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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...

SWS: Q4 self-rated poverty 3 points down

THE NUMBER of families considering themselves as mahirap or poor dropped 3 points to 44% (est. 10.0 million) in the Social Weather Stations’ (SWS)...

Poll: Little support for revolutionary gov’t despite Duterte’s high trust ratings

DESPITE higher trust ratings of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, a recent study of the Social Weather System (SWS) showed that there was little support...

Senate gets high satisfaction rating, survey says

THE Senate received the highest public satisfaction rating among top government institutions under President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration, the Fourth Quarter 2017 Social Weather...

Alvarez, Pimentel move up, Sereno dips in SWS survey

THE two leaders of Congress saw an increase in their ratings, while that of the Chief Justice dipped, according to the Social Weather Stations’...

SWS: Satisfaction with Duterte rebounds

By Arjay L. Balinbin PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte's net satisfaction rating has rebounded to +58 in the fourth quarter from last September's drop of +48,...

SWS poll:77% satisfied with efforts by Duterte gov’t to rebuild Marawi

EFFORTS by the Duterte administration to rebuild Marawi City yielded an excellent +70 net satisfaction rating, according to the latest results of the Third...

SWS poll: 54% agree, 30% disagree with martial-law extension in Mindanao

A NEWLY RELEASED snapshot of the Social Weather Stations’ Third Quarter 2017 Social Weather Survey found that 54% of adult Filipinos agreed (31% strongly...

SWS: Public expectation for Duterte falls to 35%

PUBLIC EXPECTATION for President Rodrigo R. Duterte in terms of fulfilling most, if not all, his promises fell to 35% in the third quarter...

SWS poll shows 46% agree it is unavoidable that innocent lives...

By Arjay L. Balinbin ALMOST HALF of respondents in a new snapshot of the third-quarter survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS) agree that it...

SWS poll: About half disagree people into drugs cannot change

By Arjay L. Balinbin ABOUT half of Filipinos disagree that persons who use drugs or are involved in the illegal drug trade do not have...

SWS: 54% agree only poor drug pushers are killed

By Rosemarie A. Zamora ABOUT HALF of Filipinos (54%) agree that only poor drug pushers are killed in the government’s drug war, the latest snapshot...

1 of 4 Filipinos know someone summoned in drug war: SWS...

ONE out of four, or 25%, of Filipinos know someone summoned for the Duterte administration’s “Oplan Tokhang” drug war, according to the Social Weather...

95% in poll want drug suspects captured alive

NINETY-FIVE percent (95%) of respondents in a Social Weather Stations (SWS) poll last September say it is important for the police to capture illegal...

Disbelief in ‘nanlaban’ at -20 — SWS poll

NET OPINION on the truthfulness of claims by police of resistance (“nanlaban”) by drug suspects had a steep decline in the third quarter of...

Satisfaction with Duterte gov’t dips, still ‘very good’

SATISFACTION WITH President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s administration remains “very good” more than a year into his presidency, although there has been a decline in...

SWS: Satisfaction in drug war ‘very good’ but drops in NCR

A NEW survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) released on Tuesday, Oct. 17, showed net satisfaction with the Duterte government’s campaign against illegal...

SWS: Satisfaction for Robredo, Pimentel up, Alvarez and Sereno down

By Mario M. Banzon THE latest survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) shows net satisfaction with Vice-President Maria Leonor G. Robredo and Senate President...

SWS poll: Duterte’s net satisfaction rating falls 18 points in Q3

A LITTLE over a year into office, President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s net satisfaction rating dropped 18 points in the third quarter this year from...

Poll flags doubts on drug war; cops seek CBCP help

AMID THE increasing controversy over President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s drug war, some law enforcers have turned to the Catholic Church to seek help and...

SWS poll: 63% of Filipinos believe drug suspects killed despite surrendering

A CONSIDERABLE percentage of Filipinos believe that drug suspects were still killed despite surrendering to police, results from the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS)...

SWS survey shows crime down but fear remains

PROPERTY CRIMES and victimization by common crimes fell to a record low of 3.1% and 3.7%, respectively, whereas physical violence was at a steady...

Government keeps ‘very good’ satisfaction

By Rosemarie A. Zamora THE PUBLIC’s satisfaction with the national government stayed “very good” last quarter under the administration of President Rodrigo R. Duterte, with...

10 million still jobless but optimism ‘very high’

By Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral Reporter THE RANKS of jobless Filipinos steadied around the 10 million mark in the second quarter from the preceding three months...

Aquino government satisfaction slips

PUBLIC SATISFACTION with the performance of outgoing President Benigno S.C. Aquino III’s administration dipped -- though it remained “good” -- as it entered its...

SWS: Voting preferences for President as of May 2016

Neither last week’s allegations of undeclared wealth nor the uproar caused by his earlier blithe remarks on the 1989 rape-slay of a female missionary did...

Voting preferences for Vice-President, Senators as of May 2016

The latest BusinessWorld-SWS pre-election poll saw Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" R. Marcos, Jr. and Camarines Sur 3rd District Rep. Maria Leonor G. Robredo racing neck-to-neck...

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Filipinos' optimism surges to fresh high – SWS

Optimism over the quality of life rose to a record high in the fourth quarter, while confidence about economic growth prospects perked up during...

Public satisfaction with Aquino government steady

PUBLIC satisfaction with the performance of the national government steadied last quarter from the preceding three months, although the latest reading was the best...

Net satisfaction with the national administration

PUBLIC SATISFACTION with the performance of the national government (NG) hit its highest point in one-and-a-half years last quarter, boosted by marked improvements in...