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Fewer voters in 2019 complained about cheating — SWS

FEWER Filipino voters complained about cheating in the May 2019 elections, according to a poll by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Filipinos OK with how 2019 polls turned out

FOUR OF FIVE Filipinos were satisfied with how the 2019 midterm elections — where allies of President Rodrigo R. Duterte dominated the vote that was marred by technical glitches — were conducted, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll.

VP’s satisfaction rating falls in SWS poll

VICE-PRESIDENT Maria Leonor G. Robredo’s net satisfaction rating fell from good to moderate, down by 14 points from the previous quarter to +28, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll.

Trust in China falls, while trust in US improves — SWS

THE Social Weather Stations (SWS) reported that even more Filipinos are distrustful of China since its last survey, while their trust of the United States has been increasing.

Nation should assert South China Sea rights — SWS poll

MAJORITY of Filipinos think that the Philippines should assert its right to disputed islets in the South China Sea and arrest Chinese fishermen who destroy marine resources in the area, according to a poll by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Nation must regain islets from China — SWS poll

MAJORITY of Filipinos think that the Philippines should regain control of disputed islands occupied by China, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll.

50% of Filipinos see life improving over next 12 months —...

FIFTY percent of Filipinos foresee a good year ahead while only 4% expect it to to get worse, according to the First Quarter 2019 Social Weather Survey conducted by the Social Weathers Stations (SWS).

Record-high increase among top gov’t agencies in SWS poll

THE top government agencies as well as President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s Cabinet posted “record-high” increases in a first quarter poll by the Social Weather Stations.

SWS: Optimism rebounds in economy, quality of life

FILIPINOS’ optimism over personal quality of life and the Philippine economy rebounded to “excellent” ratings in a fourth quarter survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

SWS survey says: Senate is doing ‘very good’

THE public satisfaction rating of the Philippine Senate settled in “very good” territory in the fourth quarter of 2018 while the House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, and the Cabinet held steady with a “good” rating, according to the results of a new Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

Arroyo falls to ‘poor,’ Robredo drops to ‘moderate’ in 4th Quarter...

THE Fourth Quarter 2018 Social Weather Survey by the Social Weather Stations found House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s net satisfaction rating fall 17 points from a “neutral” -4 last September to “poor” -21 (28% satisfied and 49% dissatisfied).

Duterte’s net satisfaction remains “very good” in 4th quarter — SWS...

THE NET satisfaction rating of President Rodrigo R. Duterte remained “very good” in the fourth quarter, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Friday.

Majority of Filipinos trust US will come to the rescue in...

MAJORITY OF Filipinos, at 61%, believe that the United States will defend the Philippines in case of an invasion by another country, according to the Second Quarter 2018 Social Weather Survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Poll shows anti-China stance on maritime dispute

MAJORITY OF Filipinos reject the government’s “inaction” regarding China’s militarization activities in the West Philippine Sea, results from the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed.

SWS: 51% agree with PDEA plan on drug testing for Grade...

HALF of Filipinos or 51% agree to with a proposal by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for the government to conduct mandatory drug testing on grade 4 students and up, according to the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Vice-President, Senate leader keep steady ratings in Q3 SWS poll

THE country’s top officials, apart from President Rodrigo R. Duterte, remained at their steady ratings in the latest poll by the Social Weather Stations.

SWS poll: Majority agree President’s health a public matter

MAJORITY of Filipinos, at 61%, agree that President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s health is a public matter, according to the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Optimism falls double digits in SWS Q3 survey

OPTIMISM toward personal qualify of life and expectations on the Philippine economy fell double digits in a new survey by the Social Weather Stations.

SWS: Nearly half undecided on police claims of resistance

NEARLY HALF of Filipinos are undecided on the truthfulness of police claims of resistance (“nanlaban”) by drug suspects, according to a second-quarter survey by the Social Weather Stations.

Crime victimization dips, fear remains in SWS poll

A SECOND QUARTER poll conducted in June found 5.3% (or an estimated 1.2 million) of families reporting victimization by crimes within the past six months, a figure that’s 1.3 points below the 6.6% (est. 1.5 million) in March.

Adult joblessness rate drops to 19.7% in 2nd quarter — SWS

ADULT joblessness in the second quarter dropped to 19.7% from 23.9% a quarter earlier, Social Weather Stations (SWS) said Thursday, citing the results of a survey.

Adult joblessness down in Q2 – SWS

Joblessness is down in rural areas, among women, and across most age demographics, SWS survey found.

