisfaction rating. Malacañang photo

Big majority of Filipinos see 'many' human rights abuses in Duterte's drug war – SWS

Jan 13, 2020 - 9:24 AM

(UPDATED) Majority of respondents in the December 2019 survey agree with the United Nations Human Rights Council resolution calling for actions against extrajudicial killings related to President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-illegal drug campaign

Families of victims of drug related extra judicial killings and human rights advocates joined together in a mass at the Commissio on Human Rights (CHR) headquarters in Quezon City to pray for the positive outcome of the deliberations for the proposed independent investigation by members of the United Nations Human Rights Council this coming July 12. July 9, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Big majority of Filipinos believe 'ninja cops' operate in PNP

Jan 07, 2020 - 7:00 PM

A Social Weather Stations survey finds that 78% of Filipinos believe there are cops who sell illegal drugs confiscated during operations

LAST MESSAGE. Police General Oscar delivers his goodbye message in Camp Crame, where he announced his resignation as the PNP chief following the 'ninja cops' controversy. PNP Photo

Pulse Asia: Duterte's approval, trust ratings surge in December 2019

Dec 21, 2019 - 6:26 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's trust and approval ratings soar most especially in Balance Luzon

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the Thanksgiving Party for the beneficiaries of the killed-in-action (KIA) soldiers and killed-in-police operation (KIPO) personnel under the Comprehensive Social Benefits Program at the Malacañan Palace on December 10, 2019. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

93% of Filipinos hopeful about 2020

Dec 20, 2019 - 1:21 PM

(UPDATED) Results of the early December survey show 48% of Filipinos also expect the holiday season to be 'more prosperous for them and their families'

HOPE FOR 2020. Results from a recent Pulse Asia survey show nearly all Filipinos are hopeful for the coming new year. Rappler file photo

Malacañang claims SWS slanted survey on foreign Chinese workers

Dec 06, 2019 - 2:13 PM

The Palace also denies any tension caused by the influx of workers from China even if lawmakers and President Duterte's own advisers have expressed concern about it

Presidential Chief Legal Counsel and Spokesperson Salvador Panelo holds a press conference at the Sunset Business Hotel in Busan, South Korea on November 24, 2019. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

70% of Filipinos ‘worried’ about influx of Chinese workers in PH

Dec 05, 2019 - 8:48 PM

The Social Weather Stations poll also shows 52% of Filipinos agree that the rising number of Chinese working in the Philippines is a 'threat' to the country's security

CHINESE WORKERS. Thousands of Chinese workers are said to be employed by Philippine offhsore gaming operations. Photo by Rappler

Filipinos' trust in China falls to 'bad' as U.S. keeps 'excellent' rating

Nov 20, 2019 - 7:58 PM

A September 2019 Social Weather Stations survey also shows Japan and Australia maintaining its 'very good' trust ratings

LACK OF TRUST. Protesters burned an image of the Chinese dragon and an image of President Duterte during a protest during the 3rd anniversary of the Hague ruling on July 12, 2019. File photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Satisfaction in Duterte government slips in Q3, but rating still ‘very good’ – survey

Nov 07, 2019 - 12:40 PM

In the September 27-30 SWS survey, the Duterte administration gets the highest net rating in helping the poor, and the lowest in fighting inflation

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 42nd Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on October 11, 2019. Malacañang Photo

Majority of Filipinos believe trans women shouldn't use ladies' toilet – SWS

Oct 30, 2019 - 6:16 PM

The Social Weather Stations holds the survey over a month after transgender woman Gretchen Diez was barred from using the ladies' toilet at a Cubao mall

PRIDE. The Philippines holds an annual Pride March, calling on the government to protect LGBT rights. File photo by Buena Bernal/Rappler

Robredo regains 'good' satisfaction rating – SWS

Oct 17, 2019 - 1:40 PM

The Vice President gets a big lift from Mindanao where her net satisfaction more than doubled

IMPROVING. File photo of Vice President Leni Robredo. Photo by Chari Villegas/OVP

Richest Filipinos rate Duterte 'excellent' as dissatisfaction grows among poor

Oct 09, 2019 - 2:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys his highest ever satisfaction rating among Class ABC Filipinos as his rating among poor Filipinos declines, says a Social Weather Stations survey

