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SWS: net satisfaction ratings decline for Robredo, Arroyo | Midday wRap

Jan 16, 2019 - 3:20 PM

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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

More Filipino families considered themselves poor in 2018 – survey

Jan 12, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Results of a Social Weather Stations survey show that the average self-poverty rate in 2018 was at 48%, up by two percentage points from 2017

POVERTY RATE. Self-rated poverty among Filipino families declines in December 2018. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Survey says: How 2019 senatorial bets are faring so far

Jan 12, 2019 - 5:02 PM

Reelectionists and former senators are in the lead, some newcomers are gaining ground, while the rest still have to catch up if they want to be in the 'Magic 12' in the May 2019 polls

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

43% of Filipino voters have complete Senate slate – Pulse Asia

Jan 09, 2019 - 1:48 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Grace Poe retains her solo lead in the December 2018 survey, with Senator Cynthia Villar following her closely 5 months before the midterm elections

VOTERS. Voters look for their names in a polling precinct on May 9, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

[OPINION | NEWSPOINT] Who to blame: the pollsters or us?

Jan 05, 2019 - 1:31 PM

Let’s retest ourselves; let’s set aside the quirks for the moment and review how President Duterte has dealt with the larger matters of public interest

92% of Filipinos hopeful for 2019 – SWS

Dec 31, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Hope for the new year has always been high, but this year's figure is lower than the record high 96% of hopeful Filipinos going into 2018

Fireworks after the opening ceremonies of the Tiendesitas Christmas Tunnel Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte's satisfaction rating rises in Q4 2018 – SWS

Dec 29, 2018 - 7:52 PM

The President's net satisfaction rating was up in Metro Manila, Visayas, and the balance of Luzon, but it went down by a few points in Mindanao

SPEECH. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during his meeting with the Filipinos based in Papua New Guinea at the Filipino Community Center in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on November 16, 2018. File photo by Malacañang

How do millennials travel? First, never without a mobile phone

Dec 21, 2018 - 1:43 PM

In a survey conducted by Klook, wandering millennials talk about their travel habits and preferences

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

1.4 million Filipino families fell victim to common crimes in Q3 – SWS

Dec 01, 2018 - 4:47 PM

This is higher than in June 2018, when 5.3% or around 1.2 million families reported their members were victims of common crimes

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

[ANALYSIS] Does Gen Z care about social and political issues?

Nov 29, 2018 - 6:00 PM

The picture that emerges is that the surveyed Gen Z have quick access to information online and are immersed in social media. But they are not diligent critical thinkers.

Release of 'skewed' SWS poll on China 'suspect' – Malacañang

Nov 20, 2018 - 11:12 AM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo finds it suspicious that the survey was released hours before Chinese President Xi Jinping begins his state visit

Fisherfolk members of Akbayan troop to the Chinese Consular Office in Makati City on June 11, 2018, the eve of Independence Day to protest China's thievery and harassment against Filipino fisherfolks in the Scarborough Shoal. The fisherfolks are protesting the Chinese Coast Guards' act of stealing fish from their hard-earned catch. Carrying fishing nets and fish-shaped protest signs, the protesters call on the people to fight for independence and for China to get out of Philippine territory. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Facebook is least trusted tech company by Americans when it comes to data – study

Nov 13, 2018 - 1:02 PM

Other companies included in the survey are Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Apple

FACEBOOK. In this file photo taken on April 10, 2018, 100 cardboard cutouts of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stand outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, put up by protesters. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP


More Filipinos jobless in Q3 – SWS survey

Nov 10, 2018 - 10:51 PM

(UPDATED) Malacañang says it 'is seriously looking at this SWS survey,' and 'is continuously finding ways to improve the local employment situation'

JOB-HUNTERS. Hundreds try their luck at a job fair held on Mabor Day, May 1, 2018, in Quezon City. 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

Duterte EO orders regular nationwide drug abuse survey

Oct 31, 2018 - 4:45 PM

The survey is to be conducted every 3 years, according to an executive order that also institutionalizes the Philippine Anti-illegal Drugs Strategy

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency conducted random drug testing among bus driver and conductors at the Araneta Center Bus Terminal in Cubao, Quezon City on October 29, 2018, aimed at ensuring the safety of the riding public ahead of the rush for passengers heading out to the provinces this coming All Saints Day. Urine samples taken from transport staff will be brought to the PDEA laboratory for testing. If tested positive for drugs, the person shall be charged and recommended to be dismissed from the transport service. The campaign dubbed "Undaspot" is part of an overall campaign to guarantee the safety of the riding public. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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