Quality of life, prospects still ‘excellent’ — SWS

OPTIMISM over quality of life and the economy’s prospects in the next 12 months remain “excellent” despite a decline in some categories from the previous survey, Social Weather Stations said Thursday.

SWS poll shows ‘extremely strong’net approval for National ID system

A SURVEY by the Social Weather Stations released Tuesday night showed 73% of respondents approving a National ID system.

NAIA consortium says SWS survey shows Filipinos still prefer NAIA

THE CONSORTIUM of seven of the country’s top conglomerates proposing to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) said more Filipinos still prefer the main Manila gateway over its alternatives in Clark, Sangley and Bulacan, citing data from a survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) in March.

SWS: Satisfaction with Duterte gov’t ‘very good’

NET SATISFACTION with President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration has remained at “very good” +58, as in the first quarter, according to the Second Quarter 2018 Social Weather Survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

House gets lowest satisfaction rating since 2015

A SURVEY by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed that net satisfaction for both chambers of Congress slipped in the second quarter of 2018.

Over 50% of Filipinos consider Duterte’s actions and remarks ‘vulgar’

MORE THAN half of Filipinos considered President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s recent actions and remarks as “vulgar,” according to a survey report released by the Social Weather Station on Sunday.

SWS: 81% against gov’t policy on Chinese intrusion

FOUR of five Filipinos or 81% of respondents polled reject the government’s policy of allowing Chinese intrusion in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), the Social Weather Stations found in its Second Quarter 2018 Social Weather Survey.

Duterte, Robredo approval ratings rise — Pulse Asia poll

The trust and approval ratings of the country's two highest government officials have risen over the past three months, according to a survey report...

Satisfaction with Duterte drops to record-low +45

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte’s net satisfaction rating dropped 11 points in the second quarter of the year to a personal low of +45, but still classified as “good,” results from the Social Weather Survey (SWS) showed.

SWS: 64% support closure of Boracay for one year

A MAJORITY of 64% of Filipino adults agreed, and 20% disagreed, with the government’s recommendation to close the entire island of Boracay to tourists for one year for full rehabilitation, according to a noncommissioned poll by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

SWS: 1 in 4 Filipinos aware of federal system of government

ONE in four Filipinos who make up 25% of respondents know about the federal system of government, while 75% said they learned about it only during the survey, according to the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Crime victimization drops 1 point in SWS Q1 survey

ABOUT 1.5 million Filipino families or 6.6% reported being victimized by common crimes within the past six months, which was one point below the estimated 1.7 million or 7.6% recorded in December 2017, according to a March survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

78% satisfied with democracy: SWS

FILIPINOS’s preference for democracy over other forms of governments remained steady along with their satisfaction with the way democracy works, according to the latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Q1 SWS survey shows optimism still excellent

NET PERSONAL Optimism, Net Optimism about the Economy, and Net Gainers in Personal Quality of Life yielded “excellent” scores, despite declines from December 2017,...

Satisfaction with Duterte administration declines — SWS poll

Net satisfaction in the Duterte Administration dropped 12 points, falling one grade to a "very good" rating with a score of +58 in the...

Hunger drops to single digit in Q1 SWS survey

THE SHARE of families that experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the past three months fell by 6 points from 15% to 9.9%,...

SWS: Net satisfaction drops for top officials

TOP OFFICIALS of the government had an overall decline in net satisfaction in the first quarter of 2018, with House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez...

Weekly religious services: Muslims highest in attendance, Catholics lowest in continuing...

By Camille A. Aguinaldo NEARLY half of Filipinos attend religious services weekly, with Muslims holding the highest record in weekly attendance, according to the recent...

SWS: Live-in partners, ‘hopeless romantics’ strongly support divorce

The move to legalize divorce in the Philippines, a predominantly Catholic country, gets “very strong” support among men and women with live-in partners, widowed...

SWS poll: 53% of Filipinos support divorce

An average 53% of adult Filipinos nationwide support the legalization of divorce, the results of a poll by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) have...

SWS: crime victimization rises to 7.6% but 2017 average a record-low 5.6%

VICTIMIZATION by any of the common crimes cited by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) rose 1.5 points from 6.5% in September last year to...

Analysts take stock of Duterte’s ratings

By Arjay L. Balinbin The 2018 SWS Survey Review showed that President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s ratings in the previous year in almost all areas “are...

SWS: Q4 joblessness drops to 7.2M adults

ADULT JOBLESSNESS in the fourth quarter of 2017 dropped 3.2 points to 15.7% or an estimated 7.2 million adults, compared with 18.9% or an...