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the oath-taking ceremony of the officers of the League of Vice Governors of the Philippines at the Malacañan Palace on September 10, 2019. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

For the first time, Speaker rates higher than Robredo – Pulse Asia

Oct 07, 2019 - 2:23 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, elected as top House leader in July, gets better approval and trust ratings than the Vice President in September

TRUSTED. House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano presides over the House session on September 9, 2019. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

36% of Filipinos want Chinese in Recto Bank incident sanctioned – Pulse Asia

Jul 26, 2019 - 1:02 PM

Moreover, 26% of Filipinos believe China itself must also pay for the injuries suffered by the Filipino crew and damage done to their fishing boat, according to the latest Pulse Asia survey

SANCTIONS SOUGHT. The damaged fishing boat Gem-Ver arrives at the shores of Bgy. San Roque, San Jose Occidental Mindoro on June 15, 2019. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

More Filipinos distrust China after Recto Bank incident – survey

Jul 26, 2019 - 11:09 AM

China's overall trust rating among Filipinos sank by 13 percentage points after the incident between a Filipino boat and a Chinese ship in the waters off Palawan

"MARITIME INCIDENT." Fishing boat Gem-vir off the coast of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Robredo, Arroyo net satisfaction ratings dip in June – SWS

Jul 24, 2019 - 3:20 PM

The net satisfaction rating of Senate President Vicente Sotto III stays 'very good,' while Supreme Court Chief Justice Lucas Bersamin's rating remains 'moderate'

DIPPING NUMBERS. Vice President Leni Robredo (3rd from L) and Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (center) both see declines in their respective satisfaction ratings in mid-2019. File photo from OVP

Robredo, Sotto gain approval, trust of more Filipinos – Pulse Asia

Jul 17, 2019 - 12:00 PM

(UPDATED) Former Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo remained the least appreciated and trusted top Philippine official in her final week as a public official, according to a Pulse Asia survey

STILL TRUSTED. Vice President Leni Robredo visits Senate President Vicente Sotto III after she personally appeared before the Senate committee on finance for the deliberation of the 2019 budget of her office. File photo by OVP

Duterte trust, approval ratings unchanged after Recto Bank incident

Jul 17, 2019 - 10:46 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte maintains his first quarter trust and approval ratings and remains the most trusted government official, according to Pulse Asia's June 2019 survey

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the "Araw ng Pasasalamat" for the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo in Quezon City on July 12, 2019. Malacañang Photo

3 years later, 87% of Filipinos want gov't to assert Hague ruling

Jul 12, 2019 - 7:00 PM

An equal percentage, also 87%, say that Chinese fishermen who destroy marine resources should be arrested

ASSERT RIGHTS. Protesters condemn China's harassment against Filipinos in the West Philippine Sea on July 12, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

93% of Filipinos want PH to regain China-occupied islands

Jul 11, 2019 - 9:20 PM

A Social Weather Stations survey shows 93% of Filipino adults think 'it is important that the Philippines regain control of the islands occupied by China in the West Philippine Sea'

WEST PHILIPPINE SEA. Protesters on June 22, 2019, show support for Filipino fishermen whose boat was sunk by a Chinese ship in the West Philippine Sea. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

At midterm mark, Duterte scores his highest satisfaction rating

Jul 08, 2019 - 5:05 PM

After the Recto Bank incident dominates news headlines, 80% of Filipinos say they are satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte's performance

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte urges Asian nations to take a collective action to tackle global challenges in his address during the Nikkei's 25th International Conference on the Future of Asia at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, Japan on May 31, 2019. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

7 in 10 Filipinos choose religion over science – global study

Jun 20, 2019 - 3:02 PM

According to the Wellcome Global Monitor 2018, the Philippines is among 19 countries 'where people most likely have high trust' in scientists

'Record-low' number of Filipino families who consider themselves poor in Q1 2019

Jun 19, 2019 - 1:50 PM

Based on the results of the March 2019 SWS survey, 9.5 million families consider themselves poor, down from 11.6 million families in December 2018

URBAN POOR. An elder brother cooks food for his siblings near their shelter along NIA Road in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit

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