More Filipinos anticipate a happy Christmas in 2021 – SWS survey

John Eric Mendoza 12/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — More Filipinos are expecting a “happy” Christmas this year, according to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released on Christmas Eve. SWS said that 65 percent of Filipinos expect a happy Christmas, which is…

11.9 million jobless Filipinos in September – SWS

Inquirer Research 12/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — About 11.9 million Filipinos were found jobless in September amid the worst surge in COVID-19 cases in the country. The latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed that 24.8 percent of the labor force…

Majority of Filipinos say Duterte VP bid violates Constitution

Zacarian Sarao 09/28/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Sixty percent of Filipinos said that President Rodrigo Duterte’s vice presidential candidacy “violates the intention of the Constitution,” while only 39 percent wanted him to run. Meanwhile, the remaining 1 percent did not give…

Quality of life worse for 49% of Pinoys – SWS survey

Philippine Daily Inquirer 07/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Nearly half of adult Filipinos said their quality of life had gotten worse in the past year while over a third remain optimistic about the next 12 months, according to the latest Social Weather…

69% of Filipinos believe worst of pandemic is over, SWS survey says

Consuelo Marquez 02/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Sixty-nine percent of Filipinos believed that the worst is already behind them with regards to the Covid-19 pandemic, which infected a total of 543,282 people nationwide. In its poll results on Thursday, February 11,…

SWS: More families see themselves ‘borderline food-poor’ compared to 2019

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 12/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — More Filipino families have rated themselves as “borderline food-poor” compared to previous surveys in 2019, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed on Monday. From just 28 percent of families who believe they were…

SWS: 4% of PH households still have no toilets; 6% share facilities

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 11/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — There are still four percent of households in the country without any toilets while another six percent have to share toilets with other households, a survey from the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed. According…

46% of Pinoys – or 27.3 million – jobless; more layoffs feared

Jovic Yee, Julie Aurelio, Kathleen de Villa, Roy Stephen C. Canivel 08/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Joblessness among Filipino adults rose to a 12-year high in July, as 27.3 million found themselves without a job during a pandemic, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. Conducted from July…

SWS: Around 3.5M adult Filipinos got stranded in July due to quarantine

Catherine Gonzales 08/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — An estimated 3.5 million adult Filipinos got stranded by community quarantine rules due to the coronavirus disease pandemic, according to the latest survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS). The survey conducted from July…

Trust of Pinoys in China falls from poor to bad – SWS survey

Philippine Daily Inquirer 07/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines —China’s trust rating among Filipinos dipped further in July, its score dropping from “poor” to “bad,” according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey results. The survey, conducted from July 3 to 6, found…

SWS: Number of hungry families doubled to 4.2M

Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/23/2020

The number of Filipino families who were hungry due to lack of food almost doubled amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the results of a special Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. The survey, conducted through mobile phone…

SWS poll: 4 of 5 Pinoys prefer ‘brains than body’

Philippine Daily Inquirer 02/15/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Brains over brawn. This was what copywriter Louise Cruz, 22, said she preferred to see more in a potential partner. “Intellect is attractive to me,” she said. “The probability that I can make real connection…

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