Porn-watching employee infects U.S. gov't network with malware – report

Oct 30, 2018 - 12:17 PM

The infected network is owned by a satellite imaging facility called the EROS Center

Duterte's trust rating bounces back in 3rd quarter – SWS

Oct 27, 2018 - 6:59 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte's net trust rating is up by 5 points, giving him a 'very good' score of +62

TRUST BACK. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Philippine National Police (PNP) Change of Command Ceremony at Camp BGen. Rafael Crame in Quezon City on April 19, 2018. Malacañang photo

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

IN CHARTS: Philippine fish now more expensive, smaller – survey

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:40 PM

Filipinos are buying more expensive, smaller fish now compared to a decade ago, according to a survey by the Social Weather Stations

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

Opposition’s Senate bets unfazed by poor survey numbers

Oct 12, 2018 - 2:58 PM

'Hindi naman ho kami tumitingin sa surveys. Kami ay tumitingin sa sentimiyento ng taongbayan,' says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano

CAMPAIGN BEGINS. Tindig Pilipinas convenor Dinky Soliman endorses senatorial bets Chel Diokno, Samira Gutoc Tomawis, and Gary Alejano on October 12, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

FAST FACTS: How poor do Filipinos rate themselves?

Oct 11, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Here’s how poor or hungry Filipinos have perceived themselves to be through the years

Families live in concrete pipes used as makeshift dwellings along a street in Manila on March 22, 2016.  Roughly one quarter of the nation's 100 million people live in poverty, which is defined as surviving on about one US dollar a day, according to government data. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

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

61% of Filipinos believe Duterte's health a public matter – SWS

Oct 07, 2018 - 8:49 AM

The Third Quarter 2018 Social Weather Survey also shows there are more Filipinos who believe President Duterte has health problems than those who think otherwise

HEALTH CONCERNS. President Rodrigo Duterte reveals that he went to the hospital for tests apparently to rule out cancer when he addressed retired military officers in a Malacanang event on October 4, 2018. Presidential photo

SWS survey on democracy, Harry Roque, Chris Evans | Evening wRap

Oct 05, 2018 - 9:39 PM

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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

CEOs, managers bullish on banking sector, economy – Bangko Sentral poll

Oct 04, 2018 - 10:13 AM

The BSP survey, which covered 114 major banks, also reveals the eagerness of top executives in adopting financial technology as part of their business strategy

Twin earthquakes send residents fleeing on Indonesia's Sumba

Oct 02, 2018 - 8:40 AM

There are no immediate reports of serious damage

Filipinos barely know if there are libraries near their homes

Oct 01, 2018 - 8:55 PM

Only 1 of 10 Filipinos aged 18 years and above borrows books from libraries, according to the 2017 National Book Development Board readership survey

LIBRARIES. Most Filipinos do not know if there are libraries near where the live. File photo from Wikipedia

Duterte's satisfaction rating rises in Q3 – SWS

Sep 29, 2018 - 6:00 PM

In the 3rd Quarter 2018 Social Weather Stations survey, majority of Filipinos say that the President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks on God and rape are vulgar

'VERY GOOD' RATING. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at an event in Bohol on June 28, 2018. Malacañang photo

Kids vs adults: Who reads more books?

Sep 28, 2018 - 2:00 PM

9 out of 10 Filipino kids spend over 13 hours per month reading 'non-school' books, says a National Book Development Board 2017 readership survey

LOVING READING. These children from Barangay San Jose in Donsol, Sorsogon developed the habit of reading books. Photo by Rhadyz Barcia/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

Imee Marcos on survey ranking: ‘Engagement with public paid off’

Sep 26, 2018 - 11:55 AM

The Ilocos Norte governor lands in the winners' circle in the last Pulse Asia survey, thanks to the drop in ranking of others previously ahead of her

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos at a media forum in Quezon City on Friday, August 31, 2018. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Trillanes arrested, Marian Rivera, Instagram founders resign | Evening wRap

Sep 25, 2018 - 9:57 PM

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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

Robredo's approval, trust ratings steady in September – Pulse Asia

Sep 25, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo continues to enjoy high approval and trust ratings among the poorest class

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

JV Ejercito on ratings dip: 'Non-use of Estrada name working against me'

Sep 24, 2018 - 12:41 PM

'Since I am using Ejercito and not Estrada, I don't have the benefit of the name recall,' says Senator Joseph Victor Ejercito

Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler